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- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of "China's Himmler," based on recently opened intelligence archives, traces Dai's rise from obscurity as a rural hooligan and Green Gang blood-brother to commander of the paramilitary units of the Blue Shirts and of the... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 24.99
This general history of New York City covers every aspect of the city - historical, cultural and economic - and includes stories of individuals and events. This volume ends in 1898, when the five boroughs were consolidated into Greater New York City. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99
More American territory changed hands in 1763 than in any international agreement before or since. Part of the "Pivotal Moments in American History" series, this volume surveys the transformation of the continent following the Peace of Paris, which ensured British dominance in North America but set the colonies on the road to revolution. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 45.95
How does the historian approach primary sources? How do interpretations differ? How can they be used to write history? Reading Primary Sources goes a long way to providing answers for these questions. In the first part of this unique volume, the chapters give an overview of both traditional and new methodological approaches to the use of sources,... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95
The book examines Indias current and looming foreign policy challenges from a strategic and policy-oriented perspective. It analyzes the long-term factors and trends that should determine the countrys foreign policy formulation. The author urges a reappraisal of Indias approach if it is to become a major player in the complex and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 25.45
The New York Times reports that since 1990 more Africans have voluntarily relocated to the United States and Canada than had been forcibly brought here before the slave trade ended in 1807. The key reason for these migrations has been the collapse of social, political, economic, and educational structures... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 18.99
In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries. Beginning with a very personal... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95
Originally published as the second half of the one volume work, China: A History, which spans from 10,000 BCE to 2009, China: A History, Volume 2 covers the history of China from 1644-2009, from the Great Qing Empire through the Peopleā??s Republic of China of today. "A solid, clearly written and up-to-date account of China's dynastic history,... more...