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Women in Weimar Fashion: Discourses and Displays in German Culture, 1918-1933

by Mila Ganeva

In the Weimar Republic, fashion was not only manipulated by the various mass media -- film, magazines, advertising, photography, and popular literature -- but also emerged as a powerful medium for women's self-expression....


The First Balloon-Expandable Coronary Stent: An Expedition That Changed Cardiovascular Medicine

by Gary S. Roubin

The premise of this intriguing book is technical innovation and scientific development. It is about coronary and vascular stenting, a technique that has improved the plight of patients who have unfortunately...


Steel on Steel: Inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad

by Stephen Baines

The inside story of the privatisation of the freight arm of Queensland Rail and one of the most extraordinary transformations of a company in the history of Australian business. An icon that touched every part...


The Development State: Aid, Culture & Civil Society in Tanzania

by Maia Green

How has development affected the practices of the state in Africa? How has the development state become the basis of social organisation? How do Tanzanians position themselves to obtain aid money to effect change...


Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

by Brian Meeks

A well-known public intellectual's intense engagement with politics in the contemporary Caribbean


Apartheid In Canada: The Highway to Frenchifucation and Separation

by Wayne Jay Hawthorne

Are you traveling in Canada? Are you considering moving to, moving within, planning a visit, doing business or investing in Canada? Here are facts you need to know. You will be welcomed in much of our vast country,...


Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady: The Origins of Chabad Hasidism

by Immanuel Etkes & Jeffrey M. Green

The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism


India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam

by Monika Jensen-Stevenson & William Stevenson

The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government.

For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular:...


Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed

by Kevin Ferris, Dava Guerin & George H. W. Bush

Unbreakable Bonds tells ten touching stories of mothers who spent years aiding the recovery of their children, US soldiers and Marines who suffered severe injuries during the War on Terror. The survival of these...


Three Minutes in Poland

by Glenn Kurtz

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents’ closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir James Gordon

by Bryan Perrett

First published in 1997, The Real Hornblower offers a comprehensive and engaging account of the life and times of this great naval admiral. Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began...


Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935¿1941

by Jeff Pearce & Richard Pankhurst

It was the war that changed everything, and yet it’s been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway,...


Littlefield Lands: Colonization on the Texas Plains, 1912-1920

by David B., II Gracy

The phenomenon of colonization by big land companies, common throughout the history of the United States, came late to the Panhandle-Plains of West Texas. Ranchers held sway there up into the 20th century. Then,...


The Lowland Maya Postclassic

by Arlen F. Chase & Prudence M. Rice

This collection represents a major step forward in understanding the era from the end of Classic Maya civilization to the Spanish conquest.


Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield

by Azriel Lorber

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages, through historical example and policy prescription, technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by...


Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

by Reinhold Messner

Everest by fair means – that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me … In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest … a climber who doesn’t rely on his own strength and...


Children of Afghanistan: The Path to Peace

by Jennifer Heath & Ashraf Zahedi

The first comprehensive look at youth living in a country attempting to rebuild itself after three decades of civil conflict, Children of Afghanistan relies on the research and fieldwork of twenty-one experts...


Gardiner's Tennis Ranch:: The Summer of '73

by Kris Milligan & Heidi Varian

Gardiner's Tennis Ranch: The Summer of '73 is a coming of age memoir of professional Kris Milligan set at a summer camp in the premier, exclusive tennis club of the day. Milligan and his fellow counselors experience...