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Joanna Bourke

Joanna Bourke is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, an internationally renowned cultural historian and a frequent TV and radio broadcaster in the UK.

She has published seven books, on Irish history, gender and sexuality, the history of psychological thought, modern warfare, and the emotions. Her books have been translated into nine languages. An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare (Granta) won the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History for 1998 and the Wolfson History Prize for 2000. Her book entitled Fear: A Cultural History was published in 2005. Her latest book is Rape; a History from 1860 to the Present (Little, Brown $69.95 September 2007).

The hidden assaults
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