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Oral History

  • Dadlandby Keggie Carew

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a member... 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 When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing ?a new kind... 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...

  • African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 2, Essays on Sources and Methodsby Alice Bellagamba; Sandra E. Greene; Martin A. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Explores how to use different types of sources to write the history of slavery and the slave trade in Africa. more...

  • Sitting Up With the Dead: A Storied Journey Through the American Southby Pamela Petro

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 10.10

    An enthralling, rollicking tour among the storytellers of the American Deep South. more...

  • Women of the 1960sby Sheila Hardy

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    This book gives a new perspective on the life of women in the 1960s, contrary to the widely accepted vision of a Swinging Sixties full of Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll. It was certainly a progressive decade, bringing many life changing events, especially for women. This book looks at the experiences of teenagers, young career women and... more...

  • Oral History Theoryby Lynn Abrams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics to psychoanalysis with the observations of practitioners... more...

  • The Rising (Centenary Edition)by Fearghal McGarry

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    The story of the Easter Rising from the perspective of those who made it, focusing on the experiences of rank-and-file revolutionaries and exploiting a unique and recently released collection of over 1,700 eye-witness statements. more...

  • The Oral History Readerby Robert Perks; Alistair Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Oral History Reader, now in its third edition, is a comprehensive, international anthology combining major, ?classic? articles with cutting-edge pieces on the theory, method and use of oral history. Twenty-seven new chapters introduce the most significant developments in oral history in the last decade to bring this invaluable text up to date,... more...