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  • Hollywood Rememberedby Paul Zollo

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Hollywood Remembered , a wide array of Tinseltown veterans share their stories of life in the city of dreams from the days of silent pictures to the present. The 35 voices, many of whom have come to know Hollywood inside-out, range from film producers and movie stars to restaurateurs and preservationists. more...

  • A History of Germany 1918-2014by Mary Fulbrook

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    The fourth edition of A History of Germany, 1918-2014: A Divided Nation introduces students to the key themes of 20 th century German history, tracing the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Now thoroughly updated, the text includes new coverage of the Euro crisis and a review of Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship.... 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...

  • The Malaria Projectby Karen M Masterson

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    A fascinating and shocking historical exposť, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II?a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilis. American war planners, foreseeing the tactical need for a malaria drug, recreated the German... more...

  • Beyond Griefby Cynthia Mills

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual artist's oeuvre, a detail of a patron's biography, or local civic cemetery history. This volume considers them in terms of their... more...

  • Elsa Schiaparelliby Meryle Secrest

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00

    Her name was Elsa Schiaparelli. She was known as the Queen of Fashion; a headline attraction in the international glitter-glamour show of the late twenties and thirties, feted in Rome (where she was born), Paris, New York, London, Moscow, Hollywood . . . Her style was a social revolution through clothing?luxurious, eccentric, ironic, sexy . Her... more...

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

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 18.94

    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...