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  • The Gallic Warby Julius Caesar; Carolyn Hammond

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.15

    The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative. As well as an introduction and notes,... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • American History: A Very Short Introductionby Paul S. Boyer

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized... more...

  • Mao: The Unknown Storyby Jon Halliday; Jung Chang

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.32

    Jung Chang's Wild Swans was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husband Jon Halliday have written a groundbreaking biography of Mao Tse-tung. Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close... more...

  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. more...

  • Strategyby Sir Lawrence Freedman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    One of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics synthesizes the vast history of strategy's evolution in this consistently engaging and surprising account of how it came to pervade every aspect of life. more...

  • The Battle against Anarchist Terrorismby Richard Bach Jensen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The first global history of the secret diplomatic and police campaign against anarchist terrorism from 1880 to the 1920s. more...

  • The History of Developmentby Gilbert Rist; Patrick Camiller

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The History of Development, now in its fourth edition, is a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history. In a new chapter on post-development models and ecological dimensions, written against a background of... more...

  • Quiet Heroesby Bernard Edwards

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 7.99

    The men of Britain's Merchant Navy, although unarmed civilians going about their lawful business were the first to be involved with the enemy in the Second World War. Less than nine hours after the declaration of war on 3 September 1939, the Donaldson liner Athenia was sunk without warning by a German U-boat off the west coast of Ireland. From... more...

  • Target Corinth Canalby Platon Alexiades

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    During the Second World War the Corinth Canal assumed an importance disproportionate to its size. It was the focus of numerous special Allied operations to prevent oil from the Black Sea reaching Italy, to delay the invasion of Crete and severing the vital German supply lines to Rommel's Army in North Africa.

German airborne forces... more...