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Historicising Gender and Sexuality
Historicising Gender and Sexuality
Paperback      ISBN: 1444339443
Historicising Gender and Sexuality features a diverse collection of essays that shed new light on the historical intersections between gender and sexuality across time and space. - Demonstrates both the particularities of specific formulations of gender and sexuality and the nature of the relationship between the categories themselves - Presents evidence that careful and contextualised analysis of the shifting relationship of gender and sexuality illuminates broader historical processes
The Lessons of History
The Lessons of History
Paperback      ISBN: 143914995x
Available for the first time in paperback, The Lessons of History is Will and Ariel Durant's celebrated collection on the themes that define history.
A Short Guide to Writing About History
A Short Guide to Writing About History
Paperback      ISBN: 0321023870
The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond, The Rape of Nanking
The Woman Who Could Not Forget
Iris Chang Before and Beyond, The Rape of Nanking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1605981729
The mother of Iris Chang shares a portrait of her daughter that reveals the discoveries that inspired the writing of "The Rape of Nanking," describes her daughter's struggles with an autistic son and remembers her tragic suicide.
History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier
History on Trial
My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier
Paperback      ISBN: 0060593776
A chronicle of the author's five-year legal battle with writer David Irving, a prolific supporter of holocaust denial, describes how the author, along with a team of solicitors, historians, and experts, defended against Irving's libel suit while exposing his distortions of history. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History
Sometimes an Art
Nine Essays on History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101874473
"From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflect a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history. The past has always been elusive: how can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight? What did things feel like in the moment when outcomes were uncertain? How can we recover the uncertainties of the past, before the outcomes were known? Whatkind of imagination goes into the writing of transformative history? Are there latent trends that distinguish the kinds of history we now write? How unique was North America among the far-flung peripheries of the early British empire? As Bernard Bailyn argues in this elegant, deeply informed collection of essays, history always combines approximations based on incomplete data, with empathic imagination and the interweaving of strands of knowledge into a narrative which also explains. This is a stirring and insightful work drawing on the wisdom and perspective of a career spanning more than five decades--a book that will appeal to anyone interested in history"--From publisher's website.
The Story of America: Essays on Origins
The Story of America
Essays on Origins
Hardcover      ISBN: 069115399x
A New Yorker staff writer examines the origins of dozens of writings, speeches and other printed pieces from American history--from paper ballots and I.O.U.s to the Constitution and Thomas Paine's Common Sense to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address.
The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
The Relentless Revolution
A History of Capitalism
Paperback      ISBN: 0393339394
"Splendid: the global history of capitalism in all its creative—and destructive—glory.”—The New York Times Book Review
Practicing History: Selected Essays
Practicing History
Selected Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0345303636
The noted historian's essays, written over thirty-five years, include comments on the writing of history, shorter historical and journalistic pieces, and essays on the importance of history and historical awareness
Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children
Savage Girls and Wild Boys
A History of Feral Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0312423357
A collective history of feral children who were brought up in the wilderness, raised by animals, or locked up in solitary confinement examines the stories of Peter the Wild Boy, Victor of Aveyron, and a boy raised by monkeys in Uganda.