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  • Lost Voices of the Royal Navyby Max Arthur

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 22.40

    From the bestselling author of FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR, comes an unforgettable collection of vivid eyewitness accounts of life in the Royal Navy more...

  • Contesting home defenceby Penny Summerfield; Corinna Peniston-Bird

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    Contesting home defence is a new history of the Home Guard, a novel national defence force of the Second World War composed of civilians who served as part-time soldiers: it questions accounts of the force and the war, which have seen them as symbols of national unity. It scrutinises the Home Guard’s reputation and explores whether this ‘people’s... more...

  • Survival Along the Continental Divideby Jack Loeffler

    University of New Mexico Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    Loeffler has recorded interviews with representatives of the diverse cultures of New Mexico, revealing the cultural mosaic of the people along the Continental Divide. more...

  • 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$ 15.55

    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...