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  • Gallipoli Sniperby John Hamilton

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 1.81

    A powerful and very different account of war and its effect on those who fight The Anzac battlefield on Gallipoli was made for snipers. Scrub, cliffs, spurs and hills meant that both Anzac and Turkish positions often overlooked one another. The unwary or unlucky were prey to snipers on both sides, and the sudden crack of a gunshot and instant death... more...

  • Revolutionary Justice in Paris, 1789?1790by Barry M. Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    This book examines how France's revolutionary authorities handled political opposition in the year following the fall of the Bastille. more...

  • Treasure of the Land of Darknessby Janet Martin

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    Traces the medieval fur trade which stretched from western Europe to China. more...

  • Goodbye to All Thatby Robert Graves

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 12.68

    In 1929 Robert Graves went to live abroad permanently, vowing 'never to make England my home again'. This is his superb account of his life up until that 'bitter leave-taking': from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days at Charterhouse, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War that was to haunt him throughout his... more...

  • The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introductionby Mike Rapport

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    The Napoleonic Wars left their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways, not least from the radical social and political change they evoked in many countries. Examining the social, political, and institutional aspects of warfare in the Napoleonic era, Mike Rapport considers their significance and the legacy they leave today. more...

  • God?s Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    *Winner of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize* *Longlisted for The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction* *A Sunday Times Book of the Year* * A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year* * A Times Book of the Year* *An Observer Book of the Year* A woman awakes in a prison cell. She has been on the run but the authorities have tracked her... more...

  • The European Miracleby Eric Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    Why modern states and economies developed in Europe first, and later in India and China. more...

  • The Defence and Fall of Greece 1940-1941by John Carr

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.99

    On 28th October 1940, the Greek premier, Ioannis Metaxis, refused to accept a deliberately provocative ultimatum from Mussolini and Italian forces began the invasion of Greece via Albania. This aggression was prompted by Mussolini's desire for a quick victory to rival Hitler's rapid conquest of France and the Low Countries. On paper, Greek... more...

  • Echoes from the Dead Zoneby Yiannis Papadakis

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    In the space of a generation, Cyprus - the island of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love - has experienced an anti-colonial struggle, post-colonial chaos, internecine fighting and hatred, civil war, invasion, population displacements and physical partition. The narrative of Cyprus? recent history has created numerous attitudes and prejudices which... more...

  • Modern France: A Very Short Introductionby Vanessa R. Schwartz

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    A lively and informative short volume that shows that France is not a faded glory but rather a place that has defined and shaped the key issues of our contemporary world, such as democracy and universal human rights, the emergence of a culture of consumerist spectacle, the tensions between nationalism and contemporary multiculturalism, and the role... more...