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  • For Comrade and Countryby Robert G. Thobaben

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Ray Hill was a cook and machine gunner who survived the sinking of a PT boat by a kamikaze. German forces in the middle of the Siegfried defensive line captured Robert Corbin, a forward artillery observer officer who later escaped after 140 days of captivity. Arthur Ensley, a B-25 pilot, was shot down on his 79th mission into the Brenner Pass. He was... more...

  • Vietnamby Andrew Wiest

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Based on rich collections housed at the National Archive, the Center of Military History, and at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech, Voices from America's Failed Crusade will trace the American experience of Vietnam from the war's popular inception to its morale-crushing and bitter conclusion. Being careful to demonstrate that the Vietnam War was actually... more...

  • The Boys of ?67by Andrew Wiest

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California and city-slickers from Cleveland opened their mail to find greetings from Uncle Sam. Most American soldiers of the... more...

  • Pathways that Changed Myanmarby Matthew Mullen

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    The story of ordinary Burmese people who have been able to effect meaningful change through subtle, everyday acts of resistance. more...

  • Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetryby L. Ramey

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2008; US$ 26.13

    In this insightful and provocative volume, Rameyreveals spirituals and slave songs to be a crucial element in American literature. This book shows slave songs'intrinsic value as lyric poetry, sheds light on their roots and originality, anddraws new conclusions on anart form long considereda touchstone of cultural imagination. more...

  • Voices from the Great Houses of Ireland: Life in the Big Houseby Jane O'Keeffe

    Mercier Press 2013; US$ 17.50

    A rare glimpse of life in Ireland's big houses, including Blarney Castle and Bantry House in Cork and the Denny Estates in Kerry. more...

  • Social Memory and War Narrativesby C. Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2015; US$ 77.44

    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...

  • Namibia's Red Lineby G. Miescher

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2012; US$ 87.13

    Based on archival sources and oral history, this book  reconstructs a border-building process in Namibia that spanned more than sixty years. The process commenced with the establishment of a temporary veterinary defence line against rinderpest by the German colonial authorities in the late nineteenth century and ended with the construction of a continuous... more...

  • Long Time, Olden Timeby Peter Read; Jay Read

    IAD Press 1991; US$ 10.45

    The year is 1977, and Dinny Japaljarri remembers a time when the Northern Territory was a very different place. Twenty five years on, many of the events in this book now survive only in the memories of a generation that has passed, or is passing, away. Their stories, however, live on told here in the vibrant tradition of Aboriginal oral history,... more...

  • Memory and Memorials, 1789-1914by Matthew Campbell; Jaqueline M. Labbe; Sally Shuttleworth

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Ranging historically from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in an era of furious social change. Through an examination of literature, history and science the authors explore the theme of memory as a tool of social progression. This book offers a fresh theoretical understanding of the... more...