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  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

    by Ilan Pappe ...
    The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger)Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking work on the formation of the State of Israel.'Along with the late Edward Said, Ilan Pappe is the most eloquent writer of Palestinian history.' NEW STATESMANBetween 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Hitler: Ascent

    1889-1939

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This landmark biography of Hitler puts an emphasis on the man himself: his personality, his temperament, and his beliefs.“[A] fascinating Shakespearean parable about how the confluence of circumstance, chance, a ruthless individual and the willful blindness of others can transform a country — and, in Hitler’s case, lead to an unimaginable nightmare for the world.” ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Vol. 3) (The Pacific War Trilogy)

    by Ian W. Toll ...
    Series Book 3 - The Pacific War Trilogy
    **New York Times BestsellerThe final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of War” (Evan Thomas).**In June 1944, the United States launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The capture of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying ruin of Japanese carrier airpower marked a pivotal ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • The Bughouse

    The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound

    by Daniel Swift ...
    A captivating biography of Ezra Pound told via the stories of his visitors at St. Elizabeths HospitalIn 1945, the great American poet Ezra Pound was deemed insane. He was due to stand trial for treason for his fascist broadcasts in Italy during the war. Instead, he escaped a possible death sentence and was held at St. Elizabeths Hospital for the insane for more than a decade. While there, his ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Last Lion: Volume 1

    Winston Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874 - 1932

    The first volume in William Manchester's masterful, magnum opus account of Winston Churchill's life. The Last Lion: Visions of Glory follows the first fifty-eight years of Churchill's life--the years that mold him into the man who will become one of the most influential politicians of the twentieth century.In this, the first volume, Manchester follows Churchill from his birth to 1932, when he ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • And None Shall Make Them Afraid

    Eight Stories of the Modern State of Israel

    by Rick Richman ...
    This is the story of how Zionism, supported by Americanism, created a modern miracle—told through the little-known stories of eight individuals who collectively changed history.And None Shall Make Them Afraid presents eight historic figures—four from Europe (Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and Abba Eban) and four from America (Louis D. Brandeis, Golda Meir, Ben Hecht, and Ron ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • Enigma

    The Battle For The Code

    The complete story of how the German Enigma codes were broken. Perfect for fans of THE IMITATION GAME, the new film on Alan Turing's Enigma code, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.Breaking the German Enigma codes was not only about brilliant mathematicians and professors at Bletchley Park. There is another aspect of the story which it is only now possible to tell. It takes in the exploits of spies, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Soviet Succession Struggles

    Kremlinology and the Russian Question from Lenin to Gorbachev

    Series series Routledge Library Editions: Soviet Politics
    Soviet Succession Struggles (1988) is a key study of the history, nature and development of Soviet politics and politicians from the earliest days of Soviet Russia up to the rise of Gorbachev. It examines the power struggles between opposing factions within the Soviet leadership, and identifies two main political standpoints that were always vying for ultimate control of the Communist State. ... Read more

    $66.99 USD

  • Three Days In June

    The Incredible Minute-by-Minute Oral History of 3 Para's Deadly Falklands War Battle

    ***'If you only read one book about the Falklands make sure it's this one.' - Soldier magazine'An extraordinarily detailed account of the bloodiest battle of the Falklands war.' - Major General Jonathan Shaw CB CBEWhen 3 Para began their assault under cover of darkness on Mount Longdon in June 1982, nobody knew what to expect. The three platoons of B Company each approached the mountain silently, ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Fifty-Three Days on Starvation Island

    The World War II Battle That Saved Marine Corps Aviation

    The pivotal true story of the first fifty-three days of the standoff between Imperial Japanese and a handful of Marine aviators defending the Americans dug in at Guadalcanal, from the New York Times bestselling author of Indestructible and Race of Aces.On August 20, 1942, twelve Marine dive-bombers and nineteen Marine fighters landed at Guadalcanal. Their mission: defeat the Japanese navy and ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • In the Garden of Beasts

    Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

    by Erik Larson ...
    Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Generalissimo

    Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China, With a New Postscript

    by Jay Taylor ...
    One of the most momentous stories of the last century is China’s rise from a self-satisfied, anti-modern, decaying society into a global power that promises to one day rival the United States. Chiang Kai-shek, an autocratic, larger-than-life figure, dominates this story. A modernist as well as a neo-Confucianist, Chiang was a man of war who led the most ancient and populous country in the world ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Three Worlds

