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  • The Indispensable Zinnby Timothy Patrick McCarthy; Noam Chomsky; Alice Walker

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    When the historian Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions mourned the loss of one of our foremost intellectual and political guides: a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New York Times ?s Bob Herbert, peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history.? Designed to highlight Zinn?s most important writings, The... more...

  • Land of the Spotted Eagle, New Editionby Luther Standing Bear; Joseph Marshall

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    When Standing Bear returned to the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation after sixteen years' absence, his dismay at the condition of his people may well have served as a catalyst for the writing of this book, first published in 1933. In addition to describing the customs, manners, and traditions of the Teton Sioux, Standing Bear also offered general comments... more...

  • Debating the Origins of the Cold Warby Ralph B. Levering; Vladimir O. Pechatnov; Verena Botzenhart-Viehe; Earl C. Edmondson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 27.99

    Debating the Origins of the Cold War examines the coming of the Cold War through Americans' and Russians' contrasting perspectives and actions. In two engaging essays, the authors demonstrate that a huge gap existed between the democratic, capitalist, and global vision of the post-World War II peace that most Americans believed in and the dictatorial,... more...

  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991by Orlando Figes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68

    What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? Orlando Figes teaches history at Birkbeck, University of London and is the author of many acclaimed books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy , which The Times Literary Supplement named as one of the '100 most influential... more...

  • A Concise History of Hungaryby Miklós Molnár; Anna Magyar

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary. more...

  • Latin America in Colonial Timesby Matthew Restall; Kris Lane

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century. more...

  • Margot at Warby Anne de Courcy

    Orion 2014; US$ 12.99

    Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last four years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private... more...

  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...

  • The Invention of Russiaby Arkady Ostrovsky

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016 How did a country that liberated itself from seventy years of Soviet rule end up as one of the biggest threats to the West and, above all, to its own future? Why did the people who rejected Communist ideology come to accept state propaganda? In this bold and important book, Arkady Ostrovsky takes the reader on an... more...

  • The Vietnamese Boat People, 1954 and 1975-1992by Nghia M. Vo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00

    The biggest diaspora in Vietnamese history occurred between 1975 and 1992, when more than two million people fled by boat to escape North Vietnam's oppressive communist regime. Before this well-known exodus from Vietnam's shores, however, there was a massive population shift within the country. In 1954, one million fled from north to south... more...