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  • Cuneiform by Irving Finkel
    Cuneiform (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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  • Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins
    Freedom at Midnight (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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  • Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam
    Best And The Brightest (English, Paperback) David Halberstam

    An account of American power and politics in the 1950s and 1960s highlights the political and military figures who shaped domestic and foreign policy and who orchestrated America's involvement in Vietnam. Reissue.

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  • Fate of a Nation by Battlefront Miniatures
    Fate of a Nation (English, Hardback) Battlefront Miniatures

    A large-scale Arab-Israeli Wars game from Battlefront Miniatures, creators of Flames of War.

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  • The Book of Yokai by Michael Dylan Foster
    The Book of Yokai (English, Paperback) Michael Dylan Foster, Shinonome Kijin

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Drawing on years of research in Japan, this book unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages.

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  • Women of the Raj by Margaret Macmillan
    Women of the Raj (Paperback) Margaret Macmillan

    The apparent glamour of the Indian Raj continues to fascinate long after the British quit the subcontinent. But along with the beauty of the Indian landscape and the privilege of servants and holidays in hill stations, British women in that vanished world faced challenges and fears that came from being an alien ruling minority. These women were at the heart of the imperial enterprise. It was their...

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  • A Line in the Sand by James Barr
    A Line in the Sand (English, Paperback) James Barr

    The untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East

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  • Gaza by Norman Finkelstein
    Gaza (English, Hardback) Norman Finkelstein

    The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating "operations" against Gaza's largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected...

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  • Babylon by Paul Kriwaczek
    Babylon (Paperback) Paul Kriwaczek

    In the sixth millennium BC, settlers on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers created the world's first cities. In doing so, they wrote the opening chapter of the history of human civilization as we know it. Paul Kriwaczek tells their extraordinary story.

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  • Eastern Encounters by Emily Hannam
    Eastern Encounters (English, Hardback) Emily Hannam

    The British royal family has long been captivated by the intellectual and artistic treasures of the Indian subcontinent. Over the course of the monarchy's four-hundred-year relationship with India and its diverse languages and cultures, the royal family acquired countless stunning manuscripts produced on the subcontinent, ranging from magnificent Mughal durbars to sensuous poetic scenes. Not only...

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  • Mig-23 Flogger in the Middle East by Tom Cooper
    Mig-23 Flogger in the Middle East (English, Paperback) Tom Cooper

    This is a detailed history of the operational service of this Soviet-manufactured interceptor and its fighter-bomber variants in service with Algerian, Egyptian, Iraqi, Libyan, and Syrian air forces, since 1974.

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  • A Short History of the Phoenicians by Mark Woolmer
    A Short History of the Phoenicians (English, Paperback) Mark Woolmer

    Tells the story of the Phoenicians. This title guides the reader through the archaeological, religious and linguistic evidence for this mysterious ancient people. It discusses the many sides to the Phoenicians, who in antiquity were both admired and, especially by their rivals the Romans, despised.

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  • Imphal 1944 by Hemant Singh Katoch
    Imphal 1944 (English, Paperback) Hemant Singh Katoch, Peter Dennis

    A highly illustrated account of the decisive battle of Imphal during World War II, where the attempted Japanese invasion of India was turned back in its largest land defeat of the war so far.

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  • Rolling Thunder 1965-68 by Richard P. Hallion
    Rolling Thunder 1965-68 (English, Paperback) Richard P. Hallion, Adam Tooby

    A new history of Rolling Thunder, the Vietnam War's first, most intense, and biggest US air campaign, by one of the most eminent names in air power studies. It will appeal to Vietnam War aviation enthusiasts and historical students, as well as everyone interested in Cold War air power.

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  • Enclosure by Gary Fields
    Enclosure (English, Paperback) Gary Fields

    Today Israel's Separation Wall swallows land, separating Palestinian farmers from their fields, and Israeli settlements grow in the Occupied Territories. Revealing the Israel-Palestine landscape primarily as one of enclosure, this title sheds light on Israel's actions.

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  • Ten Myths About Israel by Ilan Pappe
    Ten Myths About Israel (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    What are the myths - and reality - behind the state of Israel

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  • For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose
    For All the Tea in China (English, Paperback) Sarah Rose

    Robert Fortune was a Scottish gardener, botanist, plant hunter - and industrial spy. In 1848, the East India Company engaged him to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China - territory forbidden to foreigners - to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea.

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  • Vietnam by Christian G. Appy
    Vietnam (Paperback) Christian G. Appy

    Suitable for anyone with even a passing interest in one of the 20th century's defining conflicts, this title offers an accounts of 135 men and women that span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975.

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  • Dispatches by Michael Herr
    Dispatches (English, Paperback) Michael Herr

    A seminal classic of war reportage

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  • Karate Jutsu by Simon Keegan
    Karate Jutsu (Paperback) Simon Keegan

    The origins of Karate are shrouded in mythology and a book that tells the art's complete history is both necessary and timely. The art of Karate was developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom, now Okinawa, over hundreds of years. For the first time the complete history of Karate can be told.

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