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  • 1913by Florian Illies; Shaun Whiteside; Jamie Searle

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 10.66

    A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the past, and 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet;... more...

  • Treason and the Stateby D. Alan Orr

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    A study of the fundamental change in the meaning of treason in the 1640s. more...

  • The Origins of Simultaneous Interpretationby Francesca Gaiba

    University of Ottawa Press 1998; US$ 11.99

    This book offers the first complete analysis of the emergence of simultaneous interpretation a the Nuremburg Trail and the individuals who made the process possible. Francesca Gaiba offers new insight into this monumental event based on extensive archival research and interviews with interpreters, who worked at the trial. This work provides an overview... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...

  • Signals of Belief in Early Englandby Martin Carver; Alex Sanmark; Sarah Semple

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 30.00

    This volume will throw new light on the intellect of the earliest English - the way they thought, the way they viewed the world, and the way they viewed worlds other than this. Previous understanding of the topic, well rooted in the ideas of its time, regarded the English as adherents of two consecutive religions: Paganism governed the settlers of... more...

  • The Italian Army and the First World Warby John Gooch

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Major new account of the role and performance of the Italian Army in the First World War. more...

  • The Battle for Spainby Antony Beevor

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the 20th century: a war of atrocities and political genocide and a military testing ground before WWII for the Russians, Italians and Germans,... more...

  • A History of Florence by John M. Najemy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 119.95

    In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575. Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political developments... more...

  • In the Garden of Beastsby Erik Larson

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler?s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America?s first ambassador to Hitler?s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.     A mild-mannered professor... more...

  • Richard III and The Princes In The Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.55

    Includes a new foreword by the author The story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. It is a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence.... more...