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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The D-Day Companionby Jane Penrose

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, ?The D-Day Companion? book brings together the perspectives and opinions of leading military historians from both sides of the Atlantic. Operation Overlord saw the Allied Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery pit their wits against Hitler in a bold bid to liberate continental Europe.... more...

  • The United States, Southeast Asia, and Historical Memoryby Mark Pavlick

    Haymarket Books 2015;

    Exposes the horrifying criminality of US policy in Indochina was during the Vietnam war. more...

  • Sparring with Hemingwayby Budd Schulberg

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Schulberg goes toe to toe with his lifelong passion in this collection of his greatest writings on boxing ?As much as I love boxing, I hate it.? So begins screenwriter, novelist, and journalist Budd Schulberg?s collection of essays on the sweet science of bruising, a sport that fueled his literary ambitions and unsettled his conscience from a... more...

  • Sorry!by Henry Hitchings

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 27.99

    A humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper manners Most of us know a bit about what passes for good manners?holding doors open, sending thank-you notes, no elbows on the table?and we certainly know bad manners when we see them. But where has this patchwork of beliefs and behaviors come from? How did manners develop?... 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...

  • Sometimes an Artby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflect a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history. The past has always been elusive: how can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight?... more...

  • Mysteries in Historyby Paul D. Aron

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Including examples from ancient times to modern, from Neanderthals and Noah's Ark to Amelia Earhart and JFK, this book explores the process of historical research. It contains chronologically arranged essays, which reveal the mechanics of the process, including debate, archeology, and the application of modern science to ancient questions. more...