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- The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 34.95
Notorious mercenary Nick du Toit acted as James Brabazon's bodyguard while he reported from behind rebel lines on the Liberian civil war. Brabazon writes of this time and how Du Toit exposed details of the covert military operation to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea, a tiny oil-rich country, that failed with far-reaching consequences. more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 31.29
Die Frage nach den Gründungsmythen Europas ist im Zeitalter der Globalisierung besonders virulent. Will man ein europäisches Netzwerk schaffen, muss man sich auf die europäischen Dimensionen der nationalen Kulturen besinnen und ihre für den Kontinent Identität stiftenden Potenziale verfolgen. Ein Gründungsmythos Europas ist der von der Weisheit Ägyptens.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
This book studies the reception history of Western literature in China from the 1840s to the present. Qi explores the socio-historical contexts and the contours of how Western literature was introduced, mostly through translation and assesses its transformative impact in the cultural, literary as well as sociopolitical life of modern China. more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Why were white bourgeois gay male writers so interested in spies, espionage, and treason in the twentieth century? Erin G. Carlston believes such figures and themes were critical to exploring citizenship and its limits, requirements, and possibilities in the modern Western state. Through close readings of Marcel Proust?s novels, W. H. Auden?s poetry,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2002; US$ 12.72
In February 2002 Max Hastings retired from his position as a 'Fleet Street' Editor. His is an enormously illustrious career which started in 1985, when he was offered the Editorship of a national institution?the Daily Telegraph?in a surprise move by its owners. This candid memoir tells the story of what happened to him, and to a great newspaper, over... more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
George Paloczi-Horvath was born in 1908 into the feudal nobility of Hungary. Despite his privileged background, he came to realize that his family?s wealth was based on the exploitation of a brutalized peasantry. By the 1930s he was an active anti-Nazi; in 1941 he was forced to flee the country. Returning after the war as a dedicated communist, he... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 13.11
In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were still denied the vote, Rachel Beer defied convention to take the helm first of The Observer, and then the Sunday Times, becoming the first woman ever to edit a national newspaper. It was to be over eighty years before Fleet Street would see the like again. Barred from the London Clubs and the... more...