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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political? Moments Politiques  finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Sketchesby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    What are the roots of creativity? What makes for great leadership? How do influential people end up rippling the surface of history? In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill... more...

  • A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of... more...