Subject: History

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Healthy living in the Alps The origins of winter tourism in Switzerland 1860–1914 Susan Barton The first winter visitors to the Swiss Alps began to arrive in the 1860s and were encouraged to take... READ MORE

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So Clean   Lord Leverhulme, soap and civilisation Brian Lewis This book is an unorthodox biography of William Hesketh Lever, 1st Lord Leverhulme (1851-1925), the founder of the Lever Brothers’... READ MORE

New series: DISABILITY HISTORY

This new series published by Manchester University Press responds to the growing interest in disability as a discipline worthy of historical research. The series has a broad international historical... READ MORE

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States of suspense The nuclear age, postmodernism and United States fiction and prose   Daniel Cordle     When the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, it precipitated... READ MORE

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Shakespeare and laughter   A cultural history Indira Ghose     This book examines laughter in the Shakespearean theatre, and is the first study to focus specifically on laughter, not... READ MORE

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Piercing the bamboo curtain Tentative bridge-building to China during the Johnson years by Michael Lumbers   This new study is the first comprehensive account of U.S. Policy toward China during the... READ MORE

Upcoming conferences

Whilst we bask in the sun, conference season stealthily creeps up on us, skittering on its little limbs. So here’s a list of those we will be attending in person this year, up until August... READ MORE

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The civil service and the revolution in Ireland 1912-1938   ‘Shaking the blood-stained hand of Mr Collins’   by Martin Maguire The training of the civil service is intended to... READ MORE

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