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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics of Contested Narratives

    Biographical Approaches to Modern European History

    Edited by Ilse Josepha Lazaroms, Emily R. Gioielli

    The twentieth century in Europe was characterized by great moments of rupture, with two world wars, ideological conflict, and political polarization. In these processes, as well as in the historical writing that followed in its wake, the individual as an historical entity often appeared crushed. In...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Benjamin Franklin

    American Founder, Atlantic Citizen

    By Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. All the Best, Neill (Routledge Revivals)

    Letters from Summerhill

    Edited by Jonathan Croall

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A. S. Neill, founder of Summerhill, the most admired and most feared of all progressive schools, was famous as a schoolteacher, educational reformer, and author of illuminating and stylish books about education and the mind of the child. But few people know he was also a dedicated, prolific,...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Laura Ingalls Wilder

    American Writer on the Prairie

    By Sallie Ketcham

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that have defined the American frontier for generations of readers. As both author and character in her own books, she became one of the most famous figures in American children’s literature. Her famous Little House on the Prairie series, based on her childhood in...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature

    Edited by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Radicalization

    The Life Writings of Political Prisoners

    By Melissa Dearey

    Expanding the influence of auto/biography studies into cultural criminology, Radicalization: The Life Writings of Political Prisoners addresses the origins, processes and cultures of terrorist criminality and political resistance in a globalized world. Criminologists and penologists have long been...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Obote

    A Political Biography

    By Kenneth Ingham

    Uganda developed as a British protectorate in a manner which made it virtually impossible for any indigenous politician to emerge as the unchallenged leader of his country. Obote: A Political Biography describes the efforts of one man to find a pragmatic solution to that problem, and in doing so to...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. American Representations of Post-Communism

    Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

    By Andaluna Borcila

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold War crumbled, new narratives emerged and new geographies were produced on and by American...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Lysimachus

    A Study in Early Hellenistic Kingship

    By Dr Helen S Lund, Helen S. Lund

    Although shortlived, Lysimachus' Hellespontine empire foreshadowed those of Pergamum and Byzantium. Lund's book sets his actions significantly within the context of the volatile early Hellenistic world and views them as part of a continuum of imperial rule in Asia minor. She challenges the...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices

    Criminal Biographies of the Eighteenth Century

    By Philip Rawlings

    Criminal biographies enjoyed enormous popularity in the Eighteenth Century: today they offer us some fascinating perspectives on the period. Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices is the first book to reproduce a number of these biographies in full.Not only do these biographies make fascinating...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge