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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dreaming Too Loudby Geoffrey Robertson

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 14.83

    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... 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...

  • Was ist eine Ruine?by Alain Schnapp; Andreas Wittenburg

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 8.29

    Ein Essay zur Weltgeschichte der Ruinen. Alain Schnapps Essay entwirft eine Universalgeschichte der Ruinen. In globaler Perspektive blickt er auf die unvermeidliche Beziehung, die jede Zivilisation mit den Ruinen unterhält. Manche von ihnen vertrauen darauf, dass riesige Monumente dafür sorgen werden, die Erinnerung zu bewahren, andere verlassen sich... more...

  • Utopia/Dystopiaby Michael D. Gordin; Helen Tilley; Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. Utopia/Dystopia offers a fresh approach to these ideas. Rather than locate utopias in grandiose programs of future totality,... 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...

  • 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 reflects 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...