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  • Habits of Changeby Carole Garibaldi Rogers

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than 40 religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives... more...

  • Their Darkest Hourby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale? How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi concentration camp? Award-winning documentary maker and historian Laurence Rees has spent nearly 20 years wrestling with these questions in the course of filming... more...

  • Visions of Englandby Roy Strong

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Why do we still get misty-eyed about England's green and pleasant land? What explains our obsession with country houses - from the National Trust to Downton Abbey? Why do we still dream of a place in the country? In this delightul book Roy Strong explores the definition of Englishness. Celebrating our literature, music, art, gardening and drama,... more...

  • A People's History of American Empireby Howard Zinn; Mike Konopacki; Paul Buhle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.50

    Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into... more...

  • The Curtain Risesby Susan G. Shapiro; Ronald Shapiro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 39.95

    Much has been written about how the authoritarianism of the Communist era gave way to more open societies in the former Soviet bloc countries, yet little has been said about how individuals in these countries have been affected and how they contributed to the changes in their societies. How does the relationship between husband and wife change when... more...

  • Social Memory and War Narrativesby Christina D. Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Vietnam War has had many long-reaching, traumatic effects, not just on the veterans of the war, but on their children as well. In this book, Weber examines the concept of the war as a social monad, a confusing array of personal stories and public histories that disrupt traditional ways of knowing the social world for the second generation. more...

  • Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Ireland’s Fight for Peaceby Joshua Levine

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 16.60

    An ambitious and powerful account of modern Irish history through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand. more...

  • Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 18.65

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST  AND  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY •  LOS ANGELES... more...

  • Sitting Up With the Dead: A Storied Journey Through the American Southby Pamela Petro

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 6.86

    An enthralling, rollicking tour among the storytellers of the American Deep South. more...

  • Pioneers and Partisansby Anika Walke

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99

    Pioneers and Partisans weaves together oral histories, video testimonies, and memoirs produced in the former Soviet Union to show how the first generation of Soviet Jews, born after the foundation of the USSR, experienced the Nazi genocide and how it is remembered after the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. more...