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  • China’s India Warby Bertil Lintner

    OUP India 2018; US$ 21.66

    The Sino-Indian War of 1962 delivered a crushing defeat to India: not only did the country suffer a loss of lives and a heavy blow to its pride, the world began to see India as the provocateur of the war, with China ‘merely defending’ its territory. This perception that China was largely the innocent victim of Nehru’s hostile policies was put forth... more...

  • Operation Market-Garden 1944 (3)by Ken Ford; Graham Turner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2018; US$ 12.99

    Field Marshal Montgomery's plan to get Second British Army behind the fortifications of the German Siegfried Line in 1944 led to the hugely ambitions Operation Market-Garden . Part of this plan called for a rapid advance from Belgium through Holland up to and across the lower Rhine by the British XXX Corps along a single road already dominated by... more...

  • The Captive's Quest for Freedomby R. J. M. Blackett

    Cambridge University Press 2018; US$ 26.00

    Examines the impact fugitive slaves had on the Fugitive Slave Law and the coming of the American Civil War. more...

  • A Woman Lived Hereby Allison Vale

    Little, Brown Book Group 2018; US$ 15.99

    At the last count, the Blue Plaque Guide honours 903 Londoners, and a walking tour of these sites brings to life the London of a bygone era. But only 111 of these blue plaques commemorate women. Over the centuries, London has been home to thousands of truly remarkable women who have made significant and lasting impacts on every aspect of modern life:... more...

  • Over The Topby Martin Marix Evans

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2018; US$ 1.99

    The early battles of the First World War were open, mobile affairs whose tactics had long been familiar to professional soldiers. By early 1915, however, a new type of military engagement had emerged - trench warfare. The combination of trench warfare with newly industrialized weaponry abruptly changed the logistics and psychology of warfare. The... more...

  • The Ethics of Seeingby Jennifer Evans; Paul Betts; Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

    Berghahn Books 2018; US$ 34.95

    Throughout Germany's tumultuous twentieth century, photography was an indispensable form of documentation. Whether acting as artists, witnesses, or reformers, both professional and amateur photographers chronicled social worlds through successive periods of radical upheaval. The Ethics of Seeing brings together an international group of scholars... more...

  • Embracing 'Asia' in China and Japanby Torsten Weber

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 106.40

    This book examines how Asianism became a key concept in mainstream political discourse between China and Japan and how it was used both domestically and internationally in the contest for political hegemony. It argues that, from the early 1910s to the early 1930s, this contest changed Chinese and Japanese perceptions of ‘Asia’, from a concept that... more...

  • Rebel Voicesby Louise Kay Stewart; Eve Lloyd Knight

    Hachette Children's Group 2018; US$ 15.99

    A beautifully illustrated celebration of the brave campaigners who fought for women's right to vote. Discover that it was never illegal for women to vote in Ecuador, or how 40,000 Russian women marched through St Petersburg demanding their rights. Find out how one Canadian woman changed opinions with a play, and Kuwaiti women protested via text message.... more...

  • Vietnam's American Warby Pierre Asselin

    Cambridge University Press 2018; US$ 22.00

    A survey of the Vietnamese communist experience during the Vietnam War (1954–75) with a focus on high-level decision-making and military planning. more...

  • The Sinews of Habsburg Powerby William D. Godsey

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 114.99

    The Sinews of Habsburg Power traces the development of the central European Habsburg monarchy into one of early modern Europe's leading powers. In particular, it looks to the domestic foundations of that power, which were upheld by the growth of a permanent standing army. more...