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  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    **From the author of the phenomenal million copy bestseller Sapiens ** **The Sunday Times # 1 bestseller** WAR IS OBSOLETE You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict FAMINE IS DISAPPEARING You are at more risk of obesity than starvation DEATH IS JUST A TECHNICAL PROBLEM Equality is out, but immortality is in WHAT DOES... more...

  • With the Old Breedby E.B. Sledge

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 8.99

    “Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...

  • Engineers of Victoryby Paul Kennedy

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.15

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won.   Engineers of Victory  is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals... more...

  • Adolf Hitlerby John Toland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil affect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt. Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a... more...

  • The Second World War (5): The Eastern Front 1941-1945by Geoffrey Jukes

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 1.49

    In 1940, fresh from the success in France, Hitler turned his attention to the East. In this volume Geoffrey Jukes explains what led to Hitler's decision to instigate the invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa) and offers a concise account of the campaign that followed. The Germans expected to conquer Russia in only four months, but at... more...

  • Blood Red Snowby Gunter Koschorrek

    Frontline Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Günter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on, storing them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was not until he was reunited with his daughter in America some forty years later that it came to light and became Blood Red Snow.The author’s excitement... more...

  • Sovereignty, Property and Empire, 1500–2000by Andrew Fitzmaurice

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Adopting a global approach, Fitzmaurice analyses the laws that shaped modern European empires from medieval times to the twentieth century. more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997by Piers Brendon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.00

    A WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD NOTABLE BOOK After the American Revolution, the British Empire appeared to be doomed. Yet it grew to become the greatest, most diverse empire the world had seen. Then, within a generation, the mighty structure collapsed, a rapid demise that left an array of dependencies and a contested legacy: at best a sporting spirit,... more...

  • Technology: A World Historyby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    Technology: A World History offers a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings of agriculture to the Industrial Revolution and the electronic revolution of the recent past. In tracing the growing power of humans over nature through increasingly powerful innovations,... more...

  • Southeast Asia in World Historyby Craig Lockard

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    Here is a brief, well-written, and lively history of Southeast Asia from ancient times to the present, paying particular attention to the region's role in world history. Lockard shows how for several millennia Southeast Asians, living at the crossroads of Asia, enjoyed ever expanding connections to both China and India, and later developed maritime... more...