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Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917

by Michael Punke

The true story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history

The worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history began a half hour before midnight on June 8, 1917, when fire broke out in the...


Lincoln: The Screenplay

by Tony Kushner & Doris Kearns Goodwin

A revealing drama about a great American president.


The American Civil War in the Shaping of British Democracy

by Brent E. Kinser

Brent E. Kinser explores the presence of the American Civil War in the writings of British intellectuals such as Thomas Carlyle, Anthony Trollope, Walter Bagehot, and John Stuart Mill, all of whom engaged in...


National Identity in Great Britain and British North America, 1815-1851: The Role of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

by Linda E. Connors & Mary Lu MacDonald

Examining the complex world of print culture in the nineteenth century, Connors and MacDonald show how periodicals in the United Kingdom and British North America shaped and promoted ideals about national identity....


Inventing Americans in the Age of Discovery: Narratives of Encounter

by Michael Householder

Through an in-depth analysis of writings by John Mandeville, Richard Eden, George Best, Ralph Lane, John Smith and John Underhill, this study traces the selection, combination, adaptation and invention of rhetorical...


Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel: Prisms of Culture

by Jean Arnold

Jean Arnold explores the role material objects play in the cultural cohesion of the West, arguing that gems symbolized the most closely held beliefs of the Victorians and thus can be considered "prisms of culture."...


Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870

by Desirée| Henderson

Focusing on the role of genre in the formation of dominant conceptions of death and dying, Desirée Henderson examines literary texts and social spaces in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. Henderson's...


Representations of China in British Children's Fiction, 1851-1911

by Shih-Wen Chen

In her exploration of China in British children's literature, Shih-Wen Chen considers travelogue storybooks, historical novels, adventure stories and periodicals to demonstrate the diversity of images of China...


Fanny & Joshua: The Enigmatic Lives of Frances Caroline Adams and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

by Diane Monroe Smith

The intimate history of Civil War hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his wife, Frances Caroline Adams


The Elimination: A survivor of the Khmer Rouge confronts his past and the commandant of the killing fields

by Rithy Panh, Christophe Bataille & John Cullen

From the internationally acclaimed director of S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a survivor’s autobiography that confronts the evils of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship.

Rithy Panh was only thirteen years...


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...