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Oral History

  • The Voice of the Pastby Paul Thompson; Joanna Bornat

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Oral history and life stories, through recording the experiences of people of all kinds, invigorate both past and present, broadening life's base with unique testimony from hidden spheres of experience such as family relationships, the informal culture of work or the lives of migrants. This fully revised fourth edition of Paul Thompson's classic The... more...

  • Europe's 1968by Robert Gildea; James Mark; Anette Warring

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 34.99

    A new and exciting study of "Europe's 1968" based on the rich oral histories of nearly 500 former activists collected by an international team of historians across fourteen countries. Throws new light on moments and movements which both united and divided the activists of Europe's 1968. more...

  • Negotiating Genocide in Rwandaby Erin Jessee

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.44

    This book is an oral history-based study of the politics of history in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Using life history and thematic interviews, the author brings the narratives of officials, survivors, returnees, perpetrators, and others whose lives have been intimately affected by genocide into conversation with scholarly studies... 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...

  • The Caribbean Oral Traditionby Hanétha Vété-Congolo

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.90

    The book uses an innovative prism of interorality that powerfully reevaluates Caribbean orality and innovatively casts light on its overlooked and fundamental epistemological contribution into the formation of Caribbean philosophy. It defines the innovative prism of interorality as the systematic transposition of previously composed storytales into... more...

  • Homerby Barbara Graziosi

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are the cornerstones of Western literature. Over the years they have inspired artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers. Barbara Graziosi introduces Homer's key works and discusses the main literary, historical, and archaeological issues at the heart of Homeric studies. more...

  • Dadlandby Keggie Carew

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    Winner of the Costa Biography Award The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller Keggie Carew grew up under the spell of an unorthodox, enigmatic father. An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wits and dazzling charm. But these were not always enough to sustain a family. As his memory began to fail,... more...

  • Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature?a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST  AND  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NAMED ONE... more...

  • British Aircraft of the Second World Warby John Frayn Turner

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    This unique book, now republished, was the first of its kind to be published on British aircraft of the Second World War. Aviation enthusiasts and aero-modellers can see British aircraft as they really were, through magnificently reproduced colour photographs. Each of the forty-nine types of aircraft is accompanied by a brief 'biography' together... more...

  • Historical Research Using British Newspapersby Denise Bates

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.77

    Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person or a place or a time or a topic can rediscover forgotten details and gain new insights into the society and values of bygone ages. Historical... more...