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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • El laberinto de la choledadby Guillermo Nugent

    Editorial UPC 2015; US$ 8.00

    Esta segunda edición incluye dos ensayos que complementan el planteamiento inicial. En el primero, a propósito de un cuento de Julio Ramón Ribeyro, el autor discute qué significa ser auténtico en un mundo público fuertemente jerarquizado. El segundo intenta ordenar tres perspectivas de los debates públicos durante los años más estremecedores de la... more...

  • Mujeres para la historiaby Antonina Rodrigo

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Antonina Rodrigo recoge en este libro las voces de 14 mujeres luchadoras en diversos campos de la vida pública que, sumadas conjuntamente, sustentan, en gran parte, el auge del progreso femenino. Ellas fueron las pioneras del cambio más importante que se está plasmando en los primeros años del siglo XX. En sus páginas viven dos actrices y una bailarina... more...

  • Les Naufrages célèbresby Ligaran; Frédéric Zurcher

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Il n'existe dans l'histoire de l'Angleterre aucun fait maritime dont l'importance puisse être comparée à la destruction de la flotte espagnole envoyée, en 1588, par Philippe II, pour conquérir le royaume d'Elisabeth. Jamais nos voisins d'outre-mer ne coururent un plus grand danger et ne déployèrent une constance plus courageuse. Ajoutons... more...

  • Les plus sombres histoires de l'an milby Daniel-Charles Luytens

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Anecdotes insolites et méconnues du Moyen-Age On sait depuis longtemps maintenant qu'il n'y eut jamais de "peur de l'an mil" ce n'était qu'un phénomène né bien plus tard. Par contre, c'est une période charnière, une période mal connue. Elle fait la jonction entre Charlemagne et les futurs grands états européens qui ne sont pas encore dessinés.... more...

  • 100 ans d'erreurs de la gauche françaiseby La Boîte à Pandore; Bruno de la Palme

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Moins de 3 mois après son élection, la cote de confiance de François Hollande est en berne dans les sondages. Entre hésitations, crise de l'Euro et tensions dans son parti, Hollande ne serait-il pas la nouvelle brebis égarée de la gauche ? Sans concessions, avec une plume acérée et polémiste, Bruno de la Palme a traqué les erreurs historiques,... more...

  • The Past Is Not Deadby Douglas B. Chambers; Kenneth Watson; Peggy Whitman Prenshaw

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 30.00

    The Past Is Not Dead is a collection of twenty-one literary and historical essays that will mark the 50th anniversary of the Southern Quarterly , one of the oldest scholarly journals (founded in 1962) dedicated to southern studies. Like its companion volume, Personal Souths , The Past Is Not Dead features the best of the work published in the... more...

  • Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Oneby Anna Winterbottom; Facil Tesfaye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This interdisciplinary work presents essays on disease and medicine in the Indian Ocean World, spanning over a millennium. It is the first work on medical history in the region. Themes include medical theory, concepts of fertility, material culture, healing, diplomacy, and colonialism, public health, slavery, migrant labour, and medicine. more...