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  • The Origins of the Individualist Selfby Michael Mascuch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    This book traces the emergence of the concept of self-identity in modern Western culture, as it was both reflected in and advanced by the development of autobiographical practice in early modern England. It offers a fresh and illuminating appraisal of the nature of autobiographical narrative in general and of the early modern forms of biography, diary... more...

  • High Steelby Jim Rasenberger

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers. From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York city ironwork, and up through the present, High Steel follows the trajectory of careers inextricably linked to both great accomplishment... more...

  • The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Stormby Will Swift

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm , Will Swift presents a fresh, empathetic interpre­tation of the ambassadorship of Joseph Kennedy and explores the intricate, often shifting relation­ships among Kennedy, Chamberlain, Churchill, and, of course, Roosevelt. Arriving in London in early 1938, the Irish-Catholic Kennedys were welcomed by politicians,... more...

  • Breaking Open Japanby George Feifer

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    On July 14, 1853, the four warships of America's East Asia Squadron made for Kurihama, 30 miles south of the Japanese capital, then called Edo. It had come to pry open Japan after her two and a half centuries of isolation and nearly a decade of intense planning by Matthew Perry, the squadron commander. The spoils of the recent Mexican Spanish?American... more...

  • The Epidemicby Jonathan Engel

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    From the Castro bathhouses to AZT and the denial of AIDS in South Africa, this sweeping look at AIDS covers the epidemic from all angles and across the world. Engel seamlessly weaves together science, politics, and culture, writing with an even hand?noting the excesses of the more radical edges of the ACT UP movement as well as the conservative religious... more...

  • Voyagers of the Titanicby Richard Davenport-Hines

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    ?An astonishing work.? ?Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of ?Downton Abbey? ?A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom.? ?Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman It has been one hundred years since the sinking... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...