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  • Sometimes an Artby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History : ?Engaging . . . Mr. Bailyn?s scholarship reveals a colonial world that is hard to see in buildings and other physical artifacts. Among much else, he captures the early fragility of the British Atlantic along with its emerging identities. Bringing such a world into focus on its own terms?and presenting it... more...

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

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 7.56

    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...

  • The Gongyang Commentary on The Spring and Autumn Annalsby Harry Miller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book is a full translation of the Gongyang Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals, a history of the Chinese state of Lu from 722 to 481 BCE, annotated so as to highlight the moral philosophy of its supposed writer, Confucius. 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...

  • Life and Times of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Life and Times of Frederick Douglass is Frederick Douglass' third autobiography, published in 1881, revised in 1892. The emancipation of American Slaves during and following the Civil War allowed Douglass to go into greater specifics of both his life as as slave and his escape from slavery in this volume than he could in his two previous autobiographies... more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    My Bondage and My Freedom is an autobiographical slave narrative written by Frederick Douglass and published in 1855. It is the second of three autobiographies written by Douglass, and is mainly an expansion of his first (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass), discussing in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty. Douglass, a former... more...