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Jewish Woman of Distinction The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova
ISBN: PB: 9781684580019, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones
Zinaida Poliakova (1863-1953) was the eldest daughter of Lazar Solomonovich Poliakov, one of the three brothers known as the Russian Rothschilds. They were moguls who dominated Russian finance and business and built almost a quarter of the railroad l...
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£23,00
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Glikl Memoirs 1691-1719
ISBN: PB: 9781684580040, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
375 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 17 halftones, 6 line drawings
"My dear children, I write this for you in case your dear children or grandchildren come to you one of these days, knowing nothing of their family. For this reason I have set this down for you here in brief, so that you might know what kind of people...
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£15,00
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Saffron "Modernity" in India Narendra Modi and his Experiment with Gujarat
ISBN: HB: 9781849044295, Hurst Publishers, November 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! In 2012 Narendra Modi became the first Hindu nationalist politician to be elected three times to the helm of one of the states of the Indian Union, his stewardship as chief minister of Gujarat being the longest incumbency in th...
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£25,00
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Venizelos The Making of a Greek Statesman 1864-1914
ISBN: HB: 9781787381421, Hurst Publishers, September 2019
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936) was the outstanding Greek statesman of the first half of the twentieth century. Michael Llewellyn-Smith traces his early years, political apprenticeship in Crete, and energetic role in that isl...
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£30,00
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Amilcar Cabral The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist
ISBN: HB: 9781787381445, Hurst Publishers, August 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! On 20 January 1973, the Bissau-Guinean revolutionary Amilcar Cabral was killed by militants from his own party. Cabral had founded the PAIGC in 1960 to fight for the liberation of Portuguese Guinea and Cape Verde. The insurgent...
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£30,00
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Henry van de Velde Designing Modernism
ISBN: HB: 9780300226669, Yale University Press, July 2019
224 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 52 colour illus., 89 black&white illus.
The painter, designer, and architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) played a crucial role in expanding modernist aesthetics beyond Paris and beyond painting. Opposing growing nationalism around 1900, he sought to make painting the basis of an aesthet...
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£50,00
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That Other World Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile
ISBN: HB: 9780300158830, Yale University Press, July 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The ruler of a totalitarian state seeks validation from a former schoolmate, now the nation's foremost thinker, in order to access a cultural cache alien to his regime. A literary critic provides commentary on an unfinished poem that both foretells...
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£20,00
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Out of Bounds The Collected Writings of Marcia Tucker
ISBN: PB: 9781606065969, Getty Publications, July 2019
288 pp., 25x15 cm
These influential, hard-to-obtain texts – many of which have never before been published – by Marcia Tucker, founding director of New York's New Museum, showcase her lifelong commitment to pushing the boundaries of curatorial practice and writing whi...
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£30,00
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Baking Emily Dickinson's Black Cake
ISBN: PB: 9780674980099, Harvard University Press, July 2019
56 pp., 15.2x17.8 cm, 20 colour illus.
The Emily Dickinson manuscripts are a cherished part of Houghton Library's collections and – while it is her poems and letters that are most often celebrated – the poet's lesser known lines: "2 Butter. / 19 eggs. / 5 pounds Raisins" are also cause to...
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£10,95
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Wright and New York The Making of America's Architect
ISBN: HB: 9780300238853, Yale University Press, June 2019
352 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 65 black&white illus.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) took his first major trip to New York in 1909, fleeing a failed marriage and artistic stagnation. He returned a decade later, his personal life and architectural career again in crisis. Booming 1920s New York served as...
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£25,00
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