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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.32
Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize?winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian?s craft in these perceptive, essential essays. From thoughtful pieces on the historian?s role to striking insights into America?s past and present... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 31.99
A sparkling memoir by one of our greatest historians. This wonderfully entertaining journey takes us from Alistair Horne's childhood as a wartime evacuee in America to his career as a highly successful historian and biographer, via a stint as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. We travel with him from Germany to America, from Canada... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.50
Edward Gibbon was one of the world's greatest historians and a towering figure of his age. When he died in 1794 he left behind the unfinished drafts of his Memoirs, which were posthumously edited by his friend Lord Sheffield, and remain an astonishing portrait of a rich, full life. Recounting Gibbon's sickly childhood in London, his disappointment... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 25.99
This lively book explores the changes taking place in history and the archives as a result of new concepts, practices, and technologies. Among other issues, it raises the question of what future historical archives will be like if scholars and archivists cannot understand each others' work. more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 23.32
He proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars; he was a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends; he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan: A. L. Rowse was a man of many contradictions. In this clear-sighted... more...
- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99
A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom. It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with his slave Sally Hemings and fathered at least one of her children, a conclusion based on a 1998 DNA study published in Nature and on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
Examine new trends in the writing of new historyand what they mean to information science! History has been devalued, causing a lack of career prospects for historians, a decrease in vocations to the history profession, and historical discontinuity between generations. History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline is a recap of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
How does the historian approach memory and how do historians use different sources to analyze how history and memory interact and impact on each other? Memory and History explores the different aspects of the study of this field. Taking examples from Europe, Australia, the USA and Japan and treating periods beyond living memory as well as the... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 267.14
Die International Bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS), die seit 1930 jährlich erscheint, verzeichnet die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit ? von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit einschließlich der historischen Hilfswissenschaften.... more...
- Canongate Unbound 2013; US$ 22.46
Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name ? an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent... more...