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- University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56
Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
Somalia is one of the world's most desolate, sun-scorched lands, inhabited by fierce and independent-minded tribesmen. It was here that Gerald Hanley spent the Second World War, charged with preventing bloodshed between feuding tribes at a remote outstation. Rations were scarce, pay infrequent and his detachment of native soldiers near-mutinous. In... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 15.50
On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09
The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Few history books since can compare for sheer drama with Herodotus's narrative of the Persian invasions of Greece. His accounts of the great battles of Marathon... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.27
As Henry Kissinger observes in this magisterial book, there has never been a true world order. For most of history, civilizations have defined their own concepts of order, each one envisioning its distinct principles as universally relevant. Now, as international affairs take place on a global basis, these historic concepts of world order are meeting.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95
In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00
W.G. Sebald completed this extraordinary and important -- and already controversial -- book before his untimely death in December 2001. On the Natural History of Destruction is W.G. Sebald?s harrowing and precise investigation of one of the least examined ?silences? of our time. In it, the acclaimed novelist examines the devastation of German cities... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 16.00
A Band of Brothers for the Pacific, this is the gut-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious -- yet largely forgotten -- battle of World War II. Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu... more...