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By Michael Friedrich (editor)

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9783110217551 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 30, 2017, cover price $140.00

By Michael Friedrich (editor)

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9783110217575 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 30, 2017, cover price $140.00

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Product Description: What is the day-to-day reality for workers in various parts of the world, and how was it in the past? How do they work today, and how did they work in the past? Did workers ever protest? If so, how? These and many other questions comprise the field of the global history of work – a young discipline that is introduced with this handbook...read more
By Karin Hofmeester (editor)

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9783110428353 | De Gruyter, July 15, 2017, cover price $224.00 | About this edition: What is the day-to-day reality for workers in various parts of the world, and how was it in the past?

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By Tom Harper (editor)

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9780712356626 | British Library Board, April 1, 2017, cover price $65.00

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9781250118295, titled "Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings" | Picador USA, March 7, 2017, cover price $32.00

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Product Description: "Another solid work of history from an author and historian who truly grasps the mysteries of ancient Egypt." - Kirkus ReviewsDrawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished...read more

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9781250030139 | Thomas Dunne Books, March 7, 2017, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: "Another solid work of history from an author and historian who truly grasps the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

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Product Description: Great Men in the Second World War provides a new perspective on the role of the individual in history. Paul Dukes selects five Great Men, each in his turn one of the leaders of the three victorious powers, the UK, the USA and the USSR...read more

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9781474268080 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Great Men in the Second World War provides a new perspective on the role of the individual in history.

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9781474268073 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Great Men in the Second World War provides a new perspective on the role of the individual in history.

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The British Industrial Revolution has long been seen as the spark for modern, global industrialization and sustained economic growth. Indeed the origins of economic history, as a discipline, lie in 19th-century European and North American attempts to understand the foundation of this process.In this book, William J. Ashworth questions some of the orthodoxies concerning the history of the industrial revolution and offers a deep and detailed reassessment of the subject that focuses on the State and its role in the development of key British manufactures. In particular, he explores the role of State regulation and protectionism in nurturing Britain's negligible early manufacturing base. Taking a long view, from the mid 17th century through to the 19th century, the analysis weaves together a vast range of factors to provide one of the fullest analyses of the industrial revolution, and one that places it firmly within a global context, showing that the Industrial Revolution was merely a short moment within a much larger and longer global trajectory. This book is an important intervention in the debates surrounding modern industrial history will be essential reading for anyone interested in global and comparative economic history and the history of globalization.

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9781474286169 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 26, 2017, cover price $112.00

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9781474286466 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 26, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The British Industrial Revolution has long been seen as the spark for modern, global industrialization and sustained economic growth.

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Product Description: Jew.  The word possesses an uncanny power to provoke and unsettle. For millennia, Jew has signified the consummate Other, a persistent fly in the ointment of Western civilization’s grand narratives and cultural projects. Only very recently, however, has Jew been reclaimed as a term of self-identification and pride...read more

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9780813563039 | Rutgers Univ Pr, December 16, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Jew.

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9780813563022 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, January 13, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Jew.

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An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire offers a provocative rewriting of Mrs. Ernest Ames' ABCs for Baby Patriots (1899). Whimsically illustrated for the nursery or primary school child, Ames' book demonstrates how deeply imperialism reached into popular culture during Victoria's reign.This book presents a rather darker view of Victoria's empire, beginning with the wars in Afghanistan and ending with Zam-Zammeh, the large-bore cannon that Kipling's hero sat astride at the opening of his 1901 novel, Kim. It signposts some of the key events, concepts, places and people that shaped the turbulent ground of empire across the long 19th century, providing a serious counterweight to the notion of imperial conquest as child's play.With each letter accompanied by a crisp yet historically nuanced account of its subject, this unique account is the perfect primer for students taking courses on global, imperial and British history.

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9781474230155 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $78.00

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9781474230162 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire offers a provocative rewriting of Mrs.

