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  • The Frogmen of World War IIby Chet Cunningham

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 7.99

    As countless battlefronts in the Pacific, African, and European theaters called for direct amphibious assaults against islands and beachheads, a small corps of exceptionally skilled fighting men was formed -- the U.S. Navy underwater warriors. Beginning in 1943, these men undertook never-before-attempted missions ranging from eye-to-eye recon of enemy-held... more...

  • When Everything Changedby Gail Collins

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 14.99

    Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual "sly wit and unfussy style" ( People ). When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with... more...

  • Men at Warby Bill Fawcett

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    Epic battles?as seen through the eyes of the men who fought them. From Gettysburg to D-Day, history?s most momentous battles have been recounted to the world on a grand scale. This book, for the first time ever, looks at man?s most epic battles from the point of view of the soldiers on the front lines; providing new insight into the great wars... more...

  • Myth, Ritual and the Oralby Jack Goody

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    Jack Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, returns to the related themes of myth, orality and literacy. more...

  • Voices of British Columbiaby Robert Budd

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 24.00

    Between 1959 and 1966, the late CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled across British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen interviewing nearly a thousand of the province?s pioneers. The resulting collection ? 2,700 hours of audiotapes describing both extraordinary events and everyday experiences ? is considered by historians to be one... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Heroesby Jon E. Lewis

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 5.82

    True courage is such a hugely valued aspect of humanity. This volume contains 200 accounts of heroism that took place between the times of Ancient Greece and the 21st century. Many of the accounts are in the words of those who were there, of men and women who showed real courage, often with their own lives on the line. The tales include: the death... more...

  • Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Ireland?s Fight for Peaceby Joshua Levine

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    An ambitious and powerful account of modern Irish history through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand. more...

  • Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Ireland?s Fight for Peaceby Joshua Levine

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    An ambitious and powerful account of modern Irish history through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Oral Historyby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 49.99

    In the past sixty years, oral history has moved from the periphery to the mainstream of academic studies and is now employed as a research tool by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medical therapists, documentary film makers, and educators at all levels. The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to... more...

  • Queer Domesticitiesby Matt Cook

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Sissy home boys or domestic outlaws? Through a series of vivid case studies taken from across the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Matt Cook explores the emergence of these trenchant stereotypes and looks at how they play out in the home and family lives of queer men. more...