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- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00
The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.24
'Life was a wordless battle of wits between us, with her keeping a sharp look-out for signs of neglect, and me trying to disguise my slovenliness by subterfuge. I became an adept at sweeping dust under the bed, and always used the same few pieces of silver' Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In Lily Dale, New York, the dead don't die. Instead, they flit among the elms and stroll along the streets. According to spiritualists who have ruled this community for five generations, the spirits never go away?and they stay anything but quiet. Every summer twenty thousand guests come to consult the town's mediums in hopes of communicating with... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 50.00
DK 's History of the World in 1,000 Objects looks at world history from a new perspective. One thing that defines humans is our talent for making things, from everyday objects to inventions that change the world. Objects speak volumes about ancient civilizations, telling us how our ancestors lived as well as what they believed and valued. DK... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 75.95
The May 1926 coup d?état in Poland inaugurated what has become known as the period of sanacja or ?cleansing.? The event has been explored in terms of the impact that it had on state structures and political styles. But for both supporters and opponents of the post-May regime, the sanacja was a catalyst for debate about Polish national identity,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler?s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes. Here you?ll unearth... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
The British-Asian population accounts for over 7.5% of the population in Britain, or over 5 million people. A number of books have been published on aspects of this culture, on music, sport and business, but no book has yet looked at this experiernce in its totality. This book will attempt to do this in an accessible way, by combining 15 feature-pieces... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Do you know what the oldest horse race in Britain is or when the first steeple chase was held in Ireland? Fact-packed but light-hearted in style, this reliable reference book and a quirky guide reveals such little-known facts, along with details of classic races, statistical records, famous riders, amusing anecdotes, and the general history of horse... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
A dynamic social history commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history.... more...