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  • From Policy to Implementation in the European Unionby Simona Milio

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Is the EU multi-level governance system weakening the implementation of policies at a state level? It does appear that a clear gap exists between European Union level policy-making and Member State implementation. All too often, EU public policy content and planning are little more than statements of intent without successful adoption. Policy implementation... more...

  • A Nation Among Nationsby Thomas Bender

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 11.90

    A provocative new book that shows us why we must put American history firmly in a global context--from 1492 to today Americans like to tell their country's story as if the United States were naturally autonomous and self-sufficient, with characters, ideas, and situations unique to itself. Thomas Bender asks us to rethink this "exceptionalism" and... more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2007; US$ 14.95

    Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton ... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 21.01

    In AD 378 the Roman Empire had been the unrivalled superpower of Europe for well over four hundred years. And yet, August that year saw a small group of German-speaking asylum-seekers rout a vast Imperial army at Hadrianople, killing the Emperor and establishing themselves on Roman territory. Within a hundred years the last Emperor of the Western... more...

  • Tanganyika Under German Rule 1905–1912by John Iliffe

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    Written in the light of current reappraisal of African history, the book gives valuable insight into African initiatives during the early years of European rule. more...

  • Civil War Day by Dayby E.B. Long

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00

    β€œIn all the vast collection of books on the American Civil War there is no book like this one,” says Bruce Catton. Never before has such a stunning body of facts dealing with the war been gathered together in one place and presented in a coherent, useful, day-by-day narrative. And never before have statistics revealed human suffering of such heroic... more...

  • A History of the Pacific Islandsby Steven Fischer

    Macmillan Education UK 2013; US$ 31.02

    A History of the Pacific Islands traces the human history of nearly one-third of the globe over a fifty-thousand year span. This is history on a grand scale, taking the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia from prehistoric culture to the present day through a skilful interpretation of scholarship in the field. Fischer's familiarity with... more...

  • The Byzantine Warsby John Haldon

    The History Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    By the middle of the sixth century the Byzantine emperor ruled a mighty empire that straddled Europe, Asia and North Africa. Within 100 years, this powerful empire had been cut in half. Two centuries later the Byzantine empire was once again a power to be reckoned with, and soon recovered its position as the paramount East Mediterranean and Balkan... more...

  • The Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group of men... more...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21 st century conflicts. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social,... more...