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- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99
Yukichi Fukuzawa rose from low samurai origins to become one of the finest intellectuals and social thinkers of modern Japan. Through his best-selling works, he helped transform an isolated feudal nation into a full-fledged international force. In Outline of a Theory of Civilization , the author's most sustained philosophical text, Fukuzawa translates... more...
- Head of Zeus 2012; US$ 8.01
The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son... more...
- LSU Press 1991; US$ 22.95
In a region famous for its flamboyant politicians, Earl K. Long was one of the most flamboyant of them all. This first full-scale biography of the former Louisiana governor explores his controversial life-style and his strong family ties, his raw humor and his political savvy, his abuse of power and his accomplishments in the areas of civil rights... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99
Stephen E. Ambrose?s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II?s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99
In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned its original strategic plan to secure resources and establish a viable defensible perimeter that the Allies were able to regain the initiative... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
The damning public opinion that the British generals - most notably Haig, French, Plumer, Gough and Byng - sent hundreds of thousands of young men to their deaths in the trenches of the Western front, is one that hasn't changed in over sixty years.Now, in this explosive new book, Robin Neillands challenges the popular myth about the incompetence and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 19.99
The US and China form the only great power relationship in the world. Theirs is therefore the most closely watched relationship in international politics, and it is not an exaggeration to say that global stability hinges on it. The multitude of issues that America and China must handle together makes it exceedingly delicate - and even more knotty than... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.99
Germany, 1914-1933: Politics, Society and Culture takes a fresh and critical look at a crucial period in German history. Rather than starting with the traditional date of 1918, the book begins with the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, and argues that this was a pivotal turning point in shaping the future successes and failures of the Weimar... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00
The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening,... more...