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A Surgeon's Civil War: The Letters and Diary of Daniel M. Holt, M.D.

by James M Greiner, Janet L Coryell & James R Smither

Daniel M. Holt, a successful country doctor in the upstate village of Newport, New York, accepted the position of assistant surgeon in the 121st New York Volunteer Army in August 1862. At age 42 when he was...


The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity's Moral Predicament

by Wael B. Hallaq

Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the “Islamic state,” judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both an impossible and inherently self-contradictory concept. Comparing the...


The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case

by Pat Brown

A world-renowned criminal profiler takes a fascinating look at one of the most tragic mysteries in history.

For more than two thousand years, the great pharaoh Cleopatra VII has been portrayed as a failed monarch....


I Still Believe Anita Hill

by Amy Richards & Cynthia Greenberg

The nation's most notable feminists, organizers, and scholars reflect on sexual harassment twenty years after the Clarence Thomas hearings.


Moment to Moment: Poems of a Mountain Recluse

by David Budbill

New England mountain recluse's poems reminiscent of those of the great Chinese and Taoist poet-sages.


World Report 2013: Events of 2012

by Human Rights Watch & Kenneth Roth

“The reports of the New York-based Human Rights Watch have become extremely important. . . .  Cogent and eminently practical, these reports have gone far beyond an account of human rights abuses. . . .”—Ahmed...


Hat in the Ring: The Birth of American Air Power in the Great War

by Bert Frandsen

When Congress declared war in April 1917, the Europeans had already deployed their third generation of fighters, equipped with machine guns and capable of speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, while the American...


Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols

by Ron Brown

Travel across Ontario and visit Ontarios heritage jails, ranging in size from single cell lockups to massive monuments such as the Kingston Pen and the Don Jail.


Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1993

by Garry Wills

The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of...


A Secret History of Torture

by Ian Cobain

The official line is clear: the United Kingdom does not “participate in, solicit, encourage or condone” torture. And yet, the evidence is irrefutable: when faced with potential threats to their national security,...


Myths & Legends of the Polynesians

by Johannes C. Andersen

Myths & Legends of the Polynesians is an account of the history, art and mythology of the Polynesian peoples.

The Polynesians had many myths and legends, but through the ages they had been circulated by word...


An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

by G. G. Rowley

Japan in the early seventeenth century was a wild place. Serial killers stalked the streets of Kyoto at night, while noblemen and women mingled freely at the imperial palace, drinking saké and watching kabuki...


Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan

by Ronald H. Spector

Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars,...


Moose to Moccasins: The Story of Ka Kita Wa Pa No Kwe

by Madeline Katt Theriault

Born in a tent on Bear Island, Lake Temagami, in 1908, Madeline Katt Theriault could recall an earlier independent and traditional First Nations lifestyle.


Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives

by Peter Unwin

A collection of lives and stories that provides a fascinating look at the eminent and no so eminent characters who came before us and left their colourful mark on Canada's history.


Thirteen Such Years

by Alec Waugh

In the manner and method of Hot Countries and Most Women, in which personal narrative and opinion are woven together with fiction, Mr. Waugh travels through a period and brilliantly pictures the post-war times...


Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History

by Philip J. Schwarz

The plans for a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in 1800, orchestrated by a literate enslaved blacksmith named Gabriel, leaked out before they could be executed, and he and twenty-five other enslaved...


Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power

by Jesse Ferris

Nasser's Gamble draws on declassified documents from six countries and original material in Arabic, German, Hebrew, and Russian to present a new understanding of Egypt's disastrous five-year intervention in...


Margaret Fuller and Her Circles

Brazil at the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century

by Andre Joao Antonil, Timothy Coates & Stuart B. Schwartz

Antonil’s great work, recognized as fundamental for understanding the colonial Brazilian economy, now available in its first English translation