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Modern history, 1453-

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  • Colonialism and Modernityby Paul Gillen

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 37.95

    For five centuries, colonialism and modernity have shaped the cultures of the world. This book traces these interacting long-term historical processes, and the parallel history of anti-colonial movements and ideas. It outlines the rise to global dominance of Europe since the 16th century, and attendant modernity that shaped and defined this rise. 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...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21 st century conflicts. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social,... more...

  • Bill the Bastardby Roland Perry

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    An epic yarn based on the true story of a great Australian war horse who rode with bravery and valour at Gallipoli, the desert campaigns of Egypt, and Palestine. more...

  • Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad, 1941-1944by John Barber; Dr Andrei Dzeniskevich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    From 1941-1944 Leningrad saw by far the largest-scale famine ever to occur in a developed society. This book examines the nature and consequences of the extreme conditions created by the German blockade of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944. Using declassified documents from Party and State archives in Moscow and St Petersburg and interviews... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Islandersby Richard J. Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    A trenchant analysis of the evolution and motivations of British historians' fascination with the European continent. 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...

  • 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...