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Making Sense of the Troubles: The Story of the Conflict in Northern Ireland

McKittrick, David. McVea, David.
(2002)  | 9781561310708 | New Amsterdam Books | hbk. | book | 368pp
AUD 48.95 (inc. GST), AUD 44.50 (ex. GST),
Compellingly written and even-handed in its judgments, this is by far theclearest account of what has happened through the years in the Northern Irelandconflict, and why. After a chapter of background on the period from 1921 to1963, it covers the ensuing period—the descent into violence, the hungerstrikes,...

Gardens of paradise : the history and design of the great Islamic gardens.

Brookes, John.
(1988)  | 9780941533072 | New Amsterdam Books | hbk. | book | 240pp
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The garden is the image of Paradise in the Quran. John Brookes traces its physical origins to age-old methods of irrigation, and charts its spread with the spread of Islam in India, Persia, Turkey, Egypt, Sicily, North Africa and Muslim Spain.

The Blunted Sword: The Erosion of Military Power in Modern World Politics

Luard, Evan.
(1998)  | 9780941533485 | New Amsterdam Books | hbk. | book | 194pp | Availability last checked: 12/9/2018
AUD 44.95 (inc. GST), AUD 40.86 (ex. GST),
...Luard presents his arguments with clarity, commitment, and persuasiveness. The breadth, relevance, timeliness, and readability of this book strongly recommend it...--Choice


Valency, Maurice.
(1988)  | 9780941533515 | New Amsterdam Books | pbk. | book | 277pp
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The name and nature of poetry : and other selected prose.

Carter, John. Housman, A.
(1989)  | 9780941533614 | New Amsterdam Books | pbk. | book | 136pp
AUD 17.95 (inc. GST), AUD 16.32 (ex. GST),
Lovers of Housman's poetry have generally been aware, from the Introductory Lecture (1892) to The Name and Nature of Poetry (1933), that he was a master of English prose. For better or worse, these are the opening gun and the last post of modernism.


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