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  • Islamic Gunpowder Empiresby Douglas E. Streusand

    Westview Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    A comparative introduction to the three great Islamic empires ? the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals ? illuminating their unique characters as well as their shared experiences of rise to power, expansion, transformation, and decline. more...

  • In Search Of Zarathustraby Paul Kriwaczek

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    A quest to find the most influential religious teacher in the ancient world: Zarathustra. IN SEARCH OF ZARATHUSTRA is a quest to trace the influence of the prophet the Greeks called Zoroaster and considered the greatest religious legislator of the ancient world. Long before the first Hebrew temple, the birth of Christ or the mission of Muhammad,... more...

  • Fog of Warby Kevin M. Kruse; Stephen Tuck

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    It is well known that World War II gave rise to human rights rhetoric, discredited a racist regime abroad, and provided new opportunities for African Americans to fight, work, and demand equality at home. It would be all too easy to assume that the war was a key stepping stone to the modern civil rights movement. But Fog of War shows that in reality... 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...

  • Constantinopleby Roger Crowley

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.99

    'Engagingly fresh and vivid . . . The 21-year-old Mehmet [the Ottoman Sultan] emerges from this book as ruthless but innovative, irascible but versatile and, above all, indefatigable - a worthy successor to Alexander and the Roman emperors he admired as much as any Muslim hero.' Malise Ruthven, Sunday Times In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman... more...

  • Stalin and His Hangmenby Donald Rayfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 23.98

    Stalin, like Hitler and other tyrants, won and held power because he had collaborators - hangmen. Drawing on newly released archival material, Donald Rayfield gives us a fuller and more colourful picture of Stalin's inner circle than ever before. Stalin was not the sole author of Stalinism. What motivated his chiefs of police, Feliks Dzierzynski, Viacheslav... more...

  • Frontsoldatenby Stephen G. Fritz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.00

    Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers….I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides... more...

  • An Age of Progress?by Walter G. Moss

    Anthem Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    An enthralling analysis of the defining social and political events of the twentieth century. more...

  • A Special Missionby Dan Kurzman

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 15.00

    The shocking and incredible story behind Hitler?s “special mission? to kidnap Pope Pius XII-kill him, if necessary-and the surprising result of its failure 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...