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China Calls: Paving the Way for Nixon's Historic Journey to China

by Anne Collins Walker

Much is known about Nixon's actual visit to China, but the story of how it all came together has never been told until China Calls. The advance team conquered a monumental task, allowing this historic event...

Destiny's Consul: America's Greatest Presidents

by Michael P. Riccards

In Destiny’s Consul: America’s Greatest Presidents, presidential scholar Michael P. Riccards provides a concise introduction to the lives, presidencies, and personal qualities of ten great individuals whom...

Imperial Designs: Italians in China 1900-1947

by Shirley Ann Smith

Imperial Designs is the first text in English dealing comprehensively with the Italian colonial experience in China. It confirms imperial policy and the rhetoric of conquest.

Bound to Emancipate: Working Women and Urban Citizenship in Early Twentieth-Century China and Hong Kong

by Angelina Chin

Emancipation, a defining feature of twentieth-century Chinese society, is explored in detail in this compelling study. Angelina Chin expands and reinterprets the meaning of women’s emancipation by examining...

Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement

by Paul Varner

The Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement covers the movement’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced...

The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Writings

by Louis J. Gesualdi

The Italian/American Experience represents a meaningful attempt to inform Italian Americans about their group’s varied experiences in America. This collection of eleven works offers readers an in-depth view...

Staten Island: Conservative Bastion in a Liberal City

by Daniel C. Kramer & Richard M. Flanagan

This book chronicles how the “forgotten borough” has grappled with its uneasy relationship with the rest of the City of New York since the 1920s. The authors analyze the politics behind events that have...

John Galt: Observations and Conjectures on Literature, History, and Society

by Regina Hewitt

The essays in this volume revalue the work of the Romantic-era Scottish writer John Galt, connecting his methods and goals with Scottish Enlightenment “conjectural” historiography and with later social theorizing....

Beachheads: War, Peace, and Tourism in Postwar Okinawa

by Gerald Figal

This original and fresh book explores Okinawa’s makeover as a tourist mecca in the long historical shadow and among the physical ruins of the Pacific War’s most devastating land battle. Gerald Figal considers...

Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming...

Textual Studies and the Enlarged Eighteenth Century: Precision as Profusion

by Kevin L. Cope & Robert Leitz

Textual Studies and the Enlarged Eighteenth Century scrutinizes the culture and sometimes the cult of electronic and other technology-assisted scholarship with respect to eighteenth-century studies.

Law and Medicine in Revolutionary America: Dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett Trial, 1799

by Linda Myrsiades

This study focuses on two critical figures in late eighteenth-century America—the physician Benjamin Rush and the journalist William Cobbett— as they clashed in one of the most important trials of post-revolutionary...

Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan

by Ustina Markus, Didar Kassymova & Zhanat Kundakbayeva

The Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan covers the history of Kazakhstan through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries...

The Spanish Literary Generation of 1968: José María Guelbenzu, Lourdes Ortiz, and Ana María Moix

by William M. Sherzer

This book focuses on three authors coming of age at an important moment in Spanish literary history and in world history at large. These authors incorporated into their novels the new ideas that they found in...

The Life of Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay: Drifter and Dreamer

by Narasingha P. Sil

The Life of Sharatchandra Chatopadhyay presents a historical critical assessment of the novelist’s upbringing and the experiences that informed his work. The author exposes Sharatchandra’s innate conservative...

The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan: Youth, Politics, Identity, and Change

by Nadia M. Diuk

Using polling data, news stories, government reports, and interviews, Nadia M. Diuk shows how the next generation of leaders in shaping three of the most important countries in the former Soviet Union.

Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

by Curtis A Keim

This unique book explores the many misperceptions and stereotypes about Africa in the United States - with both historical and contemporary examples, from high culture and pop culture.

Rebecca Dickinson: Independence for a New England Woman

by Marla Miller

An engaging look into the life of Rebecca Dickinson and the paradoxes presented by an unmarried woman who earned her own living at the time of the American Revolution

The Black Russian

by Vladimir Alexandrov

The Black Russian is the incredible true story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, born in 1872 to former slaves who became prosperous farmers in Mississippi. After his father was brutally murdered, Frederick left the...

Finding Florida

by T. D. Allman

Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

Over the centuries, Florida has been many things: an unconquered realm protected by geography, a wilderness that ruined...