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Modern history, 1453-

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  • A History of the World in Numbersby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real detail of history, from the page count, the cost and the time it took to produce... more...

  • Decoding Historyby W.J.R. Gardner

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    The German attack on merchant shipping in the Second World War, known as the Battle of the Atlantic, was countered partly by code-breaking intelligence known as Ultra. The dramatic revelation of this factor in the middle 1970s resulted in many works giving this as the most important cause of Allied success. more...

  • Intelligence Investigationsby Ralph Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Military intelligence, grossly neglected during the interwar period, had by mid-1942 proved itself indispensable through information gathered from intercepted radio messages in the supposedly unbreakable German Enigma cipher. Ralph Bennett, who worked for four years at Bletchley Park as a senior producer of the intelligence (Ultra') derived from the... more...

  • Kamikaze Diariesby Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    ?We tried to live with 120 percent intensity, rather than waiting for death. We read and read, trying to understand why we had to die in our early twenties. We felt the clock ticking away towards our death, every sound of the clock shortening our lives.? So wrote Irokawa Daikichi, one of the many kamikaze pilots, or tokkotai , who faced almost certain... more...

  • Die Inszenierung der heroischen Monarchieby Martin Wrede

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Die Frühe Neuzeit zeigte, öffentlichkeitswirksam, den heroischen Monarchen im vollen Glanz seines Ruhmes: Als Ritter, als königlichen Feld- bzw. als Kriegsherrn ? über die Unterscheidung wird zu reden sein ? oder aber vielmehr, so läßt es sich in mehr als einem Fall interpretieren, als gekrönten Schlachtenbummler, Militärschauspieler,... more...

  • Past & The Presentby Lawrence Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Royalty's Strangest Charactersby Geoff Tibballs

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Recounting over 2,000 years of daft despots, raving rulers and potty potentates, this unique look at the worlds craziest kings and queens will leave you shocked, amazed and often in fits of laughter. From the madness of ancient Rome, exemplified by the Emperor Caligula who wanted to appoint his horse to the consulate, we go on to meet Charles VI of... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Warsby Charles Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 360.00

    The first reference work of its kind, Encyclopedia of Wars describes not only the military aspect of wars--the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s)--but also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. From the Crusades to the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, this three-volume encyclopedia... more...

  • Colonialismby DWJ Books

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    From the daring adventurers sailing across the Atlantic in search of the riches of the East to the first wave of European settlers on America's shores, colonialism played a major role in the formation of our modern-day country. Colonialism covers the nine key concepts of colonialism: colonies, economics and trade, European nations, explorers and... more...

  • Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions [4 volumes]by Steven Danver

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 418.00

    Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions offers uniquely compelling and educational examinations of pivotal events and puzzling phenomena, from the earliest evidence of human activity to controversial events of the 20th century. From the geographic location of human origins, to the authenticity of the... more...