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  • Cuneiform by Irving Finkel
    Cuneiform (English, Paperback) Irving Finkel

    An accessible look at the world's oldest writing system, covering it's origins, historical development and demise. With new colour photos.

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  • The Holy Land by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
    The Holy Land (English, Paperback) Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

    A new, fully updated edition of the world's leading guide to the historical sites of the Holy Land, providing the ultimate guide to all the main Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sites.

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  • Arabs by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
    Arabs (English, Hardback) Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone

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  • Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins
    Freedom at Midnight (English, Paperback) Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre

    The electrifying story of India's struggle for independence, told in this classic account (first published in 1975) by two fine journalists who conducted hundreds of interviews with nearly all the surviving participants - from Mountbatten to the assassins of Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
    The Rape of Nanking (English, Paperback) Iris Chang

    "In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (Na"

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  • How to Cure a Fanatic by Amos Oz
    How to Cure a Fanatic (English, Paperback) Amos Oz

    `A hero of mine, a moral as well as literary giant' Simon SchamaAmos Oz, the internationally acclaimed author of A Tale of Love and Darkness and Judas, grew up in war-torn Jerusalem, where as a boy he witnessed first-hand the poisonous consequences of fanaticism.

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  • Fighting Monsters by Jim Matthews
    Fighting Monsters (English, Hardback) Jim Matthews

    After years as a revolutionary, anti-war protestor, former British soldier Jim Matthews gives up a lucrative teaching career to return to fight ISIS alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. But what drives his return to this conflict zone? Does he miss war?

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  • China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter
    China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 (English, Paperback) Rana Mitter

    Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity. This book focuses on this incident.

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  • Bandit Saints of Java by George Quinn
    Bandit Saints of Java (English, Paperback) George Quinn $12.01
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  • Syria by John McHugo
    Syria (English, Paperback) John McHugo

    An enlightening and authoritative history, explaining both the creation and unravelling of the current Syrian regime and the roots of the broader Middle East conflict. A rare and accessible guide to a complex nation. Fully updated edition with 5 maps.

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  • Killing Orders by Taner Akcam
    Killing Orders (English, Paperback) Taner Akcam

    The book represents an earthquake in genocide studies, particularly in the field of Armenian Genocide research.

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  • Vietnam's Final Air Campaign by Stephen Emerson
    Vietnam's Final Air Campaign (English, Paperback) Stephen Emerson

    This is the fascinating story of Vietnam's final air campaign.

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  • Amritsar 1919 by Kim Wagner
    Amritsar 1919 (English, Hardback) Kim Wagner

    A powerful reassessment of a seminal moment in the history of India and the British Empire--the Amritsar Massacre--to mark its 100th anniversary

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  • Chickenhawk by Robert Mason
    Chickenhawk (English, Paperback) Robert Mason

    'I read this as a young pilot about to embark on a career flying military helicopters. It should have put me off for life. Robert Mason tells a gripping account of the relentless courage and heroism amidst the insanity of the Vietnam war. The final few pages are the most shocking I have read in any book.' Tim Peake...

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  • Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam
    Best And The Brightest (English, Paperback) David Halberstam

    Highlights the political and military figures who rose to prominence in the sixties and examines their role in shaping domestic and foreign policies, centering on American involvement in Vietnam.

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  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe
    The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    This major book by the renowned Israeli historian, unveils the hidden and systematic ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in 1948, and its relevance to resolving the conflict.

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  • The Armenian Legionnaires by Susan Paul Pattie
    The Armenian Legionnaires (English, Hardback) Susan Paul Pattie

    Following the devastation resulting from the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire beginning in 1915, the survivors of the massacres were dispersed across the Middle East, Europe and North and South America. Not content with watching World War I silently from the sidelines, a large number of Armenian volunteers joined the Legion d'Orient. They were trained in Cyprus and fought courageously in...

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  • Rise and Kill First by Ronen Bergman
    Rise and Kill First (English, Hardback) Ronen Bergman

    Presents an assessment of Israel's state-sponsored assassination programs that evaluates the protective beliefs that are instituted into every Israeli citizen, the role of assassination in the state's history, and the ethical challenges of Israel's policies on targeted killings.

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  • Moscow'S Game of Poker by Tom Cooper
    Moscow'S Game of Poker (English, Paperback) Tom Cooper

    This richly-illustrated book provides an in-depth study of Moscow's political aims, and the strategy, doctrine, target selection processs, military technology and tactics, day-to-day operations, and the way the Russian military forces cooperate with diverse local allies ever since.

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  • The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand
    The Invention of the Jewish People (English, Paperback) Shlomo Sand

    Shows that the Israeli national myth has its origins in the 19th century, rather than in biblical times when Jewish historians, like scholars in many other cultures, reconstituted an imagined people in order to model a future nation. This book demonstrates the construction of a nationalist myth and the collective mystification that this requires.

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