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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995; US$ 16.99
All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 55.00
The Mongol Empire comes to life in this vivid account of the lives of ordinary people who lived under the rule of Ghengis Khan. The book allows the reader to enjoy traditional Mongol folktales and experience life in a yurt, the tent in which the nomadic Mongols lived. It explains why the Mongols had a reputation for being savage barbarians by describing... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00
Oliver Cromwell's readmission of the Jews to England in 1656 has traditionally been regarded as a watershed in the history of the Jews in England. As well as providing a critical account of the historiography of readmission as a definitive act of toleration, this book reinterprets Christian philosemitism of the early modern period. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 29.00
Of the 400,000 German-speaking Jews that escaped the Third Reich, about 16,000 ended up in Shanghai, China. This groundbreaking volume gathers 20 years of interviews with over 100 former Shanghai refugees. It offers a moving collective portrait of courage, culture shock, persistence, and enduring hope in the face of unimaginable hardships. more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 49.95
Once visited only by the cognoscenti of the ancient world, over the last decade Petra has drawn almost a million visitors in some years. Petra burst into popular consciousness with the release of enormously popular motion picture "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981. Moviegoers all over the world were introduced to some of the spectacular scenic... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 28.80
Der Hannibal des Ostens Sulla, Lucullus und Pompejus, die drei größten Feldherren ihrer Zeit, ließen sich vom König eines gar nicht so großen Reichs vorführen: Mithridates von Pontos, ihrem gefährlichsten Feind. Ein Jahrhundert nach Hannibal stellte er das Römische Reich auf eine neue harte Probe. Auf diesen Coup war das krisengeschüttelte Rom nicht... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
Between overseeing his private practice and developing an entirely new field of research and inquiry that would profoundly influence Western culture, Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud somehow came across and helped to publish the diary of an anonymous young girl of the European upper classes. The detailed journal follows the young authoress from... more...
- The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95
Born in Basel in 1949, Rita Goldberg was brought up in the United States and spent time in Germany, where her father was an army psychiatrist. She teaches comparative literature at Harvard and is married to Oliver Hart, a British-born professor of economics at Harvard. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. more...
- Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00
Jorge Mañach y Robato was a writer, journalist, essayist, and philosopher, as well as the author of a biography of José Martí and numerous philosophical essays. He graduated in Philosophy and Literature from Harvard University, then furthered his studies in Paris (Universidad de Droit, 1922) and returned to Havana in 1924, finishing there his doctorate... more...