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  • Rationalities in Historyby D. L. d'Avray

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    The distinguished historian David d'Avray applies seminal Weberian ideas to the comparative history of religion and the philosophy of law. more...

  • A Few Acres of Snowby Paul Simpson-Housley; Glen Norcliffe

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 11.99

    These 22 essays explore how poets, artists, and writers have addressed the physical essence of Canada. more...

  • Majesty in Canadaby Colin Coates

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 19.99

    Examines how Canadians have understood their ties to royalty and how the regal principle influenced our national identity. more...

  • The Libraries, Leadership, and Legacy of John Adams and Thomas Jeffersonby Robert C. Baron; Conrad Edick Wright

    Fulcrum Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    A lively and informative collection of essays from some of today's premier historians of Adams and Jefferson, celebrating these two founding fathers and the importance of books and libraries in America. more...

  • Enterprise and Historyby D. C. Coleman; Peter Mathias

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 48.00

    This collection of essays is a tribute to Charles Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College. more...

  • Is History Fiction?by Ann Curthoys; John Docker

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and fascinating, this book is an original and insightful examination of the ways in which history is—and might be—written. It traces History?s doubleness... more...

  • History Warsby Edward T. Linethal; Tom Engelhardt

    Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 19.99

    From the ?taming of the West? to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the portrayal of the past has become a battleground at the heart of American politics. What kind of history Americans should read, see, or fund is no longer merely a matter of professional interest to teachers, historians, and museum curators. Everywhere now, history is... more...

  • The Zinn Readerby Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic... more...

  • The Logos Readerby Stephen Eric Bronner; Michael J. Thompson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 30.00

    Founded in 2002, Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture was established in response to the increasing erosion of a left political culture and the new possibilities for international political engagement and cooperation produced by the Internet. Many of the best known intellectual representatives of what might be termed a "rational radicalism"... more...

  • How Carrots Won the Trojan Warby Rebecca Rupp

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2011; US$ 14.95

    How Carrots Won the Trojan War is a delightful collection of little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world?s most popular vegetables. Curious cooks, gardeners, and casual readers alike will be fascinated by these far-fetched tales of their favorite foods? pasts. Readers will discover why Roman gladiators... more...