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  • Familienpolitik im föderativen Sozialstaatby Christiane Kuller

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 140.00

    Die Familienpolitik ist ein spätes Kind des deutschen Sozialstaats. Sie etablierte sich vor dem Hintergrund tief greifender gesellschaftlicher Umbrüche. Der kriegsbedingte Männermangel und der "Scheidungsboom" wurden nach 1945 als Zeichen der Auflösung traditioneller Familienformen gedeutet; später verwiesen Schlagworte wie "Pillenknick"... more...

  • Die Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes seit 1925by Rolf-Ulrich Kunze

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 140.00

    Die 1925 gegründete Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, die erste deutsche Zentralinstitution zur Auswahl und Förderung von Hochbegabten, war eines der größten bildungspolitischen Reformprojekte der Zwischenkriegszeit. Die von der Reformpädagogik beeinflusste, von führenden Bildungspolitikern und ? programmatikern wie Carl Heinrich Becker,... more...

  • Die Türkei und Europaby Heinz Kramer; Maurus Reinkowski

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2008; US$ 21.76

    Europa und die Türkei blicken auf eine Geschichte zurück, die auf beiden Seiten häufig als einseitige Bedrohung oder als ungewollte Beeinflussung durch den "Anderen" wahrgenommen wurde. Denn Europa hat schon seit vielen Jahrhunderten in die Türkei hineingewirkt, und ebenso hat die Türkei seit dem Aufstieg der Osmanen in Europa ihre Spuren... more...

  • Horse of a Different Colorby Ralph Moody

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 13.95

    Horse of a Different Color ends the "roving days" of young Ralph Moody. His saga began on a Colorado ranch in Little Britches and continued at points east and west in Man of the Family , The Fields of Home , The Home Ranch , Mary Emma & Company , Shaking the Nickel Bush , and The Dry Divide . All have been reprinted as Bison Books. more...

  • Thomas Cromwellby Robert Hutchinson

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    The rise and fall of Henry's notorious minister - the most corrupt Chancellor in English history The son of a brewer, Cromwell rose from obscurity to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keep of the Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He maneuvered his way to the top by intrigue, bribery and sheer force... more...

  • Modern Timesby Paul Johnson

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    A sweeping history of 80 fascinating years. A history of the world from the 1920s to 2000, this account begins with the end of World War I and moves on to the destruction of the traditional European order, the triumph of Einstein's new cosmology, the full impact of Freudianism, the establishment of the first Marxist state and the genesis of... more...

  • The Birth Of The Modernby Paul Johnson

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    A classic study of fifteen crucial years in the formation of the modern world The Birth of the Modern has established itself as a new kind of historical work - an examination of the way the matrix of the modern world was formed. Paul Johnson, one of today's most popular historians, takes fifteen critical years and subjects them to a fascinatingly... more...

  • On Secret Service East of Constantinopleby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim. Here,... more...

  • 1939: The Last Seasonby Anne de Courcy

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    A wonderful portrait of British upper-class life in the Season of 1939 - the last before the Second World War. The Season of 1939 brought all those 'in Society' to London. The young debutante daughters of the upper classes were presented to the King and Queen to mark their acceptance into the new adult world of their parents. They sparkled... more...

  • The Vertigo Yearsby Philipp Blom

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    Europe, early in the twentieth century: a world adrift, a pulsating era of creativity and contradictions. The hot topics of the day - terrorism and globalisation, immigration, consumerism, the lack of moral values and rivalling superpowers - could make one forget that it is a century ago that this era vanished in the trenches of the Somme, of Ypres,... more...