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Packing My Library An Elegy and Ten Digressions
ISBN: PB: 9780300244526, ISBN: HB: 9780300219333, Yale University Press, June 2019
160 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries. In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and ree...
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£10,99
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Pirates A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders
ISBN: HB: 9780300180749, Yale University Press, June 2019
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 colour illus., 6 black&white illus., 6 maps
In the twenty-first century piracy has regained a central place in Western culture, thanks to a surprising combination of Johnny Depp and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise as well as the dramatic rise of modern-day piracy around Somalia and th...
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Pocket A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900
ISBN: HB: 9780300239072, Yale University Press, May 2019
264 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 200 colour illus.
Pencils, a sketchbook, cake, yards of stolen ribbon, thimbles, snuff boxes, a picture of a lover, two live ducks: these are just some of the fascinating things carried by women and girls in their tie-on pockets, an essential accessory throughout the...
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£35,00
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Power of Color Five Centuries of European Painting
ISBN: PB: 9780300237191, Yale University Press, May 2019
312 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 204 colour illus., 8 black&white illus.
This expansive study of color illuminates the substance, context, and meaning of five centuries of European painting. Between the mid-15th and the mid-19th centuries, the materials of painting remained remarkably unchanged, but innovations in their u...
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Palaces of Pleasure From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment
ISBN: HB: 9780300224634, Yale University Press, April 2019
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 colour illus.
The Victorians invented mass entertainment. As the nineteenth century's growing industrialized class acquired the funds and the free time to pursue leisure activities, their desires were satiated by determined entrepreneurs building new venues for po...
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Play It Loud Instruments of Rock & Roll
ISBN: HB: 9781588396662, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2019
236 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 127 colour illus., 51 black&white illus.
Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound – from Louis Jordan's alto saxophone and John Lennon's Rickenbacker to the drum set owned by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Lady Gaga's keytar, and beyond. Seven en...
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£35,00
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Putin v. the People The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia
ISBN: HB: 9780300238396, Yale University Press, April 2019
288 pp., 21.6x14 cm
What do ordinary Russians think of Putin? Who are his supporters? And why might their support now be faltering? Alive with the voices and experiences of ordinary Russians and elites alike, Sam Greene and Graeme Robertson craft a compellingly original...
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Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State
ISBN: HB: 9780300208269, Yale University Press, April 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In this bold debut work, historian James M. Vaughn challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded "in a fit of absence of mind". He instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest empire of the mod...
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Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 43 August 16, 1784, through March 15, 1785
ISBN: HB: 9780300236064, Yale University Press, March 2019
640 pp., 20.4x14.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
In August 1784, Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson began their congressional commission to negotiate commercial treaties with twenty nations. Their treaty proposal, which Prussia alone would consider, contained unprecedented humanitarian arti...
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Physics and Dance
ISBN: HB: 9780300195835, Yale University Press, March 2019
192 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 62 black&white illus.
From stepping out of our beds each morning to admiring the stars at night, we live in a world of motion, energy, space, and time. How do we understand the phenomena that shape our experience? How do we make sense of our physical realities? Two guides...
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