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20th Century History | History

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Mar.11.2009
This book is a comprehensive view of India's foreign policy and relations from 1947-2006. Within an analytical framework that takes into account the processes of globalization and regionalization, Global Power covers India's relations with major powers and other South Asian regional powers, while...
Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance by Aberjhani and Sandra L. West
Mar.07.2009
The Harlem Renaissance remains exciting, inspiring, and irresistible in the first half of the 21st Century for the same reason that the many people who lived it found it exciting, inspiring, and irresistible in the first half of the 20th Century. Despite the soul-crushing challenges of war, racism...
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Jan.07.2009
A mosaic sketch of the twentieth century's leading chemist, and the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes, comprised of excerpts from his writings and original commentary.
Exit into History
Nov.06.2008
Hoffman here proves herself a first-rate guide to Eastern Europe, offering vivid snapshots of conditions in the former Soviet satellites. Visiting her native Poland, she spends time with the co-editor of one of the country's most successful newspapers, who describes her hellish past hiding in the...
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Nov.05.2008
As the Holocaust recedes in time, the guardianship of its legacy is being passed on from its survivors and witnesses to the next generation. How should they, in turn, convey its knowledge to others? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors? And what are the second-generation's...
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Sep.29.2008
MANOA: Silence to Light: Japan and the Shadows of War, anthology ofJapanese literature in translation, Volume13, No. 1, Summer 2001. Contains Essays by Donald Richie, IshiiShinpei, Last Letters of Kamikaze Pilots (first-time publication intranslation), Testimonials from  Taiwanese “Comfort Women,”...
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Sep.23.2008
This collection, Volume 2 of the Stone Bridge Anthology  of Contemporary Japanese Women's Poetry, introduces the work of three dozen of Japan's finest women poets who specialize in free verse. Poets such as Shiraishi Kazuko, Ishigaki Rin, Ibaragi Noriko and Korean-Japanese poets Chuwol Chong, Kyong...
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Sep.23.2008
Filmmaker and Film critic Donald Richie has been observing and writing about Japan from the moment he arrived in Tokyo on New Year's Day, 1947. Detailing his life, his attachments, and his ideas on matters high and low, The Japan Journals is a critically acclaimed record of both a nation and an...
Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West
Sep.07.2008
A narrative exploration of one of the most violent labor showdowns in American history, in which more than 75 people were killed over seven months. The book touches on such legendary figures as John D. Rockefeller (Jr. and Sr.) and Mother Jones as it explores the guerrilla war the erupted amid the...
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Aug.26.2008
This 288-page coffee table book shares a rich and colorful history of the growth of the flower industry in Southern California, sharing the stories and photos of early florists and flower farmers, wholesalers, suppliers and shippers. How they established and grew their own businesses and the Los...