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A Crack in the Edge of the World

by Simon Winchester

Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester...


Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military

by Tanya Biank

As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives, Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in today’s military—their professional and personal challenges from the combat zone to the...


'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955

by David N. DeJong

'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility...


Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century

by Clarence Taylor

Professor Clarence Taylor sheds some much-needed light on the rich intellectual and political tradition that lies in the black religious community. From the Pentecostalism of Bishop Smallwood Williams and the...


Pure Strategy: Power and Principle in the Space and Information Age

by Everett Dolman

A stimulating new inquiry into the fundamental truth of strategy - its purpose, place, utility, and value.

This new study is animated by a startling realization: the concept of strategic victory must be...


Across the Blocs: Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History

by Patrick Major & Rana Mitter

This book asks the reader to reassess the Cold War not just as superpower conflict and high diplomacy, but as social and cultural history. It makes cross-cultural comparisons of the socio cultural aspects of...


Catholic Church and the Spanish Civil War: The Catholic Church and the Spanish Civil War

by Hilari Raguer

Now available in English for the first time, Gunpowder and Incense (translated from the Spanish La Pólvora y el Incienso) chronicles the role of the Church in Spanish politics, looking in particular at the...


The Best School: West Point 1833-1866

by James L Morrison Jr

"Professor Morrison, a former army officer and member of the faculty at West Point, began this study with the goal to describe and evaluate not only the curriculum and administration but also the social, military...


Missionary Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans

by Patrick Foley & Gilbert R. Cruz

In 1822 a young French missionary priest arrived in America, where he would devote the rest of his life to the mission field on behalf of the Catholic Church. Jean-Marie Odin served first in Missouri and Arkansas,...


A Cold Days in Hell: American POWs in Korea

by William Clark Latham

Prisoners suffer in every conflict, but American servicemen captured during the Korean War faced a unique ordeal. Like prisoners in other wars, these men endured harsh conditions and brutal mistreatment at the...


Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts

Several contributions in this volume focus on the modern Middle East, with other articles examining justifications for war, the return of war veterans, white nationalists, and the activities of the Moral Majority....


The Password is Courage

by John Castle

The man who broke into Auschwitz. When he was captured in France in 1940 Sergeant-Major Charles Coward launched his own private war against the Germans (although he was being held as a prisoner-of-war). For...


Us Missile Defence and National Security: Normalisation and Acceptance After the Cold War

by Andrew Futter

This book examines the transformation in US thinking about the role of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) in national security policy since the end of the Cold War.

The evolution of the BMD debate after the Cold...


Japan and Germany Under the U.S. Occupation: A Comparative Analysis of Post-War Education Reform

by Masako Shibata

Japan and Germany under the U.S. Occupation explores the reconstruction of education in both countries after World War II. In Japan large-scale reforms were undertaken swiftly after the nation's surrender, whereas...


A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s

by Roger Kahn

Jack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought, the time when the United States first felt the throb of its own overwhelming power. For eight years and two months after World War I, Dempsey,...


Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

by Michael R. Veach

On May 4, 1964, Congress designated bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States, and it remains the only spirit produced in this country to enjoy such protection. Its history stretches back almost...


Historical Dictionary of the Old South

by William L. Richter

Historical Dictionary of the Old South, Second Edition covers the history of the Old South through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section...


They Spread Their Wings: Six Courageous Airmen in Combat in the Second World War

by Alastair Goodrum

What turns an ordinary man into an extraordinary one? The answer lies in the stories of Fg Offs Howard Clark and Jack Cheney, Wg Cdr Walter Dring, Flt Lt James Crampton, Sqd Ldr Kenneth Summerson and WO Arthur...


Follow Me Through: The Ups and Downs of a RAF Flying Instructor

by Mike Brooke

Following his success as a Cold War Canberra pilot, Mike Brooke was dispatched to become a flying instructor at the Central Flying School in the 1970s. 'Follow him through', as he would instruct his trainees,...


Beyond the Legend: Bill Speakman, VC

by Derek Hunt

Beyond the Legend is the authorised biography of William (Bill) Speakman VC. It covers the whole of his sometimes controversial life, from his childhood in Altrincham, Cheshire to his later life in South Africa...