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  • The Israel-Palestine Conflictby James L. Gelvin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Now in its third edition, James L. Gelvin's award-winning account is a balanced, compelling, accessible and current introduction for students and general readers. more...

  • Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures)by Andrew Thomson; Heidi Postlewait; Kenneth Cain

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    W hat it’s really like on the frontline of humanitarian aid It's the early 1990s and three young people are looking to change their lives, and perhaps also the world. Attracted to the ambitious global peacekeeping work of the UN, Andrew, Ken and Heidi's paths cross in Cambodia, from where their fates are to become inextricably bound. Over the... more...

  • Torture Teamby Philippe Sands

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.09

    After 9/11. George W. Bush's administration declared that they were going to have to work through 'the dark side'. And they did: they turned their backs on international law and on America's history of respecting human rights. They wanted only legal advice that made it okay to torture, and they made sure they got it. Voices of dissent were sidelined,... more...

  • Live and Let Spyby Steve Gibson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    BRIXMIS (The British Commander-in-Chief’s Mission to the Group Soviet Forces of Occupation in Germany) is one of the most little-known elite spying units of the British Army. They were dropped in behind ‘enemy lines’ ten months after the Second World War had ended and remained operating their intelligence-gathering missions until October 1990 and then... more...

  • New and Old Warsby Mary Kaldor

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    Mary Kaldor's New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war - that is to say, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence - is becoming an anachronism.... more...

  • Rough Justiceby David Bosco

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    The story of the movement to establish the International Criminal Court, its tumultuous first decade, and its continuing struggle to make a difference. more...

  • Cobra IIby Michael R. Gordon; Bernard E. Trainor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 19.00

    Written by the chief military correspondent of the New York Times and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq. A stunning work of investigative journalism, Cobra II describes in riveting detail how the American rush to Baghdad provided the opportunity for the virulent insurgency that followed.... more...

  • The Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815by David Gates

    Random House 2011; US$ 26.78

    Known collectively as the 'Great War', for over a decade the Napoleonic Wars engulfed not only a whole continent but also the overseas possessions of the leading European states. A war of unprecedented scale and intensity, it was in many ways a product of change that acted as a catalyst for upheaval and reform across much of Europe, with aspects... more...

  • D-Dayby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 12.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... more...

  • Alexander the Greatby Arrian; Martin Hammond; John Atkinson

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 8.99

    Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index. more...