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  • 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...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    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...

  • 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...

  • World War Twoby Norman Stone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    A pacy, compelling and penetrating account from Wolfson Prize-winning author Norman Stone, that shows World War Two in a fresh new light The Second World War is the nightmare that sits at the heart of the modern era - a total refutation of any notion of human progress and a conflict which still haunts us seventy years on. Norman Stone's gripping... more...

  • The Cold War in the Third Worldby Robert J. McMahon

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    This collection explores the complex interrelationships between the Soviet-American struggle for global preeminence and the rise of the Third World. Featuring original essays by twelve leading scholars, it examines the influence of Third World actors on the course of the Cold War. It explores as well the deep impact that the superpower confrontation... more...

  • Through the Eyes of the World’s Fighter Acesby Robert Jackson

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    This is the story of the fighter aces who flew throughout the war in many different operational theatres. The book opens with the first Polish Aces during the German invasion and continues with Finland’s pilots in the Winter War against the Soviets. There follows the battle for France with the experiences of RAF, Luftwaffe and French Aces and... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Interwar Years: Conflict and Cooperation 1919?39by Allan Todd; Jean Bottaro; Sally Waller

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • A Man Called Intrepidby William Stevenson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    A New York Times Best Seller! The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world?s first integrated intelligence operation and of its master, William Stephenson. Codenamed INTREPID by Winston Churchill, Stephenson was charged... more...

  • Borderlands in World History, 1700-1914by Paul Readman; Cynthia Radding; Chad Bryant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 35.00

    Covering two hundred years, this groundbreaking book brings together essays on borderlands by leading experts in the modern history of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia to offer the first historical study of borderlands with a global reach. more...

  • Chica da Silvaby Júnia Ferreira Furtado

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 23.00

    A study of Chica da Silva, a freed woman of color in a Brazilian town. more...