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Gunboat Justice Volume 3: British and American Law Courts in China and Japan (1842¿1943)

by Douglas Clark

Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, “extraterritoriality”....


Public Spending and Democracy in Classical Athens

by David M. Pritchard

In his On the Glory of Athens, Plutarch complained that the Athenian people spent more on the production of dramatic festivals and "the misfortunes of Medeas and Electras than they did on maintaining their empire...


After This: Survivors of the Holocaust Speak

by Alice Nelson

Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Alice Nelson provides the introductory essay for After This, a powerful collection of narratives by fourteen Holocaust survivors. Alice worked closely with...


Revolutionary Ideology and Political Destiny in Mexico, 1928¿1934: Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda

by Eitan Ginzberg

Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda, veterans of the Revolution and prominent governors of Michoacán and Veracruz from 1928 to 1932, strived to make Mexico a modern and just state on the basis of the revolutionary...


Common Sense: and The American Crisis I

by Thomas Paine & Richard Beeman

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged,...


The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

by Rinker Buck

#1 Indie Next Pick for July 2015 “Part Laura Ingalls Wilder, part Jack Kerouac, The Oregon Trail is an idiosyncratic and irresistible addition to the canon of American road-trip literature.” —George Howe...


The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

by Max Blumenthal

On July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, followed by a ground invasion. The ensuing conflict led to 51 days of war that left over 2,000 people dead, the vast majority of whom were...


The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy

by Patricia Leidl, Valerie M. Hudson & Swanee Hunt

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first Secretary of State to declare the subjugation of women worldwide a serious threat to U.S. national security. Known as the Hillary Doctrine, her stance was made part of the...


Anti-christianism in Europe

by Rev. Francis A. Cunningham

If it is true that a nation is what its doctrines are, it becomes very easy to discover in the doctrines of contemporary Europe the last reason of the troubles and revolutions which keep it in constant turmoil....


Social Transformations of the Victorian Age

by T. H. S. Escott

As it is today, so, during the earlier years of the present reign, both before and after the Great Exhibition of 1851, Hyde Park was the social parade ground, not only of the capital, but of the Kingdom. Then,...


Days before history

by H. R. Hall

IN a book of this kind nothing more will be expected than an outline sketch of some phases of the life lived by the prehistoric dwellers in our land. The known facts are few; yet there must have been, even in...


Method in the Study of Totemism

by Andrew Lang

Is there any human institution which can be safely called "Totemism"? Is there any possibility of defining, or even describing Totemism? Is it legitimate—is it even possible, with due regard for "methodology"...


The History of Rome. Book I

by Theodor Mommsen

The history of Italy falls into two main sections: (1) its internal history down to its union under the leadership of the Latin stock, and (2) the history of its sovereignty over the world. Under the first section,...


The Ifs of History

by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin

Whether or not we believe that events are consciously ordered before their occurrence, we are compelled to admit the importance of Contingency in human affairs. If we believe in such an orderly and predetermined...


Winterstoke

by L.T.C. Rolt

'It had always struck me that, despite its overwhelming importance in the story of mankind, far too little attention had been paid to the Industrial Revolution in literature and art . . . I conceived the idea...


Neither Nowt Nor Summat

by Ian McMillan

I’m going to define the essence of this sprawling place as best I can. I’m going to start here, in this village, and radiate out like a ripple in a pond. I don’t want to go to the obvious places, either;...


Population Control

by JIM MARRS

Bad Food

Bad Water

Bad Drugs

Bad Air

What if these are all part of a global plot?

From the food we eat and the water we drink to the air we breathe, everything these days seems capable of killing us. Recently we...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: An Autobiographical Account of an Escaped Slave and Abolitionist

by Harriet Ann Jacobs

After hiding in her grandmother’s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude—and her master’s sexual abuse—when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very...


The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom

by Nancy Goldstone

The riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and...


Who Made Early Christianity?: The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul

by John G. Gager

In this philosophical and theological study, John Gager undermines the Apostle Paul’s rejection of Judaism, conversion to Christianity, and founding of Christian anti-Judaism. Through meticulous research and...