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Getting Tough

by Julilly Kohler-Hausman

In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval...

Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf World

by Dalia Antonia Muller

During the violent years of war marking Cuba's final push for independence from Spain, over 3,000 Cuban emigres, men and women, rich and poor, fled to Mexico. But more than a safe haven, Mexico was a key site,...

States of Separation

by Laura Robson

Across the Middle East in the post–World War I era, European strategic moves converged with late Ottoman political practice and a newly emboldened Zionist movement to create an unprecedented push to physically...

A Half Century of Occupation

by Gershon Shafir

The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the world’s most polarizing confrontations. Its current phase, Israel’s “temporary” occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, turns a half century...

The Handy New York City Answer Book

by Chris Barsanti

• More than 850 answers to common questions on the city of New York

• Clear organization makes finding information quick and easy

• Clear and concise answers

• Numerous photographs and illustrations bring...

Remembering Reconstruction

by Bruce E. Baker, Carole Emberton & W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Academic studies of the Civil War and historical memory abound, ensuring a deeper understanding of how the war’s meaning has shifted over time and the implications of those changes for concepts of race, citizenship,...

Death in the City

by Kathryn A. Sloan

At the turn of the twentieth century, many observers considered suicide to be a worldwide social problem that had reached epidemic proportions. In Mexico City, violent deaths in public spaces were commonplace...

The Formation of Turkish Republicanism

by Banu Turnaoğlu

Turkish republicanism is commonly thought to have originated with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the founding of modern Turkey in 1923, and understood exclusively in terms of Kemalist ideals, characterized by the...

Mainstreaming Black Power

by Tom Adam Davies

Mainstreaming Black Power upends the narrative that the Black Power movement provided a catharsis for black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black uplift. Retelling the story of the...

The Beauty That Remains

by Quynh Dao

The Beauty That Remains charts the author's escape from communist Vietnam, her stay in a Malaysian refugee camp, and her first years in Australia, with all the drama and the hilarity of a bumbling young woman...

Forgotten Peace

by Robert A. Karl

Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society’s attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere’s worst mid-century conflict and shows how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past....

The Guerrilla Hunters

by Barton A. Myers, Brian D. McKnight, Earl J. Hess & Andrew Fialka et al.

Throughout the Civil War, irregular warfare—including the use of hit-and-run assaults, ambushes, and raiding tactics—thrived in localized guerrilla fights within the Border States and the Confederate South....

City of Dreams

by Jerald Podair

When Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with plans to construct a new ballpark next to downtown, he ignited a bitter argument over the future of a rapidly changing city. For the...

Beyond 1917

by Thomas W. Zeiler, David K. Ekbladh & Benjamin C. Montoya

A massively destructive and transformative event, the First World War left in its wake many legacies. Beyond 1917 explores both the consequences of the war for the United States (and the world) and American...

The Clever Teens' Guide Bumper Edition (The Clever Teens’ Guides, #6)

by Felix Rhodes

The Clever Teens' Guide To...

World War One

The Russian Revolution 

Nazi Germany

World War Two

The Cold War.


World War One: from the pre-war tensions, the assassination that sparked the war to...

The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

by Martyn Rady

The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the...

Churchill and the Dardanelles

by Christopher M. Bell

The failed naval offensive to force a passage through the Straits of the Dardanelles in 1915 drove Winston Churchill from office in disgrace and nearly destroyed his political career. For over a century, the...

America's Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of US Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq

by David R. Contosta

This eye-opening book takes a unique approach to the history of U.S. foreign policy by examining three unrelated conflicts, all of which ended tragically and resulted in the deaths of millions on both sides....

Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

by David A. Nichols

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed...

Revolution for Dummies

by Bassem Youssef

“Hilarious and Heartbreaking. Comedy shouldn’t take courage, but it made an exception for Bassem.” --Jon Stewart

"The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"—the creator of The Program, the most popular television...