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  • Stalinby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    Winner of the British Book Awards History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize This thrilling biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader and Russian tsar. Based on groundbreaking research,... more...

  • The Flash Pressby Patricia Cline Cohen; Timothy J. Gilfoyle; Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz; American Antiquarian Society

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City’s extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whip —distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes,... more...

  • Kostümierung der Geschlechterby Beate Hochholdinger-Reiterer

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 40.94

    Eine gendertheoretische Untersuchung zu Theorie und Praxis deutschsprachigen Theaters im Zeitalter der Aufklärung. Zeitgleich mit der Neuordnung der Geschlechter im Verlauf des 18. Jahrhunderts finden im deutschsprachigen Raum grundlegende Veränderungen von Theater statt. Beide Neuordnungen sind im Zusammenhang mit den gesellschaftlichen und politischen... more...

  • The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documentsby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 45.00

    This concise guide zooms in on the period of American history known as the Industrial Revolution, from its earliest beginnings in the mid-18th century to just after the First World War. more...

  • A People's History of the French Revolutionby Eric Hazan; David Fernbach

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat ? the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a template for heroic insurrection and, to more conservative... more...

  • Black Prophetic Fireby Cornel West; Christa Buschendorf

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King... more...

  • Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeareby Sarah Downing

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man' was one that would have resonated with their audiences: the rise of England's merchant class had made issues of rank central to Elizabethan... more...

  • Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930by Jane McDermid; Anna Hillyar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This study considers the impact of industrialisation, revolution and world war on women's working lives in Russia. Unlike existing studies this new text looks at women from all social classes. In the process the authors reveal how the stereotypical portrayal of Russian women's work as a struggle of endurance and sacrifice distorts and oversimplifies... more...

  • Visionaries of the 20th Centuryby Satish Kumar; Freddie Whitefield

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 29.99

    Visionaries of the 20th Century brings together the lives and works of 100 great men and women who offered inspiration, hope and healing. The 20th century was marked by wars, dictatorships and environmental destruction, yet many individuals kept alive the hope of a sane and sustainable future through their example, ideas and vision. Their influence... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II?told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible... more...