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  • Europeby Brendan Simms

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 18.68

    Half a millennium of European warfare brilliantly retold by masterly historian Brendan Simms At the heart of Europe's history lies a puzzle. In most of the world humankind has created enormous political frameworks, whether ancient (such as China) or modern (such as the United States). Sprawling empires, kingdoms or republics appear to be... more...

  • Henry Vby John Matusiak

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Henry V of England, the princely hero of Shakespeare?s play, who successfully defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt and came close to becoming crowned King of France, is one of the best known and most compelling monarchs in English history. This new biography takes a fresh look at his entire life and nine year reign, and gives a balanced... more...

  • In Europeby Geert Mak

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.99

    From the First World War to the waning days of the Cold War, a poignant exploration on what it means to be European at the end of the twentieth-century. Geert Mak crisscrosses Europe from Verdun to Berlin, Saint Petersburg to Srebrenica in search of evidence and witnesses of the last hundred years of Europe. Using his skills as an acclaimed journalist,... more...

  • The Caucasusby Thomas de Waal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    In this well-researched and fascinating book, noted journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden--makes the case that while the Caucasus is often treated as a sub-plot in the history of Russia, or as a mere gateway to Asia, the five-day war in Georgia, which flared into a major international crisis in 2008, proves that this... more...

  • Bible and Swordby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize?winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain?s long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century.   Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first,... more...

  • Suleiman the Magnificentby André Clot

    Saqi 2012; US$ 20.40

    Suleiman the Magnificent, most glorious of the Ottoman sultans, kept Europe atremble for nearly half a century. In a few years he led his army as far as the gates of Vienna, made himself master of the Mediterranean and established his court in Baghdad. Faced with this redoubtable champion, who regarded it as his duty to extend the boundaries of Islam... more...

  • The Taste of Ashesby Marci Shore

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99

    An inventive, wholly original look at the complex psyche of Eastern Europe in the wake of the revolutions of 1989 and the opening of the communist archives.      In the tradition of Timothy Garton Ash?s The File, Yale historian and prize-winning author Marci Shore draws upon intimate understanding to illuminate the afterlife of totalitarianism. ... more...

  • The Invisible Weaponby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 28.99

    A vital instrument of power, telecommunications is and has always been a political technology. In this book, Headrick examines the political history of telecommunications from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II. He argues that this technology gave society new options. In times of peace, the telegraph and radio were, as many predicted,... more...

  • The Origins of World War Iby Richard F. Hamilton; Holger H. Herwig

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00

    Discusses and examines the possible causes of World War I. more...

  • Vietnam and the Unravelling of Empireby T.O. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Vietnam War and Indian independence devastated British policy towards Asia. The Labour Government failed to understand its commitments. Yet some senior British officers were prepared to work alongside Asian nationalism in order to secure British interests. This created a radical local fusion of imperial, diplomatic and humanitarian policies. more...