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Wheat Fields

by Joseph A. Byrne eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Wheat Fields is the story about the social trauma of change brought on by the introduction of the mobile combine harvester. On another level, the story is about the very meaning of life. Of particular interest...


Of Great Character

by Joseph A. Byrne eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Of Great Character is a social thriller. It demonstrates the principle that true greatness is often found in ordinary circumstances. The book uses the often thrilling events of the pea harvest to illustrate...


Sex and the Short Story

by Dr James Cumes eBookIt.com (April 10, 2013)

A Sense Of Place Publishing is proud to include Dr James Cumes amongst its authors. The publication of his sweeping essay on the evolution of Sex and the Short Story represents the first of what we hope will...


A Brief Scan of Recent U.S. History

by Harry Gael Michaels eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

This is a 17,300 word essay describing significant events leading toward a decline of America's social and economic viability and some thoughts related to a reformation of basic institutions and ethics.

It covers...


A People's History of the United States: Teaching Edition

by Howard Boone's Zinn eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each...


SNCC: The New Abolitionists

by Howard Boone's Zinn eBookIt.com (November 16, 2012)

Howard Zinn tells the story of one of the most important political groups in American history. SNCC: The New Abolitionists influenced a generation of activists struggling for civil rights and seeking to learn...


Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)

by Ronald Boone's Takaki eBookIt.com (November 16, 2012)

In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental...


A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Revised Edition)

by Ronald Takaki eBookIt.com (June 05, 2012)

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences...


The Warfare of Science: Struggle for the Liberty of Science

by Andrew Dickson White Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 05, 2019)

"I purpose to present an outline of the great, sacred struggle for the liberty of science — a struggle which has lasted for so many centuries, and which yet continues. A hard contest it has been; a war waged...


The Natural History of the Newspaper

by Robert E. Park Lm Publishers (September 05, 2019)

The newspaper has a history; but it has, likewise, a natural history. The press, as it exists, is not, as our moralists sometimes seem to assume, the willful product of any little group of living men. On the...


Football for Player and Spectator : Origin and Development of American Football

by Fielding Yost Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

This book presents the Origin and Development of American Football. Football, although indefinitely known as a sport to Greek and Roman antiquity, did not come into existence as a school or college game until...


This Land Is Our Land

by Suketu Mehta Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 04, 2019)

A timely argument for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants

There are few subjects in American life that prompt more discussion and controversy than immigration. But...


German Division as Shared Experience

by Erica Carter, Jan Palmowski & Katrin Schreiter Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Despite the nearly three decades that have passed since Reunification, we still have little understanding of the ways in which the everyday experiences of Germans overlapped during forty years of political...


Encounters with Emotions

by Benno Gammerl, Philipp Nielsen & Margrit Pernau Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Spanning Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Encounters with Emotions investigates experiences of face-to-face transcultural encounters from the seventeenth century to the present and the emotional dynamics that...


The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere

by David Jiménez Torres & Leticia Villamediana González Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Since the explosion of the indignados movement beginning in 2011, there has been a renewed interest in the concept of the “public sphere” in a Spanish context: how it relates to society and to political...


All about the Burger

by Sef Gonzalez & George Motz Mango (April 15, 2019)

From the curator of the Burger Museum in Miami comes this definitive history of the world's most popular sandwich. You'll learn: - the lore of the first burger - the humble beginnings of the giants in the industry...


A History of Gardening in 50 Objects

by George Drower The History Press (June 03, 2019)

The earliest record of an enclosed space around a homestead comes from 10,000 BCE and since then gardens of varying types and ambition have been popular throughout the ages. Whether ornamental, wild cottage...


Names and Naming in Early Modern Germany

by Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer & Joel F. Harrington Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

Throughout the many political and social upheavals of the early modern era, names were words to conjure by, articulating significant historical trends and helping individuals and societies make sense of often...


The League of Wives

by Heath Hardage Lee St. Martin's Press (April 02, 2019)

"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known...


Gendering Post-1945 German History

by Karen Hagemann, Donna Harsch & Friederike Brühöfener Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

For as much as "entanglement" has become a keyword in recent German history scholarship, entangled studies of the postwar era have largely limited their scope to politics and economics across the two Germanys...


