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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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  • Lords of the Desert by James Barr
    Lords of the Desert (Hardback) James Barr

    Between 1945 and 1970, America replaced Britain as the dominant power in the Middle East in an extraordinary role reversal. Lords of the Desert tells this story.

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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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  • 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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  • China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter
    China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 (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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  • Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan
    Women of the Raj (Paperback) Margaret MacMillan

    A new edition of this vivid cultural and social history of the daughters, sisters, mothers and wives of the men at the centre of a daring imperialist experiment, revealing India in all its richness and vitality.

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  • Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912 by Daisy Yiyou Wang
    Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912 (English, Hardback) Daisy Yiyou Wang

    A fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty

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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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  • Syria by John McHugo
    Syria (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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  • History of Karate and the Masters Who Made It by Mark I. Cramer
    History of Karate and the Masters Who Made It (English, Paperback) Mark I. Cramer

    "A concise yet comprehensive history of traditional Okinawan and Japanese karate, with biographies of the great karate masters"--

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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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  • Imjin River 1951 by Brian Drohan
    Imjin River 1951 (English, Paperback) Brian Drohan, Steve Noon

    A highly illustrated study of the battle of the Imjin River in Korea, a heroic defense by the US and UK forces against overwhelming Chinese numbers.

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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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  • Saladin by Geoffrey Hindley
    Saladin (English, Paperback) Geoffrey Hindley

    The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one of the most famous confrontations in medieval warfare. Geoffrey Hindley's sympathetic and highly...

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  • After The Prophet by Lesley Hazleton
    After The Prophet (English, Paperback) Lesley Hazleton

    Explains the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict, describing how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that became a central part of Shia Islam.

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  • The Korean War by Sir Max Hastings
    The Korean War (Paperback) Sir Max Hastings

    From the Pan Military Classics series comes the best narrative history of the Korean conflict.

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  • A Peace to End All Peace, 20th Anniversary Edition by David Fromkin
    A Peace to End All Peace, 20th Anniversary Edition (English, Paperback) David Fromkin

    Published with a new afterword from the author?the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created...

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  • Did Muhammad Exist? by Robert Spencer
    Did Muhammad Exist? (English, Paperback) Robert Spencer

    Everything you thought you knew about Islam is about to change...

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  • The Iran-Iraq War by Pierre Razoux
    The Iran-Iraq War (English, Hardback) Pierre Razoux

    From 1980 to 1988 Iran and Iraq fought the longest conventional war of the century. It included tragic slaughter of child soldiers, use of chemical weapons, striking of civilian shipping, and destruction of cities. Pierre Razoux offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the region's collective memory but little understood in the West.

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