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  • Plebeian Modernityby Ilya Gerasimov

    Boydell & Brewer 2018; US$ 70.00

    Deciphers typical social practices as a hidden language of communication in urban plebeian society more...

  • The Drowned and the Savedby Les Wilson; George Robertson

    Birlinn 2018; US$ 7.49

    'Next morning at about 6 o’clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors ... I don’t think any survivors came in at Port Ellen but bodies did.' The loss of two British ships crammed with American soldiers bound for the trenches of the First World... more...

  • The Monk of Mokhaby Dave Eggers

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 26.78

    Mokhtar grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings in a tiny apartment, raised by Yemeni immigrant parents. As a young man he learned of the true origins of coffee making - an ancient art born in Yemen, the secret stolen by European colonisers - and became determined to resurrect the ancient art of Yemeni coffee. Mokhtar dedicated himself to... more...

  • Operation Market-Garden 1944 (3)by Ken Ford; Graham Turner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2018; US$ 12.99

    Field Marshal Montgomery's plan to get Second British Army behind the fortifications of the German Siegfried Line in 1944 led to the hugely ambitions Operation Market-Garden . Part of this plan called for a rapid advance from Belgium through Holland up to and across the lower Rhine by the British XXX Corps along a single road already dominated by... more...

  • Anatomy of a Genocideby Omer Bartov

    Simon & Schuster 2018; US$ 14.99

    A fascinating and cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level—turning neighbors, friends, and even family members against one another—as seen through the eastern European border town of Buczacz during World War II. For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz—today part of Ukraine—was home... more...

  • The Gamblerby William C. Rempel

    HarperCollins 2018; US$ 21.77

    “A remarkably detailed and fascinating look at the career of an idiosyncratic tycoon.” – Booklist The rags-to-riches story of one of America’s wealthiest and least-known financial giants, self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian—the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las Vegas and Hollywood to become one of... more...

  • The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialismby Gerald Horne

    Monthly Review Press 2018; US$ 25.00

    Virtually no part of the modern United States—the economy, education, constitutional law, religious institutions, sports, literature, economics, even protest movements—can be understood without first understanding the slavery and dispossession that laid its foundation. To that end, historian Gerald Horne digs deeply into Europe’s colonization of Africa... more...

  • Preussische Offiziere über Judentum und Emanzipationby Marion Schulte

    De Gruyter 2018; US$ 137.99

    European-Jewish Studies reflect the interdisciplinary network and competence of the new “ Centre for Jewish Studies Berlin and Brandenburg ”. The Centre gathers together the most important institutions working on Jewish studies in the region – including the relevant universities and establishments in Berlin and Potsdam. The interdisciplinary... more...

  • Economy and Culture in North-East England, 1500-1800by Adrian Green; Barbara Crosbie

    Boydell & Brewer 2018; US$ 115.00

    A rich picture of the complexities of early industrial development in the north-east of England. more...

  • Fascism and the Massesby Ishay Landa

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    Highlighting the "mass" nature of interwar European fascism has long become commonplace. Throughout the years, numerous critics have construed fascism as a phenomenon of mass society, perhaps the ultimate expression of mass politics. This study deconstructs this long-standing perception. It argues that the entwining of fascism with the masses is a... more...