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  • Iron Bars And Bookshelvesby Louisa Blair; Patrick Donovan; Donald Fyson

    Baraka Books 2016; US$ 24.99

    The Morrin Centre is at the heart of Quebec City's history. It once housed Quebec's common jail, the Presbyterian-run Morrin College, and the scholarly activities of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Today, it is home to the city's main English-language cultural center and library. The colorful stories of each of these institutions reveal... more...

  • Encounters Old and New in World Historyby Alan Karras; Laura J. Mitchell; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson; Lauren Benton; Edmund Burke III; Trevor Getz; Candice Goucher; Martin W. Lewis; Robert B. Marks; Carla Rahn Phillips; William D. Philiips; Merry Wiesner-Hanks; Theodore Jun Yoo

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    This collection of essays asserts the specific value of world history research and teaching, showing how the field contributes to the larger historical profession and offering concrete suggestions to develop more interaction between the academy and the public. The twelve contributors, each with their own academic areas of interest, are experienced... more...

  • City of Lionsby Józef Wittlin; Philippe Samds Philippe Samds

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    Portrait of a City in Two Acts: Lviv, Then and Now Lviv, Lwów, Lvov, Lemberg. Known by a variety of names, the City of Lions is now in western Ukraine. Situated in different countries during its history, it is a city located along the fault-lines of Europe's history. City of Lions  presents two essays, written more than half a century apart -... more...

  • History as Mysteryby Michael Parenti

    City Lights Publishers 2016; US$ 15.95

    Essays on how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege. more...

  • The American Spiritby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 25.00

    A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States?winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others?that reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress,... 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...

  • Witness to a Centuryby George Seldes

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    "This extraordinary book . . . is a reminder . . . of the sins of suppression and untruth that have been and can be committed in the name of American journalism . . . One of the last first-person statements from a generation that included Hitler, Nehru, and Mao . . . and Seldes too." -- Columbia Journalism Review From the Trade Paperback edition.... more...

  • The Wild Gardenby William Robinson; Rick Darke

    Timber Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    A rich combination of original text, modern commentary, and lush photography makes this new edition essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how we have arrived at our present assumptions about gardening and where we still need to go.   more...

  • This Living Handby Edmund Morris

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.32

    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...