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  • Masters of Mayhem by James Stejskal
    Masters of Mayhem (English, Hardback) James Stejskal

    Explores the early use of modern unconventional warfare by T. E. Lawrence behind the lines in North Africa and Arabia during World War I.

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  • Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1 by Tom Cooper
    Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1 (English, Paperback) Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini

    Illustrated by over 100 photographs, dozens of maps and colour profiles, Showdown in Western Sahara offers a fascinating study of the military aspects of this conflict, its strategy, tactics and experiences with different weapons systems.

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  • Wonderful Things by Jason Thompson
    Wonderful Things (English, Hardback) Jason Thompson

    The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the first of a three-volume survey of the history of Egyptology, follows the fascination with ancient Egypt from antiquity until 1881, tracing the recovery of ancient Egypt and its impact on the human imagination in a saga filled with intriguing mysteries, great discoveries, and scholarly creativity.

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  • A Handful of Hard Men by Hannes Wessels
    A Handful of Hard Men (English, Hardback) Hannes Wessels

    During the West's great transition into the post-Colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly, and throughout the 1980s fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance.

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  • Pan-Africanism by Hakim Adi
    Pan-Africanism (English, Paperback) Hakim Adi

    The first survey of the Pan-African movement this century, this book provides a history of the individuals and organisations that have sought the unity of all those of African origin as the basis for advancement and liberation. Initially an idea and movement that took root among the African Diaspora, in more recent times Pan-Africanism has been embodied in the African Union, the organisation of...

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  • "Operations `Leopard' and `Red Bean' - Kolwezi 1978" by Daniel Kowalczuk
    "Operations `Leopard' and `Red Bean' - Kolwezi 1978" (English, Paperback) Daniel Kowalczuk

    The Battle of Kolwezi in Zaire in 1978 between FNLC (ex-Katanga Gendarmerie) and a Zaire Army, French and Belgian task force.

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  • The Rhodesian War by Paul Moorcraft
    The Rhodesian War (English, Paperback) Paul Moorcraft, Peter McLaughlin

    Re-published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration Unilateral Independence (UDI) which marked the start of hostilities this is the authoritative history of the bitter civil war in South Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.

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  • Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana by Ian F. W. Beckett
    Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana (English, Hardback) Ian F. W. Beckett

    The story of Isandlwana, the battle that shocked the British empire at its zenith, and Rorke's Drift, which immediately followed it and went some way to restoring wounded British pride: how they were fought, how they have been remembered, and what they mean for us today.

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  • Pharaoh Seti I by Nicky Nielsen
    Pharaoh Seti I (English, Hardback) Nicky Nielsen

    First full-length, popular biography of this neglected ruler. Overshadowed by his son, Ramasses II (the Great), he is here given his due for laying the foundations for his son's greatness.

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  • The Library of Alexandria by Roy MacLeod
    The Library of Alexandria (English, Paperback) Roy MacLeod

    The Library of Alexandria was one of the great cultural centres of the late ancient world and contained thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature and art and artefacts of ancient Egypt. This text examines the institution.

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  • Africa: War and Conflict in the Twentieth Century by Timothy Stapleton
    Africa: War and Conflict in the Twentieth Century (English, Paperback) Timothy Stapleton

    This book examines the causes, course and consequences of warfare in twentieth century Africa, a period which spanned colonial rebellions, both World Wars, and the decolonization process. Timothy Stapleton contextualizes the essential debates and controversies surrounding African conflict in the twentieth century while providing insightful introductions to such conflicts as:...

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  • Short History of South Africa by Gail Nattrass
    Short History of South Africa (English, Paperback) Gail Nattrass

    Published ahead of crucial ANC leadership elections in December 2017, A Short History of South Africa is an entertaining and accessible account of South African history.

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  • Pentecostal Republic by Ebenezer Obadare
    Pentecostal Republic (English, Paperback) Ebenezer Obadare

    The first comprehensive study of the complex and often incendiary role played by religion in contemporary Nigerian democracy.

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  • King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
    King Leopold's Ghost (English, Paperback) Adam Hochschild

    A riveting and highly readable account of the Congo massacre, peopled by callous monarchs, corrupt adventurers and a handful of genuine heroes.

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  • The Battle of The Nile by Sam Willis
    The Battle of The Nile (English, Hardback) Sam Willis

    Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES...

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  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson
    The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt (English, Paperback) Toby Wilkinson

    A brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated general history of ancient Egypt, from the builders of the first pyramids to Cleopatra

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  • The Emperor by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The Emperor (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out surviving courtiers to tell their stories. This work depicts the lavish, corrupt world they had known - from the rituals, hierarchies and intrigues at court to the vagaries of a ruler.

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  • The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The Shadow of the Sun (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Creates an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. This book gives a sustained meditation on themosaic of peoples and practices we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination.

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  • The Amarna Letters by William L. Moran
    The Amarna Letters (English, Paperback) William L. Moran

    And Egyptian vassal Rib-Hadda, writing from the besieged port of Byblos, repeatedly demands military assistance for his city or, failing that, an Egyptian ship to permit his own escape.

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  • Katanga 1960-63 by Christopher Othen
    Katanga 1960-63 (English, Paperback) Christopher Othen

    The first full account of an African secession that introduced the modern mercenary - and killed the head of the United Nations

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