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The Lessons of History

by Will Durant & Ariel Durant

In this illuminating and thoughtful book, Will and Ariel Durant have succeeded in distilling for the reader the accumulated store of knowledge and experience from their four decades of work on the ten monumental...

The Great Mortality

by John Kelly

La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled...


by Mike Freeman

Each year, every football team sets out to play a perfect season. Only one has ever succeeded talk about beating the odds.

The Miami Dolphins of the late 1960s were a laughingstock, an expansion team, and a franchise...

The Chinese Community in Toronto: Then and Now

by Arlene Chan

The Chinese community's development in Toronto faced many hurdles: decades of anti-Chinese public opinion, bolstered by the media, politicians, and discriminatory policies. Life was harsh for the early Chinese....

Conversion and Narrative: Reading and Religious Authority in Medieval Polemic

by Ryan Szpiech

Szpiech draws on medieval Christian, Jewish, and Muslim polemics to investigate the role of narrative in the representation of conversion. By investigating conversion not as individual experience but as expression...

The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1: Building an Empire, 1846-1917

by Albert J. Churella

Albert J. Churella chronicles the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad within the context of social, economic, and technological changes of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. The story of the PRR illuminates...

Climbing Everest: The Complete Writings of George Leigh Mallory

by George Leigh Mallory & Peter Gillman

Compelling pieces.' Stephen Venables, Mail on Sunday 'Invaluable... [a] surprise it has taken so long to see the light of day.' National Geographic 'Expressive and emotionally literate.' Scottish Mountaineer...

Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan

by Frank L. Holt & Peter Green

The so-called first war of the twenty-first century actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly...

American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children: A Reader and Bibliography

by Arlene Hirschfelder, Paulette F. Molin & Yvonne Wakim

The world of contemporary American infants and young children is saturated with inappropriate images of American Indians. American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children reveals and discusses these images...

Historical Dictionary of Signals Intelligence

by Nigel West

The Historical Dictionary of Signals Intelligence covers the history of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) through a chronology, an introductory essay, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section...

Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917

by Brent Ruswick

In the 1880s, social reform leaders warned that the "unworthy" poor were taking charitable relief intended for the truly deserving. Armed with statistics and confused notions of evolution, these "scientific...

Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

by Helene P. Foley

This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy has provided...

How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America

by Jon Wiener

Hours after the USSR collapsed in 1991, Congress began making plans to establish the official memory of the Cold War. Conservatives dominated the proceedings, spending millions to portray the conflict as a triumph...

Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

by Elizabeth J. Perry

How do we explain the surprising trajectory of the Chinese Communist revolution? Why has it taken such a different route from its Russian prototype? An answer, Elizabeth Perry suggests, lies in the Chinese Communists'...

Darkest Hour, Finest Hour: Norway, Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain: Britain at War Part One

by Nick Shepley

The year of 1940 was a strange mix of catastrophy and triumph for Britain and her ability to hold out against the seemingly unstoppable success of Hitler's war machine had profound implications for the rest...

Yellowstone Country: The Photographs of Jack Richard

by Bob Richard & Mark Bagne

A regional pioneer of photojournalism, Jack Richard photographed in the Yellowstone area from the 1940s to the 1980s, where his crisp, superbly posed images captured the Western way of life. This book presents...

Riots in the Cities: Popular Politics and the Urban Poor in Latin America 1765-1910

by Servando Ortoll & Silvia M. Arrom

The goal of Riots in the Cities, editors Silvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll contend, is to encourage Latin Americanists to rethink standard notions of urban politics before the populist era. The actual...

The U.S.-Mexican Border in the Twentieth Century

by David E. Lorey

The 2,000-mile-long international boundary between the United States and Mexico gives shape to a unique social, economic, and cultural entity. David E. Lorey here offers the first comprehensive treatment of...

A House Divided: Catholics, Socialists, and Flemish Nationalists in Nineteenth-Century Belgium

by Carl Strikwerda

The first book to explore the historical development of Belgian politics, this groundbreaking study of the rivalry between Catholicism, Socialism, and nationalism is essential reading for anyone interested in...


by Tom Carew

The British have never fought against the Soviet army, right?


In 1980, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had taken over the leadership of the West and the Soviets has invaded Afghanistan; the most crucial...