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- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. The economy was largely based on agriculture, and the people rarely travelled beyond its borders, or even out of the towns or villages. The war opened up a whole new world for the people of Essex. Men from the county enlisted in Kitchener's Army and travelled... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Founded by a man, Joseph Snell Wood, in May 1894, the Society of Women Writers could never claim to be a politically 'feminist' organisation. In its early days the Society primarily attracted lady journalists, later to be joined by novelists and poets. A great surge of more than 200 flocked to its first meetings. Given the small number of women in... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between globalization studies and literature and literary studies, and the bearing that they have on each other. It engages with the manner in which globalization is thematized in literary works; examines the relationship between globalization theory and literary theory; and discusses... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 265.00
Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...
- Story Plant, The 2013; US$ 7.99
SECRETS OF INFERNO is a reader's guide to the journey Dan Brown took us all on in INFERNO. The book gives readers the “back story? on particular plot points, Dante references, symbols, historical events, philosophy, art, music, and architectural works that Brown wrapped into his story. It is also an intellectually enriching, intriguing, fresh and... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
In the early 1950s Sir Winston Churchill met the Irish politician Sean Lemass, who was later to become Taoiseach. The great statesman remarked upon the economic circumstances of Britain at the time. 'The situation in Great Britain,' quoth Churchill in his most grandiloquent tones, 'is serious but not hopeless.' Lemass responded instantly, 'Sure,'... more...
- Kogan Page 2013; US$ 24.95
News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval. How does news publishing change when a newspaper sells as little as 300,000 copies but its website attracts 31 million visitors? These shifts are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
He?s constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.? – Jim Shepard, New York Times New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. From Plato?s Atlantis to Dante?s Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans and rogues dreamed... more...
- Auckland University Press 2010; US$ 23.99
Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Tracing the fiction underlying the fact in the tales of, among others, Marco Polo, John Mandeville, and Thomas More, this remarkable compilation explores the... more...