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  • Full Body Burdenby Kristen Iversen

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly... more...

  • Cambridge IGCSE Modern World Historyby Ben Walsh; Michael Scott-Baumann; Ray Ennion

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 35.18

    Provide complete support for the 20th Century section of the latest syllabus with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. This new edition of Ben Walsh's best-selling GCSE Modern World History provides a comprehensive textbook for Cambridge IGCSE History covering the 20th Century core content and developing... more...

  • A World of Populationsby Heinrich Hartmann; Corinna R. Unger

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Demographic study and the idea of a "population" was developed and modified over the course of the twentieth century, mirroring the political, social, and cultural situations and aspirations of different societies. This growing field adapted itself to specific policy concerns and was therefore never apolitical, despite the protestations of practitioners... more...

  • Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American Westby Pawel Goral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War. more...

  • The New Global Historyby Bruce Mazlish

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95

    From a distinguished author in the field, The New Global History is a critical inquiry into the historical process of globalization, which is seen as a distinctly twentieth century phenomenon with its roots in the age of expansion of the early modern world. Cutting across disciplinary boundaries, The New Global History offers a fresh, overarching... more...

  • Health and Medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800?1968by Juanita De Barros; Steven Palmer; David Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Health and medicine in colonial environments is one of the newest areas in the history of medicine, but one in which the Caribbean is conspicuously absent. Yet the complex and fascinating history of the Caribbean, borne of the ways European colonialism combined with slavery, indentureship, migrant labour and plantation agriculture, led to the emergence... more...

  • Mexico, la patriaby Monica A Rankin

    University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In ¡México, la patria! Monica A. Rankin examines the pervasive domestic and foreign propaganda strategies in Mexico during World War II and their impact on Mexican culture, charting the evolution of these campaigns through popular culture, advertisements, art, and government publications throughout the war and beyond. In particular, Rankin... more...

  • The End of Empire and the Making of Malayaby T. N. Harper

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    This 1999 book is one of most important contributions to the history of decolonisation to appear in the past generation. more...

  • The Origins of Organ Transplantationby Thomas Schlich

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 80.00

    A history of the little-known or forgotten academic origins of modern organ transplant surgery. more...

  • Global Cold War Literatureby Andrew Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    In countries worldwide, the Cold War dominated politics, society and culture during the second half of the twentieth century. Global Cold War Literatures offers a unique look at the multiple ways in which writers from Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America addressed the military conflicts, revolutions, propaganda wars and ideological debates... more...