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  • The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documentsby James Olson; Shannon Kenny

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book is a concise reference source on the era in American history known as the Industrial Revolution?a period characterized by urbanization, mass immigration, organization of labor, and an immense gap between wealthy industrialists and the poor. It serves as an ideal resource for students preparing to take the AP U.S. history exam as well as... more...

  • Friedrich Heckerby Kurt Hochstuhl; Julia Angster; Peter Steinbach; Reinhold Weber

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 16.08

    Eine der Symbolfiguren der deutschen Revolution der Jahre 1847 bis 1849 war zweifelsohne Friedrich Hecker, der wie kein Zweiter die Epoche des Vormärz prägte. Als socialer Demokrat wusste er die drängenden Probleme der Zeit in klare und eindringliche Worte zu fassen und in politische Handlungen umzusetzen. Dabei scheute er auch vor der revolutionären... more...

  • A Companion to Ronald Reaganby Andrew L. Johns

    Wiley 2015; US$ 200.95

    A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedented detail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’s administration. It assesses the scope and influence of his various careers within the context of the times, providing wide-ranging coverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development... more...

  • Seven Slovak Womenby Josette Baer; Jan Foltín

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    This engaging and insightful book is the first historical study in English portraying the lives and fates of Slovak women. The seven life stories, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, expose the often cruel political history of Slovakia through the eyes of prominent women whose acts and deeds on behalf of their fellow citizens remain... more...

  • Reflections on Violenceby Georges Sorel; T. E. Hulme; J. Roth; Edward A. Shils

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    In this controversial text, Sorel, a noted revolutionary, voices his belief in class warfare as a means of effecting lasting social change. His searching inquiry extends to the functions of violence, the sources of political power, the weapons of revolution, and the role of myths in converting and motivating people. more...

  • The Merchant Bankersby Joseph Wechsberg; Christopher Kobrak

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 17.95

    This fascinating chronicle of the world's great financial families offers candid profiles of the personalities behind seven legendary banking houses: Hambros, which now survives in name only; Barings, the oldest British banking dynasty; the Rothschilds, who amassed the largest private fortune in modern history; the Warburgs, a German dynasty of Venetian... more...

  • Dunkle Winkelby Hans Ostwald

    be.bra verlag 2014; US$ 6.67

    Dieses Buch schildert das Leben in den düsteren Ecken und anrüchigen Etablissements Berlins um 1900. Selbst als Arbeiterkind im Wedding aufgewachsen, begegnet Ostwald den sozial Gestrandeten auf Augenhöhe und möchte Einblick in ihr Leben und ihren Alltag geben. Dabei geht es ihm vor allem darum, ein lebendiges und authentisches Bild zu zeichnen, das... more...

  • Builders of the Hoosac Tunnelby Cliff Schexnayder PE

    Peter E. Randall Publisher 2015; US$ 25.00

    A historical journey from black powder to nitro during the struggle to bore a five-mile tunnel through the Hoosac Mountain in the 1800s more...

  • The Malaspina Expedition 1789?1794by Carlos Novi; Dr Felipe Fernández-Armesto; Mr Andrew David; Professor Glyndwr Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. Italian-born, Malaspina entered the Spanish navy in 1774. In September 1788 he and fellow-officer José Bustamante submitted a plan to the Ministry of Marine for a voyage... more...

  • The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Youngerby C. Ian Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    William Scoresby (1789-1857) made his first voyage in the whaler Resolution from Whitby to the Greenland Sea, west of Spitsbergen, in 1800. Three years later he was formally apprenticed to his father and another three years saw him promoted to chief officer. On 5 October 1810, his twenty-first birthday, ?the earliest at which, by reason of age, I... more...