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  • Chica da Silvaby Júnia Ferreira Furtado

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 23.00

    A study of Chica da Silva, a freed woman of color in a Brazilian town. more...

  • Cities of Knowledgeby Margaret Pugh O'Mara

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    What is the magic formula for turning a place into a high-tech capital? How can a city or region become a high-tech powerhouse like Silicon Valley? For over half a century, through boom times and bust, business leaders and politicians have tried to become "the next Silicon Valley," but few have succeeded. This book examines why high-tech development... more...

  • Anti-Imperial Metropolisby Michael Goebel

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book traces the spread of a global anti-imperialism from the vantage point of Paris between the two World Wars. more...

  • 1914-1918by David Stevenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    1914-1918 , David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred... more...

  • Margaret Thatcher Volume Twoby John Campbell

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter , described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This... more...

  • Education and the Second World Warby Roy Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This was the first book which globally surveyed the impact of the Second World War on schooling. It offers fascinating comparisons of the impact of total war, both in terms of physical disruption and its effects on the ideology of schooling. By analysing the effects on the education systems of each of the participant nations the contributors throw... more...

  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endingsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Final volume in a definitive new history of the Cold War which will define the field for years to come. more...

  • Common Womenby Ruth Mazo Karras

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 50.00

    A study of the "common woman" in medieval England - characterized as such for being a prostitute and therefore belonging to all men. Karras explores their experiences, relations and treatment under the law and concludes that prostitution was central to the medieval understanding of femininity. more...

  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • The Race Beatby Gene Roberts; Hank Klibanoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press?and the journalists responsible for them?profoundly changed the nation?s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and ?60s. Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and... more...