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  • Escaping Hellby Kon Pierkarski

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    Escaping Hell is the compelling and true story of a heroic young Polish officer who survived the terror of five years in the prisons of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. more...

  • A Grand Illusion?by Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 19.55

    ?I am enthusiastically European; no informed person could seriously wish to return to the embattled, mutually antagonistic circle of suspicious and introverted nations that was the European continent in the quite recent past. But it is one thing to think an outcome desirable, quite another to suppose it is possible. It is my contention that a truly... more...

  • Children of the Daysby Eduardo Galeano

    Nation Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    Galeano?s new book is his richest and most poetic yet, a joyous calendar of the sacred and the damned. more...

  • Bloody Pacificby Peter Schrijvers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 22.00

    Based on countless diaries and letters, Schrijvers recounts American GIs' experiences in Asia and the Pacific. From the daunting spaces of the China-India theatre to the fortress islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, he brings to life their struggle with suffocating wilderness, devastating diseases, and Japanese soldiers who preferred death over life. more...

  • Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific Warby James B. Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned its original strategic plan to secure resources and establish a viable defensible perimeter that the Allies were able to regain the initiative... more...

  • Franklin and Winstonby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.95

    ?This is at once an important, insightful, and highly entertaining portrait of two men at the peak of their powers who, through their genius, common will, and uncommon friendship, saved the world. Jon Meacham?s Franklin and Winston takes its place in the front ranks of all that has been written about these two great men.? ?Tom Brokaw, author of The... more...

  • The Proud Towerby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914?1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world.? ? Newsweek   ?A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.?... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Mexican Revolution 1910-40by Philip Benson; Yvonne Berliner

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 35.18

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each... more...

  • Other Pasts, Different Presents, Alternative Futuresby Jeremy M. Black

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    What if there had been no World War I or no Russian Revolution? What if Napoleon had won at Waterloo in 1815, or if Martin Luther had not nailed his complaints to the church door at Wittenberg in 1517, or if the South had won the American Civil War? The questioning of apparent certainties or "known knowns" can be fascinating and, indeed, "What if?"... more...

  • Recht, Raum und Politikby Neithard Bulst

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 7.44

    Das Recht ist ein unverzichtbarer Faktor bei der Konstituierung, Beherrschung und Sicherung des politischen Raums. Dadurch gerät aber auch das Recht selbst in den Sog des Politischen. Anhand von Beispielstudien, die vom späten Mittelalter bis zur Ausgestaltung und Integration der europäischen Union reichen, stellt Neithard Bulst Fragen nach der politischen... more...