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  • World Orderby Henry Kissinger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    As Henry Kissinger observes in this magisterial book, there has never been a true world order. For most of history, civilizations have defined their own concepts of order, each one envisioning its distinct principles as universally relevant. Now, as international affairs take place on a global basis, these historic concepts of world order are meeting.... more...

  • Magic in the Middle Agesby Richard Kieckhefer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    A fascinating study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture. more...

  • The Little Book of Mary, Queen of Scotsby Mickey Mayhew

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Mary Queen of Scots is perhaps one of the most controversial and divisive monarchs in regal history. Her story reads like a particularly spicy novel, with murder, kidnap, adultery, assassination and execution. To some she is one of the most wronged women in history, a pawn used and abused by her family in the great monarchical marriage game; to others,... more...

  • The Crime and the Silenceby Anna Bikont

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    Winner of the European Book Prize 'A masterpiece' Jan T. Gross 'Terrifying and necessary' Julian Barnes 'Scrupulously objective and profoundly personal' Kate Atkinson On 10 July 1941 a horrifying crime was committed in the small Polish town of Jedwadbne. Early in the afternoon, the town?s Jewish population ? hundreds of men, women... more...

  • 1177 Eric H. Cline

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh?s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.... more...

  • A Secret History of the IRAby Ed Moloney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 18.32

    For decades the British and Irish had 'got used to' a situation without parallel in Europe: a cold, ferocious, persistent campaign of bombing and terror of extraordinary duration and inventiveness. At the heart of that campaign lies one man: GerryAdams. From the outbreak of the troubles to the present day he has been an immensely influential figure.... more...

  • The Arabsby Eugene Rogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings... more...

  • Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seizedby Bruce W. Jentleson; Lee H. Hamilton; Alexander L. George; James E. Goodby; Jane E. Holl; Heather F. Hurlburt; Bruce W. Jentleson; Bruce Jones; Gail W. Lapidus; Michael S. Lund; John J. Maresca; Michael J. Mazarr; Kenneth Menkhaus; Louis Ortmayer; Astri Suhrke; Katharina R. Vogeli; Susan Woodward; I. William Zartman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 47.99

    This study examines ten major post-Cold War cases?including Croatia-Bosnia, Rwanda, the Baltics, Russia-Ukraine, Macedonia, and North Korea?to assess the key factors contributing to both the success and failure of preventive diplomacy. The method of case study analysis employed is based on the work of Alexander L. George. Authors include both leading... more...

  • Peasant Rebels Under Stalinby Lynne Viola

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Peasant Rebels Under Stalin is the first history of the peasant rebellion against Soviet collectivization. Author Lynne Viola's study demonstrates that the scope of peasant resistance was far wider and more serious than previously assumed. Based on newly declassified Soviet archives, Viola's work documents the manifestation in Stalin's Russia of... more...

  • Australian Soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War IIby Lachlan Grant

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99

    Half a million Australians encountered a new world when they entered Asia and the Pacific during World War II: different peoples, cultures, languages and religions chafing under the grip of colonial rule. Moving beyond the battlefield, this book tells the story of how mid-century experiences of troops in Asia-Pacific shaped how we feel about our nation’s... more...