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  • Their Darkest Hourby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • A People's History of American Empireby Howard Zinn; Mike Konopacki; Paul Buhle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.50

    Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into... 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...

  • Social Memory and War Narrativesby Christina D. Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Vietnam War has had many long-reaching, traumatic effects, not just on the veterans of the war, but on their children as well. In this book, Weber examines the concept of the war as a social monad, a confusing array of personal stories and public histories that disrupt traditional ways of knowing the social world for the second generation. more...

  • Funding the Nationby Michael Keyes

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    By following the money trail, Michael Keyes reveals in this ground-breaking book how O'Connell turned money into political power and how sixty years later Parnell did the same. more...

  • Ireland's Arctic Siege of 1947by Kevin C. Kearns

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    On 19 January 1947 Ireland was invaded by a freakish anticyclonic weather phenomenon unleashed from the depths of Siberia. Its prolonged two-month grip entombed the country in snow and ice. more...

  • The Plantation of Ulsterby Jonathan Bardon

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Plantation of Ulster followed the Flight of the Earls when the lands of the departed Gaelic Lords were forfeited to the Crown. Bardon?s history is the first major, accessible survey of this key event in British and Irish history in a lifetime. more...

  • A City in Wartime ? Dublin 1914?1918by Pádraig Yeates

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the years 1914 to 1918 Dublin was utterly transformed. First, the Great Lockout of 1913 produced major consequences. Then the First World War saw a large number of men leave Dublin for the British Army - many of whom would never return. And finally the Easter Rising of 1916 meant that life in the city would never again be the same. more...

  • The Year of Disappearancesby Gerard Murphy

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    The Year of Disappearances is a ground-breaking book that deepens our knowledge and understanding of the War of Independence. It subverts many myths,and examines realities long hidden. more...