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  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Coldby John le Carré; William Boyd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Alex Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in Berlin for his British masters, and has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment. He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country, a... more...

  • Treacheryby Chapman Pincher

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 21.22

    In Treachery , noted intelligence authority Chapman Pincher makes a compelling case that Roger Hollis, head of MI5 from 1956 to 1965, was himself a double agent, acting to undermine and imperil the UK and America. Myriad intriguing case histories are portrayed, including that of Lt Igor Gouzenko, a Red Army cipher clerk whose 1945... more...

  • William Appleman Williamsby Paul Buhle; Edward Rice-Maximin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Williams' controversial volumes, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, Contours of American History, and other works have established him as the foremost interpreter of US foreign policy. Both Williams and others deeply influenced by him have recast not only diplomatic history but also the story of pioneer America's westward movement, and studies... more...

  • Rising Tideby John M. Barry

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 18.00

    An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert... more...

  • The Fall of the House of Laborby David Montgomery

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 35.00

    The changing ways in which American industrial workers mobilised concerted action. more...

  • Occupying Syria under the French Mandateby Daniel Neep

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    This rigorous study explores how French colonial violence during the Mandate laid the foundations for the modern state in Syria. more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La . On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost... more...

  • European Colonialism since 1700by James R. Lehning

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    The only textbook to survey the major Atlantic, Asian and African empires of Europe, from 1700 through decolonization in 1945. more...

  • Max Hastings Two-Book Collection: All Hell Let Loose and Catastropheby Max Hastings

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A two-book collection of Max Hastings? bestselling works about the 20th century?s most terrible global conflicts. more...