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  • The Oxford History of the French Revolutionby William Doyle

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 15.99

    This new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789 draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions. Updates for this second edition include a generous chronology of events, plus an extended bibliographical essay providing an examination... more...

  • Lawrence in Arabiaby Scott Anderson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY New York Times ? Christian Science Monitor ? NPR ? Seattle Times ? St. Louis Dispatch National Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable Book A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history ? the Arab Revolt... more...

  • The Downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935by Trevor Wilson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.40

    By 1914 the Liberal Party had been governing Britain ever since its stunning general election victory of 1906. Four years later the Party was out of office, and so enfeebled it would never again form a government. What prompted the Liberal decline in the years of The Great War, and why did this decline then accelerate? Trevor Wilson's classic study... more...

  • The Breachby Peter Baker

    Scribner 2000; US$ 27.99

    The journalist who co-wrote the original article breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the Washington Post reveals the complete story behind the headlines: a riveting, in-depth account of an event unique in American history -- the first impeachment of an elected president. "For all of the titillation about thongs and cigars, the story of the... more...

  • The Death of Conservatismby Sam Tanenhaus

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.00

    Sam Tanenhaus?s essay ? Conservatism Is Dead ? prompted intense discussion and debate when it was published in The New Republic in the first days of Barack Obama?s presidency. Now Tanenhaus, a leading authority on modern politics, has expanded his argument into a sweeping history of the American conservative movement. For seventy-five years, he argues,... more...

  • U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses from Washington to Obamaby Various

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    A collection of US inauguration speeches from Washington to Obama. At the beginning of a term each new President of the United States delivers their inauguration speech to the nation. Here in one volume are collected together the inauguration speeches of all of America's leaders. From George Washington's stirring "sacred fire of liberty"... more...

  • Allianceby Jonathan Fenby

    MP Publishing 2009; US$ 5.99

    The gripping, behind-the-scenes, true account of a critical time in modern history, brought to new life through the portraits of three remarkable men at its core. The history of the Second World War is typically told through its decisive battles and campaigns. more...

  • From the Shadowsby Robert M. Gates

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.99

    Written by a former director of the CIA, this is the story of America's and the agency's role in the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. As the only person to rise from entry-level analyst to Director of the CIA and to serve on the White House staffs of four Presidents, Robert Gates is uniquely qualified to tell the unprecedented... more...

  • Intellectuals in Politicsby Jeremy Jennings; Tony Kemp-Welch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    After an introduction to the major issues confronting intellectuals, this book explores the various aspects of the intellectual's role including: * philosophers and academics who have tried to define the function of the intellectual * how intellectuals have assumed the status of the conscience of the nation and the voice of the oppressed * the interaction... more...

  • Post-Industrial Socialismby Adrian Little

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 61.95

    Post-Industrial Socialism provides critical analysis of recent developments in leftist political thought. Adrian Little charts new directions in the economy and the effects they have had on traditional models of social welfare and orthodox approaches to social policy. In demonstrating the limitations of the welfare state and the associated concept... more...