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  • History and Utopiaby E. M. Cioran; Richard Howard; Eugene Thacker

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    ?Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,? writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett. In History and Utopia , Cioran the monster writes of politics in its broadest sense, of history, and of the utopian dream. His views are, to say the least, provocative. In... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 12.99

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Pieds-noirs, les bernés de l'Histoireby Alain Vincenot

    Archipel 2014; US$ 17.99

    Il y a soixante ans, une trentaine d?attentats antieuropéens faisaient basculer l?Algérie dans la guerre. Huit ans plus tard, plus d?un million de Pieds noirs, spoliés, traumatisés, chassés d?un pays qu?ils croyaient être le leur, étaient « rapatriés » en catastrophe en métropole, où leur exode était minimisé et leur mémoire piétinée, alors que la... more...

  • Sometimes an Artby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.99

    From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history. The past has always been elusive: How can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight?... more...

  • When the Facts Changeby Tony Judt; Jennifer Homans

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and America, what was and what is with what should be. In When the Facts Change , Tony Judt?s widow and fellow historian Jennifer Homans has assembled... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    I Wish I?d Been There brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians? responses to the question ?What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed?and why?? The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history?s most dramatic events.The Salem... more...

  • Practicing Historyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize?winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian?s craft in these perceptive, essential essays.   From thoughtful pieces on the historian?s role to striking insights into America?s past and present... more...

  • Guilt About the Pastby Bernhard Schlink

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    The six essays that make up this compelling book view the long shadow of past guilt both as a uniquely German experience and as a global one. Bernhard Schlink explores the phenomenon of guilt and how it attaches to a whole society, not just to individual perpetrators. He considers how to use the lesson of history to motivate individual moral behavior,... more...