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Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones

by Marta Effinger-Crichlow

Staging Migrations toward an American West examines how black women's theatrical and everyday performances of migration toward the American West expose the complexities of their struggles for sociopolitical...


Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936

by David Clay Large

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. The torch relay—that staple of Olympic pageantry—first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed...


The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village

by Thomas Robisheaux

A young mother dies in agony. Was it a natural death, murder—or witchcraft? On the night of the festive holiday of Shrove Tuesday in 1672 Anna Fessler died after eating one of her neighbor's buttery cakes....


The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds

by Jonathan D. Spence

"Like everything else written by Jonathan Spence, The Chan's Great Continent is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in China. Spence is one of the greatest Sinologists of our time, and his work is both...


On That Day I Left My Boyhood Behind

by Woodcock Norman & Burnett Susan

1914. At 17, Norman Woodcock is called up and leaves the warmth and comfort of the family bakery in Leeds with little more than the uniform on his back. 1919. He returns having witnessed unspeakable horrors,...


Slow Road to Brownsville: A Journey Through the Heart of the Old West

by David Reynolds

In Slow Road to Brownsville, David Reynolds embarks on a road trip along Highway 83, a little-known two-lane highway built in 1926 that runs from Swan River, Manitoba, to the Mexican border at Brownsville, Texas,...


Taiwan's Statesman: Lee Teng-hui and Democracy in Asia

by Richard Kagan

A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese...


The Spearheaders: A Personal History of Darby's Rangers

by James J. Altieri & Mir Bahmanyar

The outlook for a victory of the Allied Powers was dim in the spring of 1942. Britain was being unmercifully bombed and threatened with invasion. Rommel's forces were rampaging across North Africa toward Alexandria....


The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War

by Rohini Mohan

For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians...


In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

by Mrinalini Chakravorty

In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereoptypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes...


A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist

by Alicia Priest

In its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, the remote community of Elsa, 300 miles north of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, was the epicentre of one of the world’s most lucrative silver mining operations—an...


The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case

by Sam Roberts

“A fresh and fast-paced study of one of the most important crimes of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post), The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003—including...


After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace

by A. J. Langguth

A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South...


Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?: Can it Survive?

by Richard Cohen

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy.

Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history...


Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

by Lawrence Wright

A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the...


Diana Mosley

by Anne De Courcy

Diana Mosley was a society beauty who fell from grace when she left her husband, brewery heir Bryan Guinness, for Sir Oswald Mosley, an admirer of Mussolini and a notorious womanizer. This horrified her family...


An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

by Nick Bunker

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war...


Predator

by Richard Whittle

The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation

The creation of the first weapon in history...


Great War Britain Exeter: Remembering 1914-18

by David Parker

The First World War claimed over 900,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Exeter offers an in-depth portrait of the town and its people during the 'war to end...


Battle Story Blenheim 1704

by James Falkner

Blenheim has gone down in history as one of the turning points of the War of the Spanish Succession - and some would say in the history of conflict in Europe. The overwhelming Allied victory ensured the safety...