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  • Chroniclesby Jean Froissart; Geoffrey Brereton

    Penguin Books Ltd 1978; US$ 18.32

    The Chronicles of Froissart (1337-1410) are one of the greatest contemporary records of fourteenth-century England and France. Depicting the great age of Anglo-French rivalry from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart powerfully portrays the deeds of knights in battle at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers during the Hundred... more...

  • Vietnamby Bruce Davies; Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    Take a journey back to the front line with two Australian veterans as they retrace the footsteps of soldiers and politicians, villagers and the enemy in a meticulously researched new history of the Vietnam War. more...

  • The Norman Conquest of Southern Italy and Sicilyby Gordon S. Brown

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2002; US$ 35.00

    The Normans originally came to Italy and Sicily in the 11th and 12th centuries looking for adventure or a livelihood, but once there, found opportunity for fame and fortune. The story of the Norman conquest in Italy and Sicily is indeed one of knights and adventurers, great battles and lowly pillage, opportunism and statesmanship, and crusade and coexistence.... more...

  • Targeted Killing in International Lawby Nils Melzer

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 64.99

    This book examines the international lawfulness of state-sponsored targeted killings in military and police operations. Through an exhaustive analysis of recent state practice and jurisprudence, the book establishes when targeted killing may be considered lawful, and what legal restraints are imposed on the practice in times of war and peace. more...

  • Freedom's Battleby Gary J. Bass

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    This gripping and important book brings alive over two hundred years of humanitarian interventions. Freedom’s Battle illuminates the passionate debates between conscience and imperialism ignited by the first human rights activists in the 19th century, and shows how a newly emergent free press galvanized British, American, and French citizens to action... more...

  • The Triple Agentby Joby Warrick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    A stunning narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror.   In December 2009, a group of the CIA’s top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi,... more...

  • The Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895by S. C. M. Paine

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    This book examines the Sino-Japanese War of 1894–5, a seminal event in world history. more...

  • Victims Return, Theby Stephen F. Cohen

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 13.00

    Stalin’s Reign of terror in the Soviet Union has been called ‘the other Holocaust’. During the Stalin years, it is thought that more innocent men, women and children perished than in Hitler’s destruction of the European Jews. Many millions died in Stalin’s Gulag of torture prisons and forced-labour camps, yet others survived and were freed after his... more...

  • 'I wish I had your wings'by Angus Mansfield

    The History Press 2016; US$ 16.49

    In August 1942, British launched Operation Pedestal in an attempt to deliver supplies to the stricken island of Malta, an Allied base which had been under Axis blockade for months. From 9–15 August a convoy of some 50 ships ran the gauntlet of Axis bombers, submarines, E-boats and minefields. Of the original fourteen merchant vessels, only five reached... more...

  • Suleiman the Magnificentby André Clot

    Saqi 2012; US$ 16.49

    Suleiman the Magnificent, most glorious of the Ottoman sultans, kept Europe atremble for nearly half a century. In a few years he led his army as far as the gates of Vienna, made himself master of the Mediterranean and established his court in Baghdad. Faced with this redoubtable champion, who regarded it as his duty to extend the boundaries of Islam... more...