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  • The Age of Decadenceby Simon Heffer

    Random House 2017; US$ 42.29

    ‘A magnificent account of a less than magnificent epoch.’ Jonathan Meades, Literary Review The folk-memory of Britain in the years before the Great War is of a powerful, contented, orderly and thriving country. She commanded a vast empire. She bestrode international commerce. Her citizens were living longer, profiting from civil liberties their... more...

  • Operation Torch 1942by Brian Lane Herder; Darren Tan; Nikolai Bogdanovic

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    Following the raid on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt identified the European theatre as his country's priority. Their first joint operation with the British was an amphibious invasion of French North Africa, designed to relieve pressure on their new Soviet allies, eliminate the threat... more...

  • Pantherby Thomas Anderson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    The German Panther is one of the most famous, and greatest, tanks of World War II. Often considered the most elegant tank design of the war, it embodied a balance of firepower, armour protection, and mobility unmatched by any other tank of the period. This new study by German armour expert Thomas Anderson draws upon original German archival material... more...

  • The Improbable Victory: The Campaigns, Battles and Soldiers of the American Revolution, 1775–83by Chris McNab

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    The American Revolution reshaped the political map of the world, and led to the birth of the United States of America. Yet these outcomes could have scarcely been predicted when the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord. American rebel forces were at first largely a poorly trained, inexperienced and disorganized militia, pitted against one... more...

  • The Market Makersby Peter Scott

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    Inter-war Britain saw a boom in 'mass markets' for consumer durables, such as new suites of furniture, radios, and electrical and gas appliances, while items like refrigerators, telephones, and automobiles didn't reach the mass market until the 1950s. Peter Scott explores these 'market makers' and how US innovations influenced British markets. more...

  • A History of the British Labour Partyby Andrew Thorpe

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 32.24

    After thirteen years in power, Labour suddenly returned to being the party of opposition in 2010. This new edition of A History of the British Labour Party brings us up-to-date, examining Gordon Brown's period in office and the Labour Party under the leadership of Ed Miliband. Andrew Thorpe's study has been the leading single-volume text on the Labour... more...

  • Politics and Leadership in North Koreaby Adrian Buzo

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 51.95

    Politics and Leadership in North Korea , now fully updated in this second edition, presents an accessible and comprehensive account of North Korea's political, economic and foreign policies since its creation in 1945. Moving away from media representations of North Korea as dangerously erratic and dysfunctional, Adrian Buzo provides a thorough analysis... more...

  • To Stand with the Nations of the Worldby Mark Ravina

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    In 1868, samurai radicals overthrew the last shogun in the name of ancient Japanese ways. Then they took an opposite course, building a modern Japanese state with the help of Western advisors. This book explains the paradox of the Meiji Restoration: revering the ancient past while embracing the foreign and new. more...

  • Shanghai - High Lights, Low Lights, Tael Lightsby Maurine Karns; Pat Patterson

    Earnshaw Books 2017; US$ 7.99

    First published in 1936, this remarkable guidebook explores the seamier side of Shanghai, China, in the mid-1930s. Written by two pretty, dissolute foreigners living life to the fullest and working, at least partially, in a Whangpoo whiskey haze, this candid handbook focuses on the colorful nightlife—particularly the sex and sin—of the city. This... more...

  • Moraleby Daniel Ussishkin

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Morale traces the emergence of a novel and modern concept through which collective conduct was be managed, and its diffusion from the military to other civilian spheres of life during the twentieth-century, when it came to be understood as vital for the democratic management of groups in war and peace. more...