The Engaged Historian

by Stefan Berger Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

On the surface, historical scholarship might seem thoroughly incompatible with political engagement: the ideal historian, many imagine, is a disinterested observer focused exclusively on the past. In truth,...


A History of Courtship

by Tania O'Donnell Skyhorse (January 09, 2018)

Tania O’Donnell takes the reader on a journey from medieval Courtly Love, through to the sexual license of the Restoration, and Victorian propriety. Pick up historical ‘dating tips,’ from how to court...


1967

by Victor Brooks Skyhorse (November 21, 2017)

Blazing hot meets icy cool in a momentous year in US history

On New Year’s Day in 1967, the 200 million Americans who lived in the United States were about to experience a fascinating, exciting, and sometimes...


Wardrobe Crisis

by Clare Press Skyhorse (February 20, 2018)

Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street—or you made them yourself. Today, we rarely know the origins of the clothes...


1969

by Rob Kirkpatrick Skyhorse (January 24, 2011)

In 1969, man landed on the moon; the “Miracle Mets” captivated sports fans; students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood...


Women of the Durham Coalfield in the 19th Century

by Margaret Hedley The History Press (February 01, 2019)

The success of the Durham Coalfield and its important role in the Industrial Revolution is attributed to men of influence who owned the land and the pits, and men who worked in the coal-mining industry during...


Negotiating the Secular and the Religious in the German Empire

by Rebekka Habermas Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

With its rapid industrialization, modernization, and gradual democratization, Imperial Germany has typically been understood in secular terms. However, religion and religious actors actually played crucial...


Beyond the Border

by Tobias Haimin Wung-Sung Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

In the nineteenth century, the hotly disputed border region between Denmark and Germany was the focus of an intricate conflict that complicates questions of ethnic and national identity even today. Beyond the...


In the Shadow of King Saul

by Jerome Charyn Bellevue Literary Press (August 28, 2018)

MAJOR WRITER ON MAJOR WRITERS: In the New York Review of Books, Joyce Carol Oates expressed her admiration for her equally prolific contemporary: ?Among [Jerome] Charyn?s writerly gifts is a dazzling energy....


Conceptualizng the World

by Helge Jordheim & Erling Sandmo Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

What is—and what was—“the world”? Though often conceived of as interchangeable with the ongoing and inexorable progress of globalization, metaphors of “world,” “globe,” or “earth” instead...


The Crowd Pleasers

by Peter Fusco Skyhorse (January 02, 2018)

An adventure-filled romp through one of aviation’s most notable, dangerous and entertaining pursuits: airshows! In the early days of aviation, all flights were airshows. Spectators gathered whenever a new...


Money in the German-speaking Lands

by Mary Lindemann & Jared Poley Berghahn Books (August 01, 2017)

Money is more than just a medium of financial exchange: across time and place, it has performed all sorts of cultural, political, and social functions. This volume traces money in German-speaking Europe from...


Ruptures in the Everyday

by Andrew Stuart Bergerson, Leonard Schmieding & Atg26 Berghahn Books (July 01, 2017)

During the twentieth century, Germans experienced a long series of major and often violent disruptions in their everyday lives. Such chronic instability and precipitous change made it difficult for them to...


Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star

by Mary Hilson, Silke Neunsinger & Iben Vyff Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

"This welcome book provides very interesting and well-argued views on a rich variety of topics in recent and current Nordic labour history research, and on the current state of art in Nordic labour relations...


Corsets and Codpieces

by Karen Bowman Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors....


Post War America 1945-1971

by Howard Boone's Zinn eBookIt.com (October 26, 2012)

Howard Zinn's unique take on this vital period in U.S. history with a new introduction. The postwar boom in the U.S. brought about massive changes in U.S. society and culture. In this accessible volume, historian...


Sin, Sex & Subversion

by David Rosen Carrel Books (February 23, 2016)

During the tumultuous 1950s in America, sex was as threatening to the nation’s moral order as communism. New York was the capital of the post–World War II world and the epicenter of a fierce culture war over...


A Hangman's Diary

by Franz Schmidt Skyhorse (February 03, 2015)

From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career....