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  • Women in Weimar Fashionby Mila Ganeva

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    In the Weimar Republic, fashion was not only manipulated by the various mass media -- film, magazines, advertising, photography, and popular literature -- but also emerged as a powerful medium for women's self-expression. Female writers and journalists, including Helen Grund, Irmgard Keun, Vicki Baum, Elsa Maria Bug, and numerous others engaged in... more...

  • They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the Worldby Javier Galvan

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. more...

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Picador 2015; US$ 26.99

    A witty, informative, ?strenuously humorous? (The Guardian), and popular travelogue about the Scandinavian countries and how they may not be as happy or as perfect as we assume. Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, growing increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world... more...

  • Gucci Mamas, Armani Angelsby Cate Kendall

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 11.97

    Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City ! Give yourself a treat with two hilariously satirical novels from Australian chick-lit author Cate Kendall. GUCCI MAMAS Once a down-to-earth girl, Mim Woolcott wakes up one day and realises she is keeping Prada, Louis Vuitton and numerous day spas in business and her life has descended into a merry-go-round... more...

  • Robyn Lawley Eatsby Robyn Lawley

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 23.96

    Robyn Lawley is a self-confessed foodie - in addition to being an international supermodel for the likes of H & M and Ralph Lauren. When she's not gracing the cover of Vogue or modelling swimwear or walking the runway, she is scouring menus around the globe and cooking up a storm for her best friends in her adopted home: New York City. Robyn Lawley... more...

  • The Essential Bathroom Bookby Joseph Baxter

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005; US$ 8.99

    From toilets in the Bible to bathroom habits, from Roman baths to modern Japanese bathroom technology, 'The Essential Bathroom Book' reveals the history behind the bathroom door. With bathroom superstition, soaps and showers, this little book is packed with fascinating facts. more...

  • Fifteen Candlesby Adriana V. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories... more...

  • After the Fireby Paul Zimmer

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 23.00

    After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer?s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only... more...

  • Money and Liberationby Peter North

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Money and Liberation examines the experiences of groups who have tried to build a more equitable world by inventing new forms of money. Presenting profiles of the trading networks that have been constructed, including Local Exchange Trading Schemes (England), and Green Dollars (New Zealand), Peter North shows how the use of currency has been redefined... more...

  • The Speckled Monsterby Jennifer Lee Carrell

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00

    The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox.  After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children.  From their heroic struggles stems the... more...