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Oral History

  • Slayers and Vampiresby Edward Gross; Mark A. Altman

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 15.83

    In 1997 the first episode of a new show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired. It's fair to say that following the critically panned and commercially unsuccessful film of the same name five years previously, expectations were not high. However over the course of 144 episodes and the successful spin-off show, Angel, it produced some of the best and... more...

  • A Force Like No Otherby Colin Breen

    Blackstaff Press Ltd 2017; US$ 9.99

    In 1983, Interpol named Northern Ireland the most dangerous place in the world to be a police officer. Now, for the first time, the men and women who policed the Troubles tell their stories in their own words.  more...

  • Biography of an Industrial Townby Alessandro Portelli

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.19

    A pioneering work in oral history, this book tells the story of the rise and fall of the industrial revolution and the apogee and crisis of the labor movement through an oral history of Terni, a steel town in Central Italy and the seat of the first large industrial enterprise in Italy. This story is told through a combination of stories, songs, myths... more...

  • Zikaby Debora Diniz; Diane Grosklaus Whitty

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    An astonishing investigation into the outbreak and spread of Zika and the resilience of the Brazilian people in the face of the epidemic. more...

  • The End of Outrageby Breandán Mac Suibhne

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 29.99

    Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires — a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor — and Patrick McGlynn — an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours. more...

  • The Unwomanly Face of Warby Svetlana Alexievich; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second... more...

  • Not Guiltyby Sue Elliott; Steve Humphries

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 changed that in part, sparking a chain of social reforms that altered the face of British society for ever. But it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality in the eyes of the law, in society and in millions of private lives. This vital new oral history... more...

  • All Quiet on the Home Frontby Richard van Emden; Steve Humphries

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.92

    The truth about the sacrifice and suffering on the home front during World War I is rarely discussed. In this book, some of the oldest men and women in the country speak about experiences and events that have remained buried for 85 years. Their testimony shows the same candor and courage we have become accustomed to hearing from veterans of the western... more...

  • Shaping the Archive in Late Medieval Englandby Sarah Elliott Novacich

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    Sarah Elliott Novacich explores the ways in which the plots of sacred history were preserved and repurposed in Medieval English literature. more...

  • Oral History in Latin Americaby David Carey Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This field guide to oral history in Latin America addresses methodological, ethical, and interpretive issues arising from the region’s unique milieu. With careful consideration of the challenges of working in Latin America – including those of language, culture, performance, translation, and political instability – David Carey Jr. provides guidance... more...