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  • Men of Steamby David Wragg

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 12.09

    Few modes of travel have the enduring appeal of steam railways. Today preserved lines, locomotives and rolling stock attract not just expert enthusiasts but more casual visitors who are keen to savor the distinctive atmosphere of a lost era in transport history. Yet these relics are but one aspect of the long story of steam, for they cannot reveal... more...

  • Tales of London's Docklandsby Henry T Bradford

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    Presents an anthology of true stories, drawn from the author's personal experience as a Registered Docker in the Port of London. This work is an attempt to preserve the memories of day to day life of the docklands in the past. It is of interest to those whose relatives worked as dockers, and to social historians. more...

  • No Room of Her Ownby Desiree Hellegers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    This oral history collection brings together extended interviews with fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. While all the interviews were conducted in Seattle, Washington between 1991 and 2008, the women's stories zigzag across the country, from Baltimore and New York City, to Louisiana and Kentucky, to Los Angeles and San... more...

  • China Witnessby Xinran .

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.54

    China Witness is the personal testimony of a generation whose stories have not yet been told. Here the grandparents and great-grandparents of today sum up in their own words - for the first and perhaps the last time - the vast changes that have overtaken China's people over a century. The book is at once a journey by the author through time and... more...

  • Listening on the Edgeby Mark Cave; Stephen M. Sloan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 19.99

    From the headlines of local newspapers to the coverage of major media outlets, scenes of war, natural disaster, political revolution and ethnic repression greet readers and viewers at every turn. What we often fail to grasp, however, despite numerous treatments of events is the deep meaning and broader significance of crisis and disaster. The complexity... more...

  • Rowing the Eternal Seaby Keibo Oiwa; Ogata Masato; Karen Colligan-Taylor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    In this compelling oral history, Ogata Masato, fisherman and Minamata disease sufferer, tells of the devastation of methyl mercury poisoning. Spanning fifty years, his story describes the impact of industrial pollution on his own life, on his extended family, and on the fishing culture of the Shiranui Sea. A one-time leader of Minamata disease patients... more...

  • Rebel Voicesby Joyce L. Kornbluh; Fred Thompson; Franklin Rosemont; Daniel Gross

    PM Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), commonly known as the Wobblies, were among the most well-respected and largest unions in the United States in the early 20th century. Having organized the first major automobile industry strike as well as major coalfield and transit workers strikes, the IWW has a history of being a fierce advocate for the... more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.30

    On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Sommeby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 12.71

    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,... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of The Holocaustby Lyn Smith

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.71

    Following the success of Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Lyn Smith visits the oral accounts preserved in the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, to reveal the sheer complexity and horror of one of human history's darkest hours. The great majority of Holocaust survivors suffered considerable physical and psychological wounds, yet even... more...