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  • Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorialby Kate Pullinger; Neil Bartlett

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 8.75

    On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier; he?s reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war everyone in the country was invited to take a moment and write that letter. A selection of those letters are published here, in a new kind of war memorial ? one made only of words. more...

  • 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...

  • Myth, Ritual and the Oralby Jack Goody

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

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

  • The Scots Kirkby Andrew Chadwick; Bruce McCowan; Nancy McCowan

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 7.99

    The history of one of Metro Toronto's most historic churches, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, founded in 1818. This publication records the many memorable individuals to fill its pulpits and pews as well as stories of its associations, buildings and community anecdotes. more...

  • Voices of British Columbiaby Robert Budd

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Cattle Campby Herb Wharton

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A collection of stories told to the author by Aboriginal stockmen and women. Captures the life of the droving days when these people traveled huge distances on drives from North Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. Has a foreword by the author, maps and several photographs. Author's novel 'Unbranded' was highly commended in the David Unaipon... more...

  • Habits of Changeby Carole Garibaldi Rogers

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than 40 religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives... more...

  • Their Darkest Hourby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.68

    How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale? How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi concentration camp? Award-winning documentary maker and historian Laurence Rees has spent nearly 20 years wrestling with these questions in the course of filming... more...

  • Visions of Englandby Roy Strong

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Why do we still get misty-eyed about England's green and pleasant land? What explains our obsession with country houses - from the National Trust to Downton Abbey? Why do we still dream of a place in the country? In this delightul book Roy Strong explores the definition of Englishness. Celebrating our literature, music, art, gardening and drama,... more...

  • The Curtain Risesby Susan G. Shapiro; Ronald Shapiro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 39.95

    Much has been written about how the authoritarianism of the Communist era gave way to more open societies in the former Soviet bloc countries, yet little has been said about how individuals in these countries have been affected and how they contributed to the changes in their societies. How does the relationship between husband and wife change when... more...