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  • Terrains of Exchange: Religious Economies of Global Islamby Nile Green

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Drawing together Indian and Iranian Muslims with Christian missionaries, Hindu nationalists and Japanese imperialists, this book brings to life the local sites of globalisation that transformed Muslim religiosity through the long nineteenth century. Nile Green evokes terrains of exchange that range from the Russian empire's borderlands to the Indian... more...

  • Ghost Soldiersby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly... more...

  • Decisions for War, 1914?1917by Richard F. Hamilton; Holger H. Herwig

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 24.00

    Decisions for War focuses on the question: why did World War I happen? more...

  • Monte Cassinoby Peter Caddick-Adams

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    The five-month Monte Cassino campaign in central Italy is one of the best-known European land battles of World War Two, alongside D-Day and Stalingrad. It has a particular resonance now, because Cassino, with its multitude of participating armies - most notably the American 5th Army under the controversial General Mark Clark - was perhaps the campaign... more...

  • 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...

  • Mirrorsby Eduardo Galeano

    Nation Books 2009; US$ 17.99

    From one of the world?s most celebrated writers, his most ambitious book to date—an epic history of the human adventure, told backwards, forwards, sideways, through past, present, and future more...

  • IB 20th Century World Historyby Martin Cannon; Alexis Mamaux; Michael Miller

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    Using a comparative approach and emphasising source evaluation skills, this course book will help students learn content and approaches that are particular to the IB syllabus. Included are the three prescribed subjects with a wealth of source material to help students understand information from different perspectives and from different time periods.... more...

  • Red Sniper on the Eastern Frontby Joseph Pilyushin

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 23.95

    Joseph Pilyushin, a top Red Army sniper in the ruthless fight against the Germans on the Eastern Front, was an exceptional soldier and he has a remarkable story to tell. His first-hand account of his wartime service gives a graphic insight into his lethal skill with a rifle and into the desperate fight put up by Soviet forces to defend Leningrad. He... more...

  • Krakatoaby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.59

    Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman , examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogotá and Washington,... more...

  • Unravelling Enigmaby Maurice Freedman

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 11.99

    Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking... more...