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  • Redcoats and Rebelsby Christopher Hibbert

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.99

    This book provides a thorough introduction to the War of American Independence. Told with great authority and clarity the book describes and details the effects of each notable event from 1770 to 1781. The book examines each of the major battles and skirmishes but does not get bogged down in deep analysis of battle formations and strategies. Instead... more...

  • Gordon Welchmanby Joel Greenberg

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    A magnificent biography which finally provides recognition to one of Bletchley's and Britain's lost heroes.' Michael Smith The Official Secrets Act and the passing of time have prevented the Bletchley Park story from being told by many of its key participants. Here at last is a book which allows some of them to speak for the first time.... more...

  • Vietnamby Ian Jeffries

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Winning the Vietnam War proved easier than winning the peace. Since 1975, the reunited country has faced the problem of how a poorer, planned economy in which state ownership and control could successfully absorb a more advanced, capitalist economy. In addition, the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War heralded a new age in Vietnam?s... more...

  • Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?by Andrew Lawler

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 26.00

    From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe?the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates? last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using... more...

  • Shooting Starsby Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell

    Steerforth Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig, in a new translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell   One of the twentieth century's great humanists and a hugely popular fiction writer, Stefan Zweig's historical works bring the past to life in brilliant Technicolor. This collection contains ten typically breathless... more...

  • Sex, Power, and Slaveryby Gwyn Campbell; Elizabeth Elbourne

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Sexual exploitation was and is a critical feature of enslavement. Across many different societies, slaves were considered to own neither their bodies nor their children, even if many struggled to resist. At the same time, paradoxes abound: for example, in some societies to bear the children of a master was a potential route to manumission for some... more...

  • Empire of Cottonby Sven Beckert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00

    The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.   Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert?s rich, fascinating book tells the story... more...

  • The Looming Towerby Lawrence Wright

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Brilliantly written, compelling and highly original, The Looming Tower is the first book to tell the full story of Al Qaeda from its roots up to 9/11. Drawing on astonishing interviews and first-hand sources, it investigates the extraordinary group of idealogues behind this organization - and those who tried to stop them. There is the tormented,... more...

  • Oxford in the Great Warby Malcolm Graham

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book tells the fascinating, and largely forgotten, story of Oxford's part in the Great War. The University City became a military training camp as soldiers and officer cadets occupied men's colleges left virtually empty as undergraduates enlisted. Public buildings were converted into military hospitals where many war casualties were treated.... more...

  • Scales of Analysis in Anarchist Studies: Reassessing the Transnational Turn in Social Movementsby Constance Bantman; Bert Altena

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This edited volume reassesses the ongoing transnational turn in anarchist and syndicalist studies, a field where the interest in cross-border connections has generated much innovative literature in the last decade. It presents and extends up-to-date research into several dynamic historiographic fields, and especially the history of the anarchist and... more...