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  • Disobeying Hitlerby Randall Hansen

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    In the last months of the war, Hitler ordered the poisoning, blocking, and wrecking of all ports across Europe; the destruction of all industries, railroads, bridges, utilities supplies, archives and museums in Europe; and the destruction of the most beautiful city in the world: Paris. Thanks to the determination and bravery of a few, including... more...

  • Truth, Dare or Promiseby Liz Heron

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 17.84

    This is a marvellous selection of autobiographical recollections... haunting and vivid essays of the way things were.' Beryl Bainbridge, The Guardian more...

  • Truth, Dare or Promiseby Liz Heron

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    This is a marvellous selection of autobiographical recollections... haunting and vivid essays of the way things were.' Beryl Bainbridge, The Guardian more...

  • Truth, Dare or Promiseby Liz Heron

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 6.29

    In this collection of autobiographical writing 12 women who grew into feminism in the 1970s look back on their childhoods. Some of the contributors grew up in homes of pinching poverty, others in an unbending orderliness, and others in an easy security. But the two great landmarks of this post-war Britain - the Welfare State and the Education Act -... more...

  • Kulturkatholizismusby Otto Weiß

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 25.91

    Seit der Wende zum 20. Jahrhundert stand die "katholische Kultur? unter den deutschen Katholiken im Zentrum der Diskussion. Im protestantisch geprägten deutschen Kaiserreich war den als antimodern, fortschrittsfeindlich und ultramontan geltenden Katholiken häufig der Zugang zu Wissenschaft, Literatur und Kunst versperrt. Über die Notwendigkeit,... more...

  • The Post-Reformationby John Spurr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The 17th century was a dynamic period characterized by huge political and social changes, including the Civil War, the execution of Charles I, the Commonwealth and the Restoration. The Britain of 1714 was recognizably more modern than it was in 1603. At the heart of these changes was religion and the search for an acceptable religious settlement,... more...

  • Britain before the Reform Actby Eric. J Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In the years 1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the ?Great? Reform Act but during this period Britain?s political elite was challenged as never before. In rising to that challenge, the political elite attempted, with considerable success, to ensure that Britain... more...

  • Gender in Eighteenth-Century Englandby Hannah Barker; Elaine Chalus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    A new collection of essays which challenges many existing assumptions, particularly the conventional models of separate spheres and economic change. All the essays are specifically written for a student market, making detailed research accessible to a wide readership and the opening chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the subject describing... more...

  • The Victorian Cityby Judith Flanders

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London. The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital grew from a compact Regency town into a sprawling... more...

  • The Hidden Popeby Darcy O'Brien

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    In  The Hidden Pope , author Darcy O?Brien offers the account of the extraordinary relationship of Karol Wojtyla and Jerzy Kluger?their boyhood in the small Polish town of Wadowice, their separation at the beginning of World War II, their individual experiences under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, and their reunion almost thirty years later that deepened... more...