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  • Memoirs of My Lifeby Edward Gibbon

    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...

  • Processing the Pastby Francis X. Blouin Jr.; William G. Rosenberg

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 25.99 US$ 23.39

    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...

  • A Man of Contradictionsby Richard Ollard

    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...

  • Framing a Legendby M. Andrew Holowchak

    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...

  • History Under Debateby Lawrence J Mc Crank; Carlos Barros

    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...

  • Memory and Historyby Joan Tumblety

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • Letters of Noteby Shaun Usher

    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...

  • Teaching History at Universityby Alan Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Alan Booth draws on a wide range of international research as well as the reflections and experiences of university historians, linking theory and practice. Teaching History at University examines how high-quality history teaching and learning can be achieved in today's universities worldwide. This is an essential resource for university teachers... more...

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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.39

    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...

  • Canadian Historical Writingby Renée Hulan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Canadian Historical Writing presents an archaeology of contemporary Canadian historical writing within the theory and practice of historiography. Drawing on international debates within the fields of literary studies and history, the book focuses on the roles played by time, evidence, and interpretation in defining the historical. more...