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  • Zong!by M. NourbeSe Philip; Setaey Adamu Boateng

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A haunting lifeline between archive and memory, law and poetry more...

  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Familiesby Philip Gourevitch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1999; US$ 12.60

    An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity. This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone in the Hutu majority to murder everyone in the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech--largely... more...

  • The Forest Peopleby Colin Turnbull

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 11.99

    The bestselling, classic text on one anthropologist’s incredible experience living among the African Mbuti Pygmies, and what he learned from their culture, customs, and love of life. In this bestselling book, Colin Turnbull, a British cultural anthropologist, details the incredible Mbuti pygmy people and their love of the forest, and each other. Turnbull... more...

  • The Turner Diariesby Andrew Macdonald

    Barricade Books 1996; US$ 9.99

    At 9:02 am on Wednesday April 19, 1995, two tons of explosives ripped apart the federal office building in Oklahoma City and the psyche of America. The worst case of domestic terrorism in our history, this explosion killed 169 men, women, and children. The author of this book has written, If [this book] had been available to the general public . .... more...

  • Longest Day, Theby Cornelius Ryan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since.But beyond the statistics and over sixty years on, what... more...

  • The Fate of Their Countryby Michael F. Holt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 11.90

    How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt distills a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies... more...

  • D-Dayby Antony Beevor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the... more...

  • The Penguin History of Modern Chinaby Jonathan Fenby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.96

    'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican... more...

  • The Making of Modern Britainby Andrew Marr

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 16.80

    Published alongside a landmark BBC2 series, this is the story of Britain from 1900 to the end of the Second World War. more...

  • The Second World Warby Antony Beevor

    Orion 2012; US$ 15.99

    A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific... more...