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  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.20

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • Dadlandby Keggie Carew

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, winner of the Costa Biography Award Keggie Carew grew up under the spell of an unorthodox, enigmatic father. An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wits and dazzling charm. But these were not always enough to sustain a family. As his memory began to fail, Keggie... more...

  • The Forging of Racesby Colin Kidd

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    Study of the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world since 1600. more...

  • The Gateby Francois Bizot

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate... more...

  • An Introduction to Literary Ottomanby Korkut Bugday

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.95

    This represents the first modern introduction to literary Ottoman available in English. The author has devised this textbook to provide a course of lessons, readings and exercises to take the student from beginner to intermediate level. The book features numerous readings taken from historiography, historical, literary, journalistic and legal sources... more...

  • The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)by Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner

    BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00

    This social history of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) sheds new light on the interplay between political and academic leaders and academic organization in the Reform era (1978 - ), and provides new insights into the changing character of the Chinese Communist Party in academic life.? more...

  • The River of Lost Footstepsby Thant Myint-U

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.90

    For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma—through sanctions and tourist boycotts—only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. But what do we really know about Burma and its history? And what can Burma's past... more...

  • Triumph at Kapyongby Dan Bjarnason

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99

    This is the story of the first battle by Canada’s soldiers in the Korean War. These volunteers — truck drivers, construction workers, kids just out of high school — outnumbered, they beat off some of the toughest troops on earth. more...

  • Understanding Gandhiby Usha Thakkar; Jayshree Mehta

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 28.00

    Understanding Gandhi is a collection of interviews conducted by Fr d J. Blum (1914–1990),of six of Mahatma Gandhi's closest associates—J.B. Kriplani, Raihana Tyabji, Dada Dharmadhikari, Sushila Nayar, Jhaver Patel and Sucheta Kripalani. The interviewees reflect on Gandhi's ideas in the light of changes that took place in India after Independence.... more...

  • Frontiers of Ottoman Studies vol 2by Colin Imber; Rhoads Murphey; Keiko Kiyotaki

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Frontiers of Ottoman Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the surge in research into Ottoman history and culture over the past two decades. The second volume covers Ottoman-European International Relations; Ottoman manuscripts in Europe; Ottoman-European cultural exchange and Christian influence and the advent of the Europeans. The work makes... more...