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Product Description: The sixties was a time of dramatic change and conflict: a historical moment in which new questions were asked, old answers were rejected, and societies across the globe turned unexpected corners in politics and culture. The Global Sixties examines the decade, as well as its build-up and aftermath, in an interdisciplinary, global context, emphasizing connections – both real and imagined – within and across nationally defined environments...read more

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9781472588371 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The sixties was a time of dramatic change and conflict: a historical moment in which new questions were asked, old answers were rejected, and societies across the globe turned unexpected corners in politics and culture.

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9781472588388 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017), cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Gardens take many forms, and have a variety of functions. They can serve as spaces of peace and tranquilty, a way to cultivate wildlife, or as places to develop agricultural resources. Globally, gardens have inspired, comforted, and sustained people from all walks of life, and since the Garden of Eden many iconic gardens have inspired great artists, poets, musicians, and writers...read more

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9780198784616 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Gardens take many forms, and have a variety of functions.

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 • Named a Best Book of the Year by Slate and NPR • Longlisted for the Orwell PrizeOne of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world―from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present...read more

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9780374274788 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 10, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 • Named a Best Book of the Year by Slate and NPR • Longlisted for the Orwell PrizeOne of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world―from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media?

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What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator? A monster on the Stalin level? What’s it like to bear a name synonymous with oppression, terror, and evil?Jay Nordlinger set out to answer that question, and does so in this book. He surveys 20 dictators in all. They are the worst of the worst: Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and so on. The book is not about them, really, though of course they figure in it. It’s about their children.Some of them are absolute loyalists. They admire, revere, or worship their father. Some of them actually succeed their father as dictator—as in North Korea, Syria, and Haiti. Some of them have doubts. A couple of them become full-blown dissenters, even defectors. A few of the daughters have the experience of having their husband killed by their father. Most of these children are rocked by war, prison, exile, or other upheaval.Obviously, the children have things in common. But they are also individuals, making of life what they can. The main thing they have in common is this: They have been dealt a very, very unusual hand.What would you do, if you were the offspring of an infamous dictator, who lords it over your country?An early reader of this book said, “There’s an opera on every page”: a drama, a tragedy (or even a comedy). Another reader said he had read the chapter on Bokassa “with my eyes on stalks.”Meet these characters for yourself. Marvel, shudder, and ponder.

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9781594038150 | Encounter Books, September 22, 2015, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator?

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9781594038990 | Reprint edition (Encounter Books, January 10, 2017), cover price $16.99

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9781634240871 | 3 edition (Trine Day, January 1, 2017), cover price $24.95
9780977795345 | Trine Day, September 1, 2007, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past. You’ll learn about the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork to England...read more

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9781782435570 | Michael O''Mara Books, January 1, 2017, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past.

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By John Tutino (editor)

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9780822361145 | Duke Univ Pr, December 9, 2016, cover price $99.95

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9780822361336 | Duke Univ Pr, December 9, 2016, cover price $28.95

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Product Description: Albert Einstein, world-renowned as a physicist, was also publicly committed to radical political views. Despite the vast literature on Einstein, Einstein and Twentieth Century Politics is the first comprehensive study of his politics, covering his opinions and campaigns on pacifism, Zionism, control of nuclear weapons, world government, freedom, and racial equality...read more

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9780198785491 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Albert Einstein, world-renowned as a physicist, was also publicly committed to radical political views.

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By Anatole Tchikine (editor)

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9780884024163 | Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service, January 9, 2017, cover price $90.00

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Product Description: In 1989 and 1990 the map of Europe was transformed peacefully, without the wars which caused the other great ruptures of the international order in 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945. What role did international summitry play in the denouement of the Cold War?Scholars have tended to focus on long-term systemic factors, Gorbachev's reform agenda, or the impact in 1989 of 'people power'...read more
By David Reynolds (editor)

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9780198727507 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: In 1989 and 1990 the map of Europe was transformed peacefully, without the wars which caused the other great ruptures of the international order in 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945.

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Product Description: A fierce critique of civil religion as the taproot of America’s bid for global hegemony Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Walter A. McDougall argues powerfully that a pervasive but radically changing faith that “God is on our side” has inspired U...read more

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9780300211450 | Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A fierce critique of civil religion as the taproot of America’s bid for global hegemony Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Walter A.

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By Brian P. Farrell (editor)

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9781472596666 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 18, 2017, cover price $310.00

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