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  • In the Garden of Beastsby Erik Larson

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00

    Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler?s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America?s first ambassador to Hitler?s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.     A mild-mannered professor... more...

  • The Specter of Genocideby Robert Gellately; Ben Kiernan

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    Offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts. more...

  • The Victoriansby David Gange

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    The Victorian period is crucial to any understanding of modern Britain, yet it is frequently understood only through the crude stereotypes of emotional repression, factories, child labour and the pursuit of progress at all costs. They reveal part of the truth but not all. Exploring how these stereotypes relate to the realities of such a rich and... more...

  • Histoire de la monarchie napoléonienneby Alphonse Potin; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "La Corse était réunie depuis quelques mois seulement à la France, lorsque Napoléon Bonaparte naquit à Ajaccio, le 15 août 1769 ; sa famille, d'une origine noble de la Toscane 2, avait quitté l'Italie pour se fixer dans cette île dont les habitants devaient s'illustrer par leur héroïque résistance contre l'autorité tyrannique des Génois.... more...

  • Polis und Politesseby Christine Zabel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.00

    This book explores the images and ideas that linked people living in the Early Modern era with ancient Athens. Beginning from the end of the 17 th century, a positive view of the ancient city became prevalent. This new ideal was accompanied by the creation of new centers of cultural production that competed with the royal court. The study... more...

  • The Rise of Fascismby Patrick Zander

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 61.00

    Approximately 60 million lives were taken during World War II. This books serves to explore the ultimate cause of it?fascism?and to educate readers on the history and motivation behind this complex political movement. This historical exploration includes many helpful educational tools, including a timeline, an encyclopedia, and excerpts from primary... more...

  • Their Promised Landby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 18.94

    <p>Ian Buruma's maternal grandparents, Bernard and Winifred (Bun & Win), wrote to each other regularly throughout their life together. The first letters were written in 1915, when Bun was still at school at Uppingham and Win was taking music lessons in Hampstead. They were married for more than sixty years, but the heart of their remarkable... more...

  • Transnational South Americaby Ori Preuss

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    At the crossroad of intellectual, diplomatic, and cultural history, this book examines flows of information, men, and ideas between South American cities?mainly the port-capitals of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro?during the period of their modernization. The book reconstructs this largely overlooked trend toward connectedness both as an objective... more...

  • The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fireby Charles Morris

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 16.95

    In the wake of San Francisco's 1906 catastrophe, an enterprising publisher dispatched journalist Charles Morris to obtain firsthand narratives from survivors. Morris's gripping report was rushed to press a few weeks later, providing "a complete and accurate account of the fearful disaster which visited the great city and the Pacific coast, the reign... more...

  • Globalizing Southeastern Europeby Ulf Brunnbauer

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 109.99

    This book analyzes the causes and long-term social and economic effects of overseas emigration from Southeastern Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author argues that such emigration has repeatedly attracted the attention of policymakers who exploit it for state development goals. more...