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  • Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theoryby Gene Ray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 33.00

    This book examines transformations in art and critical theory in the aftermath of Auschwitz and Hiroshima and analyzes the current "war on terror" as a symptom of the failure to critically process those historical traumas. 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...

  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political? Moments Politiques  finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Historical Mysteriesby Andrew Lang

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Practicing Historyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • We Were Thereby Robert Fox

    Overlook 2010; US$ 16.99

    Covering two world wars, revolutions, discoveries and the rise and fall of empires across the globe, We Were There reports on the defining moments of the last hundred years, from the turn of the last century through the Wall Street Crash and D-Day, to the Vietnam War, Tiananmen Square and 9/11. In a period of vast technological advancement that has... more...

  • Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World Historyby Richard Shenkman

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ?.No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkman?s corrections.? ? Booklist Founder of George Mason University?s History News Network and bestselling author of Presidential Ambition and One Night Stands ... more...

  • How to Lose a Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders?whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations,... more...