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  • ''For Their Own Good''by Julia S. Torrie

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The early twentieth-century advent of aerial bombing made successful evacuations essential to any war effort, but ordinary people resented them deeply. Based on extensive archival research in Germany and France, this is the first broad, comparative study of civilian evacuations in Germany and France during World War II. The evidence uncovered exposes... more...

  • "A Mutual Responsibility and a Moral Obligation"by GŁnter Saathoff; Michael Jansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book contains the final report of Germany's 'Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future' Foundation, giving a comprehensive history of the country's use of slave labor during World War II and the complex process by which reparations for survivors were negotiated. more...

  • "Getting History Right"by Mark A. Wolfgram

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    How do individuals, societies, and nations deal with their difficult pasts? 'Getting History Right' examines this question in a comparative context by looking at an authoritarian East Germany and a pluralistic, democratic West Germany. It examines how societal level discussions of the past shaped individual perceptions and interpretations of the past;... more...

  • "Gypsies" in European Literature and Cultureby Valentina Glajar; Domnica Radulescu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book traces representations of "Gypsies" that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies. more...

  • "Photos of the Gods"by Christopher Pinney

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00

    Drawing on years of archival research, interviews with artists and publishers, and the ethnographic study of their rural consumers, Christopher Pinney traces the intimate connections between the production and consumption of mass-produced images in India and the struggle against colonial rule. more...

  • 'The Lament for the South'by William T. Jr Graham

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 32.00

    The Ai Chiang-nan fu by the sixth-century poet Yu Hsin deserves study both for its literary merits and for its uniqueness. more...

  • "They Have Killed Papa Dead!"by Anthony Pitch

    Steerforth Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a central drama of the American experience. Its impact is felt to this day, and the basic story is known to all. Anthony Pitch?s thrilling account of the Lincoln conspiracy and its aftermath transcends the mere facts of that awful night during which dashing actor John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head and... more...

  • 'True Jersey Blues'by Dominick Mazzagetti

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 74.99

    This book tells the story of two Civil War soldiers from Hunterdon County serving with the Army of the Potomac through letters written to hometown newspapers. Their vivid accounts of life on the march, fierce firefights, and everyday occupations convey a true sense of the Civil War as experienced by the men enlisted to fight. The letters from cover... more...

  • 'Twelve to One' V Fighter Command Aces of the Pacificby Tony Holmes; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    This volume details the experiences of 107 elite American aces in combat against the Japanese. The highest scoring US pilots of World War 2 fought against the Japanese Army Air Force and Imperial Japanese Navy over the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. Flying P-38s and P-47s, men such as Dick Bong and Thomas McGuire won the Medal of Honor... more...

  • 'We Are Going to Pick Potatoes'by Irene Levin Berman

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 27.99

    This book tells of growing up Jewish in Norway during and after WWII. As a young child, the author escaped from the Nazis to neutral Sweden with her immediate family. The author's identity as a Norwegian and a Jew led her to explore previously unopened doors in writing this memoir. more...