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Red Activists and Black Freedom: James and Esther Jackson and the Long Civil Rights Revolution

by David Levering Lewis, Michael H. Nash & Daniel J. Leab

This book deals with the forgotten history of the civil rights movement. The American Left played a significant part in the origins of that movement, whose history has traditionally been focused on the later...


Late Ottoman Genocides - Schaller: The Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and Young Turkish Population and Extermination Policies

by Dominik J. Schaller & Jürgen Zimmerer

The Armenian Genocide has lately attracted a lot of attention, despite the Turkish government's attempts at denial. It has been developed into a central obstacle to Turkey's entry into the European Union. As...


The Origins of Genocide - Schaller: Raphael Lemkin as a Historian of Mass Violence

by Dominik J. Schaller & Jürgen Zimmerer

This year the United Nations celebrated the 'Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide', adopted in December 1948. It is time to recognize the man behind this landmark in international...


Dealing with Failed States - Starr: Crossing Analytic Boundaries

by Harvey Starr

With the ever-increasing interdependence across individuals, groups, international organizations, and nation-states an increasingly significant policy concern in the contemporary turbulent world of globalization...


Perpetrators Accomplices & Victims: Reckoning with the Past

by Anatoly M. Khazanov & Stanley Payne

These studies examine the ways in which succeeding democratic regimes have dealt with, or have ignored (and in several cases sugar-coated) an authoritarian or totalitarian past from 1943 to the present. They...


Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War

by Christian Whiton

From China's cyber war on America to Islamist victories across the Middle East to the lengthening shadow cast by Iran, the Washington establishment has failed to neutralize foreign threats that are becoming...


Air Mobility: A Brief History of the American Experience

by Robert C. Owen

Global air mobility is an American invention. During the twentieth century, other nations developed capabilities to transport supplies and personnel by air to support deployed military forces. But only the United...


Western Europe 2013

by Wayne C. Thompson

Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present.


The USA and the World 2013

by David M. Keithly

USA and the World endeavors to describe not only what happened, but to put events in the context of the past and to criticize policy actions as appropriate. The result goes deeper than most of what appears in...


Nordic, Central, and Southeastern Europe 2013

by Wayne C. Thompson

This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present.


East and Southeast Asia 2013

by Steven Leibo

Updated annually, East & Southeast Asia provides just enough historical background on the evolution of Modern East & Southeast Asia to help readers understand contemporary developments in this vital region....


Fighting Hydra-Like Luxury: Sumptuary Regulation in the Roman Republic

by Emanuela Zanda

From the Old Testament to Elizabethan England, luxury has been morally condemned. In Rome, sumptuary laws (laws controlling consumption) seemed the only weapon to defeat �hydra-like luxury�, the terrible...


Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

by David Millie & Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan

Historical accounts and memoirs of the Vietnam War often ignore the participation of nations other than Vietnam and the United States. As a result, few Americans realize that several members of the Southeast...


The Avengers: A Jewish War Story

by Rich Cohen

In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic...


Sex, Death and God in L.A.

by David Reid

Los Angeles is the labyrinth at the end of the American Dream, a city often celebrated, often condemned—rarely understood. In this fascinating and unusual collection David Reid has gathered together the novelists,...


Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics

by Michael Barone

It is often said that America has become culturally diverse only in the past quarter century. But from the country’s beginning, cultural variety and conflict have been a centrifugal force in American politics...


Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

by Lucy Moore

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Grand Turk: Sultan Mehmet II - Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an Empire

by John Freely

Sultan Mehmet II, known to his countrymen as the "the Conqueror" and to much of Europe as "the Terror of the World," was once Europe's most feared and powerful ruler.


Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives

by Jim Sheeler

Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, Jim Sheeler's unprecedented look at the way our country honors its dead; Final Salute Is a stunning tribute to the brave troops who have lost their lives in Iraq and...


Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies: The Symbolic Capital of Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov

by Yuri Leving & Frederick H. White

Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov,...