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Comics Art in China

by John A. Lent & Xu Ying

In the most comprehensive and authoritative source on this subject, Comics Art in China covers almost all comics art forms in mainland China, providing the history from the nineteenth century to the present...


The Business Turn in American Religious History

by Amanda Porterfield, Darren Grem & John Corrigan

Business has received little attention in American religious history, although it has profound implications for understanding the sustained popularity and ongoing transformation of religion in the United States....


The Abongo Abroad

by John V. Clune

Blending African social history with US foreign relations, John V. Clune documents how ordinary people experienced a major aspect of Cold War diplomacy. The book describes how military-sponsored international...


Nazi Fugitive: The True Story of a German on the Run

by Eugen Dollmann & Gerhard L. Weinberg

An SS colonel goes underground at the end of WWII

Eugen Dollmann was a scholar and member of the SS whose connections among Italian society led to a posting as a liaison officer attached to Mussolini during World...


The Moral Electricity of Print

by Ronald Briggs

Moral electricity—a term coined by American transcendentalists in the 1850s to describe the force of nature that was literacy and education in shaping a greater society. This concept wasn't strictly an American...


On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time

by Carl M. Cannon

Forget what you were taught in seventh grade-this riveting book takes readers down American history's back alleys and side streets.

From the arrival of the Mayflower through the 2016 election, ON THIS DATE explores...


Playing War

by Sabine Frühstück

For over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts of childhood have been appropriated as tools for decidedly unchildlike purposes: to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war, and...


Eurasia's Shifting Geopolitical Tectonic Plates

by Alexandros Petersen & S. Frederick Starr

This anthology of articles, short studies, and interviews by Alexandros Petersen were written over the span of ten years, starting in 2004. Yet they are even more relevant today in their prescient analysis....


Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the Atlantic World

by Andrew T. Fede, Paul Finkelman & Timothy Huebner

This comparative study looks at the laws concerning the murder of slaves by their masters and at how these laws were implemented. Andrew T. Fede cites a wide range of cases—across time, place, and circumstance—to...


Who Should Rule?

by Mónica Ricketts

Who Should Rule? traces the ambitious imperial reform that empowered new and competing political actors in an era of intense imperial competition, war, and the breakdown of the Spanish empire. Mónica Ricketts...


Hadrian's Wall: Archaeology and history at the limit of Rome's empire

by Nick Hodgson

Built around AD122, Hadrian's Wall was guarded by the Roman army for over three centuries and has left an indelible mark on the landscape of northern Britain. It was a wonder of the ancient world and is a World...


Hadrian's Wall

by Nick Hodgson

Built around AD122, Hadrian's Wall was guarded by the Roman army for over three centuries and has left an indelible mark on the landscape of northern Britain. It was a wonder of the ancient world and is a World...


The First Discovery of Australia And New Guinea

by George Collingridge

The First Discovery of Australia And New Guinea; Being The Narrative of Portuguese and Spanish Discoveries in the Australasian Regions, between the Years 1492-1606, with Descriptions of their Old Charts by George...


The Fear of Invasion

by David G. Morgan-Owen

The Fear of Invasion presents a new interpretation of British preparation for War before 1914. It argues that protecting the British Isles from invasion was the foundation upon which all other plans for the...


A Brief History of France

by Cecil Jenkins

When we think of France, we tend think of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris or the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, France is home to extraordinary diversity....


A Short History of the Confederate States of America

by Jefferson Davis

A Short History of the Confederate States of America is a memoir written by Jefferson Davis, completed shortly before his death in 1889. Davis wrote most of this book while staying at Beauvoir along the Mississippi...


The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas

by Grant Rumley & Amir Tibon

Mahmoud Abbas rose to prominence as a top Palestinian negotiator, became the leader of his nation, and then tragically failed to negotiate a peace agreement. This is the first book in English that focuses on...


Beachhead Assault: The Combat History of the Royal Naval Commandos in World War II

by David Lee

First hand accounts by some of the bravest men to ever go to war.


Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

by Elizabeth Holt

The ups and downs of silk, cotton and stocks synchopated with serialized novels in the late nineteenth-century Arabic press; time itself was changing. Khal?l al-Kh?r?, Sal?m al-Bust?n?, and Jurj? Zayd?n wrote...


Abel Janszoon Tasman

by James Backhouse Walker

Abel Janszoon Tasman was a Dutch seafarer, explorer and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the VOC. He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen's...