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The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

by J. Charles Schenking

In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake and subsequent firestorms devastated nearly half of Japan’s capital, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. Using a rich array of source...


A Field Guide to Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians

by Ellen Sue Turner & Thomas R. Hester

This book identifies and describes more than 200 dart and arrow projectile points and stone tools used by prehistoric Native Americans in Texas.


Stephen E. Ambrose The Men of War E-book Box Set: Victors, Citizen Soldiers, Wild Blue

by Stephen E. Ambrose

“This e-book box set includes the following books by Stephen E. Ambrose, bringing into focus the men and women who fought in World War II:

The Victors: A breathtaking work that follows the momentous events...


Gettysburg: The Final Fury

by Bruce Catton

This classic work by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War, takes an incisive look at the turning point of the war, when the great armies of the North and South came...


The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

by Lily Koppel

NOW A 10-EPISODE EVENT THURSDAYS AT 8|7c ON ABC

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these...


The New York Times: Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation

by Clay Risen, George Kalogerakis & Ted Widmer

A major new collection of modern commentary- from scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs-on the significant events of the Civil War, culled from The New York Times' popular Disunion on-line journal Since...


Bringing It All Back Home

by Philip F. Napoli

A collection of heartrending oral histories that topples assumptions about the people who served in Vietnam

The Vietnam War was a defining event for a generation of Americans. But for years, misguided and sometimes...


Anne Frank

by Melissa Muller

Updated and filled with striking new revelations, the bestselling, "superb" biography that "honors in full a life we thought we knew" (Newsweek)

Praised as "remarkable," "meticulous," and "long overdue," Anne...


Global Intellectual History

by Samuel Moyn & Andrew Sartori

Where do ideas fit into historical accounts that take an expansive, global view of human movements and events? Teaching scholars of intellectual history to incorporate transnational perspectives into their work,...


The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East

by Shibley Telhami

The uprisings that transformed the Middle East beginning in 2011 have left experts scrambling to understand where the region is likely to go in years to come. But missing from most of the analysis is a longer...


White Ensign Flying: Corvette HMCS Trentonian

by Roger Litwiller

Tells the story of one of Canada's warship corvettes that served during World War II and brought its crew home every time they went out. It was the last Canadian ship to be attacked by the U.S. Navy, and it...


Through a Canadian Periscope: The Story of the Canadian Submarine Service

by Julie H. Ferguson, Peter W. Cairns & Dan MacNeil

A colourful and well-researched account of Canada's submarine service, from its beginnings on the first day of the First World War to its uncertain future today. Ferguson details the careers of the Canadians...


The Doctrine of Presence

by Benjamin Vance

The Doctrine of Presence introduces the reader to honest men and women challenged with half-truths and false accusations during their attempts to expose animal abuse among wildlife cinematographers in Kenya....


Learning and Literacy in Female Hands, 1520-1698

by Elizabeth Mazzola

Focusing on the unusual learning and schooling of women in early modern England, this study explores how and why women wrote, the myriad forms their alphabets could assume, and the shape which vernacular literacy...


The Elizabethan Top Ten: Defining Print Popularity in Early Modern England

by Andy Kesson & Emma Smith

Revisiting Elizabethan literary culture through the lenses of popularity, this collection allows us to view the subject from an angle unfamiliar to modern eyes, but fundamental for early modern readers. Throughout,...


A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

by Karen Jones & Giacomo Macola

Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet, as suggested by constructivist approaches to the history of technology, firearms have always...


Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe

by Jonathan Davies

Interest in the history of violence has increased dramatically over the last ten years and recent studies have demonstrated the productive potential for further inquiry in this field. The early modern period...


Questions of Gender in Byzantine Society

by Bronwen Neil & Lynda Garland

Gender was a key social indicator in Byzantine society, as in many others. While studies of gender in the western medieval period have appeared regularly in the past decade, similar studies of Byzantium have...


Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900

by John Pritchard

This book, together with a companion volume on the 20th century, offers an account of the overseas mission activity of British and Irish Methodists, its roots and fruits. Pritchard explores many aspects of mission,...


The Ritual Culture of Victorian Professionals: Competing for Ceremonial Status, 1838-1877

by Albert D. Pionke

Focusing on the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Pionke's book historicizes the relationship of ritual, class and public status in Victorian England. Through analysis of magazines, court cases, law...