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  • ...and a hard rain fellby John Ketwig

    Sourcebooks 2008; US$ 16.00

    "A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."- Kirkus Reviews The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's... more...

  • 'A Student in Arms'by Ross Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 61.38

    Donald Hankey was a writer who saw himself as a ?student of human nature? and peacetime Edwardian Britain as a society at war with itself. Wounded in a murderous daylight infantry charge near Ypres, Hankey began sending despatches to The Spectator from hospital in 1915. Trench life, wrote Hankey, taught that ?the gentleman? is a type not a social... more...

  • 'An Impartial Umpire'by Paul Craven

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1980; Not Available

    This book is an insightful and detailed analysis of Canadian labour relations policy at the beginning of the 20th century, and of the formulation of distinctive features which still characterize it today. more...

  • "Die Gefallenen besänftigen und ihre Taten rühmen"by Tino Schölz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 63.64

    Das Gedenken an die japanischen Gefallenen des Asiatisch-Pazifischen Krieges ist eines der umstrittensten Themen in den internationalen Beziehungen des fernen Ostens. "Die Gefallenen besänftigen und ihre Taten rühmen" analysiert die Geschichte des politischen Totenkultes in Japan seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts und fragt, worin die... more...

  • "Getting History Right"by Mark A. Wolfgram

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    How do individuals, societies, and nations deal with their difficult pasts? 'Getting History Right' examines this question in a comparative context by looking at an authoritarian East Germany and a pluralistic, democratic West Germany. It examines how societal level discussions of the past shaped individual perceptions and interpretations of the past;... more...

  • 'Gilded Prostitution'by Maureen E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and for poaching in the marriage market. They were invariably... more...

  • "Hört die Signale!"by Reinhard Hübsch

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 106.10

    Im Dezember 1998 luden der Südwestrundfunk und die Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg zu eienem Symposium zum Thema "Die Deutschlandpolitik der Sozialisten und Sozialdemokraten" ein. Das Symposium führte mit den Vorträgen und den sich anschließenden Diskussionen zu ebenso heftigen wie fruchtbaren Kontroversen. Im Mittelpunkt... more...

  • "I Sure Wish this Dam Thing Was Over"by Christopher C. Meyers; Charles R. Meyers

    Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    This book traces Carl E. Meyers? military experiences from 1940 to 1944, showing how an average American went through, being drafted, basic training, and combat during World War II. A large part of the book is the letters Meyers wrote home from his basic training and from Europe. more...

  • "Jedes Buch ein Abenteuer"by Simone Barck; Martina Langermann; Siegfried Lokatis

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 116.72

    Diese Studie rekonstruiert anhand der Akten der "Hauptverwaltung Verlage und Buchhandel" im Ministerium für Kultur der DDR zunächst die Geschichte dieser zentralen Zensurbehörde und der Evolution eines - auch im Verhältnis zu anderen Ostblock-Ländern - einzigartigen und hochdifferenzierten Systems literaturpolitischer Steuerung. Vor dem... more...

  • 'Lector Ludens'by Michael Scham

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; Not Available

    Michael Scham uses Cervantes’s Don Quijote  and  Novelas ejemplares  as the basis for a wide-ranging exploration of early modern Spanish views on recreations ranging from cards and dice to hunting, attending the theater, and reading fiction. more...