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Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

by Janice P. Nimura

“Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall); “beautifully crafted . . . subtle, polished, and poised” (Stacy Schiff).

In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United...


Waiting: A Novel of Uganda's Hidden War

by Goretti Kyomuhendo & Margaret Daymond

Ugandans in a remote but closely knit community survive the end of Idi Amin's rule.


Genghis Khan: his life and battles

by Jacob Abbott

The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited Central Asia, and has been...


Enquiring History: Italian Unification 1815-1871

by Ed Podesta & Pam Canning

Think more deeply and work more independently at A level History through a carefully thought-out enquiry approach from SHP.

Enquiring History: It makes you think!

The OFSTED report on school history suggests...


Scottish History: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by David Allan

Scottish History: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again...


The Wests of Texas: Cattle Ranching Entrepreneurs

by Bruce Shackelford & Marise McDermott

With the Wests of Texas, noted author Bruce M. Shackelford tells the story of the West family of Lavaca County, forgotten Texas legends.

Originally from Tennessee, Washington and Mary West moved to Lavaca County,...


The China Mirage: The Hidden History of  American Disaster in Asia

by James Bradley

From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers, Flyboys, and The Imperial Cruise, a spellbinding history of turbulent U.S.-China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent.

In each...


Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

by Eric Bogosian

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide

In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian...


The Use and Abuse of Cinema: German Legacies from the Weimar Era to the Present

by Eric Rentschler

Eric Rentschler explores the screen fantasies and spectacles that derive from Germany’s fraught modern experience and follows the traces of these sights and sounds to the postmillenial present. Each chapters...


Harmattan: A Philosophical Fiction

by Michael Jackson

We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and...


Liberty's Apostle - Richard Price, His Life and Times

by Paul Frame

With a setting that encompasses the American and French Revolutions and a cast of characters that includes the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Joseph Priestley, Liberty's Apostle tells the story...


Whispers from the Depths

by Liz Wickins & Mike Wickins

Liz and Mike Wickins’ book Whispers from the Depths – The Kariba Story is more than just the story of the building of the Kariba Dam in the mid-1950s. Built in just five years against overwhelming odds,...


Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide

by Charles D., Jr. Thompson

"We were trying to change the vision and the conversation about border fears."Border Odyssey takes us on a drive toward understanding the U.S./Mexico divide: all 1,969 miles-from Boca Chica to Tijuana-pressing...


M-Mother: Dambuster Flight Lieutenant John 'Hoppy' Hopgood

by Jenny Elmes & Shere Fraser Lowe

John Hopgood was one of the pilots of the 19 Lancaster bombers that took part in the Dambusters raid of May 1943. Wounded by flak and with his aircraft falling apart, 'Hoppy' managed to gain height for two of...


Through the Keyhole: Sex, Scandal and the Secret Life of the Country House

by Susan C Law

The potent allure of sex, money and power has always created a public appetite for juicy tales of scandal in the hidden private lives of the English aristocracy. Millions of viewers are captivated by the television...


The Courthouses of Central Texas

by Brantley Hightower

The county courthouse has long held a central place on the Texas landscape-literally, as the center of the town in which it is located, and figuratively, as the symbol of governmental authority. As a county's...


Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place

by Traci Ardren

Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands plumbs the archaeological record for what it can reveal about the creation of personal and communal identities in the Maya world. Using new primary data...


Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia

by Jeffrey Hoelle

The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve...


Srebrenica. The days of shame

by Luca Leone

Srebrenica represents a dark and painful chapter in late twentieth-century European history. Here, a still unknown number of Bosnian Muslim citizens were tortured and killed in July 1995. About 8.500 deaths...


The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Often cited as one of the first works in modern political philosophy, The Prince is a political treatise that relates author Niccolo Machiavelli’s theories on state-building and rulership. Drawing on his experience...