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World History: 50 Key Milestones You Really Need to Know

by Ian Crofton

People often complain that in history lessons at school they were taught just a few topics--the Romans, the Tudors, the Nazis--and how they have no idea at all about what happened in between. To remedy this,...


50 Events You Really Need to Know: History of War

by Robin Cross

Human history--from the empires of the ancient world to the superpowers of the 21st century--has been inextricably shaped by conflict and the weapons that have been used to wage it. The technologies that have...


Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre

by Thomas A. Bogar

April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter...


On That Day, Everybody Ate: One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in Haiti

by Paul Farmer

Following her husband s untimely death, Margaret Trost visited Haiti to heal her broken heart through service. Struggling to make sense of the extreme poverty and touched by the warmth and resilience of those...


The Wisdom of Sustainability: Buddhist Economics for the 21st Century

by Sulak Sivaraksa

The Wisdom of Sustainability continues E. F. Schumacher s groundbreaking work on Buddhist economics in Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. Emphasizing small-scale, indigenous, sustainable alternatives...


The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817

by Myron Magnet

Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders’ own voices—and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness...


In Hot Blood

by Nicola Sly

This chilling compendium of historic crimes features numerous cases that shocked the nation during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Among the cases featured here is the shooting of Bessie Cross, after...


Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians Under Allied Occupation, 1944¿1950

by James Bacque

Juxtaposes food-aid programs in Germany after WWII against deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies.


Vietnamese Colonial Republican: The Political Vision of Vu Trong Phung

by Peter Zinoman

This volume is a comprehensive study of Vietnam's greatest and most controversial 20th century writer who died tragically in 1939 at the age of 28. Vu Trong Phung is known for a remarkable collection of politically...


Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf

by Miriam Cooke

In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and subsequent exploitation of oil allowed tribal rulers of the U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain,...


Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City

by Ethan N. Elkind

The familiar image of Los Angeles as a metropolis built for the automobile is crumbling. Traffic, air pollution, and sprawl motivated citizens to support urban rail as an alternative to driving, and the city...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

In 1841, free-born African American Solomon Northup was offered a job in his hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York. He followed his employers to the job site at Washington, D.C., where he was beaten, drugged,...


Authentic Texas: People of the Big Bend

by Marcia Hatfield Daudistel & Bill Wright

The Texas of vast open spaces inhabited by independent, self-reliant men and women may be more of a dream than a reality for the state's largely urban population, but it still exists in the Big Bend. One of...


Ajanta Paintings: 86 Panels of Jatakas and Other Themes

by Rajesh Kumar Singh

Under a new title this book is an abridged edition of An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves: With Examples of Six Caves, 1st ed. (Baroda: Hari Sena Press, 2012) by the same author. This edition is focused on the...


Galveston: A History and a Guide

by David McComb

Indians! Pirates! Rebels! Blockade Runners! Smugglers! Murder! Beaches! Beauty Contests! Hurricanes!

These are all a part of the colorful history of an island city that once called itself “The Free State of...


Austin: A History of the Capital City

by David C. Humphrey

State capital and home of the University of Texas, Austin is the one city that belongs to all Texans. This finely written book, illustrated with historic photographs, tells the story of Austin’s transformation...


Development Derailed: Calgary and the CPR , 1962-64

by Max Foran

Development Derailed unravels a fascinating story of how politics undermined promise. The text outlines a proposal put forth in 1962 to develop the lands held by the Canadian Pacific Railway in downtown Calgary....


Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War: The NATO information service

by Linda Risso

This book offers the first account of the foundation, organisation and activities of the NATO Information Service (NATIS) during the Cold War.

During the Cold War, NATIS was pivotal in bringing national delegations...


The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History

by Beat Kümin

The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transitional phase,...


Bill Clinton: Building a Bridge to the New Millennium

by David H. Bennett

In 1993, William J. Clinton began his eight year stint as forty-second president of the United States. A key figure of change in the Democratic Party, Clinton's political and personal actions ensured his lasting...