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  • Modernity and the Holocaustby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    Sociology is concerned with modern society, but has never come to terms with one of the most distinctive and horrific aspects of modernity - the Holocaust. The book examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more particularly concentrates upon the lessons which the Holocaust has for sociology. Bauman's work demonstrates that the... more...

  • Peter Paul Rubensby Maria Varshavskaya; Xenia Yegorova

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Universally celebrated for his rosy and concupiscent nudes, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was an artist whose first concern was sensuality in all its forms. This Baroque master devoted himself to a lifelong celebration of the joys and wonders of the physical realm. He felt that the human body was as lovely and natural as the many natural landscapes... more...

  • Prehistory: A Very Short Introductionby Chris Gosden

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed by small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia ago. The reader is invited to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been. more...

  • Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introductionby Paul Cartledge

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99

    A highly stimulating introduction to the history of Ancient Greek civilization, from the first documented use of the Greek language in about 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in about CE 330. more...

  • The Aztecs: A Very Short Introductionby David Carrasco

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration... more...

  • The First Day on the Sommeby Martin Middlebrook

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 9.99

    After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the British suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, two for every yard of their front. With more than fifty times the daily losses at El Alamein and fifteen... more...

  • The Ironclads of Cambraiby Bryan Cooper

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 10.99

    When tanks, the newly invented British weapon, were used for the first time in a mass attack on November 20 1917, they not only achieved one of the most remarkable successes of the First World War but set the pattern for the future of mechanized warfare. For the first time in three years of bloody trench warfare, epitomized by the slaughter at Passchendaele... more...

  • History and the Social Webby August C. Krey

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50

    In this volume of 12 essays a distinguished historian demonstrates that the roots and branches of history form a continuous social web, that the events and societies of pasts eras and modern times form a complex and interlocking pattern when seen as a whole, and that a knowledge of history has a profound application to the problems and pleasures of... more...

  • Ten Great Events in Historyby James Johonnot

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.66

    Patriotism, or love of country, is one of the tests of nobility of character. No great man ever lived that was not a patriot in the highest and truest sense. From the earliest times, the sentiment of patriotism has been aroused in the hearts of men by the narrative of heroic deeds inspired by love of country and love of liberty. This truth furnishes... more...

  • Dictionary of Historic Documentsby George Childs Kohn

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 102.00

    Praise for the previous edition: This book represents ready reference at its best. Recommended for all libraries. , Library Journal The perfect across-the-curriculum resource for teachers and students who dash into the library for a quick reference. Highly recommended. , The Book Report Still the only reference of its kind more...