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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95
In the early twentieth century brutal nation-states such as Mussolini?s Italy, Stalin?s Russia and Hitler?s Germany came to the fore and the twin evils of dictatorship and war ensured the rapid destruction of liberal democracy, market economics and the international order. In contrast, the latter half was concerned with re-thinking and re-shaping... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95
Alfred von Tirpitz (1849?1930), who joined the Prussian Navy in 1865 as a midshipman, was chiefly responsible for rapidly developing and enlarging the German Navy, especially the High Seas Fleet, from 1897 until the years immediately prior to the First World War. Epkenhans uses newly discovered documents to provide a fresh treatment of this important... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
From Sacagawea's travels with Lewis and Clark to rock groupie Pamela Des Barres's California trips, women have moved across the American West with profound consequences for the people and places they encounter. Virginia Scharff revisits a grand theme of United States history?our restless, relentless westward movement--but sets out in new directions,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03
Japan in World History addresses the entire scope of Japanese history, beginning with Japan's prehistoric culture and ending with a look at Japan in the world today. The majority of large-scale history books on Japan, by contrast, focus on the modern era, and those that cover the entire scope of its history are not written for general readers and... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
The relationship between Western democracies and Islam, rarely entirely comfortable, has in recent years become increasingly tense. A growing immigrant population and worries about cultural and political assimilation?exacerbated by terrorist attacks in the United States, Europe, and around the world?have provoked reams of commentary from all... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75
The Ottoman Age of Exploration tells the story of the Ottoman Empire's struggle with the Portuguese for control of the lucrative maritime trade routes of the sixteenth-century Indian Ocean. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans successfully created their own imperial dominion throughout maritime Asia. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication?and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world?makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. Westerners have recognized?and analyzed?the many unique aspects of Japanese... more...
- Saqi 2011; US$ 13.11
The problems in the Middle East run deeper than dictatorship. Inspired by the popular uprisings that overthrew the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt, Arabs across the Middle East are demanding change. But achieving real freedom will involve more than the removal of a few dictators. Looking beyond the turmoil reported on our TV screens, Guardian journalist... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59
Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history chart Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia and the near East in the opening decades of the second century BC; they are our most important source for Graeco-Roman relations in that century. Livy's dramatic narrative includes the Roman campaigns in Spain... more...