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.
Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History
Paperback ISBN: 1400075270
The Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize-winning author of A Midwife's Tale looks at the making of history from a woman's perspective, looking at three key works--the fifteenth-century Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's memoirs, and Virginia Woolf's essay A Room of One's Own, to reveal how women both make and record history. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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.
A Life on the Left
Hardcover ISBN: 1595586784
Howard Zinn was perhaps the best-known and most widely celebrated popular interpreter of American history in the twentieth century, renowned as a bestselling author, a political activist, a lecturer, and one of America's most recognizable and admired progressive voices. His rich, complicated, and fascinating life placed Zinn at the heart of the signal events of modern American history?from the battlefields of World War II to the McCarthy era, the civil rights and the antiwar movements, and beyond. A bombardier who later renounced war, a son of working-class parents who earned a doctorate at Columbia, a white professor who taught at the historically black Spelman College in Atlanta, a committed scholar who will be forever remembered as a devoted ?people's historian
The Greek World After Alexander, 323-30 B.C.
Paperback ISBN: 0415046181
The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it. Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.
A Curious History
Hardcover ISBN: 0674902157
The weapon of pedants, the scourge of undergraduates, the b e noire of the "new" liberated scholar: the lowly footnote, long the refuge of the minor and the marginal, emerges in this book as a singular resource, with a surprising history that says volumes about the evolution of modern scholarship. In Anthony Grafton's engrossing account, footnotes to history give way to footnotes as history, recounting in their subtle way the curious story of the progress of knowledge in written form. Grafton treats the development of the footnote--the one form of proof normally supplied by historians in support of their assertions--as writers on science have long treated the development of laboratory equipment, statistical arguments, and reports on experiments: as a complex story, rich in human interest, that sheds light on the status of history as art, as science, and as an institution. The book starts in the Berlin of the brilliant nineteenth-century historian Leopold von Ranke, who is often credited with inventing documented history in its modern form. Casting back to antiquity and forward to the twentieth century, Grafton's investigation exposes Ranke's position as a far more ambiguous one and offers us a rich vision of the true origins and gradual triumph of the footnote. Among the protagonists of this story are Athanasius Kircher, who built numerous documents into his spectacularly speculative treatises on ancient Egypt and China; Pierre Bayle, who made the footnote a powerful tool in philosophical and historical polemics; and Edward Gibbon, who transformed it into a high form of literary artistry. Proceeding with the spirit of an intellectual mystery and peppered with intriguing and revealing remarks by those who "made" this history, The Footnote brings what is so often relegated to afterthought and marginalia to its rightful place in the center of the literary life of the mind.
Lies My Teacher Told Me
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Paperback ISBN: 0743296281
A tenth-anniversary commemorative edition of the award-winning history of America begins with pre-Columbian history and covers a diverse range of events, from the Reconstruction and the life of Helen Keller to the first Thanksgiving and the Mai Lai massacre. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
The Transformation of Space from the Victorian Age to the American Century
Paperback ISBN: 0813531446
Seventeen essays by scholars of literature, history, geography, and cultural studies interrogate the geography of the 19th century both as field of inquiry and as political-economic reality. The essays consider the interplay between discourses describing space and those describing time, that is, between geography and history. They examine the geography embedded in particular objects, especially commodities, as well as in the social identities of persons; and they analyze the construction of the "domestic" sphere, as distinct from the "foreign." Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)