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  • 1913by Charles Emmerson

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.54

    Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features - last summers in grand aristocratic residences, a flurry of extravagant social engagements - or its most destructive ones:... more...

  • The Cold Warby Priscilla Roberts

    The History Press 2013; US$ 8.74

    The Cold War dominated international relations in the second half of the 20th century in an all-embracing ideological and military conflict between communism and democracy. This survey shows the Cold War as the consequence of the breakdown of the existing international system during the two world wars and a new great power alignment which emerged... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Arab-Israeli conflict 1945-79by Mike Scott-Baumann

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 22.38

    This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. more...

  • The European Unionby John Pinder; Simon Usherwood

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union's early history, the workings of its institutions and what... more...

  • Hijacking America's Mind on 9/11by Elias Davidsson

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 23.95

    An international researcher of long date and an expert in international law and human rights, the author's approach to the questions of 9/11 is essentially forensic. The book is narrative in style yet is highly factual and heavily annotated. more...

  • The Open Mindby Jamie Cohen-Cole

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Open Mind chronicles the development and promulgation of a scientific vision of the rational, creative, and autonomous self, demonstrating how this self became a defining feature of Cold War culture. Jamie Cohen-Cole illustrates how from 1945 to 1965 policy makers and social critics used the idea of an open-minded human nature to advance centrist... more...

  • The Cash Nexusby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The Cash Nexus is the controversial history of money's central place in the world, from Niall Ferguson, bestselling author of Empire and Civilization Generations of historians have shied away from the truth behind the cliche: money makes the world go around. International bestseller Niall Ferguson answers the big questions about finance... more...

  • Storming the Courtby Brandt Goldstein

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political... more...

  • The Stormby Ivor van Heerden; Mike Bryan

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    The ultimate inside story of the Katrina tragedy?from the cofounder of the LSU Hurricane Center After warning for years about the looming threat of catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, Ivor van Heerden was one of the highest-profile media experts during the Katrina disaster. Over the following eighteen months, he was even more prominent as he... more...

  • Byronic Heroby Peter L. Thorslev

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 67.50

    The Byronic Hero was first published in 1962. This study of the origins and development of the Romantic hero through its apogee in the works of Byron critically examines the major Romantic heroes of comparative literature and places them in the wider perspective of history. Professor Thorslev devotes the first part of his discussion to the cultural... more...