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Russia in Revolution

by S. A. Smith

The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth...


Caesar Kleberg and the King Ranch

by Duane M. Leach

In this tribute to a pioneer conservationist, Duane M. Leach celebrates the life of an exceptional ranch manager on a legendary Texas ranch, a visionary for wildlife and modern ranch management, and an extraordinarily...


Roles and Missions

by General Merrill A. McPeak

ROLES AND MISSIONS is the final installment of the most comprehensive memoir ever produced by one of America’s service chiefs, offering deep insights into what it takes to get the job then, how to do it, once...


The Resilient Warrior

by Jerry Yellin

It has been said that the only warriors who do not suffer after combat are those who were killed. I cannot attest to that for all battle tested warriors but I certainly can for one---me. Some years ago a young,...


The Enlightenment on Trial

by Bianca Premo

This is a history of the Enlightenment--the rights-oriented, formalist, secularizing, freedom-inspired eighteenth-century movement that defined modern Western law. But rather than members of a cosmopolitan Republic...


The Russian Empire 1450-1801

by Nancy Shields Kollmann

Modern Russian identity and historical experience has been largely shaped by Russia's imperial past: an empire that was founded in the early modern era and endures in large part today. The Russian Empire 1450-1801...


Shot Down: The Secret Diary of One POW's Long March to Freedom

by Alex Kerr

Alex Kerr's Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those...


Of Plymouth Plantation

by William Bradford

Of Plymouth Plantation is the story of the first settlers from The Mayflower and how they were able to survive and flourish in a hostile land despite incredible odds. Enduring starvation, plague, internal and...


Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

by Philip Hoare

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called “a shocking tale of heroes and villains—illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.”

The first production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé...


Learning from Bogotá: Pedagogical Urbanism and the Reshaping of Public Space

by Rachel Berney

Once known as a "drug capital" and associated with kidnappings, violence, and excess, Bogotá, Colombia, has undergone a transformation that some have termed "the miracle of Bogotá." Beginning in the late 1980s,...


Death at the Little Bighorn: A New Look at Custer - His Tactics and the Tragic Decisions Made at the Last Stand

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

On the hot Sunday afternoon of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer decided to go for broke. After dividing his famed 7th Cavalry, he ordered his senior officer, Major Marcus A. Reno, to...


No Wall Too High

by Xu Hongci & Erling Hoh

"It was impossible. All of China was a prison in those days."

Mao Zedong’s labor reform camps, known as the laogai, were notoriously brutal. Modeled on the Soviet Gulag, they subjected their inmates to backbreaking...


The Secret Diary Of Charlotte Gatland: It was 1847, and this is her true teenage life story...

by Patricia Charlotte Dennis

AT 19 YEARS OLD SHE PARTIED WITH LONDON SOCIETY, STRUCK GOLD IN CALIFORNIA, AND FOUGHT TRAGEDY, DESTITUTION AND DANGER TO CARVE A FUTURE IN PIONEER NEW ZEALAND. IT WAS 1847, AND THIS IS HER TRUE TEENAGE LIFE...


When Sonia Met Boris

by Anna Shternshis

Soviet Jews lived through a record number of traumatic events: the Great Terror, World War II, the Holocaust, the Famine of 1947, the Doctors' Plot, the antisemitic policies of the postwar period, and the collapse...


The Soul of the Indian

by Charles A. Eastman

Eastman was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve...


All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

by Winona Laduke

A beautiful and daring vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation.


Cortés and Montezuma

by Maurice Collis

The convergence of Cortés and Montezuma is the most emblematic event in the birth of what would come to be called "America." Landing on the Mexican coast on Good Friday, 1519, Hernán Cortés felt himself the...


Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation

by Sherry Wolf

An indispensable history and contemporary guide to the struggle for authentic sexual equality and liberation.


Measuring Wellbeing

by Giovanni Vecchi

Italy - born as one nation on March 17, 1861 - was a poor and backward country in the most Southern part of Europe. Most Italians lived a short and troubled life, with little prospect of giving their children...


Shadow Dancing: $elling $urvival in China

by Kathryn Waddell Takara

Award winning author Dr Kathryn Waddell Takara provides a compelling and intimate traveling stage through her pictorial poems that witness her impressions of the waking of a sleeping dragon - the New China,...