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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 Senseless, Squalid War'by Norman Rose

    Random House 2014; US$ 18.32

    The events in Palestine between the end of the Second World War in May 1945 and the declaration of the State of Israel in May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world. Today, no conflict is felt to be more intractable or divisive, no dispute so fraught with passion or infused with so much hatred, despite... more...

  • 'A Student in Arms'by Ross Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 67.34

    Commemoration of fallen Japanese soldiers is among the most controversial issues in international relations in the Far East. This work analyzes the history of the political cult of the dead in Japan since the mid-19 th century and examines the major similarities and differences between Japanese commemorative practices for fallen soldiers... 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$ 112.27

    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$ 123.50

    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; US$ 70.00

    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...