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  • 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...

  • Tacitus and the Tacitean Traditionby Torrey James Luce; Anthony John Woodman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Manifestos for Historyby Sue Morgan; Keith Jenkins; Alun Munslow

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    Written by some of the world?s leading historians and theorists of history, Manifestos for History draws together a series of manifestos that address the question of what kinds of histories we ought to be considering and making in and for the twenty-first century. With a foreword by Joanna Bourke and an afterword by Hayden White, these manifestos... 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...

  • Cleopatra's Noseby Daniel J. Boorstin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Discoverers demonstrates the truth behind the aphorism that if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. Boorstin goes on to uncover the elements of accident, improvisation and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs. From the Trade Paperback... 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...