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  • Firearmsby Kenneth Chase

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    This book asks why Europeans perfected firearms when the Chinese had invented them by looking at how firearms were used throughout the world. more...

  • The British Army on the Western Front 1916by Bruce Gudmundsson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 1.99

    Bruce Gudmundsson guides us expertly through the history of the British Expeditionary Force in 1916 as it struggled to become a modern army and turn the tide of the First World War. Examining the tactical innovations that accompanied this change and the conflicting strategies and tactics that it was expected to pursue, Gudmundsson explores the difficulties... more...

  • The Weimar Republicby Eberhard Kolb

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    In the first part of the book, Professor Kolb provides a clear historical narrative of the political, social, economic and cultural developments of the Weimar Republic, setting it within the international context of the inter-war period. In the second part he surveys and analyses scholarly research in the field which sheds light on the problems and... more...

  • Hitler's Intelligence Chief: Walter Schellenbergby Reinhard R. Doerries; Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Enigma Books 2009; US$ 24.99

    By a world renowned specialist in intelligence history. The best and definitive book on the subject. more...

  • The Civil War Volume IIby Shelby Foote

    Random House 2009; US$ 28.19

    A narrative history of the American Civil War, which covers not only the battles and the troop movements but also the social background that brought on the war and led, in the end, to the South's defeat. more...

  • War and Genocideby Doris L. Bergen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 25.99

    In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, the revised, second edition of War and Genocide discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of... more...

  • The French Revolution, 1789-1799by Peter McPhee

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 27.95

    In this reliable and succinct introduction to the French Revolution, Peter McPhee tackles the questions which are central to an understanding of this crucial period of French history. Why was there a revolution in France in 1789? Was France fundamentally changed as a result of it? And what effects did it have on everyday life? As well as providing... more...

  • Roman Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Philip A. Stadter

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 9.99

    The companion volume to Plutarch's Greek Lives published in Oxford World's Classics in 1998, Roman Lives is a newly translated selection from Plutarch's rich, elegant and learned Lives, valued throughout the ages for their historical value and their charm. The lives included are those of Marcus Cato, Aemilius Paullus, The Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey,... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis Tocqueville; Isaac Kramnick; Gerald Bevan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 18.32

    In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville's study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...