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  • Forgotten Voices of the Sommeby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 12.68

    1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including... more...

  • Our East Endby Piers Dudgeon

    Headline 2012; US$ 10.99

    This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. This oral history of London's East End spans the period after the First World War to the upsurge of prosperity at the beginning of the 60s - a time which saw fresh waves of immigrants in the area, the Fascist marches of... more...

  • Londonersby Craig Taylor

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.32

    An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself, to be published on the eve of the 2012 London Olympic Games. more...

  • Oral History Theoryby Lynn Abrams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics to psychoanalysis with the observations of practitioners... more...

  • Outlaw Ballplayersby R. G. Utley; Tim Peeler; Aaron Peeler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 29.95

    The players of the independent Carolina League were outlaws. A diverse lot that included preachers and ex-cons, with many former and future Major Leaguers, they played ball during the desperate years of the Great Depression, when half of organized professional baseball's minor leagues went broke and ceased operations. Despite the number of defaulting... more...

  • The Real Band of Brothers: First-hand accounts from the last British survivors of the Spanish Civil Warby Max Arthur

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; US$ 7.88

    Personal stories from the men and women who volunteered to fight for a cause they passionately believed in. more...

  • The Oral History Readerby Robert Perks; Alistair Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Oral History Reader, now in its third edition, is a comprehensive, international anthology combining major, ?classic? articles with cutting-edge pieces on the theory, method and use of oral history. Twenty-seven new chapters introduce the most significant developments in oral history in the last decade to bring this invaluable text up to date,... more...

  • Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizationsby Barbara W Sommer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95

    It has been half a century since the last book that addressed how historical societies can utilize oral history. In this brief, practical guide, internationally known oral historian Barbara W. Sommer applies the best practices of contemporary oral historians to the projects that historical organizations of all sizes and sorts might develop. The book... more...

  • Curating Oral Histories, Second Editionby Nancy MacKay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 32.95

    For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay?s Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for use in a repository. In this new and greatly expanded edition, MacKay uses the life... more...

  • Practicing Oral History with Immigrant Narratorsby Carol McKirdy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 27.95

    In addition to the problem of language, conducting oral histories with immigrant narrators often requires special considerations: past violence, cultural sensitivity, and lack of trust. Yet, these narrators are often witnesses to, or participants in, important historical events, or can describe otherwise-undocumented social phenomena. The first book... more...