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  • Places of Encounterby Aran MacKinnon; Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    Using a place-based approach by focusing on specific locations at critical historical moments of historical transformation, Places of Encounter provides a unique alternative to world history anthologies or survey texts. more...

  • Dispatches from the Occupationby Stephen Collis

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 16.95

    Investigates one of philosophy's ongoing preoccupations? change ?articulating its patterns across disciplines and through eras, from Ancient Rome to the Occupy Movement. 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...

  • Tales of Times Squareby Josh Alan Friedman

    Feral House 2012; US$ 16.95

    The classic account of New York City's sleaziest district returns with seven new chapters. more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • Daily Ritualsby Mason Currey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95

    Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, ?time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.?   Kafka is one of 161 inspired?and inspiring?minds,... more...

  • All about Coffeeby William H. Ukers

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 11.95

    The original homage to the world's most extraordinary drink! In 1922, William H. Ukers wrote the definitive work on coffee. As the founder of The Tea and Coffee Trade Journal , an industry magazine still active today, he spent seventeen years traveling the world and uncovering everything there was to know about both the bean and the beverage. From... more...

  • Global Intellectual Historyby Samuel Moyn; Andrew Sartori

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Where do ideas fit in historical accounts that take an expansive, global view of human movements and events? Teaching intellectual history scholars to incorporate transnational perspectives into their work, while also advising them how to handle the challenges and controversies that may arise, this original resource explains the concepts, practice,... more...

  • Cry my Beloved Africaby Peter Wuteh Vakunta

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 24.95

    Cry My Beloved Africa is a compendium of essays having as locus the continent of Africa. It comprises insightful observations on the politics, governmental systems, political economy, cultural practices, educational systems and natural phenomena that impact on the lives of Africans. True to the tradition of French novelist Stendhal, the author intends... more...