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Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

by Jan Kiely & J. Brooks Jessup

Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in the early...

Inventing The Middle Ages

by Norman F. Cantor


The Lives, Works, and Ideas of the Great Medievalists of the Twentieth Century

In this ground-breaking work, Norman Cantor explains how our current notion of the Middle Ages-with its...

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

by Michael Weiss & Hassan Hassan

Fully Revised & Updated Edition of the New York Times Bestselling and Highly Praised Book on ISIS

With newly added material and breaking news including:

—Interview with a former ISIS spymaster

—Why ISIS...

Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle

by Mark Braude

A rollicking narrative history of Monte Carlo, capturing its nineteenth-century rise as the world’s first modern casino-resort and its Jazz Age heyday as infamous playground of the rich.

Monte Carlo has long...

The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

by Laura Cumming

From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined...

First Women

by Kate Andersen Brower

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania...

Travels to Moscow

by Alison Giles

"Moscow is brutally ugly and exquisitely beautiful. A dichotomy of a human architecture that is outdated, crumbling and alienating alongside that which is progressive, upgraded and connected... "

In this travel...

The Book of Harlan

by Bernice L. Mcfadden

During WWII, two African American musicians are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming

by Winona Laduke

Only the power to define what is sacred—and access it—will enable Native American communities to remember who they are.

Executing the Rosenbergs

New York Exposed


by László F. Földényi (Foldenyi), Tim Wilkinson & Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer L�szl� F�ld�nyi as "one of the most brilliant essayists of our time." �F�ld�nyi's extraordinary Melancholy, with its profusion of literary, ecclesiastical,...

All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45

by Roger Hermiston

On 14 May 1940, the Evening Standard published a cartoon with the caption 'All Behind You, Winston'. It showed Churchill, the freshly installed prime minister, rolling up his sleeves to confront the oncoming...

The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder

by Linda Stratmann

Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners...

The Civil War Soldiers' Orphan Schools of Pennsylvania 1864-1889

by O. David Gold & Martha Gold

This is the only modern, published account of the Soldier’s Orphan Schools of Pennsylvania.  A bureaucrat of the system wrote a so-called history in 1873 but it is very self-serving and devoid of any critical...

Rights Delayed

Grand Illusions

War Is A Lie

by David Swanson

War Is A Lie is a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those that have been most widely defended as just and good. This...

The Minor Intimacies of Race: Asian Publics in North America

by Christine Kim

Race, emotional states of intimacy, and social publics among Asian Canadians and Asian Americans

Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape

by Francesca Russello Ammon

Although the decades following World War II stand out as an era of rapid growth and construction in the United States, those years were equally significant for large-scale destruction. In order to clear space...