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  • Indiana's 200by Linda C. Gugin; James E. St. Clair

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2016; US$ 32.95

    Part of the Indiana Historical Society's commemoration of the nineteenth state's bicentennial, Indiana's 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State recognizes the people who made enduring contributions to Indiana in its 200-year history. Written by historians, scholars, biographers, and independent researchers, the biographical essays in this book... more...

  • The Race of Timeby Hershel Baker

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 14.95

    Professor Baker recounts and analyses the relations of the English Renaissance historians to other writers of their time and to the historians of later ages. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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 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...