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  • Dumplingsby Barbara Gallani

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    From gnocchi to pierogi to wonton , the dumpling has become synonymous with comfort food around the world. Whether stuffed or unfilled, steamed or boiled, many countries have their own version of the dish. In this book, Barbara Gallani looks at the differences and similarities between the ways dumplings are prepared in a variety of cultures,... more...

  • Truffleby Zachary Nowak

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    What is a truffle? Is it the über-shroom, the highest order of fungal foods? Does it arrive, as some cultures feel, in the moment of a thunderclap? One thing is for sure: despite its unappetizing appearance, the truffle is without a doubt one of the most prized ingredients in the world?s pantry. In this book, Zachary Nowak digs deep into the history... more...

  • Conscienceby Martin van Creveld

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    Many consider conscience to be one of the most important?if not the fundamental?quality that makes us human, distinguishing us from animals, on one hand, and machines on the other. But what is conscience, exactly? Is it a product of our biological roots, as Darwin thought, or is it a purely social invention? If the latter, how did it come into the... more...

  • Sugarby Andrew F. Smith

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    Andrew F. Smith is the author or editor of many books on food and drink, including, most recently, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink and New York City: A Food Biography .  more...

  • Charles Baudelaireby Rosemary Lloyd

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 16.95

    An engrossing and readable biography, Rosemary Lloyd's 'Charles Baudelaire' will be essential for scholars and Baudelaire admirers alike. more...

  • Britain since the Seventiesby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 24.95

    In Britain since the Seventies, well-known historian Jeremy Black examines the most recent developments in British political, social, cultural and economic history. Taking the triumph of consumerism as an organizing theme, he charts the rise and fall of the Conservative Party, developments in British society, culture and politics, environmental issues,... more...

  • Altered Statesby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    Red states versus blue states. Metro versus retro. North or South, East or West. Pundits, politicians, and social scientists love to carve out categories in an attempt to make sense of political and social divisions that run through the American landscape. As the home of nearly 300 million people spread over approximately 3.7 million square miles of... more...

  • Why Wars Happenby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 29.95

    Why Wars Happen is a groundbreaking inquiry into the crucial yet surprisingly understudied question of why wars occur. Jeremy Black, one of Britain's foremost military historians, presents an interdisciplinary study that draws on subjects such as history, political science, and international relations and marshals a vast range of material with global... more...

  • War since 1945by Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 24.95

    Most writing on modern warfare begins with the French Revolutionary Wars and continues through World Wars I and II, giving post-1945 conflicts only a cursory glance through the lens of Cold War politics. Distinguished military historian Jeremy Black corrects that imbalance with War since 1945, a comprehensive look at the many large- and small-scale... more...

  • The Contemporary Caribbeanby Olwyn M. Blouet

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 24.95

    When Americans seek an escape from the worries and dilemmas of everyday life, the crystal blue waters and white sands of the Caribbean islands seem like the answer to a prayer. Yet this image of a tourist?s paradise hides a tumultuous history marked by strife and division over race, political power, and economic inequality. Olwyn Blouet explores the... more...