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    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This 2003 book examines how modern democracies fail in insurgency wars because they are unable to find a winning balance. more...

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    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00

    David Halberstam?s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain. Using portraits of America?s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country?s recent history:... more...

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    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 33.00

    A 2002 account of the role of the papacy in early modern European politics. more...

  • Languages and Communities in Early Modern Europeby Peter Burke

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This book is a cultural history of European languages from the invention of printing to the French Revolution. more...

  • Nonviolenceby Mark Kurlansky; Dalai Lama

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the preferred method... more...

  • Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in Americaby Gurinder Singh Mann; Paul Numrich; Raymond Williams

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    This book explores the challenges that Asian immigrants face when their religion--and consequently culture--is "remade in the U.S.A." Peppered with stories of individual people and how they actually live their religion, this informative book gives an overview of each religion's beliefs, a short history of immigration--and discrimination--for each group,... more...

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    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    In Obama?s Wars , Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward tells the inside story of Obama making the critical decisions... more...

  • Chimalpahin's Conquestby Susan Schroeder

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50

    This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés's conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's monumental Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México was published in 1552 to instant success. Despite being banned from the Americas by Prince Philip... more...

  • Jacobite Storiesby Dane Love

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    For too long, this period of Scottish history has been romanticised with the exploits of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the fore. Dane Love's personal interest in his ancestors has made him research the lives of ordinary men and women who lived, fought and died during this period and the result is a highly readable account of the Jacobite era. All the main... more...

  • Galileoby John L. Heilbron

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 16.99

    Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with the Catholic church. John Heilbron's wonderfully rounded new biography presents a multi-talented but difficult man - writer, philosopher, scientist, musician, and artist. more...