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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...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powersby Paul Kennedy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe. From the Trade Paperback edition. 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 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 French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; John D. Rosenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    The French Revolution is ?one of the grand poems of [Carlyle?s] century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact.? This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition, complete and unabridged, is unavailable anywhere else. From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shadowby Bob Woodward

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 17.95

    Twenty-five years ago, after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Gerald Ford promised a return to normalcy. "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over," President Ford declared. But it was not. The Watergate scandal, and the remedies against future abuses of power, would have an enduring impact on presidents and the country. In... more...