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  • The Cold War 1945-91, 2nd editionby Michael L. Dockrill

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2005; US$ 30.00

    Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been acclaimed as a guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics. more...

  • Presidential Campaignsby Paul F. Boller

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    This title unveils the whole history of US presidential elections, from the seamless ascent of General George Washington to the bitterly contested election of George W. Bush. Each chapter contains a brief essay describing an election and presenting "campaign highlights" that bring to life the quadrennial confrontation in all its shame and glory. more...

  • The Pursuit of Gloryby Tim Blanning; David Cannadine

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 22.00

    In 1648, Europe was essentially a medieval society. By 1815, it was the powerhouse of the modern world. In exuberant prose, Tim Blanning investigates ?the very hinge of European history? ( The New York Times ) between the end of the Thirty Y ears? War and the Battle of Waterloo that witnessed five of the modern world?s great revolutions: scientific,... more...

  • Unrespectable Radicals?by Michael T. Davis; Paul A. Pickering

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 139.95

    This book brings together an international team of experienced scholars to honour Iain McCalman for his contribution to the field of British studies and to further explore the concepts and subjects he pioneered. Each of the contributors has been invited to take part in this volume and has submitted an original essay on the assigned topic, ensuring... more...

  • The War Loversby Evan Thomas

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 14.99

    On February 15 th , 1898, the American ship USS Maine mysteriously exploded in the Havana Harbor. News of the blast quickly reached U.S. shores, where it was met by some not with alarm but great enthusiasm. A powerful group of war lovers agitated that the United States exert its muscle across the seas. Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge were... more...

  • Understanding Central Americaby John A. Booth; Christine J. Wade; Thomas W. Walker

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of Central America?s political evolution, including revolution, rebellion, and regime change as well as democratic consolidation. more...

  • Mad as Hellby Dominic Sandbrook

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    ?I?m mad as hell, and I?m not going to take it anymore!? The words of Howard Beale, the fictional anchorman in the 1970s hit film Network, struck a chord with a generation of Americans. From the disgrace of Watergate to the humiliation of the Iran hostage crisis, the American Dream seemed to be falling apart. In this magisterial new history, Dominic... more...

  • Stalin's Genocidesby Norman M. Naimark

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 17.95

    Between the early 1930s and his death in 1953, Joseph Stalin had more than a million of his own citizens executed. Millions more fell victim to forced labor, deportation, famine, bloody massacres, and detention and interrogation by Stalin's henchmen. Stalin's Genocides is the chilling story of these crimes. The book puts forward the important argument... 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 Constitutional Origins of the American Revolutionby Jack P. Greene

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Explores the constitutional issues at the heart of the conflict between Britain and its American colonies in the eighteenth century. more...