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  • A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciencesby Roger E. Backhouse; Philippe Fontaine

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences exposes parallels and contrasts in the way the histories of the social sciences are written. more...

  • Industry and Politics in the Third Reich (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust)by John Gillingham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    When originally published in 1985 this was the first detailed study of business in Nazi Germany. Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from government and private archives, the book throws light on the important role played by Germany heavy industry in preserving traditions valuable for the post-Nazi future. Contrary to widely held beliefs, the industrialists... more...

  • The Policies of Genocide (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust)by Gerhard Hirschfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    One of the darkest passages in German history is examined in this book (originally published in 1986) by five leading German historians of the Third Reich. The authors establish that a direct link existed between the widespread deaths of Soviet prisoners of war and the extermination of Jews and implicate the German army in the policies of genocide... more...

  • The Complete Titanic Chroniclesby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 24.99

    The complete story of the sinking of the Titanic , told by Walter Lord in two acclaimed and riveting chronicles of the ship?s doomed maiden voyage In just two hours and forty minutes, 1,500 souls were lost at sea when the RMS Titanic succumbed to the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, A Night to... more...

  • A Nation on Trialby Norman G. Finkelstein; Ruth Bettina Birn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    No recent work of history has generated as much interest as Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners. Purporting to solve the mystery of the Nazi holocaust, Goldhagen maintains that ordinary Germans were driven by fanatical anti-Semitism to murder the Jews. An immediate national best-seller, the book went on to create an international... more...

  • Justification and Critiqueby Rainer Forst

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Rainer Forst develops a critical theory capable of deciphering the deficits and potentials inherent in contemporary political reality. This calls for a perspective which is immanent to social and political practices and at the same time transcends them. Forst regards society as a whole as an ‘order of justification’ comprising complexes... more...

  • Presented Pastby B. L. Molyneaux; P. G. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent representation of the past as something finished, understood... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Historyby Marc Ferro

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Use and Abuse of History has become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. Engaging and challenging, this book confronts the reader with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China. ... more...

  • The Historiography of Communismby Michael E. Brown

    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...

  • A Cultural History of Causalityby Stephen Kern

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    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...