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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    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 the latest theories about women's political representation within Westminster style assemblies and is clearly organized into three key sections. 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...

  • Vienna, 1814by David King

    Crown Publishing Group 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 Group US 2007; US$ 20.00

    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$ 134.95

    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...

  • American Political Trialsby MICHAL BELKNAP

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 52.00

    An updated and expanded revision of a popular book published in 1981, American Political Trials examines the role of politicized criminal trials and impeachments in U.S. history from the early colonial era to the late twentieth century. Each chapter focuses on a trial representative of a particular era in the American past. The emphasis is on cases... 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...