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  • The Comparative Archaeology of Complex Societiesby Michael E. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Part of a resurgence in the comparative study of ancient societies, this book presents case studies of states, empires and chiefdoms. more...

  • Hiroshima Nagasakiby Paul Ham

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.50

    Japan 1945. In one of the defining moments of the twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US Air Force B29s. Hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Hiroshima Nagasaki tells the story of... more...

  • Life as a Battle of Britain Pilotby Jonathan Falconer

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    Southern England. Late summer 1940. The nation is fighting for its very survival and the Luftwaffe's aerial offensive is unrelenting. All that lies between invasion and salvation for Britain is the 'thin blue line' of RAF Fighter Command and its pilots. This newly illustrated anniversary edition of Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot reveals what it... more...

  • The Eurocentric Conception of World Politicsby John M. Hobson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Reveals international theory as embedded within Eurocentrism such that its purpose is to celebrate/defend the idea of Western civilization. more...

  • Chickenhawkby Robert Mason

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.68

    A stunning book about the right stuff in the wrong war. As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives us a devastating... more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    #1 New York Times bestseller Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La . On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue... more...

  • Global and Transnational Historyby Akira Iriye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 30.00

    It is no exaggeration to say that the study of history has been transformed significantly during the last twenty-odd years. Akira Iriye, the world authority on transnational history, examines the emergence and growth of global and transnational history, away from more traditional, nation-centred perspectives. more...

  • Transnational Soldiersby Nir Arielli; Bruce Collins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Warfare in the modern era has often been described in terms of national armies fighting national wars. This volume challenges the view by examining transnational aspects of military mobilization from the eighteenth century to the present. Truly global in scope, it offers an alternative way of reading the military history of the last 250 years. more...

  • Reinterpreting Explorationby Dane Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    This book provides a fresh and accessible introduction to recent debates about European exploration's role in the making of the modern world. It challenges celebratory narratives of exploration, concentrating instead on its contribution to imperial and scientific agendas and its dependence on indigenous agents. more...

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and the Otherby Michael Patrick Cullinane; David Ryan

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    John Quincy Adams warned Americans not to search abroad for monsters to destroy, yet such figures have frequently habituated the discourses of U.S. foreign policy.  This collection of essays focuses on counter-identities in American consciousness to explain how foreign policies and the discourse surrounding them develop.  Whether it is the seemingly... more...