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  • The Education of Henry Adamsby Henry Adams

    The Floating Press 1918; US$ 7.99

    The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when "the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death," Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his "Education", a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates... more...

  • Historic Adventuresby Rupert S. Holland

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Who needs fictional flights of fancy when the truth of the matter is so wild, weird, and fascinating? In Historic Adventures: Tales From American History, author Rupert Holland guides readers through a treasure trove of true-to-life tales about the people, places, and events that helped form America. Pirates, pigs, revolutionaries and conspirators... more...

  • The Frontier in American Historyby Frederick Jackson Turner

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    The frontier has always been a quintessential part of what makes America unique, and according to renowned historian Frederick Jackson Turner, it did more than stoke the imaginations of early pioneers -- it actually helped to shape American democracy and institutions. This engaging volume explains and expands on Turner's Frontier Thesis, one of... more...

  • Voices from the Frontby Peter Hart

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 22.66

    Every man who served in the Great War is now deceased, but they have left behind them an enormous collection of oral history, which captures the authentic voices of the front line soldiers. In Voices from the Front, oral historian Peter Hart brings together accounts from across the conflict, from soldiers, sailors and airmen, from officers... more...

  • Contrary Destiniesby Leon D. Pamphile

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 69.95

    In 1915, United States Marines arrived in Haiti to safeguard lives and property from the political instability of the time. While there, the Marine Corps controlled everything from finance to education, from health care to public works and built an army, ?La Garde d?Haiti,? to maintain the changes it implemented. For one hundred years, the decisions... more...

  • The Longest Yearby Victor Brooks

    Carrel Books 2015; US$ 34.99

    The D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, launched on June 6, 1944, is widely referred to as the longest day of World War Two. Historian Victor Brooks argues that 1944 was, in effect, the longest year? for Americans of that era, both in terms of United States casualties and in deciding the outcome of war itself. Brooks also argues that only the... more...

  • Passing of the Frontierby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...

  • Wie die Europäer ihre Zukunft sehenby Ulrich Reinhardt; George T. Roos

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 45.79

    Wie wird Europa im Jahr 2030 aussehen? Wie wird sich die Arbeit entwickeln? Wie die Bildung? Welche Familienformen wird es geben? Wird die Spaltung der Gesellschaft in Arm und Reich weiter fortschreiten? Auf diese und andere Fragen antworten 20 Zukunftsforscher aus ganz Europa. Basis der Untersuchung sind Repräsentativbefragungen von über 11 000 Bürgern... more...

  • Die Plünderung des Yuanming yuanby Ines Eben v. Racknitz

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 45.81

    <P>Waren Plünderungen und Kunstraub während der Kolonialfeldzüge des 19. Jahrhunderts gesetzlich sanktioniert, und wie gingen sie vor sich? Die Plünderung und anschließende Verbrennung des Yuanming yuan während des britisch-französischen Chinafeldzuges von 1860 gilt als einer der spektakulärsten Fälle von Kulturvandalismus im 19. Jahrhundert.... more...

  • Nordamerika aus süddeutscher Perspektiveby Rainald Becker

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 59.17

    <P>Gab es süddeutsche Amerika-Bilder? Rainald Becker nimmt die (Nord-)Amerika-Wahrnehmungen im Süddeutschland des "langen" 18. Jahrhunderts von 1648 bis 1776 in den Blick. Obwohl hier keine koloniale Basis bestand, spielten sie für das zeitgenössische Bewusstsein eine dominante Rolle. Insbesondere die Kommunikationsmilieus der gelehrten... more...