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  • The American Ideaby Robert Vare

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 12.99

    ?What is ?the American idea?? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as something higher... more...

  • What They Think of Usby David Farber

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    It has never been more important for Americans to understand why the world both hates and loves the United States. In What They Think of Us , a remarkable group of writers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America describes the world's profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the United States--before and since 9/11. While many people... more...

  • Pieceworkby Pete Hamill

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    In a new volume of journalistic essays, the eclectic author of A Drinking Life offers sharp commentary on diverse subjects, such as American immigration policy toward Mexico, Mike Tyson, television, crack, Northern Ireland and Octavio Paz. more...

  • Strukturelle Zwänge ? Persönliche Freiheitenby Hendrik Fenz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    The present volume produced in honour of the turcologist Petra Kappert (Hamburg) concentrates on the subject of social upheavals. The papers range widely, historically from the beginnings of the Ottoman Empire up to the present day, geographically from Persia to the Caucasus and from there to Berlin today, and thematically the volume offers an impressive... more...

  • Rationalities in Historyby D. L. d'Avray

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

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

  • Revolutionary Foundersby Alfred F. Young; Ray Raphael; Gary Nash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.99

    In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the Founding Fathers. While the Founding Fathers... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • My Desire for Historyby Allan Bérubé; Estelle B. Freedman; John D'Emilio

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History more...

  • National Plotsby Andrea Cabajsky; Brett Josef Grubisic

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010; US$ 42.95

    Fiction that reconsiders, challenges, reshapes, and/or upholds national narratives of history has long been an integral aspect of Canadian literature. Works by writers of historical fiction (from early practitioners such as John Richardson to contemporary figures such as Alice Munro and George Elliott Clarke) propose new views and understandings... more...