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Modern history, 1453-

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  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 12.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose’s iconic New York Times bestseller about the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better... more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.00

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... more...

  • The Human Journeyby Kevin Reilly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 38.99

    The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth, and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history:... more...

  • The Cold War: A Very Short Introductionby Robert J. McMahon

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make to the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century? This clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War will both invite debate... more...

  • International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyondby Antony Best; Jussi Hanhimaki; Joseph A. Maiolo; Kirsten E. Schulze

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This hugely successful global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible and seamless account of the history of international relations in the last century,... more...

  • Women and War in the Twentieth Centuryby Nicole A. Dombrowski

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 42.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Die Inszenierung der heroischen Monarchieby Martin Wrede

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Die Frühe Neuzeit zeigte, öffentlichkeitswirksam, den heroischen Monarchen im vollen Glanz seines Ruhmes: Als Ritter, als königlichen Feld- bzw. als Kriegsherrn – über die Unterscheidung wird zu reden sein – oder aber vielmehr, so läßt es sich in mehr als einem Fall interpretieren, als gekrönten Schlachtenbummler, Militärschauspieler,... more...

  • Past & The Presentby Lawrence Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Royalty's Strangest Charactersby Geoff Tibballs

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Recounting over 2,000 years of daft despots, raving rulers and potty potentates, this unique look at the worlds craziest kings and queens will leave you shocked, amazed and often in fits of laughter. From the madness of ancient Rome, exemplified by the Emperor Caligula who wanted to appoint his horse to the consulate, we go on to meet Charles VI of... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Warsby Charles Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 360.00

    The first reference work of its kind, Encyclopedia of Wars describes not only the military aspect of wars--the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s)--but also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. From the Crusades to the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, this three-volume encyclopedia... more...