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Taming China's Wilderness: Immigration, Settlement and the Shaping of the Heilongjiang Frontier, 1900-1931

by Patrick Fuliang Shan

For most of its rule, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) - whose historical homeland was in Heilongjiang - enforced a policy that prohibited Chinese immigration and settlement and maintained the region's reputation...


D-Day Illustrated Edition: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

by Stephen E. Ambrose

Now illustrated with an extraordinary collection of over 125 photos, Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, June 6, 1944, the day that changed the course...


Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

by Daniel Stedman Jones

Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan...


The Twins Platoon

by Christy W., Jr. Sauro

In the evening of June 28, 1967, 150 young Americans were sworn into the Marine Corps as part of the pre-game ceremonies of a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Before the end of the fourth inning these volunteers...


Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam

by Gregg Jones

In the tradition of Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers, the riveting story of two Marine regiments who were surrounded five-to-one by North Vietnamese troops and a heroic 12-week battle to defend the Khe Sanh...


Conservative Politics in National and Imperial Crisis: Letters from Britain to the Viceroy of India 1926-31

by Stuart Ball

Whilst serving in the prestigious post of Viceroy of India (1926-1931), Lord Irwin (later the Earl of Halifax) was kept informed about political events in Britain by frequent letters from shrewd political insiders....


Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way...


Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by Charles Marsh

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers...


Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin

by William Zimmerman

When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia’s centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. Yet today’s Russia appears to be retreating from democracy, not progressing toward it....


The Great War for Peace

by William Mulligan

“The war to end all wars” rings out a bitter mockery of the First World War, often viewed as the seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century, the crucible from which Soviet, Fascist, and Nazi dictatorships...


Access to History for the IB Diploma: Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-party States

by Michael Lynch

Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma.

This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility,...


First Force Recon Company: Sunrise at Midnight

by Bill Peters

In 1st Force Recon you performed at a very high level of proficiency. Or you died. . . .

In 1969, First Lieutenant Bill Peters and the Force Recon Marines had one of the most difficult, dangerous assignments...


Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW

by James N. Rowe

When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.

In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases....


Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art

by Laney Salisbury

The true story of one of the twentieth century's most audacious art frauds

Filled with extraordinary characters and told at breakneck speed, Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller. But this is most...


Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century

by Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm, who passed away in 2012, was one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age. Through his work, he observed the great twentieth-century confrontation between bourgeois fin de siècle...


The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era

by Craig Nelson

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rocket Men and the award-winning biographer of Thomas Paine comes the first complete history of the Atomic Age, a brilliant, magisterial account of the men and women...


Balkan Ghosts

by Robert D. Kaplan

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first...


Nordic Dance Spaces: Practicing and Imagining a Region

by Karen Vedel & Petri Hoppu

Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates...


Hong Kong

by Jan Morris

In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous...


15 Months in SOG: A Warrior's Tour

by T. P. Nichols & Thom Nicholson

"When we cross the border: no ID, and it's kiss yourself good-bye if Charlie gets ahold of you."

In Vietnam, the Military Assistance Command's Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) fielded small recon teams...