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  • Strange Gloryby Charles Marsh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate, of this modern... more...

  • Hell Before Breakfastby Robert H. Patton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    The first ?war correspondent,? William H. Russell of The Times of London, described himself and his profession as ?the miserable parent of a luckless tribe.? Others saw it differently: the war correspondent became the stuff of dreams and an urgent romantic calling. . . .   Now, Robert H. Patton, acclaimed historian, author of The Pattons (?Exceptional??... more...

  • A Mad Catastropheby Geoffrey Wawro

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    A prizewinning military historian explores a critical but overlooked cause for World War I: the staggering decrepitude of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. more...

  • Empire, Education, and Indigenous Childhoodsby Helen May; Baljit Kaur; Larry Prochner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Examining the experiences of very young ‘native’ children in three British colonies, the authors focus on the shared as well as unique aspects of the colonial experience in infant schools across the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand, Upper Canada, and British-controlled India. Informed by archival research, Empire, Education,... more...

  • Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820by Phillip Tovey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on new developments of the study of visitation returns and episcopal life and on primary research in historical records, Anglican Confirmation goes behind the traditional Tractarian interpretations to uncover the understanding and confidence of the eighteenth-century church in the rite of confirmation. The book will be of interest to eighteenth-century... more...

  • Conservative Politics in National and Imperial Crisisby Stuart Ball

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 180.00

    Whilst serving in the prestigious post of Viceroy of India (1926-1931), Lord Irwin (later the Earl of Halifax) was kept informed about political events in Britain by frequent letters from shrewd political insiders. These private and previously unpublished letters offer a frank account from within the highest political circles of the Baldwin government... more...

  • Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningradby Eugene Krasnov; Anna Karpenko; Greg Simons

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad captures the evolving nature of the types of crises faced by a society as it transforms and evolves. Expert contributors from the region chart the tensions, problems and opportunities created by the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991 and examine the change in status and situation of the Kaliningrad... more...

  • Thomas Dekker and the Culture of Pamphleteering in Early Modern Londonby Anna Bayman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The book looks at the career of the London playwright and prose pamphleteer Thomas Dekker between the years 1613 and 1628. The period and subject matter link the book with mainstream historical and literary topics, most particularly to the longer-term history of the Civil Wars and to popular literature and drama in the age of Shakespeare and Jonson.Pamphlets... more...

  • Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanismby Dirk Wiemann; Gaby Mahlberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism takes stock of developments in the scholarship of seventeenth-century English republicanism by looking at the movements that have shaped the field over the decades: the linguistic turn, the cultural turn and the religious turn. The contributors to this volume have brought these approaches together... more...

  • Ruling Russiaby William Zimmerman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia?s centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. Yet today?s Russia appears to be retreating from democracy, not progressing toward it. Ruling Russia is the only book of its kind to trace the history of modern Russian politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the presidency of... more...