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  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II?told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II?told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible... more...

  • When Lions Roarby Thomas Maier

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    The first comprehensive history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys and what their ?special relationship? meant for Great Britain and the United States   When Lions Roar  begins in the mid-1930s at Chartwell, Winston Churchill's country estate, with new revelations surrounding a secret business deal... more...

  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Cultureby Rona Cran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Emphasizing the diversity of collage in the twentieth century, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a crisis in representation that threatened to destabilize their work. Throughout,... more...

  • Before My Helpless Sightby Leo van Bergen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 99.95

    This book examines military victims of the First World War, looking at what could happen to a soldier from the moment he got on the train that brought him to the front, until the instant he was killed and buried. In five chapters - Battle, Body, Mind, Aid, Death - the varied experiences of the wounding and suffering of soldiers are explored, drawing... more...

  • Life on the Tyneby Peter D. Wright

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    While the early modern period has long been recognised as witnessing a growth in trade and consumerism, the majority of studies to date have tended to focus upon London and southern England. In order to provide a more balanced understanding of the dynamics at work on a national level, this book explores the local economy and waterborne trades of Newcastle... more...

  • Manhood and the Making of the Militaryby Anders Ahlbäck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The creation of Finland’s national conscription army in the wake of its independence from Russia in 1917 aroused intense but conflicting emotions. This book examines the struggles of a new army to find popular acceptance and support, and explores the ways that images of manhood were used in the controversies. Ahlbäck places the situation... more...

  • England’s Fortressby Andrew Hopper; Philip Major

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Overshadowed in the popular imagination by the figure of Oliver Cromwell, historians are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in shaping the events of mid-seventeenth-century Britain. As a military and political figure he played a central role in defeating Charles I and supporting the restoration... more...

  • Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Stephen Ortega

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Focusing principally on Ottoman Muslims who came to Venice and its outlying territories, and using sources... more...

  • Fénelon in the Enlightenment: Traditions, Adaptations, and Variationsby Christoph Schmitt-Maaß; Stefanie Stockhorst; Doohwan Ahn

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 108.00

    François Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai (1651?1715) exerted a considerable influence on the development and spread of the Enlightenment. His most famous work, the Homeric novel Les Aventures de Télémaque, Fils d?Ulysse (1699), composed for the education of his pupil Duc de Bourgogne, was, after the Bible, the most widely read literary... more...