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  • Generation Revolutionby Rachel Aspden

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    Generation Revolution unravels the complex forces shaping the lives of four young Egyptians caught between tradition and modernity, and what their stories mean for the future of the Middle East. In 2003, Rachel Aspden arrived in Egypt as a 23-year-old trainee journalist. She found a country on the brink of change. The two-thirds of Egypt?s 80... more...

  • The Long Weekendby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. Real life in the country house during... more...

  • Too Important For The Generalsby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 36.65

    ?War is too important to be left to the generals? snapped future French prime minister Georges Clemenceau on learning of yet another bloody and futile offensive on the Western Front. One of the great questions in the ongoing discussions and debate about the First World War is why did winning take so long and exact so appalling a human cost? After... more...

  • Another Hungaryby Robert Nemes

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Another Hungary tells the stories of eight remarkable individuals: an aristocrat, merchant, engineer, teacher, journalist, rabbi, tobacconist, and writer. All eight came from the same woebegone corner of prewar Hungary. Their biographies illuminate how the region's residents made sense of economic underdevelopment, ethnic diversity, and relations... more...

  • The World and All the Things upon Itby David A. Chang

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    What if we saw indigenous people as the active agents of global exploration rather than as the passive objects of that exploration? What if, instead of conceiving of global exploration as an enterprise just of European men such as Columbus or Cook or Magellan, we thought of it as an enterprise of the people they ?discovered?? What could such a new... more...

  • The Money Cultby Chris Lehmann

    Melville House 2016; US$ 28.95

    A grand and startling work of American history America was founded, we?re taught in school, by the Pilgrims and other Puritans escaping religious persecution in Europe?an austere and pious lot who established a culture that remained pure and uncorrupted until the Industrial Revolution got in the way. In The Money Cult , Chris Lehmann reveals... more...

  • Facing the Spears of Changeby Marie Alohalani Brown

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 27.00

    Facing the Spears of Change takes a close look at the extraordinary life of John Papa ??. Over the years, ?? faced many personal and political changes and challenges in rapid succession, which he skillfully parried or seized, then used to fend off other attacks. He began serving in the household of Kamehameha I as an attendant in 1810, when he was... more...

  • Exile in Colonial Asiaby Ronit Ricci; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Exile was a potent form of punishment and a catalyst for change in colonial Asia between the seventeenth and early twentieth centuries. Vast networks of forced migration supplied laborers to emerging colonial settlements, while European powers banished rivals to faraway locations. Exile in Colonial Asia explores the phenomenon of exile in ten case... more...

  • Tropics of Viennaby Ulrich E. Bach

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    The Austrian Empire was not a colonial power in the sense that fellow actors like 19th-century England and France were. It nevertheless oversaw a multinational federation where the capital of Vienna was unmistakably linked with its eastern periphery in a quasi-colonial arrangement that inevitably shaped the cultural and intellectual life of the Habsburg... more...

  • Fascist Interactionsby David D. Roberts

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Although studies of fascism have constituted one of the most fertile areas of historical inquiry in recent decades, more and more scholars have called for a new agenda with more research beyond Italy and Germany, less preoccupation with definition and classification, and more sustained focus on the relationships among different fascist formations... more...