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  • How Wars Endby Gideon Rose

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00

    IN 1991 THE UNITED STATES trounced the Iraqi army in battle only to stumble blindly into postwar turmoil. Then in 2003 the United States did it again. How could this happen? How could the strongest power in modern history fight two wars against the same opponent in just over a decade, win lightning victories both times, and yet still be woefully... more...

  • Big Girls Don't Cryby Rebecca Traister

    Free Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    REBECCA TRAISTER, whose coverage of the 2008 presidential election for Salon confirmed her to be a gifted cultural observer, offers a startling appraisal of what the campaign meant for all of us. Though the election didn?t give us our first woman president or vice president, the exhilarating campaign was nonetheless transformative for American women... more...

  • From Scottsboro to Munichby Susan D. Pennybacker

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    Presenting a portrait of engaged, activist lives in the 1930s, From Scottsboro to Munich follows a global network of individuals and organizations that posed challenges to the racism and colonialism of the era. Susan Pennybacker positions race at the center of the British, imperial, and transatlantic political culture of the 1930s--from Jim Crow,... more...

  • Bitter Harvestby Ian Smith

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 15.27

    In July 2007, Zimbabwe's worsening economy saw inflation skyrocket to 7,634 per cent, deepening the already chronic food shortages in a country where only one in five of the adult population is in employment.Months later, on 20 November 2007, Ian Smith, the former Prime Minister of Rhodesia died, leaving behind him a lifetime of resistance to black... more...

  • Fighting for the Confederacyby Gary W. Gallagher

    The University of North Carolina Press 1989; US$ 29.00

    Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox, and his duties brought him into frequent contact with most of the high command... more...

  • Brothersby David Talbot

    Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 16.70

    Robert F. Kennedy was the first conspiracy theorist about his brother's murder. In this astonishingly compelling and convincing new account of the Kennedy years, acclaimed journalist David Talbot tells in a riveting, superbly researched narrative why, even on 22 November 1963, RFK had reason to believe that dark forces were at work in Dallas and reveals,... more...

  • Blood and Beliefby Aliza Marcus

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00

    The Kurds, who number some 28 million people in the Middle East, have no country they can call their own. Long ignored by the West, Kurds are now highly visible actors on the world's political stage. More than half live in Turkey, where the Kurdish struggle has gained new strength and attention since the U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein in neighboring... more...

  • A Problem From Hellby Samantha Power

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 18.99

    A character-driven study of some of the darkest moments in our national history, when America failed to prevent or stop 20th-century campaigns to exterminate Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Iraqi Kurds, Bosnians, and Rwandans . more...

  • Survivor: Auschwitz, the Death March and My Fight for Freedomby Sam Pivnik

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the story of his life, a true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds. more...

  • My Revision Notes: AS Edexcel Historyby Robin Bunce; Laura Gallagher; Sarah Ward

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 12.78

    Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to know. My Revision Notes Edexcel AS History: The Triumph of Fascism in Italy, 1896-1943 closely combines the content of this Edexcel AS unit with revision activities and advice on exam technique. In addition each section has a model answer with... more...