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  • Inside Terrorismby Bruce Hoffman

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how al Qaeda... more...

  • How the Scots Invented the Modern Worldby Arthur Herman

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 17.00

    An exciting account of the origins of the modern world Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education,... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby James Barr

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 7.66

    In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean... more...

  • The Little Book of the 1970sby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    The Little Book of the 1970s is a fast-paced and entertaining account of life in Britain during an extraordinary decade, as we moved from the swinging sixties to the punk-rock seventies. Here are dramas, tragedies, scandals and characters galore, all packaged in an easily readable ‘dip-in’ format. Witness how major national and international events... more...

  • They Called it Passchendaeleby Lyn MacDonald

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; US$ 15.50

    The third battle of Ypres, culminating in a desperate struggle for the ridge and little village of Passchendaele, was one of the most appalling campaigns in the First World War. In this masterly piece of oral history, Lyn Macdonald lets over 600 participants speak for themselves. A million Tommies, Canadians and Anzacs assembled at the Ypres Salient... 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...

  • War Planning 1914by Richard F. Hamilton; Holger H. Herwig

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    This collection of essays by international experts in military history reassesses the war plans of 1914 in a broad diplomatic, military, and political setting. more...

  • Amiensby James McWilliams

    Dundurn 2001; US$ 8.99

    For the Allies, it was the "dawn of victory," the battle that paved the way for the Armistice 100 days later. more...

  • Making Sense of the Troublesby David McKittrick; David McVea

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION Making Sense of the Troubles is David McKittrick and David McVea's classic history of the Troubles, now completely revised and updated. First published ten years ago, Making Sense of the Troubles is widely regarded as the most 'comprehensive, considered and compassionate' ( Irish Times) history... more...

  • Nelsonby John Sugden

    Random House 2012; US$ 26.78

    The Sword of Albion concludes the most comprehensive and intimate life of Nelson ever written, one that teems with a glittering array of sailors and civilians, heroes and villains, husbands, wives and lovers. Here are Nelson's famous victories at the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar as well as his lesser-known yet equally gripping... more...