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  • The Anatomy of Fascismby Robert O. Paxton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.99

    What is fascism? Many authors have proposed definitions, but most fail to move beyond the abstract. The esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time by focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up ?enemies of the state,? through Mussolini?s... more...

  • Captivesby Linda Colley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.99

    In this path-breaking book Linda Colley reappraises the rise of the biggest empire in global history. Excavating the lives of some of the multitudes of Britons held captive in the lands their own rulers sought to conquer, Colley also offers an intimate understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, North America, India, and Afghanistan.... more...

  • Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November)by Judy Parkinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From civil wars to world wars . . . from the Black Death to the Bard to the Blitz, here is the sweeping saga of the storied history of Britain in bite-sized chunks. Was Bloody Mary the same as Mary, Queen of Scots? How many King Henrys were there?and which was which? Who won the Wars of the Roses?and why does it matter... more...

  • History of the Presentby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    The 1990s. An extraordinary decade in Europe. At its beginning, the old order collapsed along with the Berlin Wall. Everything seemed possible. Everyone hailed a brave new Europe. But no one knew what this new Europe would look like. Now we know. Most of Western Europe has launched into the unprecedented gamble of monetary union, though Britain stands... more...

  • The Guns of Augustby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize?winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman?s classic histories of the First World War era In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize?winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates... more...

  • Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spainby Patricia Manning

    BRILL 2009; US$ 200.00

    This book combines archival and rare book research with a case study of the fiction of Baltasar Gracián to investigate the degree to which the Spanish elite circumvented Inquisitorial and state publication controls in early modern Spain. more...

  • The Crowd and the Mob (Routledge Revivals)by J. S. McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1989, this persuasive and original work by John McClelland examines the importance of the idea of 'the crowd' in the writings of philosophers, historians and politicians from the classical era to the twentieth century. more...

  • The Twilight Yearsby Richard Overy

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.99

    "Thought-provoking and illuminating...Overy's study of British culture between the wars is absorbing and unexpectedly moving." - The New York Times Book Review Original, entertaining, and ever-surprising, The Twilight Years tells the story of how an abiding fear of war influenced English life in the aftermath of World War I. Britain had... more...

  • The First World Warby Hew Strachan

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 12.99

    ?This serious, compact survey of the war?s history stands out as the most well-informed, accessible work available.? ( Los Angeles Times ) Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the ?war to end all wars?... more...

  • A Wicked Companyby Philipp Blom

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 29.95

    The acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years tells the remarkable story of the Parisian salon that brought together the greatest minds of the 18th century - Rousseau, Hume, Diderot, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin - and changed the world forever. The Paris salon of Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach - where friendship and radical philosophy flourished throughout... more...