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- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.15
'Life was a wordless battle of wits between us, with her keeping a sharp look-out for signs of neglect, and me trying to disguise my slovenliness by subterfuge. I became an adept at sweeping dust under the bed, and always used the same few pieces of silver' Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In Lily Dale, New York, the dead don't die. Instead, they flit among the elms and stroll along the streets. According to spiritualists who have ruled this community for five generations, the spirits never go away?and they stay anything but quiet. Every summer twenty thousand guests come to consult the town's mediums in hopes of communicating with... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2014; US$ 42.99
This book is the long awaited third volume in a series that provides a comprehensive comparative history of the humanities. This installment turns to the modern period, from 1850 to 2000, bringing together specialists in philology, musicology, art history, linguistics, archaeology, and literary theory to explore the intertwining nature of these various... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 21.04
Ein biographischer Zugang zur jüdischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte im 19. Jahrhundert. Der gebürtige Elsässer Isaac Dreyfus (1785-1845) gehörte zur ersten Generation französischer Juden mit Staatsbürgerrechten und gründete ein Handelsgeschäft in Basel, die heutige Privatbank »Dreyfus Banquiers«. Was lässt sich über einen Geschäftsmann zu Beginn der Moderne,... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 75.95
The May 1926 coup d?état in Poland inaugurated what has become known as the period of sanacja or ?cleansing.? The event has been explored in terms of the impact that it had on state structures and political styles. But for both supporters and opponents of the post-May regime, the sanacja was a catalyst for debate about Polish national identity,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler?s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes. Here you?ll unearth... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94
Acclaimed historian Helen Castor brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, she gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting the English, and taking sides in a bloody civil war that was tearing fifteenth century France apart. Here is a portrait of a 19-year-old peasant who hears voices from God;... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
This hugely successful history of political and economic integration in Western Europe since the Second World War -- and especially, but by no means exclusively, the European Community itself -- was first published in 1991, to general acclaim. Since then much turbulent water has flowed under the bridges of Maastricht and Strasbourg. Now, in this welcome... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95
Ramillies 1706 details one of the most important clashes in the War of the Spanish Succession, a battle that secure the Duke of Marlborough's place in history and helped determine the future of Europe. In 1706, as the War of Spanish Succession dragged on, France's Louis XIV was eager for peace, but he wanted it on his terms. Therefore, rather than... more...