    Memoirs of an Arab-Jew

    by Avi Shlaim ...
    In July 1950, Avi Shlaim, only five, and his family were forced into exile, fleeing their beloved Iraq to the new state of Israel.'Remarkable.' Max Hastings, THE SUNDAY TIMESToday the once flourishing Jewish community of Iraq, at one time numbering over 130,000 and tracing its history back 2,600 years, has all but vanished.Why so? One explanation speaks of the timeless clash between Arab and ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Mine Were of Trouble

    A Nationalist Account of the Spanish Civil War

    by Peter Kemp ...
    The Spanish Civil War (Spanish: Guerra Civil Española).Escalating violence between left- and right-wing political factions boils over. Military officers stage a coup against a democratically elected, Soviet-backed, government. The country is thrown into chaos as centuries-old tensions return to the forefront. Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards choose sides and engage in the most devastating combat ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Invention of Prehistory: Empire, Violence, and Our Obsession with Human Origins

    **“[A]n incisive and captivating reassessment of prehistory . . . In lucid prose, Geroulanos unspools an enthralling and detailed history of the development of modern natural science. It’s a must-read.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review“An astute, powerfully rendered history of humanity.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewAn eminent historian tells the story of how we came to obsess over the origins ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Yale Needs Women

    How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

    WINNER OF THE 2020 CONNECTICUT BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION AND NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR BOOK CLUBS IN 2021 BY BOOKBROWSE"Perkins makes the story of these early and unwitting feminist pioneers come alive against the backdrop of the contemporaneous civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1970s, and offers observations that remain eerily relevant on U.S. campuses today."—Edward B. Fiske, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

    by Richard Pipes ...
    **An authoritative history of the Russian Revolution and the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime, portraying the crisis at the heart of the tsarist empire"A deep and eloquent condemnation of the revolution and its aftermath." —The New York Times**Drawing on archival materials released in Russia, Richard Pipes chronicles the upheaval that began as a ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $7.99 USD

  • Legacy of Violence

    A History of the British Empire

    From a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian: a searing study of the British Empire that probes the country's pervasive use of violence throughout the twentieth century and traces how these practices were exported, modified, and institutionalized in colonies around the globeSprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's twentieth-century ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991

    On 26 December, 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag was lowered over the Kremlin for the last time. Yet, just six years earlier, when Mikhail Gorbachev became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and chose Eduard Shevardnadze as his foreign minister, the Cold War seemed like a permanent fixture in world politics. Until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician foresaw ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • In Plain Sight

    A fascinating investigation into UFOs and alien encounters from an award-winning journalist, fully updated and revised new edition for 2023

    An award-winning journalist investigates a story largely ignored by mainstream media but right there, in front of our eyes ...Are we not alone? The moment we have an answer might have arrived.Award-winning investigative journalist Ross Coulthart has been intrigued by UFOs since mysterious glowing lights were reported near New Zealand's Kaikoura mountains when he was a teenager. The 1978 sighting ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Sabotage

    The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth

    by Brian Izzard ...
    On 9 January 1972, the mighty Queen Elizabeth, then the largest liner in the world, caught fire in Hong Kong harbour. Watched by millions around the world, she burned live on television, including on Britain's children's programme Blue Peter. Since her retirement in 1968, she had been a tourist attraction in Florida, before her owners went bankrupt and she was sold to become the floating Seawise ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Red Star Rogue

    The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S.

    This riveting New York Times bestseller tells of the shocking true story of a rogue Soviet submarine poised for a nuclear strike on the United States, “reveal[ing] the explosive facts about one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War” (The Flint Journal).On March 7, 1968, several hundred miles northwest of Hawaii, the nuclear-armed K-129 surfaced and sunk, taking its crewmen and officers with it ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Year of Peril

    America in 1942

    A fascinating chronicle of how the character of American society revealed itself under the duress of World War IIThe Second World War exists in the American historical imagination as a time of unity and optimism. In 1942, however, after a series of defeats in the Pacific and the struggle to establish a beachhead on the European front, America seemed to be on the brink of defeat and was beginning ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Alexandra af Wales

    Den eventyrlige historie om Alexandra (1844-1925) - den danske prinsesse, der først blev Prinsesse af Wales og siden Dronning af England. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD