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Pidge, Texas Ranger

by Chuck Parsons

Thomas C. (Pidge) Robinson came to Texas from Virginia at the age of 27, fleeing a feud with a neighbor who opposed Robinson’s amorous intentions toward the neighbor’s sister. He joined the Texas Rangers...


Jewish Catacombs

by Elsa Laurenzi

This slender well-written book is packed with easy-toread information about the structure of the Jewish community of Rome and the politics and history of the city where it developed and grew. Not an easy task...


Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary

by Douglas Hurd

When writing his magnificent life of Robert Peel, Douglas Hurd found himself caught up again in a debate that has always fascinated him as a former diplomat and Foreign Secretary - the argument between the noisy...


Cutters to Motor Coaches: Pioneering Commercial Transportation in the Catskills

by Michael W. Duttweiler

This book explores the evolution of commercial motorized transportation in rural Western Sullivan County, New York through the story of a family business. Along the way, it outlines major phases in the history...


True Stories of the SAS

by Robin Hunter

True Stories of the SAS is a history of the deeds done by these lethal men as they faced danger with calm courage. From the parachute raids and jeep attacks of World War II to covert activity in the Gulf War,...


The Aran Islands

by J. M. Synge

Famed playwright's beautiful, poetic 1907 memoir of life in an Irish fishing community. Superb retelling of folklore and anecdotes; vivid portrait of warmth, sincerity, and humor of hardy island residents.


Mutiny!: The Real History of the H.M.S. Bounty

by Sir John Barrow

The historic voyage of the H.M.S. bounty culminates in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh.


The Shackled Continent

by Robert Guest

Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the past three decades. Why? Robert Guest's fascinating book seeks to diagnose the sickness that continues to hobble Africa's development. Using reportage,...


Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Toppled a Dictator

by Jose V. Fuentecilla

A first-hand account of immigrants' resistance from the U.S. against the Marcos regime in the Philippines


Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1941-1942

by Jürgen Matthäus, Emil Kerenji & Jan Lambertz

Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1941–1942, Volume III sheds light on the personal and public lives of Jews during a period when Hitler’s triumph in Europe seemed assured, and the mass murder of millions...


Alexander the Great: Themes and Issues

by Edward M. Anson

Alexander the Great's life and career are here examined through the major issues surrounding his reign. What were Alexander's ultimate ambitions? Why did he pursue his own deification while alive? Did he actually...


The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy: A Politico-Cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations

by Johann P. Arnason, Kurt A. Raaflaub & Peter Wagner

The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy presents a series of essays that trace the Greeks' path to democracy and examine the connection between the Greek polis as a citizen state and democracy as well...


International Trade in the 1970s: The Us, the EC and the Growing Pressure of Protectionism

by Giuseppe La Barca

The 1970s marked the end of the years in which the United States was the guarantor of a free world trade order, while Western Europe made efforts to catch up with the economic superpower. In this book, Dr La...


The Holocaust and Genocides in Europe

by Benjamin Lieberman

Focusing on the major cases of genocide in twentieth-century Europe, including the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and genocide in the former Yugoslavia, as well as mass killing in the Soviet Union, this book...


Living on the Western Front: Annals and Stories, 1914-1919

by Chris Ward

Living on the Western Front provides a highly original history of the settler experience in Befland ([B]ritish [E]xpeditionary [F]orce land) during the First World War. Using an unusual representational form...


Another River, Another Town: A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat--1945

by John P. Irwin

Many narrative accounts of men in combat during World War II have conveyed the horrors and emotions of warfare. However, not many reveal in such an intimate way the struggle of innocent youth to adapt to the...


The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade

by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Matt Childs & James Sidbury

In The Black Urban Atlantic, eleven original essays by leading scholars from the United States, Europe, and Latin America chronicle the black experience in Atlantic ports, providing a rich and diverse portrait...


Contested Waters: An Environmental History of the Colorado River

by April R. Summit

"To fully understand this river and its past, one must examine many separate pieces of history scattered throughout two nations--seven states within the United States and two within Mexico--and sort through...


Promises Kept: One Man's Journey Against Incredible Odds

by Ernest W. Michel

Author Ernest Michel survived the Holocaust against incredible odds. After fleeing from the Nazis, he made his way to the U.S. but couldn't forget the promises he'd made to friends, many of whom had died. Among...


Last Trains

by Charles Loft

During the course of the 1950s England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself it must modernise. The bankrupt, steam-powered railway, run by a Colonel Blimp, symbolised everything that was wrong...