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  • From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexualityby Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalitÚs . Yet historians have only recently begun to study sexual practices in any depth, establishing that sexuality is not a biological constant but an ever-changing phenomenon, continuously... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • American Sketchesby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s Part Twoby Brian Aldiss

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 15.78

    The second collection of Brian Aldiss? short stories, taken from the 1960s. A must-have for collectors. more...

  • George L. Mosse's Italyby Lorenzo Benadusi; Giorgio Caravale

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Twelve years have gone by since the passing of George L. Mosse, yet his work still provides essential tools for historical analysis and influences contemporary research. This volume provides a re-examination of his historiographical production and an analysis of his influence in the context of Italian history. more...

  • Altered Pastsby Richard J. Evans; Hedva Ben-Israel

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    A thought-provoking survey and critique of ?what-if?? history more...

  • Works of Plutarchby Plutarch

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 5.99

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.This Collection Includes:Essays and Miscellanies The Lives of the noble Grecians and Romans, Volume I Translated... 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...