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Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0804813841
A documented survey of the customs and social conditions of the four traditional classes of Japanese society from 1600 to 1850
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers
A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140171223
An account of lesbian life in the twentieth century traces the evolution of lesbian identity, discussing the establishment of lesbian subcultures in each decade, examines how feminism and gay liberation have destigmatized lesbianism, and more. Reprint.
Pegasus Bridge
Pegasus Bridge
Paperback      ISBN: 0671671561
Recounts the initial airborne mission that paved the way for the Normandy landings, detailing the mission's preparations, hand-to-hand fighting, heroics, and importance
Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life
Centuries of Childhood
A Social History of Family Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0394702867
The modern concept of family life is traced through the paintings and diaries of the last four centuries
Geography Behind History
Geography Behind History
Paperback      ISBN: 0393004198
A perennially useful survey of how physical environment affects historical events, with many illustrative examples.
The Smithsonian Book of Books
The Smithsonian Book of Books
Hardcover      ISBN: 089599030x
Presents the history, the art, and the influence of books through all ages and cultures, revisiting the great works of religion, science, and literature and touching on the histories of book making, book selling, and book illustration.
Confessions
Confessions
Hardcover      ISBN: 067940998x
(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed) Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But the Confessions is also among the greatest self-portraits in world literature -which suggests, even more than the impact of Rousseau's thought, the extent to which the very high opinion he had of himself was ultimately justified.
Italians
Italians
Paperback      ISBN: 0684825007
Examines the character and history of the Italian people.
Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
Bad Blood
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
Paperback      ISBN: 0029166764
An account of the experiment conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service describes how medical treatment was withheld from Black sharecroppers infected with syphilis
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Paperback      ISBN: 0679720197
Surveys global politics over the past five hundred years and discusses current problems facing the major powers