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  • The Fight for the Four Freedomsby Harvey J. Kaye

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis powers. In the process they made the United States the richest... more...

  • The Fight for the Four Freedomsby Harvey J. Kaye

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis powers. In the process they made the United States the richest... more...

  • The Year of Dreaming Dangerouslyby Slavoj Zizek

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive fantasies inspired the world?s racist populists in places as far apart as Hungary and Arizona, achieving a horrific... more...

  • Late Victorian Holocaustsby Mike Davis

    Verso Books 2002; US$ 24.95

    Examining aseries of El Niño-induced droughts and the famines that they spawnedaround the globe in the last third of the 19th century, Mike Davisdiscloses the intimate, baleful relationship between imperial arroganceand natural incident that combined to produce some of the worsttragedies in human history. Late Victorian Holocausts focuses on three... more...

  • 'Gilded Prostitution'by Maureen E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and for poaching in the marriage market. They were invariably... more...

  • The Fight for the Four Freedomsby Harvey J. Kaye

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis powers. In the process they made the United States the richest... more...

  • A Daughter's Loveby John Guy

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    With the novelistic vividness that made his National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Queen of Scots “a pure pleasure to read? (Washington Post BookWorld), John Guy brings to life Thomas More and his daughter Margaret— his confidante and collaborator who played a critical role in safeguarding his legacy. Sir Thomas More?s life is well known: his... more...

  • Ghosts of Afghanistanby Jonathan Steele

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.32

    Yes, there are dozens of books on the Afghan wars. Most of them are all about firefights and heroics. But this is the first to take the events of the war Bush and Blair started and put them in the context of the Soviet war and even the British imperial wars that preceded them, and draw the lessons out, and make a sharp summary of what should happen... more...

  • Geschichte der Familie im 19. und 20. Jahrhundertby Andreas Gestrich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 280.00

    "Familie" ist ein Gebiet, dem alle Richtungen und Schulen der sozialhistorisch orientierten Forschung in den letzten Jahrzehnten viel Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt haben: Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Alltagsgeschichte, Historische Anthropologie oder auch Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte sind gleichermaßen an der Institution der Familie... more...

  • Die "gute" Policey im Bayerischen Reichskreis und in der Oberpfalzby Wolfgang Wüst

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 140.00

    Die zentralen Fragen lauten, wie und seit wann Policey-Normen umschrieben werden können und ob sie sich regional unterschiedlich entwickelten und verbreiteten. Der dritte Band eröffnet erstmals für Bayern mit edierten Quellen einen systematischen Blick, wie die Reichsgesetzgebung auf die Statuten territorialer und städtischer Policey wirkte.... more...