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The Persians: Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Iran
The Persians: Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Iran
by Homa Katouzian
Edition: Hardcover
11 used & new from CDN$ 82.94

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Cheers & Five Stars For " The Persians" !, Dec 22 2009
This is an excellent overview of Iranian history for generalist and specialist.

This is +/- my 40th title in Iranian Studies and I can see this book being a regular work horse.

The generalized text is substantiated with very specialized footnotes with

commentary and full citations on social,economic and political matters through

Iran's entire history.After a general overview of a person, events or subject time

period, e.g.:Cyrus, The Mongol invasion,The Babi Movement, 1906,1953,1979

revolutions or Iranian constitutional law etc - the author provides fantastic

citations for further reading and follow up study.

I have ordered 7 more titles from them already. :o)

One of the great joys of Iranian Studies is the general academic excellence of the writers.

Almost all authors provide full and proper academic citations in their footnotes and bibliography.As a lover of Iranian Studies , I would pay this price just for the notes and bib. !

Any quality Iranian Studies book is a door to a thousand other doors all deserving of your prompt attention.

This is such a book - three cheers for " The Persians " !

The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS
The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS
by Heinz Zollin Hohne
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.29
34 used & new from CDN$ 5.66

5.0 out of 5 stars A Must have for the serious student of WW II, Feb. 22 2009
A Gold Standard in the history of the SS.
This text and Reitling's SS Alibi of a Nation are gold standards for this history. Hohne has a comprehensive overview of the entire period and it's major,minor and very minor historical figures.
Please be advised this book is for the very serious student of the period and those seeking a more general history will find themselves overwhelmed with detail. German authors write history like scientific lectures so while the tone dry - you will find it an excellent comprehensive reference for your library.

Pearl Harbour
Pearl Harbour
DVD ~ History of Warfare
Price: CDN$ 13.99
19 used & new from CDN$ 8.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Tora Tora Tora !, Feb. 11 2009
Achat vérifié(Quest-ce que cest?)
Ce commentaire est de: Pearl Harbour (DVD)
The Battlefield epsode reviews the Pearl Harbor attack and its place in Japan's " Kaigun " Pacific War plan and overall war strategy .
It one the best DVDs on this topic I have found.

Honoured Canadiens
Honoured Canadiens
by Hockey Hall of Fame
Edition: Hardcover
15 used & new from CDN$ 8.66

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Habs Go !, Feb. 11 2009
Ce commentaire est de: Honoured Canadiens (Hardcover)
What can one say?

From Howie to Big Bird. The tears will start to flow after the 3rd page.

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