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Mastering Wartime: A Social History of Philadelphia During the Civil War University of Pennsylvania Press Pennsylvania Paperbacks ed edition J. Matthew Gallman


31st December 2011 History Books 7 Comments
Mastering Wartime is the first comprehensive study of a Northern city during the Civil War. J. Matthew Gallman argues that, although the war posed numerous challenges to Philadelphia's citizens, the city's institutions and traditions proved to be sufficiently resilient to adjust to the crisis without significant alteration. Following the wartime actions of individuals and groups-workers, women, entrepreneurs-he shows that while the war placed pressure on private and public organizations to centralize, Philadelphia's institutions remained largely decentralized and tradition bound.Gallman ...
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Law in Japan: A Turning Point University of Washington Press 1 edition Daniel H. Foote


31st December 2011 History Books 1 Comment
This volume explores major developments in Japanese law over the latter half of the twentieth century and looks ahead to the future. Modelled on the classic work "Law in Japan: The Legal Order in a Changing Society" (1963), edited by Arthur Taylor von Mehren, it features the work of thirty-five leading legal experts on most of the major fields of Japanese law, with special attention to the increasingly important areas of environmental law, health law, intellectual property, and insolvency. The contributors adopt a variety of theoretical approaches, including legal, economic, historical, and ...
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The American Discovery of Europe Jack D. Forbes University of Illinois Press


31st December 2011 History Books 12 Comments
"Forbes makes an unusual and fascinating contribution to the story of the New and Old Worlds and the links between them, questioning in a welcome way the truth and ideological sway of orthodox history. He leads his reader along paths rarely, if ever, trodden, ultimately in search of a fairer account of native America and its role in the world. This is a quest Forbes's own ancestry and - not least - keen sense of language well equip him to undertake. He eminently succeeds." Gordon Brotherston, author of Image of the New World: The American Continent Portrayed in Native Texts "A decisive, ...
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Blackfoot Lodge Tales Wilder Publications George Bird Grinnell


31st December 2011 History Books 3 Comments
Here are the stories of the Blackfoot tribe, a proud and fiercely independent people. These stories distill the wisdom of an ancient and wise race. "The most shameful chapter of American history is that in which is recorded the account of our dealings with the Indians. The story of our government's intercourse with this race is an unbroken narrative of injustice, fraud, and robbery. Our people have disregarded honesty and truth whenever they have come in contact with the Indian." The authors observations of the social organization, daily life, and customs of [the Blackfoot] rounds out a ...
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Classic Art: An Introduction to the Italian Renaissance Phaidon Press 5 Sub edition Heinrich Wolfflin


31st December 2011 History Books 4 Comments
Heinrich Wolfflin was a pioneering critic who introduced new and rigorous methods of formal analysis into the study of art. Classic Art, first published in 1899, is itself a classic that has exercised a profound influence on the way people have looked at and thought about art. As an appraisal of the great artists of the Renaissance it can hardly be surpassed. Once again available in its elegant original format, it is an indispensable addition to every library of art books. In this pioneering volume, first published in 1899, Wolfflin dissects the formal characteristics of Italian painting. ...
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The Apache Indians Frank C. Lockwood University of Nebraska Press 2nd Revised edition edition


31st December 2011 History Books 7 Comments
"The book is a splendid synthesis, careful, complete, dispassionate, and contains much . . . material from oral accounts of eyewitnesses, and from unpublished documents. It is entertaining, and is undoubtedly the best account for the general reader." Christian Science Monitor (Christian Science Monitor )"In the main it is a book for the general reader, though the student will find it well equipped with notes and references helpful for further research. The style is simple, clear, and at times . . . deeply impressive. The work reveals a thorough study of sources, and it aims to treat ...
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Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes the Kings and Garibaldi’s Rebels in the Struggle to Rule Modern Italy Mariner Books David I. Kertzer


31st December 2011 History Books 19 Comments
Praise for David Kertzer and Prisoner of the Vatican:"Kertzer once again proves himself a truly compelling historian." -- Andr Aciman"Prisoner of the Vatican reads like exciting fiction. And it has astounding contemporary relevance." -- Alfred Uhry"Kertzers careful scholarship and lucid writing make the human character of this religious institution quite clear." -- James Carroll"Fascinating." -- Entertainment Weekly"Lively . . . filled with telling anecdotes and colorful descriptions of the various characters involved in the struggle." -- America, the National Catholic Weekly"Riveting and ...
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The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back Military Weapons & Warfare Nuclear Charles Pellegrino Henry Holt and Co. 1 edition


31st December 2011 History Books 49 Comments
From Henry Holt and Company and Macmillan Books It is with deep regret that Henry Holt and Company announces that we will no longer print, correct or ship copies of Charles Pellegrino's The Last Train from Hiroshima due to the discovery of a dishonest sources of information for the book. It is easy to understand how even the most diligent author could be duped by a source, but we also understand that opens that book to very detailed scrutiny. The author of any work of non-fiction must stand behind its content. We must rely on our authors to answer questions that may arise as to the ...
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The Russian Album Michael Ignatieff Picador First Edition edition


31st December 2011 History Books 4 Comments
As minister of education, Count Paul Ignatieff, the author's grandfather, resigned out of disgust from Czar Nicholas II's cabinet. A liberal, he tried to preserve statesmanlike traditions, but an increasingly reactionary regime stifled him. With the 1917 revolution he went into exile. While his wife Natasha cared for their five sons in England, then in Canada, the count immersed himself in White Russian emigre politics in Paris. The couple's reunion is one of the touching moments in this family history. The author, an expatriate Canadian living in London, combed family memoirs and made ...
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You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery Americas Caribbean & West Indies Haiti Jeremy D. Popkin Cambridge University Press Reissue edition


31st December 2011 History Books 12 Comments
"This is an impeccably researched and narrated history of the Saint-Domingue Revolution, which pivots on the destruction of the city of Cap Franois on the journe of June 20, 1793. It compellingly takes issue with a number of leading historiographical perspectives and for that reason alone deserves attention." - Seymour Drescher, University of Pittsburgh"The events of 1793 were a watershed moment in the history of slavery and democracy. Popkin's deeply researched and fascinating account of this transformative moment is a major contribution to the existing literature on the history of the ...
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