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Urban Latin America: The Political Condition from Above and Below

by Alejandro Portes & John Walton

Much research on the city in developing societies has focused mainly on one of three areas-planning, demography, or economics-and has emphasized either power elites or the masses, but not both. The published...


Town in the Empire: Government, Politics, and Society in Seventeenth Century Popayan

by Peter Marzahl

During the seventeenth century, many of the fundamental characteristics of Spanish America were established. Peter Marzahl adds significantly to our understanding of this period with this study of Popayán,...


The Making of a History: Walter Prescott Webb and the Great Plains

by Gregory M. Tobin

Walter Prescott Webb became one of the best known interpreters of the American West following the publication of The Great Plains in 1931. That book remained one of the outstanding studies of the region for...


Catholic Influence on American Colonial Policies, 1898-1904

by Frank T. Reuter

At the close of the Spanish-American War the United States found itself in possession of a colonial empire. The role played by the American Catholic Church in influencing administrative policy for the new, and...


Making Peace with Spain: The Diary of Whitelaw Reid, September-December, 1898

by Whitelaw Reid & H. Wayne Morgan

Whitelaw Reid, according to H. Wayne Morgan, was a "leading newspaperman, more than an occasional diplomat, a power in his party's politics, a supporter of some of the best in his era's culture . . . Of all...


Soviet Cinema in the Silent Era, 1918-1935

by Denise J. Youngblood

The golden age of Soviet cinema, in the years following the Russian Revolution, was a time of both achievement and contradiction, as reflected in the films of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, and Kuleshov. Tensions ran...


Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

by Banu Bargu

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Through an innovative...


Intimate Strangers: Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American Political Discourse

by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought shaping American political discourse after World War II. Yet none of them...


Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

by Beverley Foulks McGuire

Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning...


13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security

The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi.

13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when...


Who Speaks for the Negro?

by Robert Penn Warren

First published in 1965, this is a unique text in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Robert Penn Warren interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists, and artists across the...


The Language of Silence

by Peggy Webb

Following in the footsteps of her tiger-taming grandmother, a woman flees her abusive husband to join the circus in this masterful, heartfelt work of women’s fiction.

Peggy Webb won raves for her debut novel,...


The Touring Caravan

by Andrew Jenkinson

From the original concept of using a horse-drawn caravan for leisure, this book explains how the modern touring caravan has evolved from a primitive concept to the sophisticated leisure vehicle it's become today....


Pillboxes and Tank Traps

by Bernard Lowry

The very real threat of the invasion of Britain in 1940 initiated a huge military construction program. Around the vulnerable coasts of the country, as well as inland, were built thousands of pillboxes, anti-tank...


Elizabeth's Spymaster

by Robert Hutchinson

England in the time of Elizabeth was on the brink of disaster. On the continent, Catholic Spain sought to forcefully reimpose the Catholic Church on its Protestant neighbors. At home, a network of powerful Catholic...


Band of Giants

by Jack Kelly

Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet...


1915

by Lyn Macdonald

By Christmas 1915, the wild wave of enthusiasm that had sent men flocking to join up a few months earlier had begun to tail off, and though the Regulars of the original Expeditionary Force had suffered 90 percent...


Wit and Wisdom of America's First Ladies: A Book of Quotations

by Joslyn Pine

"The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by...


Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul

by Charles King

“Intrigue, violence, sex, and espionage, all set against the slow dimming of Ottoman magnificence. I loved this book.”—Simon Winchester At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed...


The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle

by Peter Baldwin

Today’s copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright—and its violation—a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators,...