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Over at College: A Texas A&M Campus Kid in the 1930s

by James Knox Walker & Debbie Spies

In 1926 James Knox Walker, staff civil engineer in charge of building at A&M, and his new bride moved onto the campus of what was then known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The greater community,...


Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship

by Ruth Cook

Chronicling a lesser-known aspect of World War II, this glimpse into secret history re-creates the world of Aliceville, Alabama, during the war, when as many as 6,000 German prisoners-of-war (POWs) and 1,000...


The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature

Truyen tranh dan gian Viet Nam - Chuyen My Chau, Trong Thuy

by Nam Vu Tu

 An Duong Vuong King and set up its capital in Phong Khe province and built Loa Thành citadel. By the Golden Turtle Genie’s grace, An Duong Vuong had a magic bow which was able to kill thousands of invaders...


Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back

by Nathan Bomey

What happens when an iconic American city goes broke?

At exactly 4:06 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history—the Motor...


Political Suicide: Missteps, Peccadilloes, Bad Calls, Backroom Hijinx, Sordid Pasts, Rotten Breaks, and Just Plain Dumb Mistakes in the Annals of Amer

by Erin McHugh

A collection of entertaining and cautionary tales of political missteps in American history, from the birth of the nation through the present day. Just in time for the presidential election of 2016 comes Political...


The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

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Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

by Jan Kiely & J. Brooks Jessup

Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in the early...


ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

by Michael Weiss & Hassan Hassan

Fully Revised & Updated Edition of the New York Times Bestselling and Highly Praised Book on ISIS

With newly added material and breaking news including:

—Interview with a former ISIS spymaster

—Why ISIS...


The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

by Laura Cumming

From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined...


First Women

by Kate Andersen Brower

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania...


Travels to Moscow

by Alison Giles

"Moscow is brutally ugly and exquisitely beautiful. A dichotomy of a human architecture that is outdated, crumbling and alienating alongside that which is progressive, upgraded and connected... "

In this travel...


Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming

by Winona Laduke

Only the power to define what is sacred—and access it—will enable Native American communities to remember who they are.


Executing the Rosenbergs

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Melancholy

by László F. Földényi (Foldenyi), Tim Wilkinson & Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer L�szl� F�ld�nyi as "one of the most brilliant essayists of our time." �F�ld�nyi's extraordinary Melancholy, with its profusion of literary, ecclesiastical,...


All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45

by Roger Hermiston

On 14 May 1940, the Evening Standard published a cartoon with the caption 'All Behind You, Winston'. It showed Churchill, the freshly installed prime minister, rolling up his sleeves to confront the oncoming...


The Civil War Soldiers' Orphan Schools of Pennsylvania 1864-1889

by O. David Gold & Martha Gold

This is the only modern, published account of the Soldier’s Orphan Schools of Pennsylvania.  A bureaucrat of the system wrote a so-called history in 1873 but it is very self-serving and devoid of any critical...


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