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  • Inside the GPO 1916by Joe Good; Maurice Good; Robert Ballagh

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath brings alive the historic events that ushered in the beginnings of an independent Irish state. A Londoner and a member of the Irish Volunteers, Joe Good guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin. He joined the garrison in the GPO, and describes... more...

  • A Companion to Ronald Reaganby Andrew L. Johns

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    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...

  • The New Rulers of the Worldby John Pilger

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    John Pilger?s television film The New Rulers of the World was, among much else, a debunking of the myth of globalization. Reporting from Indonesia, he revealed how General Suharto?s bloody seizure of power in the 1960s was part of a western design that was just the beginning of the imposition of a ?global economy? upon Asia. Now, he has collected... more...

  • Genuss als Politikumby Monika Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    In East and West Germany, coffee took on great symbolic value as an indicator of prosperity, both for the individual and society. In her comparative and richly illustrated presentation, Monika Sigmund reveals the status and emotional valence that were associated with drinking a cup of coffee. In both Germanys, coffee consumption was far... more...

  • International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyondby Antony Best; Jussi Hanhimaki; Joseph A. Maiolo; Kirsten E. Schulze

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This hugely successful global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible and seamless account of the history of international relations in the last century,... more...

  • Healthcare in Private and Public from the Early Modern Period to 2000by Paul Weindling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Akey volume ona central aspectofthe history ofmedicine and its social relations, TheHistory of Healthcare in Public and Private examines how themodernisation of healthcare resulted in a widevariety of changingsocial arrangements in both public and private spheres. Thisbook considers acomprehensive range oftopicsrangingfrom children's... more...

  • Hostile Skiesby David Morgan

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 6.99

    David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine invasion of the Falklands began and personally credited with shooting down two Argentine Skyhawks as well as enemy helicopters, Morgan was later awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. ... more...

  • A Tuscan Childhoodby Kinta Beevor

    Orion Publishing Group 2015; Not Available

    Kinta Beevor was five years old when she fell in love with her parents' castle facing the Carrara mountains. She and her brother ran barefoot, exploring an enchanted world. They searched for wild mushrooms in the hills with Fiore the stonemason, and learned how to tickle trout. The freedom and beauty of life at the castle attracted poets, writers... more...

  • Modern Timesby Paul Johnson

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    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 Fascism. more...

  • The Birth Of The Modernby Paul Johnson

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    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 detailed analysis: their geopolitics and politics, their cultural and intellectual... more...