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  • Islandologyby Marc Shell

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Islandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures and argues for a world of islands. The book explores the logical consequences of geographic place for the development of philosophy and the study of limits (Greece) and for the establishment of North Sea democracy... more...

  • A Disease Apartby Tony Gould

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    This fascinating cultural and medical history of leprosy enriches our understanding of a still-feared biblical disease. It is a condition shrouded for centuries in mystery, legend, and religious fanaticism. Societies the world over have vilified its sufferers: by the sheer accident of mycobacterial infection, they have been condemned to exile and... more...

  • The Logbooksby Anne Farrow

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Three long-neglected logbooks from Connecticut?s slave trade raise questions about memory and collective forgetting more...

  • Burning Bushby Stephen J. Pyne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    From the time of the continent's formation tens of millions of years ago as the Godwana twin of Antarctica, Australia has been dominated by fire much as its sister has been by ice. Now Stephen Pyne, one of our foremost environmental historians, proposes a major reinterpretation of the Australian experience by using fire and Australia to explain one... more...

  • Fashion in the 1940sby Jayne Shrimpton

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these home dressmakers copied the high-end looks. Women doing war work created new street fashion looks. It also shows how world war shifted the centre... more...

  • The Great Grisbyby Mikita Brottman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    A scholar, psychoanalyst, and cultural critic explores the multifaceted role dogs play in our world in this charming bestiary of dogs from literature, lore, and life. While gradually unveiling her eight-year love affair with her French bulldog, Grisby, Mikita Brottman ruminates on the singular bond between dogs and humans. Why do prevailing attitudes... more...

  • The Return of George Washingtonby Edward Larson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 23.99

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important?yet almost always overlooked?chapter of George Washington?s life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president. After leading the Continental Army to victory in the... more...

  • The Return of George Washingtonby Edward Larson

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important?yet almost always overlooked?chapter of George Washington?s life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president. After leading the Continental Army to victory in the... more...

  • The Return of George Washingtonby Edward Larson

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important?yet almost always overlooked?chapter of George Washington?s life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president. After leading the Continental Army to victory in the... more...

  • Ghostsby Roger Clarke

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    "Is there anybody out there?" No matter how rationally we order our lives, few of us are completely immune to the suggestion of the uncanny and the fear of the dark. What explains sightings of ghosts? Why do they fascinate us? What exactly do those who have been haunted see? What did they believe? And what proof is there? Taking us through the... more...