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  • Places of Encounter, Volume 1by Aran MacKinnon; Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

    Avalon Publishing 2012; US$ 52.00

    Places of Encounter provides a place-based approach to world history, focusing on specific locations at critical moments when human history was transformed as a result of encountersphysical, political, cultural, intellectual, and religious. Original, contributed essays by leading academics in the field explore places from Hadar to Xi'an, Salvador... 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...

  • Reflections on the Civil Warby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. 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$ 29.07

    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...