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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00
From 1940 to 1942, French secret agents arrested more than two thousand spies working for the Germans and executed several dozen of them?all despite the Vichy government?s declared collaboration with the Third Reich. A previously untold chapter in the history of World War II, this duplicitous activity is the gripping subject of The Hunt for Nazi... more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 18.95
In Brothels, Depravity, and Abandoned Women, Judith Kelleher Schafer examines case histories from the First District Court of New Orleans and tells the engrossing story of prostitution in the city prior to the Civil War.Schafer?s rich analysis fills the gaps left by previous scholarly works on the subject and offers insight into an intriguing period... more...
- University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Anyone interested in Arthurian Studies will know of the central role played by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the development and spread of the Arthurian legend from Britain to medieval Europe. But Geoffreys material, both his History of the Kings of Britain and his Life of Merlin, went far beyond Arthur and his deeds: it presented, for the first time,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00
This groundbreaking book combines literary interpretation, gender analysis, and cultural, political, and diplomatic history to examine how Elizabeth I used the discourse of love to establish her political power, assert her right to marry or not, and rule the country herself either way. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99
At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 23.99
The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at home John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961--the youngest man ever elected... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99
Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2012; Not Available
William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic three-volume magnum opus The Last Lion . In this, the first volume, we follow Churchill from his birth to 1932, when he began to warn against the remilitarization... more...
- Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00
This book reconstructs American consular activity in Ireland from 1790 to 1913 and elucidates the interconnectedness of Americas foreign interests, Irish nationalism and British imperialism. Its originality lies in that it is based on an interrogation of American, British and Irish archives, and covers over one hundred years of American, Irish... more...