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  • The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilizationby Richard W. Bulliet

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 26.99

    A preeminent Middle East scholar argues that beginning in the 1950s American policymakers misread the Muslim world. Instead of focusing on the growing discontent with the unpopular governments, the policymakers saw only a forum for liberal, democratic reforms within those governments. By fostering slogans like "clash of civilizations," and "what... more...

  • Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk 10 July-10 September 1941 Volume 1by David Glantz

    Helion and Company 2010; US$ 2.71

    At dawn on 10 July 1941, massed tanks and motorized infantry of German Army Group Center's Second and Third Panzer Groups crossed the Dnepr and Western Dvina Rivers, beginning what Adolf Hitler, the Führer of Germany's Third Reich, and most German officers and soldiers believed would be a triumphal march on Moscow, the capital of the Soviet Union.... more...

  • The Zookeeper's Wifeby Diane Ackerman

    Headline 2013; US$ 12.99

    When Germany invades Poland, Luftwaffe bombers devastate Warsaw and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals killed, or stolen away to Berlin, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski begin smuggling Jews into the empty cages. More 'guests' hide inside the Zabinskis's villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, on rare occasions... more...

  • Killer 'Caneby Robert Mykle

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    On the night of September 16, 1928, a hurricane swung up from Puerto Rico and collided, quite unexpectedly, with Palm Beach, Florida. The powerful winds from the storm burst a dike and sent a twenty-foot wall of water through three towns, killing over 2,000 people. Robert Mykle shows how the residents of the Everglades had believed prematurely that... more...

  • Churchill's Bombby Graham Farmelo

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.12

    Churchill's Bomb - from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man - reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the... more...

  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991by Orlando Figes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68

    What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? Orlando Figes teaches history at Birkbeck, University of London and is the author of many acclaimed books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy , which The Times Literary Supplement named as one of the '100 most influential... more...

  • The Peopleby Selina Todd

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.99

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'There was nothing extraordinary about my childhood or background. And yet I looked in vain for any aspect of my family's story when I went to university to read history, and continued to search fruitlessly for it throughout the next decade. Eventually I realised I would have to write this history myself.' What... more...

  • 1491by Charles C. Mann

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 17.32

    Up until very recently it was believed that in 1491, the year before Columbus landed, the Americas, one-third of the earth's surface, were a near-pristine wilderness inhabited by small roaming bands of indigenous people. But recently unexpected discoveries have dramatically changed our understanding of Indian life. Many scholars now argue that the... more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 1, Industrialisation, 1700?1870by Roderick Floud; Jane Humphries; Paul Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain, Volume 1 (1700?1870) offers new approaches to classic issues more...

  • Magna Cartaby David Starkey

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 15.99

    'A soaring account of the months that transformed a messy feudal squabble into Magna Carta...his crisp storytelling, based around short chapters and rolling rhetoric, is extremely entertaining.' Dan Jones, Mail on Sunday 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good history is descriptive, narrative and analytical. This is good history.' Gerard DeGroot,... more...