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- Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 17.85
Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of Latin America. Duncan Green and Sue Branford take the reader beyond the conventional media?s fixation... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 21.86
Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country's recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabsand Africans, or to recent colonially constructed inequalities. This book attempts a more complex analysis, briefly examining the historical, political,... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.24
From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode?a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady. The illegitimate daughter of... more...
- Editions Didier Millet 2013; US$ 9.99
Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore?s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is today. Throughout this surprising and at times painful journey, he has proved a charismatic and occasionally controversial leader. Lee is... more...
- Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 9.99
Manfred von Richthofen became a fighter pilot on the Western Front in August 1916. By January 1917, Richthofen had shot down fifteen aircraft had been appointed commander of his own unit. He painted the fuselage of his Albatros D-III a bright red and was nicknamed the Red Baron. In June 1917, Richthofen was appointed commander of the German Flying... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2013; Not Available
As a captain in the Georgian navy Arthur Phillips integrity, intelligence and persistence made him perfectly suited to the role that history and circumstance presented to him in 1788, but landing the First Fleet at Botany Bay was only one of many achievements in a captivating life.His is a story of political intrigue, eighteenth-century sailing... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99
Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck?s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore , tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
The conflict between Russia and America shaped the world for over four decades. Both were universalist powers they wanted every country in the world to copy their model of government and economy. They could not rest until the other side had been vanquished, and until the mid-1980s this included the prospect of nuclear war. In a new edition of one... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War?s blurred definition ? it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 10.99
In this second edition of the widely hailed Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know? , Julia Sweig updates her concise and remarkably accessible portrait of the small island nation, covering the key events of the last few years: Raul Castro's assumption of power from his brother Fidel and the changes in US-Cuba relations following the election of Barack... more...