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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95
Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, ?time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.? Kafka is one of 161 inspired?and inspiring?minds,... more...
- F+W Media 2012; US$ 11.95
The original homage to the world's most extraordinary drink! In 1922, William H. Ukers wrote the definitive work on coffee. As the founder of The Tea and Coffee Trade Journal , an industry magazine still active today, he spent seventeen years traveling the world and uncovering everything there was to know about both the bean and the beverage. From... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Where do ideas fit in historical accounts that take an expansive, global view of human movements and events? Teaching intellectual history scholars to incorporate transnational perspectives into their work, while also advising them how to handle the challenges and controversies that may arise, this original resource explains the concepts, practice,... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 24.95
Cry My Beloved Africa is a compendium of essays having as locus the continent of Africa. It comprises insightful observations on the politics, governmental systems, political economy, cultural practices, educational systems and natural phenomena that impact on the lives of Africans. True to the tradition of French novelist Stendhal, the author intends... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00
Steven Fischer traces the human history of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia from prehistoric culture to the present day. The second edition has been revised throughout in the light of recent scholarship and brings the story right up-to-date in terms of events and developments. Additional maps also enhance this established text. more...
- Random House Australia 2013; US$ 28.95
Christopher Hitchens described Geoffrey Robertson as ‘the greatest living Australian' and the satirical magazine Private Eye calls him ‘an Australian who has had a vowel transplant'. Just before he was to cross-examine Princess Diana, the London Times complained that he was ‘anti-establishment, republican and Australian' - in ascending order of... more...
- Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95
Burke supported the American revolution but fought against the French. With his major work Reflections on the Revolution in France, written in 1790, he attacked the revolution and its rationalism and at the same time created a weapon for the counter revolution in England. Burke predicted with uncanny accuracy the Reign of Terror which lay ahead. more...
- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 15.95
In his latest book, Kent Gramm examines the meaning of the Civil War experience in our lives and explores philosophical and personal aspects of the War that lie outside the scope of traditional historical study. He probes the meaning of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Antietam; the lives of U. S. Grant,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95
From two of the world?s leading postmodern historians, this thoroughly original collection of articles allows students and researchers to understand and learn important new ways of thinking and writing about the past. This book includes a thorough two-part introduction on theory and practice as well as introductory material in each section that... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 30.95
Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On the Postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory.... more...