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  • Frantz Fanonby Christopher J. Lee

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    A timely and original short biography of Fanon. 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...

  • Mandela, Mobutu, and Meby Lynne Duke

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 24.00

    In this stunning memoir, veteran Washington Post correspondent Lynne Duke takes readers on a wrenching but riveting journey through Africa during the pivotal 1990s and brilliantly illuminates a continent where hope and humanity thrive amid unimaginable depredation and horrors. For four years as her newspaper's Johannesburg bureau chief, Lynne Duke... more...

  • Mediterranean Frontiersby Dimitar Bechev; Kalypso Nicolaidis

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The identity of any nation-state is inextricably linked with its borders and frontiers. Borders connect nations and sustain notions of social cohesion. Yet they are also the sites of division, fragmentation and political conflict. This ambitious study encompasses North Africa, the Middle East, and South and South East Europe to examine the emergence... more...

  • Pax Britannicaby Jan Morris

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    The second instalment of the Pax Britannica Trilogy by Jan Morris, recreates the British Empire at its dazzling climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity, and splendour. This classic work of history portrays a nation at the very height of its vigour and self-satisfaction, imposing... more...

  • Robert Thorne Coryndonby Christopher P. Youé

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Robert Coryndon was born in 1870 in Queenstown, Cape Colony, the son of an English immigrant father and a mother belonging to a distinguished Cape family. Despite the fact that a mere three years of his education were received back ?Home? in England, this most able ?Colonial? served twenty-eight years as the top-ranking administrator of African dependencies,... 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...

  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalismby Vladimir Lenin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 7.98

    Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism, monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world countries used merely as capitalist labour would have no choice but to join the Communist revolution in... more...

  • The Indian Ideologyby Perry Anderson

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Today, the Indian state claims to embody the values of a stable political democracy, a harmonious territorial unity, and a steadfast religious impartiality. Even many of those critical of the inequalities of Indian society underwrite such claims. The Indian Ideology suggests that the roots of the current ills of the Republic go much deeper,... more...

  • Battle Story: Maiwand 1880by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.80

    The Battle of Maiwand was one of the most serious defeats of the British Army during the Great Game and one of the only times during the nineteenth century that an Asian force defeated a Western power. The battle commenced on 27 July 1880, as Afghan forces moved towards the Maiwand Pass in Afghanistan in an attempt to cut British communications between... more...