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How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

by David France

The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic—from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague.

A riveting, powerful telling of the story of...


The Cooperative Society: The next stage of human history

by E.G. Nadeau & Luc Nadeau

In this book, we present the hypothesis that humans may be on the threshold of a new historical stage, one characterized by cooperation, democracy, the equitable distribution of resources and a sustainable relationship...


The American South: A History

by William J., Jr. Cooper, Thomas E. Terrill & Christopher Childers

In The American South: A History, Fifth Edition, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United...


Jamaica in the 21st Century: Revisiting the First Decade

by Livingstone Thompson & Petal Thompson-Williams

Trawling through public discourse and debates in Jamaica, this book distils and presents major issues that captured public attention at the onset of the 21st century. It is designed not only to aid memory but...


The Worlds of American Intellectual History

Spectres of Revolt

by Richard Gilman-Opalsky

In 1848, Karl Marx declared that a communist specter was haunting Europe. In 1994, Jacques Derrida considered how the spectre of Marx would haunt the post-Cold War world. In Specters of Revolt, Gilman-Opalsky...


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Woodstock Scholarship

by Jeffrey N. Gatten

Since August 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair looms large when recounting the history and impact of the baby boom generation and the societal upheavals of the Sixties. Scholars study the sociological,...


Millennium: From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years

by Ian Mortimer

History’s greatest tour guide, Ian Mortimer, takes us on an eye-opening and expansive journey through the last millennium of human innovation. In Millennium, bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes the reader...


When the New Deal Came to Town: A Snapshot of a Place and Time with Lessons for Today

by George Melloan

It’s A Wonderful Life meets New Deal or Raw Deal? in this personal and social history of the New Deal from a conservative point of view, detailing the effects on the economy, culture, and the people of small...


Holy Old Mackinaw

by Stewart H. Holbrook

Holy Old Mackinaw is the rough and lusty story of the American lumberjack at work and at play, from Maine to Oregon.

In these modern days timber is harvested by cigarette-smoking married men, whose children...


Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

by Jonathan Lamb

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust...


Empire of Booze

by Henry Jeffreys

From renowned booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys comes this full-bodied and rich history of Britain and the Empire, told through the improbable but true stories of how the world's favourite alcoholic drinks...


The Language of Flowers and the Victorian Garden

by Rachel Henry

Inspired by a rare 19th century Floral Dictionary by Anna Maria Campbell, Rachel Henry's book investigates each of the plants listed there to see how it was grown in the Victorian garden, and compares its language-of-flowers...


A Warrior of the People

by Joe Starita

On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche Picotte received her medical degree—becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. She earned her degree thirty-one years before women could vote and thirty-five...


Disputed Histories: Imagining New Zealand's Past

by Tony Ballantyne & Brian Moloughney

In this volume, leading historians reflect on writing about New Zealand's past. They also test how that past is investigated and framed. Their essays tell us much about New Zealand's many pasts and how historians...


Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969-1976

by Iris Morales

THROUGH THE EYES OF REBEL WOMEN: The Young Lords, 1969-1976 iTHROUGH THE EYES OF REBEL WOMEN: The Young Lords, 1969-1976 is the first account of women members — a "story within a story" told from the inside...


A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

by David Welky

A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the world’s most inhospitable places.

In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles...


The 60s: The Story of a Decade

by The New Yorker Magazine, Henry Finder & David Remnick

The third installment of a fascinating decade-by-decade series, this anthology collects historic New Yorker pieces from the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century—including work by James Baldwin, Pauline...


499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America's Founding Fathers: 499 Facts About Hop-Hop Hamilton and America¿s First Leaders

by Stephen Spignesi

You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers!

America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten...