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- Rare Bird Books 2015; US$ 9.99
Thirsty is an exploration of Los Angeles' storied history in regards to water. Starting with William Mullholland and his aqueducts, through the 1926 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, which killed hundreds, and on through to the profound implications Los Angeles' path has for today. Where Marc Reiser's seminal 1986 book Cadillac Desert started,... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99
Lloyd Kramer offers a new interpretation of the cultural and political significance of the career of the Marquis de Lafayette, which spanned the American Revolution, the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1830, and the Polish Uprising of 1830-31. Moving beyond traditional biography, Kramer traces the wide-ranging influence of Lafayette's public and personal... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99
Publius Clodius Pulcher was a prominent political figure during the last years of the Roman Republic. Born into an illustrious patrician family, his early career was sullied by military failures and especially by the scandal that resulted from his allegedly disguising himself as a woman in order to sneak into a forbidden religious ceremony in the hope... more...
- Counterpoint 2016; US$ 29.99
[T]he authors deliver a chilling, well-researched biography that opens a whole new window on the world wars and the German psyche at the time.?Kirkus A brilliant tactician and an abysmally poor politician and strategist, Ludendorff summed up the strengths and weaknesses of the German General Staff. His is a fascinating story of talent, discipline,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99
In the spring of 1837, a long, gawky, ugly, shapeless man? walked into Joshua Speed?s dry-goods store and asked for supplies for a bed. He couldn?t afford the price, but Speed was taken with the visitor, who threw such charm around him? and betrayed a perfect naturalness.? He could act no part but his own,? Speed later wrote. He copied no one either... more...
- Fremantle Press 2016; US$ 9.99
T.A.G. Hungerford?s highly acclaimed, bestselling autobiographical short stories recount his childhood in semi-rural suburbia in the 1920s and 1930s. Bird-nesting and school days, crabbing and swimming in the Swan River, Chinese market gardens and the old corner store are all brought to life through the eyes of an inquisitive, adventurous boy.ABOUT... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 6.79
The fantastic lives and careers of Ferdinand Waldo Demara make a fantastic irony of the platitude that truth is stranger than fiction. For with Ferdinand Demara, truth is fiction. Demara wanted to be a hero, to lead an epic life dedicated to the benefit of others, and to gain adulation for himself, and he did all those things by lying to others... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 15.95
Since 1949, when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel began to write for The New York Times, readers have looked to his work as a lens through which they could witness America's role in a rapidly changing world. In this vivid and unforgettable memoir, Frankel chronicles the times of his extraordinary life as he experienced them...within... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99
Karl Polanyi (18861964) was one of the twentieth century?s most original interpreters of the market economy. His penetrating analysis of globalization?s disruptions and the Great Depression?s underlying causes still serves as an effective counterargument to free market fundamentalism. In this first full biography of the intellectual?s life and work,... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 54.99
A.E. Housman's poetry (especially A Shropshire Lad) remains well-known, widely read and often quoted. However, Housman did not view himself as a professional poet, always making quite clear that his 'proper job' was as a Professor of Latin. Housman's fame as a poet has often obscured the fact that he was the leading British classical scholar of his... more...