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Politicians at War

by Henry Buckton

A fascinating collection of wartime memories from major political figures, many who are still household names today. Drawn from a political cross section, representing all major parties, these delightfully evocative...

Frederick the Great

by Giles MacDonogh

Piet and soldier, misanthrope and philospher, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable man. His conquests made him one of the most formindable and feared leaders of his era. But as a patron...

Out For Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in Ame

by Dudley Clendinen & Adam Nagourney

This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969, at the Stonewall riots in New York, through 1988,...

Vietnam: The Necessary War

by Michael Lind

A quarter century after its end, the Vietnam War still divides Americans. Some, mostly on the left, claim that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States and was not worth an American war. Others,...

Wrong Turn: America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency

by Colonel Gian Gentile

Colonel Gian Gentile’s 2008 article “Misreading the Surge” in World Politics Review first exposed a growing rift among military intellectuals that has since been playing out in strategy sessions at the...

On the Run

by Graeme Kent

There have been many books written about valour in battle. This is not one of them. On the contrary, On the Run deals entirely with those men and women who have departed from life in the armed forces. For as...

The Idea of the ANC

by Anthony Butler

The African National Congress (ANC) is Africa's most famous liberation movement. It has recently celebrated its centenary, a milestone that has prompted partisans to detail a century of unparalleled achievement...

A Crucible of Fire: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, July 25, 1814

by Richard Feltoe

This fifth book in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved examines the pivotal period between July and August of 1814, with particular emphasis on the events that led up to and took place at the Battle of...

Australia's Immigrants: 1788-1988

by Geoffrey Sherington

Geoffrey Sherington's Australia's Immigrants is the best one-volume account of the dynamic part migration has played in the formation of Australian society.

Aboriginals and the Mining Industry: Case Studies of the Australian Experience

by David Cousins & John Nieuwenhuysen

Aboriginals and the Mining Industry reviews the participation of Aborigines in mining company employment. It examines the contribution of land rights legislation to protecting Aboriginal interests, and it asks...

Windmills and Waterwheels Explained: What They Do and How They Work

by Stan Yorke

Waterwheels provided our sole source of power, apart from animals and our own sweat, as far back as 200 BC. Windmills arrived in the 12th Century and then both reigned supreme until the appearance of the steam...

The English Village Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

English villages conjure up rural harmony and a history of happy communities woven into the broader pageant of England's past. But each of them has a different story to tell, and it is usually a vibrant and...

Pacific Asia?: Prospects for Security and Cooperation in East Asia

by Mel Gurtov

Emphasizing human and environmental security over traditional power politics, Mel Gurtov offers a provocative reinterpretation of security in the Asia-Pacific region. The author questions a number of prevailing...

Love of Glory and the Common Good: Aspects of the Political Thought of Thucydides

by Michael Palmer

...well written, and provocatively argued. Anyone interested in Thucydides can profit from this fine book." -Paul Rahe, author of Republics Ancient and Modern

The First War on Terrorism: Counter-terrorism Policy during the Reagan Administration

by David C. Wills

The First War on Terrorism examines the response of the Reagan Administration to the political violence it confronted during the 1980s. David C. Wills takes the reader inside the negotiations over how to respond...

Iraq, Terror, and the Philippines' Will to War

by James A. Tyner

After September 11, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush put together a 'Coalition of the Willing.' From the very beginning this coalition included the Philippines, a willing participant in the U.S.-led invasion...

The Culture Industry Revisited: Theodor W. Adorno on Mass Culture

by Deborah Cook

As the culture wars continue to dominate newspaper headlines and conference panels, much of the debate revolves around the value of and values in popular culture. Many opponents of popular culture have cited...

Rank and Privilege: The Military and Society in Latin America

by Linda A. Rodriguez

Dr. Linda A. RodrÌguez has assembled a new collection of essays that finally provides the historical context necessary to understand the Latin American military. The articles included here examine a variety...

Russia's Carnival: The Smells, Sights, and Sounds of Transition

by Christoph Neidhart

Neidhart convincingly argues that Russia is a different country from the Soviet Union, growing into a Western-style, middle-class society with a free market and a democratic policy.


by Gregory French

The world has been 'cleansed' by the impact of an astronomical event and civilisation as we know it is shattered. From the wreckage, a technological society in New Zealand emerges. They build a city that they...