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Fighting Words: Independent Journalists in Texas

by James McEnteer

Fighting Words profiles five journalists who published the truth as they saw it, no matter how their reporting angered politicians, social and religious leaders, or other journalists. The five journalists...


Glasnost-Soviet Cinema Responds

by Nicholas Galichenko & Robert Allington

With the coming of glasnost to the Soviet Union, filmmakers began to explore previously forbidden themes, and distributors released films that were suppressed by pre-glasnost-era censors. Soviet cinema underwent...


The Ways of the Desert

by Eugène Daumas & Sheila M. Ohlendorf

The Ways of the Desert, translated from the French, offers an introduction to the North African Arab nomads-their way of life, customs, dress, and religion. The companion to this volume, The Horses of the Sahara,...


The Horses of the Sahara

by Eugène Daumas, Sheila M. Ohlendorf & Stuart Cloete

The Arabs created one of the world's finest breeds of saddle horses, the Arabian, and they have long possessed an immense store of knowledge regarding the care, training, and breeding of this splendid horse....


The Ages of Homer: A Tribute to Emily Townsend Vermeule

by Jane B. Carter & Sarah P. Morris

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey have fascinated listeners and readers for over twenty-five centuries. In this volume of original essays, collected to honor the distinguished career of Emily T. Vermeule, thirty-four...


Political Recruitment across Two Centuries: Mexico, 1884-1991

by Roderic Ai Camp

During more than twenty years of field research, Roderic Ai Camp built a monumental database of biographical information on more than 3,000 leading national figures in Mexico. In this major contribution to Mexican...


Boss Rule in South Texas: The Progressive Era

by Evan Anders

Four men played leading roles in the political drama that unfolded in South Texas during the first decades of this century: James B. Wells, who ruled as boss of Cameron County and served as leading conservative...


Naval Power in the Conquest of Mexico

by C. Harvey Gardiner

In this account of the naval aspect of Hernando Cortés's invasion of the Aztec Empire, C. Harvey Gardiner has added another dimension to the drama of Spanish conquest of the New World and to Cortés himself...


Philip Freneau: Champion of Democracy

by Jacob Axelrad

Philip Freneau was a poet, editor, and mariner. A graduate of Princeton, he was the roommate of James Madison and a classmate of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Aaron Burr. When the colonies rebelled against England,...


The Viennese Revolution of 1848

by R. John Rath

Liberalism, in the nineteenth-century sense of the term, came to Austria much later than it came to western Europe, for it was not until the 1840s that the industrial revolution reached the Hapsburg Empire,...


Vasconcelos of Mexico: Philosopher and Prophet

by John H. Haddox

José Vasconcelos-lawyer, politician, writer, educator, philosopher, prophet, and mystic-was one of the most influential and controversial figures in the intellectual life of twentieth-century Mexico.Vasconcelos...


Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2011

by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan & Nancy O'Bryant Puentes

From frontier times in the Republic of Texas until today, Texans have been making gorgeous quilts. Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes documented the first 150 years of the state's rich heritage...


Panama Odyssey

by William J. Jorden

The Panama Canal Treaties of 1977 were the most significant foreign policy achievement of the Carter administration. Most Latin American nations had regarded the 1903 treaty and its later minor modifications...


Sandino's Communism: Spiritual Politics for the Twenty-First Century

by Donald C. Hodges

Drawing on previously unknown or unassimilated sources, Donald C. Hodges here presents an entirely new interpretation of the politics and philosophy of Augusto C. Sandino, the intellectual progenitor of Nicaragua's...


Literary and Artistic Patronage in Ancient Rome

by Barbara K. Gold

Virgil, Horace, Catullus, Propertius-these are just a few of the poets whose work we would be without today were it not for the wealthy and powerful patrons upon whose support the Roman cultural establishment...


Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

by Tobias R. Philbin

On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had...


Vietnam: The Early Decisions

by Lloyd C. Gardner & Ted Gittinger

Haunting questions remain about our involvement in Vietnam. Perhaps the most persistent of these is whether President Kennedy would have ended American involvement in Vietnam if he had lived.For many Americans,...


An August Bank Holiday Lark

by Deborah McAndrew

Tomorrow morning, you and Frank Armitage are getting wed. In my opinion, marriage is blind optimism at any time, but especially in wartime. It's an act of faith.

Taking its title from a line in Philip Larkin�s...


Enemy in Our Midst: Germans in Britain During the First World War

by Panikos Panayi

With the approach of the First World War, the German community in Britain began to be assailed by a combination of government measures and popular hostility which resulted in attacks against individuals with...


Advertising Menswear: Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media Since 1945

by Paul Jobling

In what was a golden age of British advertising, the notion of the 'peacock male' was a strong theme in fashion promotion, reflecting a new affluence and the emergence of stylish youth cultures. Based on a detailed...