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  • Gustave Eiffelby Frédéric Seitz

    Armand Colin 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • History and Utopiaby E. M. Cioran; Richard Howard; Eugene Thacker

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    ?Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,? writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett. In History and Utopia , Cioran the monster writes of politics in its broadest sense, of history, and of the utopian dream. His views are, to say the least, provocative. In... more...

  • Anarchism and Other Essaysby Emma Goldman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    12 essays by the influential radical include "Marriage and Love," "The Hypocrisy of Puritanism," "The Traffic in Women," Anarchism," and "The Psychology of Political Violence." Other enduringly relevant essays examine patriotism, the failure of the penal system, and drama as a means of conveying political theory. more...

  • The Longest Trailby Alvin M. Jr Josephy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

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  • It Ended Badlyby Jennifer Wright

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 21.99

    Jennifer Wright is a columnist for the New York Observer and the New York Post , covering sex and dating. She was one of the founding editors of TheGloss.com, and her writing regularly appears in such publications as Cosmopolitan , Glamour , and Maxim . Her breakup cure is gin, reruns of 30 Rock, and historical biographies. She lives and loves... more...

  • We Were Thereby Robert Fox

    Overlook 2010; US$ 16.99

    ¦Robert Fox¦s first-rate treasury of reportage, diaries, oral history, and even fiction frames a scintillating panorama of the 20th century¦s decisive moments ¦To have an anthology of first-rate eyewitness material of this kind is both a treat and an education. ¦ A.C. Grayling, Financial Times ¦In assembling his composite portrait of the last... 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...

  • 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...

  • At the Limits of Historyby Keith Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    "Why bother with history? Keith Jenkins has an answer. He helps us re-think the "end of history", as signalled by postmodernity. Readers may disagree with him, but he never fails to provoke debate about the future of the past." Joanna Bourke, Professor of History, Birkbeck College Keith Jenkins? work on historical theory is renowned; this collection... more...