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  • Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europeby Rebecka Lettevall; Geert Somsen; Sven Widmalm

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Whether in science or in international politics, neutrality has sometimes been promoted, not only as a viable political alternative but as a lofty ideal ? in politics by nations proclaiming their peacefulness, in science as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and other intellectual pursuits as a foundation of a professional ethos. Time... more...

  • In the Footsteps of the Red Baronby Michael O'Connor

    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...

  • The Churchill Factorby Boris Johnson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 12.99

    'The must-read biography of the year.' Evening Standard ' He writes with gusto... the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ... this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and written in... more...

  • Memorable Deeds and Sayingsby Valerius Maximus; Henry John Walker

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 15.95

    Popular in its day both as a sourcebook for writers and orators and as a guidebook for living a moral life, this remarkably rich document serves as an engaging introduction to the cultural and moral history of ancient Rome. Valerius’ "thousand tales" are arranged thematically in ninety-one chapters that cover nearly every aspect of life... more...

  • The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakersby Michael G. Carew

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakers: American Strategic and Foreign Policy Formulation, 1938?1942 recounts the formulation of American foreign and defense policies through an examination of the background of the policymakers, with specific emphasis on the World War I experience. In the period from 1938 to 1942, with scant military... more...

  • James II (Penguin Monarchs)by David Womersley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.40

    The short, action-packed reign of James II (1685-88) is generally seen as one of the most catastrophic in British history. James managed, despite having access to tremendous reserves of good will and deference, to so alienate his supporters that he had to flee for his life. And yet, most of that life was spent not as king but first as heir to Charles... more...

  • The Trouble with Empireby Antoinette Burton

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    A short, idea driven history of resistance to the British empire, written by a senior British historian. more...

  • The Black Prince of Florenceby Catherine Fletcher

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    'Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing than the career of Alessandro de' Medici' Hilary Mantel In The Black Prince of Florence, a dramatic tale of assassination, spies and betrayal, the first retelling of Alessandro's life in two-hundred years opens a window onto the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy. ?Astonishing... more...

  • Parliament and Foreign Policy in the Eighteenth Centuryby Jeremy Black

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    A scholarly study of the British Parliament's role in foreign policy during the eighteenth century. more...

  • The Longest Decadeby George Megalogenis

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 23.99

    Paul Keating and John Howard altered the nation?s body-clock. Between them, they dominated 30 years of power, as both treasurers and prime ministers. Typically, they have been seen only as antagonists with competing visions of Australia and its place in the world. In The Longest Decade , however, George Megalogenis argues that they also deserve to... more...