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- Random House 2010; US$ 13.07
For eight groundbreaking years, Xinran presented a radio programme in China during which she invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Broadcast every evening, Words on the Night Breeze became famous through the country for its unflinching portrayal of what it meant to be a woman in modern China. Centuries of obedience to their fathers,... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 15.98
China Witness is the personal testimony of a generation whose stories have not yet been told. Here the grandparents and great-grandparents of today sum up in their own words - for the first and perhaps the last time - the vast changes that have overtaken China's people over a century. The book is at once a journey by the author through time and... more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available
Gough Whitlam, Australia?s twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later?an outcome that polarised debate and left many believing the full... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2009; Not Available
Body and Mind pays tribute to one of Australia's most outstanding and influential historians, F. B. (Barry) Smith. Barry has made pioneering contributions to the political, social and cultural histories of Britain and Australia, and these essays range across the fields he made his own, especially the interconnected histories of medicine (body) and... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99
?A delightful page-turner?that will put the lucky reader within the feverish excitement of a hopeful and tragic time.? ?Andrei Codrescu, NPR commentator and author of The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess In Government Girl, Huffington Post contributor and political aide Stacey Parker Aab shares her memories of... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 29.95
As a student of American history, as a hunter, horseman, and former Marine, and as someone passionate about the West, Dan Aadland had long felt a kinship with Theodore Roosevelt. One day, on a single-footing horse, lever-action rifle under his knee, Aadland set out to become acquainted with TR as only those who shared his experiences could. In Trace... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99
Oblivion is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author?s father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
This work analyzes the life and achievements of Napoleon in the most exhilarating manner. He is not seen through the eyes of a scholar or historian but a common man who is highly amazed and flabbergasted at his achievements and conquests. The work portrays Napoleon as a hero highlighting his personal and political triumphs. more...