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  • The March of Follyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Chapter One Pursuit of Policy Contrary to Self-­Interest A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless of place or period is the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests. Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity. In this sphere, wisdom, which may be defined... more...

  • European History For Dummiesby Sean Lang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    The rich variety of Europe's history rolled into one thrillingaccount. This book takes you on a fascinating journey through thedisasters, triumphs, people, power and politics that have shapedthe Europe we know today - and you'll meet some incrediblecharacters along the way! From Roman relics to Renaissance, WorldWars and Eurovision, European History... more...

  • 1968by Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00

    In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history. With 1968 , Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. People think of it as the year... more...

  • Decisions for War, 1914?1917by Richard F. Hamilton; Holger H. Herwig

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 24.00

    Decisions for War focuses on the question: why did World War I happen? more...

  • Mirrorsby Eduardo Galeano

    Nation Books 2009; US$ 17.99

    From one of the world?s most celebrated writers, his most ambitious book to date—an epic history of the human adventure, told backwards, forwards, sideways, through past, present, and future more...

  • Red Sniper on the Eastern Frontby Joseph Pilyushin

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 23.95

    Joseph Pilyushin, a top Red Army sniper in the ruthless fight against the Germans on the Eastern Front, was an exceptional soldier and he has a remarkable story to tell. His first-hand account of his wartime service gives a graphic insight into his lethal skill with a rifle and into the desperate fight put up by Soviet forces to defend Leningrad. He... more...

  • The Children's Crusadeby Gary Dickson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 24.00

    The Children's Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary event in the history of the crusades. The first modern study in English of this popular crusade sheds new light on its history and offers new perspectives on its supposedly dismal outcome. Its richly re-imagined history and mythistory is explored from the thirteenth century to present day. more...

  • Identity, Interest and Actionby Erik Ringmar

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 40.00

    Critique of rational choice theory and original, cultural analysis of key historical problem. more...

  • Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    On 22 January 1879 a 20,000-strong Zulu army attacked 1,700 British and colonial forces. The engagement saw primitive weapons of spears and shields clashing with the latest military technology. However, despite being poorly equipped, the numerically superior Zulu force crushed the British troops, killing 1,300 men, whilst only losing 1,000 of their... more...

  • Seizing the Enigmaby David Kahn

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 8.99

    For almost four desperate years, from 1939 to mid-1943, the British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolfpacks. The Allies might never have turned the tide without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the greatest untold stories of World War II. Kahn expertly brings this... more...