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  • War Correspondentby Michael Moynihan

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 12.99

    The offhand admission to the doctor at the recruiting centre that he suffered from asthma as a boy was enough to put an end to Michael Moynihan's military career even before it started. However, this unpropitious beginning was eventually to lead to a wartime career far more dramatic than anything he could have imagined had he been allowed to don... more...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair; Shaun Whiteside

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings - modern masterpieces by Cezanne, Monet, Sisley and others - were not so fortunate. As he fled,... more...

  • The Consolations of Writingby Rivkah Zim

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought.... more...

  • Newspapers and English Society 1695-1855by Hannah Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This lively new study covers the dramatic expansion of the press from the seventeenth century to the mid nineteenth century. Hannah Barker explores the factors behind the rise of newspapers to a major force helping to reflect and shape public opinion and altering the way in which politics operated at every level of English life. Newspapers, Politics... more...

  • Dope in the Age of Innocenceby Damien Enright

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    Ibiza, 1960: on the beautiful Mediterranean island, the high-rise resorts are still decades away. By chance, Damien Enright, twenty-one-years old and Irish, arrives there with his wife and two children and finds a handful of down-at-heel foreign Bohemians leading wild, hedonistic lives. He and his wife get involved; their marriage quickly breaks down... more...

  • News and Novela in Brazilian Mediaby Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book examines Brazil?s ever-popular telenovelas?a televised mini-series that use recent news issues to help frame its plots. This work increases in importance as more audiences in Brazil rely on diversifying news sources for key decision-making information; and media systems tussle with information presentation and democratic behaviors. more...

  • Der ganze Mensch - die ganze Menschheitby Stefan Hermes; Sebastian Kaufmann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Around 1800 European authors became manifestly interested in distant and different cultures, an interest that extended to fictional literature and aesthetics. This volume examines the poetic and aesthetic innovation that emerged from involvement with ethnological and anthropological phenomena, and the extent to which literature and aesthetics,... more...

  • Head Over Heels in Franceby Samantha Brick

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 11.99

    Just when life seemed its darkest, Samantha found happiness?Pascal, and his 10-year-old son, and the rigors of country life?in an unexpected trip to France When Samantha Brick?s life started to unravel?her company in liquidation, homeless, penniless, and friendless, and on max-strength anti-depressants?it seemed that everything was going wrong.... more...

  • Islam in the British Broadsheetsby Elzain Elgamri

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 14.57

    From the late Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against Salman Rushdie, to the extremism of the Taliban and the mass murder of the September 11th attacks, the image of Islam as a violent and anti-Western faith has featured dominantly in the global mass media. In this book, Elzain Elgamri sets out to refute such generalisations.Taking into account the historically... more...

  • Thief-Taker Hangingsby Aaron Skirboll

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    After the Glorious Revolution, a not so glorious age of lawlessness befell England. Crime ran rampant, and highwaymen, thieves, and prostitutes ruled the land. Execution by hanging often punished the smallest infractions, and rip-roaring stories of fearless criminals proliferated, giving birth to a new medium: the newspaper. In 1724, housebreaker... more...