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  • Sirby Scott Learmonth

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    A frequently hilarious but revealing selection of brief letters to The Times newspaper spanning 70 years which reveal the opinions, prejudices, class structure, customs and strange practices of readers who were moved to write in. <><> more...

  • Just Past?by Raz Kletter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The land of Israel is rich in history and material culture and has long been the location of extensive archaeological excavation. 'Just Past?' examines the origins of Israeli archaeology in the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on previously unpublished documentary material, the study offers a history of intriguing finds, failures and dreams. 'Just Past?' covers... more...

  • The Mong Oral Traditionby Yer J. Thao

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    In 1975, after years of struggle, Communists seized control of the government of Laos. Members of the Mong culture who had helped the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in their quest to halt the spread of Communism were forced to move to America as political refugees. The Mong, with their strong culture of oral traditions and beliefs, were plunged into... more...

  • Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenmentby Hilde Spiel; Christine Shuttleworth; Michael Z. Wise

    New Vessel Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    A beautifully written account of a major figure in the history of European Jewry, women's emancipation and cultural patronage. more...

  • The Little Book of Corkby Kieran McCarthy

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    <div>The Little Book of Cork is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Cork. Here you will find out about Cork's agriculture and industry, its proud sporting heritage, its musical traditions and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book... more...

  • Zoroaster's Childrenby Marius Kociejowski

    Biblioasis 2015; US$ 16.99

    Exquisitely written, these mesmerizing travel essays echo the exploratory verve of Jon Krakauer, and William Vollmann's fascination with outsiders. more...

  • American Engineer in Afghanistanby Marjorie Jewett Bell

    University of Minnesota Press 1948; US$ 72.00

    An American Engineer in Afghanistan was first published in 1948. The legend of Afghanistan as "The Forbidden Country" grew chiefly from a warning of the British Indian Government which once guarded the Afghan frontier north of the Khyber Pass -- "It is absolutely forbidden to cross this border into Afghanistan." A glance at the... more...

  • Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Meby Lisa Fineberg Cook

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    Six days after an InStyle -worthy wedding in Los Angeles, Lisa Fineberg Cook left behind her little red Jetta, her manicurist of ten years, and her very best friend for the land of the rising sun. When her husband accepted a job teaching English in Nagoya, Japan, she imagined exotic weekend getaways, fine sushi dinners, and sake sojourns with glamorous... more...

  • In the Forestby Vishvajit Pandya

    UPA 2009; US$ 74.99

    This extraordinary book brings long years of ethnographic engagement with the Ongee and the Jarawa, otherwise known as the Andaman Islanders, to render an intimate history of their contact with traders, colonialists, global tourists and the developmental state. ?Veena Das more...

  • Notaries of Palermo and Notaries of Trapaniby Shlomo Simonsohn

    BRILL 2008; US$ 334.00

    This volume documents the history of the Jews in Sicily based on notarial and court records. It illustrates the economic, social, and religious history of the Jewish minority and the relations with the Christian majority. The volume is provided with additional bibliography and indexes while the introduction will appear at the end of the series. more...