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- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
This book tells the amazing story of Stirling's history from earliest times to the modern day. Some of the most pivotal moments in Scottish history occurred in the city's surroundings, including the greatest military victory in Scottish memory. Exactly 700 years ago, an English army marched into Scotland intent on crushing Scottish resistance once... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99
Taking you through the year day by day, The Durham Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of this cathedral city. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 54.99
Die Bürgermeister in Deutschland sind durch die flächendeckende Einführung der Direktwahl des hauptamtlichen Bürgermeisters in den 1990er Jahren stärker in den Fokus des öffentlichen Interesses geraten. Allerdings waren empirische Studien über ihr Sozialprofil, ihr Verhalten und ihre Machtposition im kommunalen Entscheidungssystem oder ihr Verhältnis... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 16.95
With the words ?This is London,? Edward R. Murrow?s groundbreaking radio broadcasts from 1939 to 1941 brought the blitz into America?s living rooms. Countering the tide of U.S. isolationism, Murrow told his huge audience that the United States could not avoid a confrontation with Hitler and that the bombs it heard falling during his reports would... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2010; US$ 12.99
Set in Malaya before and after World War II, A Cloistered War is a moving coming-of-age memoir of Maisie Duncan, granddaughter of Captain Vaz, a well-known Penang identity. When Maisies mother passes away and her father remarries, the world that she knowsdelightful times of curry tiffins, porcelain dolls, Cantonese amahs, and (not-so-delightful)... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95
In August 1942, Hitler directed all German state institutions to assist Heinrich Himmler, the chief of the SS and the German police, in eradicating armed resistance in the newly occupied territories of Eastern Europe and Russia. The directive for ?combating banditry? (Bandenbekämpfung), became the third component of the Nazi regime?s three-part... more...
- Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 13.84
In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their violent pasts, and investigates the painful realities of living with guilt, and with its denial. As Buruma travels through both countries, he encounters people whose honesty in confronting their past is strikingly... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 70.00
1950 war jeder vierte, 1961 jeder fünfte DDR-Bürger ein Vertriebener, und Ende der 1980er Jahre lebten noch 3,7 Millionen sogenannte Umsiedler mit ihren nachgeborenen Kindern in der DDR, wo ihr Schicksal weitgehend tabuisiert wurde. Wie gelang es der SED, dieses Tabuisierungsgebot durchzusetzen, und wie reagierten die Vertriebenen selbst... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 10.86
A prey to scurvy, boredom and danger one day, they might strike a ship full of gold dust and emeralds the next. Full of little-known facts and astonishing stories about pirates ancient and modern, male and female, polite and barbaric, this latest addition to the acclaimed It's True! series will keep you on the edge of your seat. more...