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  • 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...

  • Outcast Londonby Gareth Stedman Jones

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    In the second half of the nineteenth century, Victorian middle and upper classes felt increasingly threatened by the masses of ?outcast London.? Gareth Stedman Jones, working from a mass of statistical and documentary evidence, argues that after 1850 London passed through a crisis of social and economic development. Outcast London is a fascinating... more...

  • Religion and Society in Twentieth-Century Britainby Callum. G Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    During the twentieth century, Britain turned from one of the most deeply religious nations of the world into one of the most secularised nations. This book provides a comprehensive account of religion in British society and culture between 1900 and 2000. It traces how Christian Puritanism and respectability framed the people amidst world wars, economic... more...

  • A People's History of the French Revolutionby Eric Hazan; David Fernbach

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat ? the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a template for heroic insurrection and, to more conservative... more...

  • Exile and Social Thoughtby Lee Congdon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    Embroiled in the political events surrounding World War I and the failed Hungarian revolutions of 1918-19, a number of intellectuals fled Hungary for Germany and Austria, where they essentially created Weimar culture. Among them were Georg Lukács, whose History and Class Consciousness recast Marxism and challenged even those who repudiated its politics;... more...

  • Streetcars of Americaby Brian Solomon; John Gruber

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen in classics including Meet Me In St. Louis and A Streetcar Named Desire . Streetcars of America  chronicles these vehicles from the earliest... more...

  • Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014by Gwynne Dyer

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 34.95

    Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014 is a serious contemplation of what it means to engage in major world conflicts, and the price we pay when we do.   The First World War was Canada's baptism of fire, or at least the only one that people now remember. (Montrealers in 1776 or Torontonians in 1814 would have taken a different view.) From 1914... more...