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  • Year One of the Russian Revolutionby Victor Serge; Peter Sedgwick

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 24.99

    Serge exposes the heart of the vital first year of the most important working class revolution in history. more...

  • IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraqby IraqiGirl

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 13.00

    In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation. more...

  • French Revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empireby Pascal Firges

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    An unusual view of the French Revolution as one of moderation and compromise, transforming not only the French state, but territories throughout the world. This volume focuses on its impact across the Ottoman Empire, shedding new light on the global repercussions of the French Revolution and on French revolutionary foreign politics and diplomacy. more...

  • Exile, Imprisonment, or Deathby Julian Swann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    In 1617, Louis XIII was forced to resort to assassination as punishment, while a century later, Louis XIV needed only to issue a command and the kingdom's most powerful subjects would submit to imprisonment or exile without trial. What were 'politics of disgrace', why did it emerge, what conventions governed its use, and how did France react to it? more...

  • Ernst Kantorowiczby Robert E. Lerner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895?1963), an influential and controversial German-American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the great events and thinkers of his time. A medieval historian whose ideas exerted an influence far beyond his field, he is most famous for two books?a notoriously... more...

  • Decolonizationby Jan C. Jansen; Jürgen Osterhammel; Jeremiah Riemer

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    The end of colonial rule in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean was one of the most important and dramatic developments of the twentieth century. In the decades after World War II, dozens of new states emerged as actors in global politics. Long-established imperial regimes collapsed, some more or less peacefully, others amid mass violence. This book takes... more...

  • Gagarineby Yves Gauthier

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Le 12 avril 1961, un inconnu de vingt-sept ans, Youri Gagarine, réalise l?un des rêves les plus fous de l?humanité. Pour la première fois, un homme voyage dans l?espace. Tel un héros de conte russe, cet ancien petit paysan devenu aviateur côtoie les tsars de son temps en exhibant son éternel sourire. Pourtant, il n?ignore rien des souffrances endurées... more...

  • The Transatlantic Kindergartenby Ann Taylor Allen

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    The kindergarten, which offered an innovative approach to early childhood education, was invented in the German-speaking world and arrived in the United States along with German political exiles in the 1850s. In both the United States and Germany, activist women worked to develop and promote this new form of education. Over the course of three generations... more...

  • Sheilaby Robert Wainwright

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    Vivacious, confident and striking, young Australian Sheila Chisholm met her first husband, Lord Loughborough, in Egypt during the First World War. Arriving in London as a young married woman, she quickly conquered English society, and would spend the next half a century inside the palaces, mansions and clubs of the elite. Her clandestine affair with... more...

  • Cuba and Revolutionary Latin Americaby Dirk Kruijt

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    The first oral history of Cuba?s revolutionary influence on governments across Latin America and an expose of the Departamento América. more...