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- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99
Timothy Venning's exploration of the alternative paths that British history might easily have taken moves on to the Wars of the Roses. What if Richard of York had not given battle in vain? How would a victory for Warwick the Kingmaker at the Battle of Barnet changed the course of the struggle for power? What if the Princes had escaped from the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99
Savage Girls and Wild Boys is a fascinating history of extraordinary children---brought up by animals, raised in the wilderness, or locked up for long years in solitary confinement. Wild or feral children have fascinated us through the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates... more...
- Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Whereas historical determinacy conceives the past as a complex and unstable network of causalities, this book asks how history can be related to a more radical future. To pose that question, it does not reject determinacy outright but rather seeks to explore how it works. In examining what it means to be "determined" by history, it also asks... more...
- New Press, The 2014;
First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael?s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With the author?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s “Liberty or Death?... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13
Klio lebt nicht im Elfenbeinturm. Die Verwandlung von Geschehen in Geschichte entwickelt sich im Spannungsfeld von aktivem Miterleben und distanzierter Reflexion, von öffentlicher Identitätsvergewisserung und geschichtspolitischer Legitimation. Mächtiger als Akteure und Institutionen aber sind die kulturellen Codes und die fachlichen Denkmuster, in... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had won the Second? How would England look if there had been no Cromwell? What would the world be like if Communism had never collapsed? And what if John F. Kennedy had lived? In this acclaimed book, leading historians from Andrew Roberts to Michael Burleigh explore what might... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
In this fresh appraisal of communism and anti-communism, with an emphasis on the American case, respected scholar Michael E. Brown examines the methods, controversies and difficulties involved in writing the history of communism. Arguing that one important way of understanding communism—other than as a concrete political or ideological force—is... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95
This pioneering work is the first to trace how our understanding of the causes of human behavior has changed radically over the course of European and American cultural history since 1830. Focusing on the act of murder, as documented vividly by more than a hundred novels including Crime and Punishment, An American Tragedy, The Trial , and Lolita... more...