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  • Cambridge IGCSE Modern World Historyby Ben Walsh; Michael Scott-Baumann; Ray Ennion

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 35.18

    Provide complete support for the 20th Century section of the latest syllabus with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. This new edition of Ben Walsh's best-selling GCSE Modern World History provides a comprehensive textbook for Cambridge IGCSE History covering the 20th Century core content and developing... more...

  • Shifting Sandsby Raja Shehadeh; Penny Johnson

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65

    At a time when the Middle East dominates media headlines more than ever - and for reasons that become ever more heartbreaking - Shifting Sands brings together fifteen impassioned and informed voices to talk about a region with unlimited potential, and yet which can feel, as one writer puts it, 'as though the world around me is on fire'? Collecting... more...

  • A Short History of Asiaby Colin Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2005; US$ 115.00

    This second edition of Colin Mason's successful A Short History of Asia includes the substantial changes and additions made necessary by the fast-changing scene in Asia, particularly China's increasing prominence in world affairs. more...

  • A Short History of the Korean Warby James L. Stokesbury

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.01

    As pungent and concise as his short histories of both world wars, Stokesbury's survey of "the half war" takes a broad view and seems to leave nothing out but the details. The first third covers the North Korean invasion of June 1950, the Pusan perimeter crisis, MacArthur's master stroke at Inchon and the intervention by Chinese forces that November.... more...

  • Babylonby Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum; Margarete van Ess; Joachim Marzahn

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 0.00

    In this collection of interdisciplinary papers, for the first time well-known scholars of Ancient Near Eastern Studies discuss Babylon from the point of view of the “culture of knowledge”. The volume is the result of a conference that took place on the occasion of the exhibition Babylon – Truth and Myth in Berlin. For the contemporary... more...

  • Life along the Silk Roadby Susan Whitfield

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history... more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Free Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. more...

  • Blackwaterby Jeremy Scahill

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit... more...

  • Vietnamby Bruce Davies; Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    Take a journey back to the front line with two Australian veterans as they retrace the footsteps of soldiers and politicians, villagers and the enemy in a meticulously researched new history of the Vietnam War. more...

  • War and Intervention in Lebanon (Routledge Revivals)by Yair Evron

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Despite the bitter conflict that divided Jerusalem and Damascus, a fascinating process of indirect – through the United States – and tacit understandings emerged with regard to Lebanon in the 1970s. This derived largely from the Israeli deterrence posture which held in check Syrian military involvement in Lebanon. This book, first published in 1987,... more...