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  • The Great Cat Massacre - A History of Britain in 100 Mistakesby Gareth Rubin

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    In 1914 a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. ‘Ross-shire,? one called down, but the porter heard ‘Russia?. And so began a rumour that led to Germany losing the First World War. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear... more...

  • Hummingbirds Don't Fly In The Rainby Kimberly Klein

    PMA Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    On December 23, 2007, the plane carrying author Kim Klein?s only child, Talia, her ex-husband, and her daughter?s best friend crashed into the side of a volcano in Panama. Hummingbirds Don?t Fly in the Rain chronicles the seven-day, suspense-filled journey that begins the moment Klein receives the phone call announcing her daughter?s plane is missing.... more...

  • Kulturen und Gedächtnisby Rex Rexheuser

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 40.82

    Von der russischen Geschichte ausgehend, erschließt sich Rex Rexheuser den Blick auf Ostmitteleuropa, nimmt dann seine Rolle als ?deutscher Osteuropahistoriker? bewusster in Augenschein und wendet sich in vollem Bewusstsein der Spannung zwischen ?Geschichte? und ?Gedächtnis? dem besonderen Verhältnis von Deutschen, Polen und Juden zu, um schließlich... more...

  • French Civilization and Its Discontentsby Tyler Stovall; Van Den Georges Abbeele

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 37.99

    French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking... more...

  • Galloping at Everythingby Ian Fletcher

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    The poor discipline demonstrated by the British cavalry commanded by general Slade at Maguilla in 1812 prompted the Duke of Wellington's famous remark that British cavalry officers were in the habit of 'galloping at everything'. This assessment has unduly coloured the view of generations of historians. In this reapraisal, Ian Fletcher contends that... more...

  • Das ?Pruzzenland? als geteilte Erinnerungsregionby Stephanie Zloch; Izabela Lewandowska

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 50.71

    Das »Pruzzenland« ist eine Region im nordöstlichen Europa, die von vielfältigen kulturellen und multiethnischen Traditionen, aber auch historisch von konkurrierenden nationalen Ansprüchen zwischen Deutschland, Polen, Litauen und Russland gekennzeichnet war. Die wohl weitreichendste Zäsur stellten... more...

  • Popular Culture in Modern Franceby Brian Rigby

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 165.00

    Traces the changes in French notions of popular culture from 1936 to the present. `Culture' remains a fiercely contested term and Rigby examines the solutions offered by theorists such as Barthes, Baudrillard and Bourdieu. more...

  • The Third Republic in France 1870-1940by William Fortescue

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    An essential introduction to the major political problems, debates and conflicts which are central to the history of the Third Republic in France, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the fall of France in June 1940. It provides original sources, detailed commentary and helpful chronologies and bibliographies on topics including: * the emergence... more...

  • Reading the French Enlightenmentby Julie Candler Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

    This 1999 book is an ambitious reinterpretation of a crucial aspect of eighteenth-century thought, the rationalizing and classifying impulse. more...

  • French Social Theoryby Mike Gane

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 54.00

    This accomplished book provides a peerless account of the French tradition. It provides an overview of French social theory; divides French social theory into three coherent cycles: positivist, anthropological and Marxist; and situates the discussions of individuals and schools in the relevant social and political contexts. more...