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  • The Aztecs, the Conquistadors, and the Making of Mexican Cultureby Peter O. Koch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95

    Tracing events from the discovery of the New World through the fall of the Aztec empire in 1521, this book discusses the battles between the Spanish explorers and the Aztecs--battles that culminated in the ruin of a civilization. The first half of the work alternates between Aztec and Spanish history, discussing events and motivations on each side... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War: Superpower tensions and rivalries Second Editionby David Williamson; Ruth D`Rozario

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 33.91

    A new book for Paper 2, World History Topic 12: The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (20th Century) Readable and rigorous coverage that gives you the depth of knowledge and skills development required for the Diploma. Provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth narrative from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates... more...

  • Betrayalsby Ian K. Steele

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 16.99

    On the morning of August 9, 1757, British and colonial officers defending the besieged Fort William Henry surrendered to French forces, accepting the generous "parole of honor" offered by General Montcalm. As the column of British and colonials marched with their families and servants to Fort Edward some miles south, they were set upon by the Indian... more...

  • The Economics of World War Iby Stephen Broadberry; Mark Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    A major contribution to our understanding of total war. more...

  • The Colfax Massacreby LeeAnna Keith

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    Here is the first full-length book to tell the history of the Colfax massacre. Drawing on a huge body of documents, including eyewitness accounts as well as newly discovered evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the fateful encounter, during which surrendering blacks were mercilessly slaughtered, and the reverberations... more...

  • International Relations: A Very Short Introductionby Paul Wilkinson

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99

    In a world of growing political tension and unease, this Very Short Introduction covers essential topics ranging from foreign policy, democracy, and terrorism, to the environment and globalization. Showing how many disciplines come together in the study of international relations, it explains the underlying theories and how they relate to states, governments,... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • For Cause and Comradesby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    Why did the soldiers of the Civil War--Confederate and Union--risk their lives, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years? It is to this question-- why did they fight --that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, turns his attention. Drawing on more than 25,000 uncensored letters and nearly 250 private diaries... more...

  • Peddling Protectionismby Douglas A. Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset of the Great Depression, the collapse of world trade, and the global spread of protectionism in the 1930s. Even today, the ghosts of congressmen... more...

  • Harlem Renaissanceby the late Nathan Irvin Huggins; Arnold Rampersad

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    A watershed in the chronicling of African-American culture, available once again for a new generation of readers, with a new foreword by Arnold Rampersad. more...