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  • Taking Back the Streetsby Temma Kaplan

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Toward the end of the twentieth century in places ranging from Latin America and the Caribbean to Europe, the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, Iran, Japan, China, and South Asia, women and young people took to the streets to fight injustices they believed they could not confront in any other way. more...

  • A History of Alternative Dispute Resolutionby Jerome T. Barrett; Joseph Barrett

    Wiley 2004; US$ 52.00

    “The Barretts’ historical perspective demonstrates vividly that the ‘ADR movement’ stems from roots that are deep and long-standing. The book is an informative treatise that highlights ADR’s diverse precursors, as well as its dramatic recent expansion and future promise.” --Charles Pou, Jr., Charles Pou Dispute... more...

  • Blacklisted by Historyby M. Stanton Evans

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    Accused of creating a bogus Red Scare and smearing countless innocent victims in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. History has judged him such a loathsome figure that even today, a half century after his death, his name remains synonymous with witch hunts. But that... more...

  • Empireby Stephen Howe

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Much of the world's history is the history of empires. But what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics? This title seeks answers to such questions as: Do the United States and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of 'globalisation', constitute a new imperial system? more...

  • 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...

  • Representing Women in Parliamentby Marian Sawer; Manon Tremblay; Linda Trimble

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The first book-length treatment of the political representation of women in countries with parliamentary systems based on the Westminster model. Written by a major international team of authors, this new study features twelve chapters on both new and established parliaments, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It tests... more...

  • Presidential Campaignsby Paul F. Boller

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • A Pact with the Devilby Tony Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Despite the overwhelming opposition on the left to the war in Iraq, many prominent liberals supported the war on humanitarian grounds. They argued that the war would rid the world of a brutal dictator and liberate the Iraqi people from totalitarian oppression, paving the way for a democratic transformation of the country. In A Pact with the Devil... more...

  • Vienna, 1814by David King

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.99

    ?Reads like a novel. A fast-paced page-turner, it has everything: sex, wit, humor, and adventures. But it is an impressively researched and important story.? ?David Fromkin, author of Europe?s Last Summer Vienna, 1814 is an evocative and brilliantly researched account of the most audacious and extravagant peace conference in modern European history.... 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...