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  • Don't Act, Just Danceby Catherine Gunther Kodat

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    At some point in their career, nearly all the dancers who worked with George Balanchine were told ?don?t act, dear; just dance.? The dancers understood this as a warning against melodramatic over-interpretation and an assurance that they had all the tools they needed to do justice to the steps?but its implication that to dance is already to act in... more...

  • A Short History of Communismby Robert Harvey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Today global communism seems just a terrible memory, an expressionist nightmare as horrific as Nazism and the Holocaust, or the slaughter in the First World War. Was it only just over a decade ago that stone-faced old men were still presiding over "workers" paradises in the name of "the people" while hundreds of millions endured grinding poverty under... more...

  • 14-18: Understanding the Great Warby Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau; Annette Becker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 17.99

    With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix from which all subsequent disasters of the twentieth century were formed. They identify three often neglected or denied aspects of the conflict... more...

  • Being Modern in the Middle Eastby Keith David Watenpaugh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class. The book explores the rise of a middle class of liberal professionals, white-collar employees, journalists, and businessmen during the first decades of the twentieth century in the Arab Middle East and the ways its members created... more...

  • Tell It to the Worldby Eliott Behar

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 11.99

    A young prosecutor struggles to understand the magnitude of the events in Kosovo and the failings of the international justice system. The story of many remarkable men, women, and children who travelled thousands of miles in order to tell the world what happened to their loved ones. 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

    A key volume on a central aspect of the history of medicine and its social relations,  The History of Healthcare in Public and Private  examines how the modernisation of healthcare resulted in a wide variety of changing social arrangements in both public and private spheres. This book considers a comprehensive range of topics ranging from children's... more...

  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin?s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders? determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • Hurricane Katrina in Transatlantic Perspectiveby Romain Huret; Randy J. Sparks; James M. Boyden; Richard Campanella; Bruce Boyd Raeburn; Thomas Adams

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    "There is no such thing as a 'natural' disaster," writes Romain Huret in his introduction to this multidisciplinary study of the events surrounding and the legacy of Hurricane Katrina. Though nature produced Katrina's rising waters and destructive winds, a vast array of manmade factors shaped the scope of the storm's impact as well as the local and... more...

  • Shaping the Transnational Sphereby Davide Rodogno; Bernhard Struck; Jakob Vogel

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    In the second half of the nineteenth century a new kind of social and cultural actor came to the fore: the expert. During this period complex processes of modernization, industrialization, urbanization, and nation-building gained pace, particularly in Western Europe and North America. These processes created new forms of specialized expertise that... more...