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

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The truth and nothing but the truth?Richard Shenkman sheds light on America's most believed legends. The story of Columbus discovering the world was round was invented by Washington Irving. The pilgrims never lived in log cabins. In Concord, Massachusetts, a third of all babies born in the twenty years before the Revolution were conceived out of... 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...

  • The Crazy Never Dieby Klaus Bittermann

    FUEGO 2011; US$ 8.45

    Biographische Essays über gesellschaftliche Außenseiter, die großen Einfuß auf die Entwicklung der populären Kultur hatten. Sie verkörperten Widerstandsgeist, Provokation und Dissidenz und das alles auf einem extrem hohen Drogenniveau. Sie waren die Jungs, die von den normalen Bürgern Amerikas am liebsten in irgendein Dritteweltland abgeschoben worden... more...

  • Brief Encountersby Edwin Moore

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 15.99

    100 articles on meetings between historical figures explore the details of famous (and some not so famous) conversations and events. Meetings range from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. Articles explain why meetings were important (although some are just funny or downright bizarre). Historical context explains ‘what happened... more...

  • A Short History of Scotlandby 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...

  • Utopia/Dystopiaby Michael D. Gordin; Helen Tilley; Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. Utopia/Dystopia offers a fresh approach to these ideas. Rather than locate utopias in grandiose programs of future totality,... more...

  • This Living Handby Edmund Morris

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, ?You have the most precious gift of all?originality.? That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They cover forty... more...

  • Dreaming Too Loudby Geoffrey Robertson

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 27.69

    Christopher Hitchens described Geoffrey Robertson as 'the greatest living Australian' and the satirical magazine Private Eye calls him 'an Australian who has had a vowel transplant'. Just before he was to cross-examine Princess Diana, the London Times complained that he was 'anti-establishment, republican and Australian' - in ascending order of... more...

  • The Complete Short Stories: Volume Three - The 1970sby Brian Aldiss

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    The third collection of Brian Aldiss? short stories, taken from the 1970s. A must-have for collectors. more...

  • The Complete Short Stories: Volume Four - The 1980sby Brian Aldiss

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    The fourth collection of Brian Aldiss? short stories, taken from the 1980s. A must-have for collectors. more...