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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00
In this unforgettable book, distinguished author Anne Nelson shares one of the most shocking and inspiring?and least chronicled?stories of domestic resistance to the Nazi regime. The Rote Kapelle, or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo?s name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 18.00
Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. Lincoln's writings are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 9.25
Mit Blick auf die Gegenwart werden in diesem Buch Grundlinien und Grundprobleme der russischen Geschichte seit ihren Anfängen knapp umrissen. Neben einem Überblick über die politischen Ereignisse werden in Gegensatzpaaren langfristige Kontinuitäten erörtert, deren Wurzeln zum Teil schon im Mittelalter liegen: mächtiger Staat und passive Gesellschaft,... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 115.71
Hauptbeschreibung Eyal Regev presents an inter-disciplinary analysis of the Hasmoneans: How they perceived themselves and their role in Jewish history, and how they wanted to be perceived by their subjects. By exploring the ways—some common among ancient monarchies, others unique—in which the Hasmoneans shored up their authority, the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 40.99
This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Explore nineteenth-century America through the pen of one of the most celebrated authors of all time, Charles Dickens. American Notes is a detailed travelogue of Dickens' 1842 tour of North America, and in it, the author deploys his incisive wit and unparalleled gift for observation to convey his experiences traveling across the continent by steamship,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99
A landmark history of postwar America and the second volume in the Penguin History of the United States series In this momentous work, acclaimed labor historian Joshua B. Freeman presents an epic portrait of the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century, revealing a nation galvanized by change even as conflict seethed within... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 27.95
Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...
- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2012; Not Available
Putin is the highly personal biography of Russia's leader, a man many regard as the world's most interesting politician. Intelligent books about him have been few and far between because, of all the world leaders, he has managed to remain a mystery. This book goes some way to revealing the man behind the enigma. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 142.00
A further volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation on China which introduces the history of medicine. more...