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The Woman from Hamburg: and Other True Stories

by Hanna Krall

In twelve nonfiction tales, Hanna Krall reveals how the lives of World War II survivors are shaped in surprising ways by the twists and turns of historical events. A paralytic Jewish woman starts walking after...


Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties

by Murray Kempton & David Remnick

Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the...


Witness in Our Time, Second Edition: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers

by Ken Light

Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital,...


The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self

by Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's...


Irish

by John Burrowes

Irish is the story of the mass migration from Ireland to Glasgow that took place in the wake of the Great Famine of the mid-nineteenth century. It is an epic account of the coming together of a nation and a...


Great Glasgow Stories

by John Burrowes

Few cities in the world abound with so many extraordinary stories as Glasgow. The city has been the silent witness to some of the most significant events of the past century, from major triumphs to cataclysmic...


B-57 Canberra Units of the Vietnam War

by T Bell & Jim Laurier

Osprey's examination of B-57 Canberra Units during the Veitnam War period (1955-1975). While not receiving as much publicity as the F-105 and F-4 fighter-bombers, which took the fight into the heart of North...


Exploring Desert Stone: John N. Macomb's 1859 Expedition to the Canyonlands of the Colorado

by Steven K. Madsen

Exploring Desert Stone is the first detailed investigation of the 1859 Macomb Expedition into western Colorado and the canyon country of Utah.

The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, now in Canyonlands...


A third approach to history

by Francesco Cesare Casùla

The narration of humankinds past, that is to say its history, has up to now been done using the extrinsic method of geographic territorial reference and temporal chronological and local topical reference, sometimes...


How the Scots Took Over London

by David Stenhouse

From Fleet Street to the world of medicine, from the City of London to the corridors of power in Whitehall, Scots have exerted a determining influence on key areas of British life since the Union of the Parliaments...


What's in a Surname?

by David McKie

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Surnames are much more than convenient identity tags; they are windows into our families' pasts. Some suggest ancestral trades (Butcher, Smith, Roper) or physical appearance (Long,...


Betty Friedan and the Making of "The Feminine Mystique": The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism

by Daniel Horowitz

An examination of the social and political climate that influenced Betty Friedan and culminated in her landmark book, The Feminine Mystique. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Heroic Earth: Geopolitical Thought in Weimar Germany, 1918-1933

by David T Murphy

In The Heroic Earth, David T. Murphy argues that geopolitical ideas were most dynamic and significant in Germany not during the Nazi era (1933-45) but in the democratic culture of the Weimar republic (1919-33)....


Social Memory in Athenian Public Discourse: Uses and Meanings of the Past

by Bernd Steinbock

Prompted by the abundant historical allusions in Athenian political and diplomatic discourse, Bernd Steinbock analyzes the uses and meanings of the past in fourth-century Athens, using Thebes' role in Athenian...


Mr. Science and Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution: Science and Technology in Modern China

by Darryl E. Brock, Chunjuan Nancy Wei & Joseph W. Dauben

Despite the verdict of the Cultural Revolution as a disaster for China, a number of scholars have called for reexamining socialist science under Mao’s aegis. This collection examines the viewpoints on social...


Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-1952

by Adam R. Seipp

In 1936, the Nazi state created a massive military training site near Wildflecken, a tiny community in rural Bavaria. During the war, this base housed an industrial facility that drew forced laborers from all...


The Ohio & Erie Canal: A Glossary of Terms

by Terry K Woods

The people who lives and worked on and alongside the Ohio & Erie Canal had a vocabulary all their own. Now listed for the first time in one source are the terms they used to describe the boats, crews, and canals....


Across an Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time

by Julia Markus

From the much acclaimed author of Dared and Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, a new book that retrieves the lives of Victorian women--writers, actresses, poets, journalists, sculptors,...


The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

by David Grann

A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Denver Post Bestseller

 

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett...


The Literary History of Saskatchewan: Volume 1

by Carpenter David

A valuable addition to any bibliophile's collection! The rich history of a province's literature, in the essays of well-known writers from across the Prairie and Canadian literary landscapes.