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  • Zero Six Bravoby Damien Lewis

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told. In March 2003 M Squadron - an SBS unit with SAS embeds - was sent 1,000 kilometres... more...

  • The Balance of Power in World Historyby Professor Stuart J. Kaufman; Richard Little; Professor William C. Wohlforth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 46.00

    The balance of power is one of the most influential ideas in international relations, yet it has never been comprehensively examined in pre-modern or non-European contexts. This book redresses this imbalance. The authors present eight new case studies of balancing and balancing failure in pre-modern and non-European international systems. more...

  • Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Centuryby Ira M. Lapidus

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Based on parts one and two of Ira Lapidus's history, this book traces the transformation of pre-modern Islamic societies and their transfusion globally. more...

  • The German Warby Nicholas Stargardt

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.50

    WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE The Second World War was a German war like no other. The Nazi regime, having started the conflict, turned it into the most horrific war in European history, resorting to genocidal methods well before building the first gas chambers. Over its course, the Third Reich expended and exhausted all its moral... more...

  • Mr Darley's Arabianby Christopher McGrath

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 15.99

    Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award In 1704 a bankrupt English merchant sent home the colt he had bought from Bedouin tribesmen near the ruins of Palmyra. Thomas Darley hoped this horse might be the ticket to a new life back in Yorkshire. But he turned out to be far more than that: and although Mr Darley's Arabian never... more...

  • A Social History of Dyingby Allan Kellehear

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    A Social History of Dying, first published in 2007, examines the major challenges we will face for our eventual deaths. more...

  • A Social History of Ottoman Istanbulby Ebru Boyar; Kate Fleet

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Using a wealth of contemporary Ottoman sources, this book recreates the social history of Istanbul. more...

  • Between Dignity and Despairby Marion A. Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 13.99

    Between Dignity and Despair draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. Focusing on the fate of families and particularly women's experience, Kaplan takes us into the neighborhoods, into the kitchens, shops, and schools, to give... more...

  • Facts are Subversiveby Timothy Garton Ash

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 8.49

    For more than thirty years, Timothy Garton Ash has traveled among truth tellers and political charlatans to record, with scalpel-sharp precision, what he has found. Facts are Subversive, which collects his writings since the millennium, addresses some of the crucial questions of our time: what happens to people who have endured long dictatorships... more...

  • Egypt, Greece and Romeby Charles Freeman

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 36.99

    Egypt, Greece and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. The volume begins with the early civilizations of Sumer (modern Iraq) and continues through... more...