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  • The Fear and the Freedomby Keith Lowe

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.99

    Bestselling historian Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world. The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe’s follow-up to Savage Continent . While that book painted a picture of Europe in all its horror as WWII was ending, The Fear and the Freedom looks at... more...

  • Minister of Moneyby Charles W. Munn§

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 20.99

    Henry Duncan was a man of many parts: parish minister, savings bank founder, political lobbyist, anti-slavery campaigner, educator, geologist, poet, author. He restored the Ruthwell Cross, a medieval monument of international importance. He also played a major role in the Disruption of the Church of Scotland in 1843 - the most significant social event... more...

  • The Accidental Presidentby A. J. Baime

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 27.16

    During the atomic, earthshaking first 120 days of Harry Truman's unlikely presidency, an unprepared, small-town man had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and a secret weapon of unimaginable power—marking the most dramatic rise to greatness in American history. more...

  • Peddling Protectionismby Douglas A. Irwin; Douglas A. Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset of the Great Depression, the collapse of world trade, and the global spread of protectionism in the 1930s. Even today, the ghosts of congressmen... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    This book discusses the impact of cameralism on the practices of governance, early modern state-building and economy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. It argues that the cameralist conception of state and economy - a form of 'science' of government dedicated to reforming society while promoting economic development, and often associated... more...

  • Mythical Battleby Ashley Hern

    Crowood 2017; US$ 18.99

    The Battle of Hastings is one of the key events in the history of the British Isles. This book is not merely another attempt to describe what happened at Hastings - that has already been done supremely well by many others - but instead to highlight two issues: how little we actually know for certain about the battle, and how the popular understanding... more...

  • Ten Decisionsby Larry D. Rose

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 14.99

    In the chaos of the Second World War, Canada faced cruel choices, both on the battlefield and in the world of politics. Of all these life-and-death choices, ten stand above the others in their importance, their agonizing stakes, and the impact they have on the country to this day. more...

  • Servants in Rural Europeby Jane Whittle

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 25.95

    This is the first book to survey the experience of servants in rural Europe from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 25.95

    The first book that acknowledges cameralism as a European rather than just a German historical phenomenon. more...

  • De Valera Volume 1by David McCullagh

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 18.99

    Éamon de Valera was the single most consequential Irish figure of the twentieth century. He was a leader in the Easter Rising, the figurehead of the anti-Treaty rebels during the dark days of the Civil War and, later, as the founder of Fianna Fáil and president of Ireland, the pivotal figure in the birth of the Republic. In this, the first volume... more...