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Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

by Leon Fink, Joseph A McCartin and Joan Sangster University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9780252038174
Format:
Hbk 320 pages

Seeking to historicize today's ''Great Recession," this volume of essays uses examples from North America, South America, Europe,...

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Mubarak Al-Sabah: The Foundation of Kuwait

by Souad Al-sabah I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9781780764542
Format:
Hbk 304 pages

Amidst political upheaval and the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the State of Kuwait emerged as an independent country under British...

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In the Shadow of Hitler: Personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe

by Rebecca Haynes And Martyn Rady I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
11/2013
ISBN:
9781780768083
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

Many important right-wing political figures from the late nineteenth century and inter-war period have been over-shadowed in history...

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Love, intimacy and power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650-1850

by Katie Barclay Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780719095559
Format:
Pb+ 236 pages

Winner of the 2012 Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History and the 2012 Women's History Network (UK) Book Prize'An important...

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Falling for Icarus: A Journey Among the Cretans

by Rory Maclean Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Pub Date:
10/2011
ISBN:
9781848859562
Format:
Pbk 352 pages

On a windy spring morning in an ancient Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mother had died a few months earlier and...

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Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement

by Clayton Sinyai ILR Press
Pub Date:
04/2006
ISBN:
9780801472992
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

In this new political history of the labor movement, Clayton Sinyai examines the relationship between labor activism and the American...

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Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

by Marni Davis New York University Press
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9781479882441
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

'Thoughtful, instructive and often insightful.'New York Times Book Review There are enough interesting anecdotes, facts and figures...

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Writing, Publishing, and Reading Local Gazetteers in Imperial China, 1100-1700

by Joseph Dennis Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780674504295
Format:
Hbk 406 pages

This book is the definitive study of imperial Chinese local gazetteers, one of the most important sources for pre-modern Chinese...

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Narrative Literature from the Tebtunis Temple Library

by Kim Ryholt Museum Tusculanum Press
Pub Date:
03/2013
ISBN:
9788763507806
Format:
Hbk 273 pages

Centuries before the Library of Alexandria, ancient Egypt was home to numerous temple libraries, but only a single large-scale...

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Boy Colonel of the Confederacy: The Life and Times of Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.

by Archie K. Davis The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
03/1998
ISBN:
9780807847091
Format:
Pb+ 424 pages

Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-63), one of the youngest colonels in the Confederate Army, died at the age of twenty-one while leading...

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Original Spin: Downing Street and the Press in Victorian Britain

by Paul Brighton I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9781780760599
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Secret lunches, off-the-record briefings, the leaking of confidential information and tightly-organised media launches - the well-known...

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Slavery and the Culture of Taste

by Simon Gikandi Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9780691160979
Format:
Pb+ 392 pages

It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste--the world of politeness, manners,...

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Rock Star: The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen

by David R Shumway Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
08/2014
ISBN:
9781421413921
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

"All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," states David Shumway in the introduction to Rock Star, an informal...

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Why America Is Not a New Rome

by Vaclav Smil The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780262526852
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

America's post-Cold War strategic dominance and its pre-recession affluence inspired pundits to make celebratory comparisons to...

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After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

by Michael Gorham Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9780801479267
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

In After Newspeak, Michael S. Gorham presents a cultural history of the politics of Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost...

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