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20th Century

  • Dolce Vita Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    From the ashes of the Second World War, Rome was reborn as the epicentre of film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media and bold-faced libertinism that made 'Italian' a global synonym for taste, style and flair. A confluence of cultural contributions created a bright, burning moment in history: it was the heyday of fashion icons such as Pucci,... more...

  • The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarcerationby Karen Inouye

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration reexamines the history of imprisonment of U.S. and Canadian citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. Karen M. Inouye explores how historical events can linger in individual and collective memory and then crystallize in powerful moments of political engagement. Drawing on interviews and... more...

  • The 60s: The Story of a Decadeby The New Yorker Magazine; Henry Finder; David Remnick; Renata Adler; Hannah Arendt

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    The third installment of a fascinating decade-by-decade series, this anthology collects historic New Yorker pieces from the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century?including work by James Baldwin, Pauline Kael, Sylvia Plath, Roger Angell, Muriel Spark, and John Updike?alongside new assessments of the 1960s by some of today?s finest writers.... more...

  • Getting It Wrongby W. Joseph Campbell

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Many of American journalism?s best-known and most cherished stories are exaggerated, dubious, or apocryphal. They are media-driven myths, and they attribute to the news media and their practitioners far more power and influence than they truly exert. In Getting It Wrong , writer and scholar W. Joseph Campbell confronts and dismantles prominent media-driven... more...

  • Al Caponeby Deirdre Bair

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    From a National Book Award-winning biographer, the first complete life of legendary gangster Al Capone to be produced with the cooperation of his family, who provided the author with exclusive access to personal testimony and archival documents. From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone?Public Enemy Number One?has gripped popular imagination.... more...

  • Black Elkby Joe Jackson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 30.99

    The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the world Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial, Black Elk Speaks . Adapted by the poet John Neihardt from a series of interviews, it is one of the most widely read and admired works... more...

  • Competition in the Promised Landby Leah Platt Boustan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West. Competition in the Promised Land provides a comprehensive account of the long-lasting effects of the influx of black workers on labor markets and urban space in receiving areas. Traditionally, the Great Black... more...

  • Truevineby Beth Macy

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.79

    The year was 1899, as the old people told the story; the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves. The Muse brothers, George and Willie, were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark.... more...

  • Founding Weimarby Mark Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    The first study to reveal the key relationship between violence and fears of violence during the German Revolution of 1918?1919. more...

  • Matchbox Toysby Nick Jones

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    Matchbox toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modelled,... more...