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  • The German Army on the Western Front 1917-1918by David Bilton

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 8.99

    This highly illustrated book covers the German retreat from the Somme, through the defensive battles of 1917, the Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle) of early 1918, to the final Allied offensive from August to the end of the War. The post-Armistice events are also covered as the implications of defeat sunk in on an exhausted nation and its shattered... more...

  • Picturing Chinatownby Anthony W. Lee

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    This visually and intellectually exciting book brings the history of San Francisco's Chinatown alive by taking a close look at images of the quarter created during its first hundred years, from 1850 to 1950. Picturing Chinatown contains more than 160 photographs and paintings, some well known and many never reproduced before, to illustrate how this... more...

  • The Partition of Korea after World War IIby Jongsoo James Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 38.00

    Drawing on multi-archival research in Korean, Russian and English, this book looks at the complexity and changes in Stalin's policy toward Korea for answers about the division of Korea in 1945 and the failure of reunification between 1945 and 1948. Lee argues that the trusteeship decision is key to the division's origins and permanency. more...

  • Henry Clayby David S. Heidler; Jeanne T. Heidler

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full at last in this rich and sweeping biography.... more...

  • The First Sudanese Civil Warby Scopas S. Poggo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    This book is a comprehensive investigation, discussion, and analysis of the origins and development of the first civil war in the Sudan, which occurred between 1955 and 1972. more...

  • American Colossusby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95

    In a grand-scale narrative history, the bestselling author of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize now captures the decades when capitalism was at its most unbridled and a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen utterly transformed America from an agrarian economy to a world power. The years between the Civil War and the end of the nineteenth century... more...

  • The Proud Towerby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914?1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world.? ? Newsweek   ?A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.?... more...

  • The Duchess of Windsorby Diana Lady Mosley (Diana Mosley) Mitford

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 11.65

    ‘Irresistible. One controversial expatriate on another.? – Philip Mansel ‘Vivid.? – Michael Bloch ‘Wit and intelligence.? – Philip Ziegler ‘Cracking photographs.? – Evening Standard An intimate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Mosley was a frequent guest at their parties in Paris, or at ‘the Moulin? in Orsay, where they were neighbours.... more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...

  • Lost Enlightenmentby S. Frederick Starr

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic,... more...