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  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.50

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... 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...

  • Jerusalemby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2011; US$ 15.99

    The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it. Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the... more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 14.99

    No other land has captured man's imagination quite like Tibet. Hidden away behind the highest mountains on earth, and ruled over by a mysterious God-king, it was for centuries a land forbidden to all outsiders. In this remarkable and ultimately tragic narrative, Peter Hopkirk recounts the forcible opening up of this medieval Buddhist kingdom by... more...

  • The Israelisby Donna Rosenthal

    Free Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Israel is smaller than New Jersey, with 0.11% of the world's population, yet captures a lion's share of headlines. It looks like one country on CNN, a very different one on al-Jazeera. The BBC has their version, The New York Times theirs. But how does Israel look to Israelis? The answers are varied, and they have been brought together here in one... more...

  • Bing: From Farmer's Son to Magistrate in Han Chinaby Michael Loewe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 11.75

    Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years... more...

  • Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Historiesby Sallust

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Sallust (86– c . 35 bc) is the earliest Roman historian of whom complete works survive, a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catiline’s War tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc led by L. Sergius Catilina, who plotted to assassinate numerous senators and take control of the government, but was... more...

  • Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 14.01

    'Go tell the Spartans, Passerby, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie' Thus did the poet Simonides remember the three hundred elite Spartan warriors who, led by their king, Leonidas, faced the vast, inrushing Persian army at the ‘hot gates’ of Thermopylae and fought to the death for an ideal dearer to them than life itself – the ideal of... more...

  • Tacitus: Agricolaby Tacitus; A. J. Woodman; C. S. Kraus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 29.00

    The first commentary in English on the Agricola for almost half a century, with particular attention paid to the Latin itself. more...

  • The Korean Warby Cameron Forbes

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 20.90

    The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended. South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily alongside North Korea, the world's most secretive, belligerent, unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with arms,... more...