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  • Reflections on the Civil Warby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. more...

  • Progressive Historiansby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Richard Hofstadter, the distinguished historian and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, brilliantly assesses the ideas and contributions of the three major American interpretive historians of the twentieth century:  Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard and V.L. Parrington. These men, whose views of history were shaped in large part by the political... 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...

  • The War on Povertyby Kyle Farmbry

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    The War on Poverty: A Retrospective examines the strategies and programs launched since 1964 through the eyes of academics and practitioners engaged in education, health care, social services provision, and community economic development. more...

  • 9/11: The World Speaksby Tribute WTC Visitor Center; Lee Ielpi; Meriam Lobel

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Almost two million people from across the United States and around the world have come through the museum galleries of the Tribute WTC Visitor Center since it opened in September 2006 right across the street from the World Trade Center site. Many of these visitors have written their poignant reflections about the impact of September 11th on visitor... more...

  • Gustave Eiffelby Frédéric Seitz

    Armand Colin 2014; US$ 25.99

    Gustave Eiffel a laissé son nom à la postérité grâce à la tour qu?il a construite pour l?Exposition universelle de 1889. Constructeur audacieux d?édifices et d?ouvrages d?art dans le monde entier, promoteur des technologies nouvelles, défenseur acharné de l?industrialisation, mais aussi homme de sciences, il jette les fondements d?une pensée renouvelée... more...

  • The Crazy Never Dieby Klaus Bittermann

    FUEGO 2011; US$ 8.25

    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...

  • Sisterly Loveby Marie A. Conn; Thérèse McGuire

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 32.99

    Sisterly Love tells the stories of women who have made or are making significant contributions to Pennsylvania history, from the state?s early decades to the present day. In these essays you will meet artists, political leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, computer experts, environmentalists, abolitionists, and more. more...

  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Pastby Neil Davidson

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 22.00

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized. 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...