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  • The One-Cent Magentaby James Barron

    Algonquin Books 2017; US$ 18.50

    An inside look at the obsessive, secretive, and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting, told through the journey of the world?s most sought-after stamp.   When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper sold at Sotheby?s for nearly $9.5 million, the largest amount ever paid for a postage... more...

  • Ataturkby M. Sükrü Hanioglu; M. Sükrü Hanioglu

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science--and by the personality cult Atatürk created around himself--would reign supreme as the new religion. This book provides the first in-depth look at the intellectual life of the... more...

  • Quellen zum Elementarschulwesen in Brandenburg von 1796 bis 1848by BBAW; Wolfgang Neugebauer; Reinhold Zilch

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 200.77

    Die auf viele Bände angelegte Reihe rückt mit der Kulturstaatsproblematik einen zentralen, bisher von der Geschichtswissenschaft vernachlässigten Aspekt der preußischen Geschichte in den Mittelpunkt des Forschungsinteresses. In einer Kombination von mehrbändigen Auswahleditionen und thematischen Forschungsmonographien wird das Verhältnis... more...

  • The Spy Who Loved Castroby Marita Lorenz

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.27

    Few can say they?ve seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them. Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959, she travelled to Cuba where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet upon fleeing... more...

  • The Witchfinder's Sisterby Beth Underdown

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    'VIVID AND TERRIFYING' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train 'At once a feminist parable and an old-fashioned, check-twice-under-the-bed thriller' Patrick Gale ' A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel ' Ian McGuire, author of The North Water 'The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it,... more...

  • On Tyrannyby Timothy Snyder

    Random House 2017; US$ 12.68

    History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us... more...

  • The Tartan Turbanby John Keay

    Allison & Busby 2017; US$ 9.99

    ?Among the many gripping tales of travel and exploration the tale of Alexander Gardner is surely one of the most extraordinary. Master storyteller John Keay deftly sifts truth from myth-making to uncover fascinating new evidence, revealing an amazing tale worthy of Kipling or Flashman of a life lived further out on the edge than most could even imagine?... more...

  • The Other Exchangeby Denys Van Renen

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 55.00

    Prompted by commercial and imperial expansion such as the creation of the Bank of England in 1694 and the publication and circulation of Ben Jonson?s The Staple of News in 1626, rapidly changing cultural, economic, and political realities in early modern England generated a paradigmatic shift in class awareness. Denys Van Renen?s The Other Exchange... more...

  • World Report 2017by Human Rights Watch; Kenneth Roth

    Seven Stories Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    The human rights records of more than ninety countries and territories are put into perspective in Human Rights Watch's signature yearly report. Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2016 by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists,... more...

  • On Tyrannyby Timothy Snyder

    Crown/Archetype 2017; US$ 7.99

    "We are rapidly ripening for fascism. This American writer leaves us with no illusions about ourselves." ? Svetlana Alexievich, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism... more...