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- University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95
Is History Fiction? explores in fresh and innovative ways the perennial question, What is History? How can we in the present know the past? In a wonderful journey that starts with the classical Greeks and travels through the centuries to more recent forms of history that are framed by Marxism, postmodernism and feminism, John Docker and Ann Curthoys... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
Guess what? The Indians didn?t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. Thomas Jefferson thought states? rights?an idea reviled today?were even more important than the Constitution?s checks and balances. The ?Wild? West was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didn?t... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 160.00
This volume marks fifty years of an innovative approach to writing economic history often called "The Cliometrics Revolution." The book presents memoirs of personal development, intellectual lives and influences, new lines of historical research, long-standing debates, a growing international scholarly community, and the contingencies that guide and... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
?It ain?t so much the things we don?t know that get us into trouble,nineteenth-century humorist Josh Billings remarked. ?It?s the things we know that just ain?t so.? In this bold and brilliantly argued book, acclaimed author and talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on ten of the biggest fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95
How does the historian approach primary sources? How do interpretations differ? How can they be used to write history? Reading Primary Sources goes a long way to providing answers for these questions. In the first part of this unique volume, the chapters give an overview of both traditional and new methodological approaches to the use of sources,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 130.00
This book examines successive stages in the development of the thought of Sir Herbert Butterfield in relation to fundamental issues in the science of history. In a carefully nuanced way it lays bare the unspoken motivations and hidden tensions in Butterfield's debate with himself and with a host of contemporary historians in the period between 1924-79. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
Acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan explores here the many ways in which history affects us all. She shows how a deeper engagement with history, both as individuals and in the sphere of public debate, can help us understand ourselves and the world better. But she also warns that history can be misused and lead to misunderstanding. History is used... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
From admired historian?and coiner of one of feminism's most popular slogans?Laurel Thatcher Ulrich comes an exploration of what it means for women to make history. In 1976, in an obscure scholarly article, Ulrich wrote, "Well behaved women seldom make history." Today these words appear on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, and... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 41.95
The nature, faults and future of modern civilization and how these connect to the past are tackled in this broad-reaching volume. Presents a study of modernity that examines classical influences Incorporates political, economic, social, and psychological theories Highlights writings from a wide range of thinkers, including Adam Smith, Marx, Mill,... more...