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A Fleeting Moment in My Country: The Last Years of the Ltte de-Facto State

by Malathy N. & de Souza Radha

Little is known about the Tamil liberation cause and struggle, as it has been widely dismissed by global powers of all persuasions-the USA, Russia, China and India-each driven by their own realpolitik concerns...


Bread and Hyacinths: The Rise and Fall of Utopian Los Angeles

by Lionel Rolfe & Nigey Lennon

This fascinating account of Los Angeles' buried past tells the story of Job Harriman, a former minister turned union organizer and attorney, who in 1911 was narrowly defeated as mayor of Los Angeles running...


The Palestinian Right of Return Under International Law

by Boyle Francis A.

The just resolution of the Palestinian right of return is at the very heart of the Middle East peace process. Nonetheless, the Obama administration intends to impose a comprehensive peace settlement upon the...


Palestine, Palestinians and International Law

by Boyle Francis A.

A leading US expert applies the norms and standards of international law to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, addressing Palestinian statehood, the negotiation and failure of the Oslo Accords, the status of...


Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 3: Conflict Without End?

by Hart Alan

Conflict Without End, Volume III of Hart's multi-volume work, ZIONISM, THE REAL ENEMY OF THE JEWS takes the story from the 1967 war and the creation of Greater Israel to the present and the question: Will President...


Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 2: David Becomes Goliath

by Hart Alan

David Becomes Goliath, Volume II of Hart's multi-volume work, ZIONISM, THE REAL ENEMY OF THE JEWS, reveals in well-documented detail starting from 1948 how the assertion that Israel has lived in constant danger...


Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 1: The False Messiah

by Hart Alan

The False Messiah is Volume I of a monumental history of the Israel-Palestine conflict , Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, by a seasoned reporter with a vast first-hand knowledge of the Middle East. It is...


Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America

by Robert Buffington & Carlos A. Aguirre

The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined,...


Princess Isabel of Brazil: Gender and Power in the Nineteenth Century

by Roderick J. Barman

As the elder daughter of an emperor whose wife had presented him with no sons, Isabel stood to inherit the monarchy of Brazil with the passing of Dom Pedro II. On three separate occasions, Isabel was named regent,...


All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours

by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

Entertaining, unexpected, and full of charm, the follow-up to Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite presents a miscellany of engaging stories, detailing the intriguing customs, traditions,...


At Home: A Short History of Private Life Illustrated Edition

by Bill Bryson

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses...


Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World

by Thomas Cahill

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary...


Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

by Jung Chang

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.

At the age of sixteen,...


Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

by Eri Hotta

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.

When Japan launched hostilities against...


The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

by Lincoln Paine

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how...


The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

by Richard Kurin

The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin,...


1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

by Robert Arp

An elegant addition to the successful “1001” series—a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We...


The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

by Margaret Macmillan

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The New York Times Book Review • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Bloomberg Businessweek • The Globe and Mail

From the bestselling and award-winning...


You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home

by Bryan Bender

An inspiring and epic tale of loss and redemption about two American servicemen: a Marine Corps pilot who was shot down in WWII and the modern-day soldier determined to bring home his remains six decades later...


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions

by Simon P. Newman & Peter S. Onuf

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent service with the Continental Army, his publication...