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  • Good Huntingby Jack Devine; Vernon Loeb

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    "A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture?the good and the bad." ?Bob Woodward Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson?s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into... more...

  • Strange Historiesby Darren Oldridge

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 30.95

    Strange Histories presents a serious account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences of European and North American history and explains how they made sense to people living at the time.  Using case studies from the Middle Ages and the early modern period, this book provides fascinating insights into the world-view of a vanished age and... more...

  • Connected Placesby Anne Feldhaus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people... more...

  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930by Patricia A. Schechter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • Lady Katherine Knollysby Sarah-Beth Watkins

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    This fascinating book studies Katherine Knollys' life and times, including her intriguing relationship with Elizabeth I. more...

  • States of Irelandby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    Written in 1972 in the wake of Bloody Sunday and direct rule, States of Ireland was Conor Cruise O'Brien's searching analysis of contemporary Irish nationalism: part-memoir, part-history, part-polemic. 'If The Great Melody (1992) is O'Brien's major academic work, States of Ireland is the one that will endure as a vital moment in Irish intellectual... more...

  • 1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterlooby Stephen Bates

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon's European ambitions and ushered in a century largely of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellington's troops fighting for? And what kind of society did they return to? Stephen Bates paints a vivid portrait of every aspect of Britain in 1815. Overseas, the bounds... more...

  • In These Timesby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 40.99

    A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars?but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain?... more...

  • The Wartime Gardenby Twigs Way

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    ?This War is a Food War?? In 1941 Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, was determined that the Garden Front would save England: ?Dig for Victory? was the slogan, digging for dinner the reality. With food imports dwindling the number of allotments grew, millions opted to ?Spend an Hour with a Hoe? instead of an hour in a queue, and the upper classes turned... more...