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  • The Cult of the Modernby Gavin Murray-Miller

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 60.00

    The Cult of the Modern focuses on nineteenth-century France and Algeria and examines the role that ideas of modernity and modernization played in both national and colonial programs during the years of the Second Empire and the early Third Republic. Gavin Murray-Miller rethinks the subject by examining the idiomatic use of modernity in French cultural... more...

  • The Grim Sleeperby Christine Pelisek

    Counterpoint 2017; US$ 26.00

    Christine Pelisek petite, blonde, Canadian seems the least likely reporter to have broken the story on the longest running serial killer west of the Mississippi. But in 2008 she did just that with her cover story for LA Weekly , shedding light on a suspected killer of women in South Central Los Angeles who had been active since the 1980s. Dubbing... more...

  • Modern Conflict in the Greater Middle East: A Country-by-Country Guideby Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 94.00

    Modern Conflict in the Greater Middle East: A Country-By-Country Guide is a concise reference for students exploring the importance of each nation-state in the Middle East and their level of involvement in major conflicts in the region. It supplies the broad historical background necessary for readers to understand each country's unique role in... more...

  • Ship of Fateby Tr? Šģnh Tr?n; Bac Hoai Tran; Jana K. Lipman; Russell Leong; David K. Yoo

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Ship of Fate tells the emotionally gripping story of a Vietnamese military officer who evacuated from Saigon in 1975 but made the dramatic decision to return to Vietnam for his wife and children, rather than resettle in the United States without them. Written in Vietnamese in the years just after 1991, when he and his family finally immigrated... more...

  • Sisters in Armsby Katharina Karcher

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Few figures in modern German history are as central to the public memory of radical protest than Ulrike Meinhof, but she was only the most prominent of the countless German women-and militant male feminists-who supported and joined in revolutionary actions from the 1960s onward.  Sisters in Arms  gives a bracing account of how feminist ideas were... more...

  • Waterloo Messengerby William Mahon

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.25

    Henry Percy is best known as the officer who carried the Waterloo Dispatch, the Duke of Wellingtons account of the Battle of Waterloo and the ultimate defeat of Napoleon, to London in June 1815\. This was the climax of a remarkable military career. He served in the British army throughout the Napoleonic Wars in Sicily, Egypt, Sweden, Portugal and... more...

  • Catherine of Braganzaby Sarah-Beth Watkins

    John Hunt Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Detailed account of the turbulent life of Catherine of Braganza, King Charles II's Restoration queen. more...

  • James Farmer Jr.by Ben Voth

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 84.99

    This book provides an argumentation study of the life of the ?great debater,? James Farmer Jr. and analyzes his emergence as a debater in conjunction with the fight for racial equality. It shows how Farmer?s rhetoric helped him lead the founding of the American Civil Rights Movement and other key events during this time. more...

  • Good As Youby Paul Flynn

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 28.19

    In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an already ostracised community. Yet, out of this terror would come tenderness and 30 years later, the long... more...

  • Die Reformationby Olaf Mörke

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 25.99

    Die Zeit der Reformation ist immer noch eines der wichtigsten Themen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Lehre und Forschung. Olaf Mörke vermittelt einen straffen Überblick über die ereignisgeschichtlichen und strukturellen Elemente des Reformationsprozesses in Deutschland bis 1555 und macht dabei deutlich, wie wichtig die Verklammerung theologie- und geistesgeschichtlicher,... more...