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  • Post-War French Popular Musicby Adeline Cordier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described as the epitome of chanson, and of 'Frenchness'. But there is more to the trio than a musical trinity: this new study examines... more...

  • Suzanne Noëlby Paula J. Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on the benefits of aesthetic surgery to women may seem at odds with her feminist principles, but by placing Noël in the context of turn-of-the-century... more...

  • Well May We Say...by Sally Warhaft

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 34.99

    Memorable speeches define a people and a place: they define a nation. It is impossible to imagine Australia's past without Peter Lalor's rallying cry at the Eureka Stockade or Ned Kelly's last words from the dock. Or to imagine recent decades without Pauline Hanson's controversial maiden speech in parliament or Gough Whitlam's famous words after the... more...

  • The South Sea Bubble and Irelandby Patrick Walsh

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A study of the first great global stock market crash and and its impact on the peripheries of the British state more...

  • War in the Modern World, 1990-2014by Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In War in the Modern World, 1990-2014 , Jeremy Black looks at the most modern of conflicts from the perspective that war is a central feature of the modern world. Arguing that understanding non-Western developments is crucial if the potential of Western war-making is to be assessed accurately, the book also asserts that  knowing the history of conflict... more...

  • Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century Englandby James Raven

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Many more people encountered newspapers, business press products or jobbing print than the glamorous books of the Enlightenment. This book looks at the way in which print effected a business revolution. more...

  • Selling Textiles in the Long Eighteenth Centuryby Jon Stobart; Bruno Blondé

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Textiles are a key component of the industrial and consumer revolutions, yet we lack a coherent picture of how the marketing of textiles varied across the long 18th century and between different regions. This book provides important new insights into the ways in which changes in the supply of textiles related to shifting patterns of demand. more...

  • Poisonedby Steve Shukis

    Titletown Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 14.95

    A gripping tale of murder, sorcery, and criminal justice in turn-of-the-century Chicago, Poisoned is the fascinating true story (1907) ofa mysterious Bohemian fortune teller charged with murdering a half-dozen peopleby slowly poisoning them with arsenic. Poisoned details the horrific murders, and the incredible events that followed HermanBillik'sconviction:... more...

  • In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empireby Robert G. Hoyland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In just over a hundred years--from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750--the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger... more...

  • World of Populations, Aby Heinrich Hartmann; Corinna R. Unger

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Demographic study and the idea of a "population" was developed and modified over the course of the twentieth century, mirroring the political, social, and cultural situations and aspirations of different societies. This growing field adapted itself to specific policy concerns and was therefore never apolitical, despite the protestations of practitioners... more...