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States of Exception in American History
ISBN: PB: 9780226712321, ISBN: HB: 9780226712291, University of Chicago Press, August 2020
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 line drawing
"States of Exception in American History" brings to light the remarkable number of instances since the Founding in which the protections of the Constitution have been overridden, held in abeyance, or deliberately weakened for certain members of the p...
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£24,00
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£72,00
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Security Empire The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780300242577, Yale University Press, August 2020
416 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. Molly Pucci delves into the ways their origins diverged from the original Soviet model based on differi...
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Third Walpurgis Night The Complete Text
ISBN: HB: 9780300236002, Yale University Press, August 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Now available in English for the first time, Austrian satirist and polemicist Karl Kraus's "Third Walpurgis Night" was written in immediate response to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 but withheld from publication for fear of reprisals against Jews...
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£25,00
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Peppermint Kings A Rural American History
ISBN: HB: 9780300236828, Yale University Press, August 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 1 black&white illus.
This unconventional history relates the engaging and unusual stories of three families in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries whose involvement in the peppermint oil industry provides insights into the perspectives and concerns of rural...
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£30,00
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Myth of the Imperial Presidency How Public Opinion Checks the Unilateral Executive
ISBN: PB: 9780226704364, ISBN: HB: 9780226704227, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 37 line drawings, 23 tables
Throughout the history of the United States, the nation's presidents have shown a startling power to act independently of Congress and the courts. Using such tools as executive orders and memoranda, presidents have taken the country to war, abolished...
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£72,00
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Compensations of Plunder How China Lost Its Treasures
ISBN: PB: 9780226712017, ISBN: HB: 9780226711966, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 32 halftones
From the 1790s until World War I, Western museums filled their shelves with art and antiquities from around the world. These objects are now widely seen as "stolen" or "plundered" from their countries of origin, and demands for their return grow loud...
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£22,00
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£66,00
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Early Mubarak Years 1982-1989 The Non-Fiction Writing of Naguib Mahfouz, Volume III
ISBN: HB: 9781909942110, University of Chicago Press, Gingko Library, July 2020
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In these essays Naguib Mahfouz comments on Egyptian politics, the role of Parliament, and the institutional changes that took place in Egypt after Honsi Mubarak became President in 1981. 
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£28,00
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Province of Affliction Illness and the Making of Early New England
ISBN: HB: 9780226714424, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
How do we balance individual and collective responsibility for illness? This question, which continues to resonate today, was especially pressing in colonial America, where episodic bouts of sickness were pervasive, chronic ails common, and epidemics...
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£44,00
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Year of Peril America in 1942
ISBN: HB: 9780300233780, Yale University Press, July 2020
384 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 25 black&white illus.
The Second World War exists in the American historical imagination as a time of unity and optimism. In 1942, however, after a series of defeats in the Pacific and the struggle to establish a beachhead on the European front, America seemed to be on th...
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Late Stalinism The Aesthetics of Politics
ISBN: HB: 9780300198478, Yale University Press, July 2020
576 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 5 black&white illus.
Not for sale in Russia! In this nuanced historical analysis of late Stalinism organized chronologically around the main events of the period – beginning with Victory in May 1945 and concluding with the death of Stalin in March 1953 – Evgeny Dobrenk...
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