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  • Reenactment eines Traumasby Shelley Harten

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 27.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Am 27. Juni 1976 entführten zwei deutsche und zwei palästinensische Terroristen eine Air France Maschine mit 248 Passagieren nach Entebbe, Uganda. Die Terroristen der "Revolutionären Zellen" Wilfried Böse und Brigitte Kuhlmann trennten im Verlauf der Entführung die israelischen von den nicht-israelischen Geiseln und entließen letztere... more...

  • A House Dividedby Carl Strikwerda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 37.95

    The first book to explore the historical development of Belgian politics, this groundbreaking study of the rivalry between Catholicism, Socialism, and nationalism is essential reading for anyone interested in Europe before World War I. more...

  • Patriot's History® of the Modern World, Vol. IIby Larry Schweikart; Dave Dougherty

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 19.99

    The bestselling historians turn their focus to America?s role in the world since the end of World War II Schweikart, author of the number one New York Times bestseller A Patriot?s History of the United States , and Dougherty take a critical look at America, from the postwar boom to her search for identity in the twenty-first century. The... more...

  • Beyond Equalityby David Montgomery

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00

    "The era of Reconstruction was short-lived but rife with historically significant activity. The central political issues of the day, according to the author, were the future integrity of the Union, and the future status of the newly emancipated Negroes. His purpose here is to use the labor question as a prism through which to study the whole political... more...

  • Hebridean Memoriesby Seton Gordon; Arthur W. Robertson

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    One of Seton Gordon's greatest works concentrates on the Hebrides of Scotland in the post-First World War years as the islands tried to regain their composure and re-establish their social order. Gordon's prose recounts not only the way of life of the people but also the wildlife and wilderness in a classic memoir of a pattern of existence of which... more...

  • Breaking Open Japanby George Feifer

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • 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 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...