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  • 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...

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

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 22.00

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

  • Dreaming Too Loudby Geoffrey Robertson

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 13.59

    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 horror.... more...

  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    Born in 1940 in Algiers, JACQUES RANCIÉRE is one of the most important figures in contemporary philosophy. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris under the tutelage of philosopher Louis Althusser, but broke with his mentor after the May 1968 uprisings. It was during this time that Ranciére began to formulate his theory of radical equality,... more...

  • England and the Warby Walter Raleigh

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh?s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh?s lectures served as propaganda during a time when chemical warfare was first being considered as ethically questionable. England and... more...

  • England and the Warby Walter Raleigh

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh?s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh?s lectures served as propaganda during a time when chemical warfare was first being considered as ethically questionable. England and... more...

  • England and the Warby Walter Raleigh

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh?s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh?s lectures served as propaganda during a time when chemical warfare was first being considered as ethically questionable. England and... more...