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  • The Silk Road: A Very Short Introductionby James A. Millward

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking at the reality behind these images, this Very Short Introduction illuminates the historical background... more...

  • Hitlerby Ian Kershaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.96

    Now at last in a single, abridged volume ? the definitive life. When the two volumes of Ian Kershaw?s biography of Hitler, Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris and Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis were published, they were immediately greeted around the world as the essential works on perhaps the most malign figure ever to hold power in modern Europe. In the face... more...

  • The Churchill Factorby Boris Johnson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 12.99

    'The must-read biography of the year.' Evening Standard ' He writes with gusto... the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ... this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and written in... more...

  • Für Volk and Führerby Erwin Bartmann

    Helion & Company 2013; US$ 16.99

    Like many Germans, Berlin schoolboy Erwin Bartmann fell under the spell of the Zeitgeist cultivated by the Nazis. Convinced he was growing up in the best country in the world, he dreamt of joining the Leibstandarte, Hitler's elite Waffen SS unit. Tall, blond, blue-eyed, and just seventeen-years-old, Erwin fulfilled his dream on Mayday 1941, when... more...

  • International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyondby Antony Best; Jussi Hanhimaki; Joseph A. Maiolo; Kirsten E. Schulze

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This hugely successful global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible and seamless account of the history of international relations in the last century,... more...

  • Saladinby John Man

    Transworld 2015; US$ 14.09

    Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the 12th century, he is the Islamic world?s preeminent hero. Ruthless in defence of his faith, brilliant in leadership, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes. He knew the limits... more...

  • Operation Compass 1940by Jon Latimer; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to disrupt the Italian forces that had advanced into Egypt in September 1940. Lt Gen. Richard O'Connor launched what amounted to a British 'Blitzkrieg'. In less than two months the British forces swept 500 miles... more...

  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...

  • Between Dignity and Despairby Marion A. Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Between Dignity and Despair draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. Focusing on the fate of families and particularly women's experience, Kaplan takes us into the neighborhoods, into the kitchens, shops, and schools, to give... more...

  • Between Dignity and Despairby Marion A. Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 15.00 US$ 12.90

    Draws on memoirs, diaries, and letters of Jews living in Nazi Germany at the start of the holocaust. more...