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Poisonous Pandas

by Matthew Kohrman, Gan Quan, Liu Wennan & Robert N. Proctor

A favorite icon for cigarette manufacturers across China since the mid-twentieth century has been the panda, with factories from Shanghai to Sichuan using cuddly cliché to market tobacco products. The proliferation...

President Carter

by Stuart E. Eizenstat & Madeleine Albright

The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments—drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes.

Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy...

The Little Book of Tipperary

by Debbie Blake

The Little Book of Tipperary is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Tipperary. Here you will find out about Tipperary’s industrial past, its proud sporting heritage,...

Korean Mind

by Boye Lafayette De Mente & Laura Kingdon

Understanding a people and their culture through code words and language.

Today, South Korea as an economic, technological, and entertainment superpower. How, as a country, did they rebound from war, poverty...


by John Nathan

Natsume S?seki (1867–1916) was the father of the modern novel in Japan, chronicling the plight of bourgeois characters caught between familiar modes of living and the onslaught of Western values and conventions....

An American Language

by Rosina Lozano

An American Language is a tour de force that revolutionizes our understanding of U.S. history. It reveals the origins of Spanish as a language binding residents of the Southwest to the politics and culture of...

White Gloves Off

by Beth Atcheson & Lorna Marsden

During the 1970s and 1980s, after the Royal Commission on the Status of Women made its far-reaching recommendations, the volunteer Ontario Committee on the Status of Women went head-to-head with the Ontario...

Children of the Kootenays

by Shirley D. Stainton

A warm-hearted memoir of a childhood spent living in various mining towns in the Kootenays throughout the 1930s and ’40s.

When young Shirley Doris Hall and her family moved to BC’s West Kootenay region in...

The Mentelles

by Randolph Paul Runyon

Though they were not, as Charlotte claimed, refugees from the French Revolution, Augustus Waldemar and Charlotte Victoire Mentelle undoubtedly felt like exiles in their adopted hometown of Lexington, Kentucky...

Rethinking the Civil War Era

by Paul D. Escott

Arguably, no event since the American Revolution has had a greater impact on US history than the Civil War. This devastating and formative conflict occupies a permanent place in the nation's psyche and continues...

The Secret History of RDX

by Colin F. Baxter

During the early years of World War II, American ships crossing the Atlantic with oil and supplies were virtually defenseless against German U-boats. Bombs and torpedoes fitted with TNT barely made a dent in...

Journey through Genocide

by Raffy Boudjikanian

Powerful accounts by genocide survivors; a journalist seeking to bear witness to their pain.

Darfuri refugee camps in Chad, Kigali in Rwanda, and the ruins of ancient villages in Turkey — all visited by genocide,...

The Cowboy Capitalist

by Charles van Onselen & Robert E. May

The Jameson Raid was a pivotal moment in the history of South Africa, linking events from the Anglo-Boer War to the declaration of the Union of South Africa in 1910. For more than a century, the failed revolution...

Renegotiating French Identity

by Jane F. Fulcher

In Renegotiating French Identity, Jane Fulcher addresses the question of cultural resistance to the German occupation and Vichy regime during the Second World War. Nazi Germany famously stressed music as a marker...

The Arrow of Gold(Annotated)

by Joseph Conrad

The Arrow of Gold is a novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1919. It was originally titled "The Laugh" and published serially in Lloyd's Magazine from December 1918 to February 1920. The story is set in Marseille...

Japanese Folklore Tales of The Beautiful Weaving Maiden Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Muhammad Vandestra & Maya Aminah Sakura

All you that are true lovers, I beseech you pray the gods for fair weather upon the seventh night of the seventh moon.

For patience’ sake and for dear love’s sake, pray, and be pitiful that upon that night...

True Life Stories: The Greatest Native American Memoirs & Biographies

by Geronimo, John Stevens Cabot Abbott, Black Hawk & Charles M. Scanlan et al.

This collection presents the incredible life stories of the legendary Native Americans such as: Geronimo, Charles Eastman, Black Hawk, King Philip, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse. Contents: Charles Eastman: Indian...

Indian Wars

by Enoch Lawrence Lee, Black Hawk, Charles M. Scanlan & Alexander Scott Withers et al.

Indian Wars is the collective name for the various armed conflicts fought by European governments and colonists, and later the United States government and American settlers, against the indigenous peoples of...

Native American Studies: History Books, Mythology, Culture & Linguistic Studies (22 Book Collection)

by Charles C. Royce, Clay MacCauley, Franz Boas & William John McGee et al.

"Native American Studies" is an interdisciplinary collection which examines the history, culture, religion and language of indigenous people in North America. This meticulously edited collection explores the...

Native American Mythology

by Lewis SPENCE, James Mooney, Erminnie A. Smith & James Owen Dorsey et al.

This study presents the myths, beliefs and customs of the indigenous peoples in North America. This collection is comprised of many bodies of traditional narratives associated with religion from a mythographical...