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The Barefoot Woman

Scholastique Mukasonga · Archipelago
Pages: 152
Format: Paperback

A moving, unforgettable tribute to a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the Rwandan genocide, by the daughter who refuses to let her family's story be forgotten.The story of the author's mother, a fierce, loving woman who for years protected her family from...
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Debating Genocide

Lisa Pine · Bloomsbury Academic
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

This book explores the subject of genocide through key debates and case studies. It analyses the dynamics of genocide - the processes and mechanisms of acts committed with the intention of destroying, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, religious or racial group - in order to shed...
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Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans for Peace

Michael A. Messner · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

Over the last few decades, as the United States has become embroiled in foreign war after foreign war, some of the most vocal activists for peace have been veterans. These veterans for peace come from all different races, classes, regions, and generations. What common motivations unite...
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Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother

Stanley A. Goldman · Potomac Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Seven years after the death of his mother, Malka, Stanley A. Goldman traveled to Israel to visit her best friend during the Holocaust. The best friend's daughter showed Goldman a pamphlet she had acquired from the Israeli Holocaust Museum that documented activities of one man's...
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Stories of Daily Life from the Roman World: Extracts from the Ancient Colloquia

Eleanor Dickey · Cambridge University Press
Pages: 178
Format: Hardcover

What did Roman children do first when they arrived at school in the morning? What excuse for missing school could be counted on to stave off a whipping from the teacher? What did a Roman banker do when someone came to borrow money? What did a Roman wife say when her husband came home drunk?...
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Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644–1912

Daisy Yiyou Wang · Peabody Essex Museum
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty Empresses in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living...
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Architecture and Landscape in Medieval Anatolia, 1100-1500

Patricia Blessing · Edinburgh University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Anatolia was home to a large number of polities in the medieval period. Given its location at the geographical and chronological juncture between Byzantines and the Ottomans, its story tends to be read through the Seljuk experience. This obscures the multiple experiences and spaces of Anatolia...
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Oceania

Peter Brunt · Royal Academy of Arts
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

250 years after Cook's voyage to the South Pacific, the dazzling and diverse art of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporaryFrom the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse...
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The First Soldier: Hitler as Military Leader

Stephen Fritz · Yale University Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A leading expert reexamines history to offer a stunningly original portrait of Hitler as a competent military commander and strategist After Germany's humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country's brilliant military leadership...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land

H. G. M. Williamson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land covers the 3,000 years which saw the rise of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--and relates the familiar stories of the sacred texts with the fruits of modern scholarship. Beginning with the origins of the people who became the Israel of the Bible,...
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