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  • The Zinn Readerby Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic... more...

  • The Logos Readerby Stephen Eric Bronner; Michael J. Thompson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 30.00

    Founded in 2002, Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture was established in response to the increasing erosion of a left political culture and the new possibilities for international political engagement and cooperation produced by the Internet. Many of the best known intellectual representatives of what might be termed a "rational radicalism"... more...

  • Places of Encounter, Volume 1by Aran MacKinnon; Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Clio Wiredby Roy Rosenzweig; Anthony Grafton

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    In these visionary essays, Roy Rosenzweig charts the impact of new media on teaching, researching, preserving, presenting, and understanding history. Negotiating between the "cyberenthusiasts" who champion technological breakthroughs and the "digitalskeptics" who fear the end of traditional humanistic scholarship, Rosenzweig re-envisions academic... more...

  • Places of Encounter, Volume 2by Aran MacKinnon; Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    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; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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$ 13.99

    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...