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  • Japan's Total Empireby Louise Young

    University of California Press 1998; US$ 36.95

    In this first social and cultural history of Japan's construction of Manchuria, Louise Young offers an incisive examination of the nature of Japanese imperialism. Focusing on the domestic impact of Japan's activities in Northeast China between 1931 and 1945, Young considers "metropolitan effects" of empire building: how people at home imagined and... more...

  • The Forever Warby Dexter Filkins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    National Bestseller One of the Best Books of the Year: New York Times , Washington Post , Los Angeles Times , USA Today , Boston Globe , and Time   An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human costs. Through... more...

  • The Rape of Mesopotamiaby Lawrence Rothfield

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    On April 10, 2003, as the world watched a statue of Saddam Hussein come crashing down in the heart of Baghdad, a mob of looters attacked the Iraq National Museum. Despite the presence of an American tank unit, the pillaging went unchecked, and more than 15,000 artifacts—some of the oldest evidence of human culture—disappeared into the... more...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...

  • Übersicht über die Bestände des Brandenburgischen Landeshauptarchivsby Werner Heegewaldt; Harriet Harnisch

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 74.29

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Mark Brandenburg wurde in ihrer über 850-jährigen Geschichte maßgeblich durch den Adel mitgeprägt. Seit der hochmittelalterlichen Besiedlung wirkten adlige Familien am Landesausbau, an der Herrschaftsbildung und der Verwaltung mit. Als Rittergutsbesitzer verfügten sie nicht nur über die Arbeitskraft und Abgaben ihrer bäuerlichen... more...

  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... more...

  • Hatraby Lucinda Dirven

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 62.74

    <P>Hatra is the richest archaeological site in the Parthian Empire known to date and has great potential for a better understanding of this enigmatic empire and its relationship with Rome. After an introduction to this little known site, seventeen contributions written by leading experts in the field provide the reader with the latest insights... more...

  • Nights in the Pink Motelby Robert Earle

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Nights in the Pink Motel is the first historical account of the strategic process that sought to reverse the negative consequences of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. It offers details and insights into the Iraqi insurgency and Coalition counterinsurgency available nowhere else. This book is a sustained, comprehensive account of all the conflicting... more...

  • Sectarianism in Iraqby Khalil Osman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality, the author sets out to explain the persistence of... more...

  • War Is Not a Gameby Nan Levinson

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    On July 23, 2004, five marines, two soldiers, and one airman became the most unlikely of antiwar activists. Young and gung-ho when they first signed up to defend their country, they were sent to fight a war that left them confused, enraged, and haunted. Once they returned home, they became determined to put their disillusionment to use. So that sultry... more...