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The Invitation-Only Zone

by Robert S. Boynton

For decades, North Korea denied any part in the disappearance of dozens of Japanese citizens from Japan’s coastal towns and cities in the late 1970s. But in 2002, with his country on the brink of collapse,...


The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey

by Dawn Anahid MacKeen

An epic tale of one man’s courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter’s quest to tell his story


Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism

by Chris Jennings

For readers of Jill Lepore, Joseph J. Ellis, and Tony Horwitz comes a lively, thought-provoking intellectual history of the golden age of American utopianism—and the bold, revolutionary, and eccentric visions...


Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

by Jr., Eddie S. Glaude

A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society

 

America’s great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation...


Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism

by Roy J. Harris

The Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal for meritorious public service is an unparalleled American media honor, awarded to news organizations for collaborative reporting that moves readers, provokes change, and advances...


Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics

by Li Chen

Before the First Opium War (1839–1842), China had control over the terms of its relationship with Western powers, refusing to grant foreigners extraterritorial privileges or sign international treaties fully...


George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation

by T.H. Breen

This is George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist.

T.H. Breen introduces us to a George Washington we rarely meet. During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill...


India and the Diasporic Imagination

by Judith Misrahi-Barak & Rita Christian

The idea of India and the Indian diasporic imagination is the product of the rich scholarship being done on the Asian sub-continent, as well as in the many countries where South Asians have settled. The notion...


Crater

by Nick Samoylov, Lyman Don & Sterling Bill

It is 1992, just after the USSR was dissolved and free market economy was declared. Without corresponding legislature, law enforcement and even cultural tradition, the country dived into a chaos of an unrestrained...


Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

by David Greenberg

The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image.

In Republic of Spin—a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics—presidential historian...


Asia Folktales The Young Man & Great Eagle From The Sky

by Xenoyuna Sakura

He remained in that place, possessing it and all the treasure; but notwithstanding this, he was uneasy, reflecting upon the conduct of the sheykhs. And while he was meditating one day upon the words of the sheykh,...


Japan Folktales The Priest & The Goblin From Mutsu

by Xenoyuna Sakura

Long, long ago there was a large plain called Adachigahara, in the province of Mutsu in Japan. This place was said to be haunted by a cannibal goblin who took the form of an old woman. From time to time many...


Japan Folktales The Great Tale of Pine Tree

by Xenoyuna Sakura

It was a Deity from High Heaven that planted the Pine Tree. So long ago that the crane cannot remember it, and the tortoise knows it only by hearsay from his great-grandmother, the heavenly deity descended....


A Story of the Telegraph

by John Murray

THE compiler of this little compendium of Telegraph History places it in the hands of the public in the hope that it may be received with favor. The historical data is taken from leading standard authorities....


Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

by Emanuele Sica

A vivid tableau of how occupiers and the occupied clashed and collaborated during World War Two


State of the Union Addresses

by US Presidents

In this collection of State of the Union Addresses, Trajectory, Inc. has run the text through a proprietary Natural Language Processing (NLP) system to analyze the content of all addresses, examining words,...


Good Water

by Kevin Holdsworth

"In essays that combine memoir with biography of place, Kevin Holdsworth creates a public history of the land he calls home: Good Water, Utah. The high desert of south-central Utah is at the heart of the stories...


Look Homeward, Angel

by Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American novelist of the early twentieth century.[1]Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels, plus many short stories, dramatic works and novellas....


Naval Air War: The Rolling Thunder Campaign: The Rolling Thunder Campaign

by Norman Polmar, Edward J. Marolda & Navy Dept. (U.S.)

This is the sixth monograph in the series The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War. It covers aircraft carrier activity during Operation Rolling Thunder in the war.  Operation Rolling Thunder was one of the longest...


A History of Modern South Asia: Politics, States, Diasporas

by Ian Talbot

Noted historian Ian Talbot has written a new history of modern South Asia that considers the Indian Subcontinent in regional rather than in solely national terms. A leading expert on the Partition of 1947, Talbot...