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  • Life after Gunsby Abby Hardgrove

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Life After Guns explores how ex-combatants and other post-war youth negotiated a depleted and difficult social and cultural landscape in the years following Liberia?s fourteen-year bloody civil war. Abby Hardgrove focuses on the structural constraints and household and family organizations that either helped or limited opportunities as these young... more...

  • Rebel Citiesby Mike Rapport

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 31.99

    London, Paris and New York in the eighteenth century, as today, were places where political authority, commerce and money, art and intellectual life intersected. They straddled an Atlantic world where ships powered by nothing more than wind, currents and human muscle criss-crossed the sea, carrying with them goods, ideas and above all people: men... more...

  • The War in the West: A New Historyby James Holland

    Transworld 2017; US$ 36.65

    In the second volume of his acclaimed new history of the Second World War, James Holland examines the momentous turning points of 1941?1943: Hitler?s invasion of Russia; America?s entry into the conflict; the devastating Thousand Bomber Raids over Germany; the long struggle in the deserts of North Africa; and the defeat of the U-boats in the crucial... more...

  • The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save Its Treasuresby Charlie English

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 14.85

    Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world?s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend. more...

  • Sisters in Spiritby Andreana C. Prichard

    Michigan State University Press 2017; US$ 31.95

    In this pioneering study, historian Andreana Prichard presents an intimate history of a single mission organization, the Universities? Mission to Central Africa (UMCA), told through the rich personal stories of a group of female African lay evangelists. Founded by British Anglican missionaries in the 1860s, the UMCA worked among refugees from the... more...

  • The Cult of the Modernby Gavin Murray-Miller

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 60.00

    The Cult of the Modern focuses on nineteenth-century France and Algeria and examines the role that ideas of modernity and modernization played in both national and colonial programs during the years of the Second Empire and the early Third Republic. Gavin Murray-Miller rethinks the subject by examining the idiomatic use of modernity in French cultural... more...

  • Let Them Not Returnby David Gaunt; Naures Atto; Soner O. Barthoma

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    The mass killing of Ottoman Armenians is today widely recognized, both within and outside scholarly circles, as an act of genocide. What is less well known, however, is that it took place within a broader context of Ottoman violence against minority groups during and after the First World War. Among those populations decimated were the indigenous... more...

  • Sisters in Armsby Katharina Karcher

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Few figures in modern German history are as central to the public memory of radical protest than Ulrike Meinhof, but she was only the most prominent of the countless German women-and militant male feminists-who supported and joined in revolutionary actions from the 1960s onward.  Sisters in Arms  gives a bracing account of how feminist ideas were... more...

  • The Selected Letters of John Kenneth Galbraithby Richard P. F. Holt

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    These letters reveal the charm and brilliance of one of the great American intellectual liberals of the twentieth century. more...

  • The Life and Death of ACT UP/LAby Benita Roth

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 22.00

    This book examines ACT UP/LA and their activities protesting against government neglect of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s. more...