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  • Ailing, Aging, Addictedby Bert E. Park

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    What role did drug abuse play in John F. Kennedy's White House, and how was it kept from the public? How did general anesthetics and aging affect the presidency of Ronald Reagan? Why did Winston Churchill become more egocentric, Woodrow Wilson more self- righteous, and Josef Stalin more paranoid as they aged -- and how did those qualities alter the... more...

  • Evil Necessityby Harold D. Tallant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Kentucky, the slavery debate raged for thirty years before the Civil War began. While whites in the lower South argued that slavery was good for master and slave, many white Kentuckians maintained that because of racial prejudice, public safety, and property rights, slavery was necessary but undeniably evil. Harold D. Tallant shows how this view... more...

  • Broadcasting Freedomby Arch Puddington

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Among America's most unusual and successful weapons during the Cold War were Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. RFE-RL had its origins in a post-war America brimming with confidence and secure in its power. Unlike the Voice of America, which conveyed a distinctly American perspective on global events, RFE-RL served as surrogate home radio services... more...

  • 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Musicby Andrew Grant Jackson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    During twelve unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent Sixties, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music , music historian Andrew Grant Jackson ( Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of The Beatles? Solo Careers ) chronicles a ground-breaking... more...

  • A Kim Jong-Il Productionby Paul Fischer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 25.48

    A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer - love, films and kidnapping in North Korea, the world's wildest regime Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution:... more...

  • The Holocaust and the Germanization of Ukraineby Eric C. Steinhart

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book probes the local dynamics of the German occupation and the collaboration in the Holocaust in southern Ukraine. more...

  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacyby Frederick Hatch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal, since the civilian legal system was fully functioning. The many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated are described, as are the ways in which the trial... more...

  • Riceby Francesca Bray; Peter A. Coclanis; Edda Fields-Black; Dagmar Schaefer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Rice is a first step toward a history of rice and its place in capitalism from global and comparative perspectives. more...

  • Michelangelo's Davidby John T. Paoletti

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book presents new archival sources, suggests new interpretations of the David, and connects the statue to contemporary historical events in Florence. more...

  • Huddersfield in the Great Warby Vivien Teasdale Teasdale

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 7.99

    When war was declared in August 1914, it not only changed the lives of the soldiers who fought, but also the lives of their families, their neighbourhood and, ultimately, the whole of society. Women came out of their homes to take up work in industry, to drive the trams, to police the streets as well as nurse the wounded. Government, local and national,... more...