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Spells, Images, and Mandalas: Tracing the Evolution of Esoteric Buddhist Rituals

by Koichi Shinohara

Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization...


The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

by Edward Dolnick

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.

In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot...


First Words

by Rosetta Loy

An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility

In 1937,...


The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States

by Terryl L. Givens & Reid L. Neilson

This anthology provides rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. Brief introductions describe the theological...


Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


Violins of Hope

by James A. Grymes

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and of the Israeli violinmaker...


Lasting Visions: It Comes With The Rank

by Frederick Fenwick

Fenwick joined the USMC at eighteen. Thirty years later he retired at the highest enlisted rank of Sergeant Major. He reported to Parris Island, SC in 1969 for recruit training and retired in 1999. In 2010 he...


The Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life and Loves of Robert Bateman

by Nigel Daly

An astonishing rediscovery of a neglected artist and of a scandalous love affair. A remarkable and page-turning historical detective story.


America's War and Peace Cycles

by Dennis J. Foley

This is a one of a kind study of America's War and Peace history. History events are used like Data by me to describe the ebbs and flows of what becomes definite periods of wars and of peace, the peace periods...


Handbook of the United States of America, 1880: A Guide to Emigration

by Lp Brockett

America’s “golden door” welcomed a huge wave of European immigrants between the 1880s and the 1920s. Millions passed through the gateway of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on their way to becoming...


Bungalows

by Kathryn Ferry

 A bungalow is now understood to be a single story home but that definition is a modern one and when introduced to Britain in the late 1860s the bungalow concept implied much more. Its origins lay in India...


London Night and Day, 1951: A Guide to Where the Other Books Don't Take You

by Old House Books

This unusual and entertaining guide to the capital gives a snapshot of the best places to visit. Arranged by hour of the day, it takes the reader on a journey around 1950s London, from your morning walk to your...


Tudor Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery that Transformed England

by James Evans

A bold Tudor voyage of exploration and adventure—and an extraordinary story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and pioneering achievement. In the spring of 1553, three ships sailed north-east from London into...


A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by James Hamilton

Britain in the nineteenth century saw a series of technological and social changes which continue to influence and direct us today. Its reactants were human genius, money and influence, its crucibles the streets...


Unfinished Conversations: Mayas and Foreigners Between Two Wars

by Paul Sullivan

A century ago, European and North American archaeologists first came upon the extraordinary ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum—and started to converse with the Mayas who inhabited the forests of the Yucatan....


Shah of Shahs

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators,...


LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas

by Robert H. Duke

LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas reveals the local ramifications of federal policy. Three case studies in the rising career of Lyndon B. Johnson show this in action:...


Zacharias: The Seeker

by D. H. Barker

Zacharias, a first century priest and son of Zacharias and Elizabeth, is seeking his brother John the Baptist to take him clothes. He begins a journey that will take him through changes in his life. He goes...


The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

by Ronald Kessler

As in a play, presidents, vice presidents, and presidential candidates perform on stage for the public and the media. What the nation’s leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden....


The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East

by Marc Lynch

Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve?...