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The Quiet Man (Ireland into Film)

Review ?In The Quiet Man, Luke Gibbons takes a thoughtful, detailed and absorbing approach to the history, myths and resonances of John Ford?s 1951 Irish classic, a film which, Gibbons notes, ?ha [...]

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Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s

From Booklist Captain America fights drugs, Li?l Abner promotes military recruitment, and Supergirl encourages seat-belt use in the public-service comics produced by federal and state government [...]

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Roland Barthes (Transitions)

From the Back Cover Roland Barthes was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, but why should the reader of today, or tomorrow, be concerned with him? Martin McQuillan prov [...]

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Spartacus: Film and History

Review ? ?Both the range of positions and also the excellent bibliographic notes (especially from Winkler and Ward) provide a fine basis for any student to develop their knowledge of the origina [...]

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Night Passages: Philosophy, Literature, and Film

Review [A] brilliantly idiosyncratic study... (CHOICE)[A] sprawling meditation on the meanings of the night; it is full of restless, probing insights. (Matthew Beaumont Times Literary Supplement) [...]

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Old Jews Telling Jokes

Review 'Chock full of funny stuff!' -- Mel Brooks, director and author of 'The 2000 Year Old Man' Read more About the Author Duri [...]

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Aunt Erma's Cope Book: How to Get from Monday to Friday in 12 Days

1979 McGraw Hill HB. Humorist Erma Bombeck tells how she overdosed on self-help books. Read more [...]

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Memory, Trauma, and History: Essays on Living with the Past

Review Roth rules! A compulsive peeper into the corners of the historical past, he is the visual historian's historian. Not only because Roth is smart, not only because he finds odd things that c [...]

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Damned to Fame: Life of Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett's long-standing friend, James Knowlson, recreates Beckett's youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin in the early 1920s and from there to the Continent, where he plunged into the multicultu [...]

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The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. B

About the Author Nina Baym (Ph.D. Harvard) is Swanlund Endowed Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professor Emerita of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Universit [...]

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The Greatest War Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from Military History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

About the Author Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, [...]

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Fruit: An Illustrated History (Mini Flora Editions)

From Publishers Weekly On its own, this mouth-watering tribute to a delicious topic appeals on many levels. As another in Firefly's Royal Horticultural Society's series, it's a knockout. Like its [...]

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Research Methodology in History

About the Author K.N. Chitnis, formerly Professor and Head of the Department of History in the University of Poona, is well-known for his works on medieval Indian history. His specialisation is p [...]

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Kaplan AP World History 2016: Book + DVD (Kaplan Test Prep)

About the Author Patrick Whelan has taught history at Saint Stephen?s Episcopal School in Bradenton, Florida,?since 1988, where he helped develop the AP World History program. He has been a reade [...]

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Historical Encyclopedia of World War II

Language Notes Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more [...]

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The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles: A complete reference guide to over 100 years of military vehicles, from their first use in World War I to the specialized vehicles deployed today

About the Author Pat Ware was the founding editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine in 2001 and continues as a major contributor to this day. He is also military editor for Land Rover Enthusia [...]

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Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 2nd Edition

Review 'Historians will welcome the publication of this detailed guide to citations. Even avid users of?The Chicago Manual of Style?regularly encounter sources for which that handbook gives no gu [...]

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World War II: The Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

From Library Journal Compiling an encyclopedia is one thing, but doing the job well is quite another. The authors have succeeded in producing an attractive and very nearly comprehensive compendiu [...]

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Jane's U.S. Military Aircraft Recognition Guide

About the Author Barabara Ware Holmes is the author of several novels for young people, including Charlotte Shakespeare and Annie the Great, illustrated by John Himmelman. She lives in Collingswo [...]

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The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches

About the Author Brian MacArthur is the Executive Editor (features) for the London Times. He is also the editor of The Penguin Book of Historical Speeches. Read more [...]

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