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- Random House 2011; US$ 18.32
The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter , described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99
Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00
This international history of the origins of 'cold war' in postwar Europe examines the complex relationship between America and Italy. more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86
Fritz and Tommy takes a unique look at the experiences of the German soldier - in direct comparison with those of his British counterpart. While other books plot out the battles and examine the participation of the German divisions on the Westfront, there are no books that discuss the shared experience of both sides. Uniquely, Fritz and Tommy examines... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00
Interdoc was established in 1963 by Western intelligence services as a multinational effort to coordinate an anti-communist offensive. Drawing on exclusive sources and the memories of its participants, this book charts Interdoc's campaign, the people and ideas that lay behind it and the rise and fall of this remarkable network during the Cold War. more...
- Berghahn Books 2005; US$ 34.95
Public diplomacy, neglected following the end of the Cold War, is once again a central tool of American foreign policy. This book, examining as it does the Marshall Plan as the form of public diplomacy of the United States in France after World War Two, offers a timely historical case study. Current debates about globalization and a possible revival... more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 33.99
The story of the peoples of Eurasia, from the birth of farming to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century. An immense historical panorama set on a huge continental stage, this is also the story of how humans first started building the global system we know today. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95
On February 21, 1916, the Germans launched a surprise offensive at Verdun, an important fortress in northeastern France, sparking a brutal and protracted conflict that would claim more than 700,000 victims. The carnage had little impact on the course of the war, and Verdun ultimately came to symbolize the absurdity and horror of trench warfare. Ian... more...