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  • The European Miracleby Eric Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    Why modern states and economies developed in Europe first, and later in India and China. more...

  • The Defence and Fall of Greece 1940-1941by John Carr

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.99

    On 28th October 1940, the Greek premier, Ioannis Metaxis, refused to accept a deliberately provocative ultimatum from Mussolini and Italian forces began the invasion of Greece via Albania. This aggression was prompted by Mussolini's desire for a quick victory to rival Hitler's rapid conquest of France and the Low Countries. On paper, Greek... more...

  • Religion and the Cold Warby Dr Dianne Kirby

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 32.00

    Although seen widely as the twentieth-century's great religious war, as a conflict between the god-fearing and the godless, the religious dimension of the Cold War has never been subjected to a scholarly critique. This unique study shows why religion is a key Cold War variable. A specially commissioned collection of new scholarship, it provides fresh... more...

  • Dumbing Us Downby John Taylor Gatto; Thomas Moore

    New Society Publishers 2002; US$ 12.99

    A new look for a radical bestseller! more...

  • Rethinking the Asian American Movementby Daryl Joji Maeda

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    Although it is one of the least-known social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the Asian American movement drew upon some of the most powerful currents of the era, and had a wide-ranging impact on the political landscape of Asian America, and more generally, the United States. Using the racial discourse of the black power and other movements, as well... more...

  • The Inventor and the Tycoonby Edward Ball

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family , a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.   One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion... more...

  • Barack Obamaby David Maraniss

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    In Barack Obama , David Maraniss has written a sweeping narrative which reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Kansas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii,... more...

  • JG26by Donald Caldwell

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 17.25

    Jagdgeschwader 26, the German elite fighter unit, was more feared by the Allies than any other Luftwaffe group. Based on extensive archival research in Europe, personal combat diaries and interviews with more than 50 surviving pilots, Caldwell has assembled a superb day-to-day chronicle of JG 26 operations, from its first air victory in 1939 to its... more...

  • Modern History of the Kurdsby David McDowall

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    _?... the best single narrative history of the Kurds ... it certainly belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the Middle East.?_ - *Washington Post Book World*_x000D__x000D_The division of the Kurdish people among four modern nation states - Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran - and their struggle for national rights have been constant themes of recent... more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...