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Education and Labour Party Ideologies 1900-2001and Beyond

by Denis Lawton

In 1997 Tony Blair broke with tradition by naming education as a major priority for the General Election Manifesto. In the past, Labour leaders had tended to give education a much lower priority. Despite this,...


Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949: Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates

by Hung-yok Ip

This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place...


The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000

by Chris Wickham

"The breath  of reading is astounding, the knowledge displayed is awe-inspiring and the attention quietly given to critical theory and the postmodern questioning of evidence is both careful and sincere."--The...


(God) After Auschwitz: Tradition and Change in Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought

by Zachary Braiterman

The impact of technology-enhanced mass death in the twentieth century, argues Zachary Braiterman, has profoundly affected the future shape of religious thought. In his provocative book, the author shows how...


The Flames of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, July-December 1813

by Richard Feltoe

This third volume in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved - War of 1812 recounts the dramatic and destructive campaigns in the last six months of 1813 as the Americans continued their remounted attack...


Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

by Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse & Otto Kirchheimer

During the Second World War, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School--Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer--worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime...


The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

by Ian Jared Miller

It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan's emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly...


This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 1980¿1995

by James Lough

During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Alan Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone. This...


Papua New Guinea: Initiation and Independence

by Don Woolford

First published in 1976, Papua New Guinea was the first book to interpret the key events that led to the nation’s independence in 1975. In the book, journalist Don Woolford, a correspondent for the Australian...


Workers in Bondage: The Origins and Bases of Unfree Labour in Queensland 1824¿1916

by Kay Saunders

Based on thorough documentary research in archives and newspapers, Workers in Bondage begins with the origins of servitude during the convict era in Queensland before its separation from New South Wales in 1859....


The Samoan Tangle: A Study in Anglo-German-American Relations 1878¿1900

by Paul M Kennedy

Exploring the diplomatic negotiations that led to the division of the Samoan Islands between Germany, Great Britain and the United States in 1899, this book is a significant study of international relations...


The Golden Bough

by James Frazer

The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals. Disproving the popular thought that primitive life was simple, this monumental survey shows...


The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokee

by James Mooney

Originally published as two separate volumes by the U.S. Bureau of Ethnology, James Mooney's History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees has enduring significance for both Native Americans and non-Indian...


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 2

by Edward Gibbon

Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are...


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 6

by Edward Gibbon

Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are...


The Histories Book 8: Urania

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


The Histories Book 7: Polymnia

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


The Histories Book 6: Erato

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


The Histories Book 5: Terpsichore

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


The Histories Book 4: Melpomene

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...