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Making Ireland English: The Irish Aristocracy in the Seventeenth Century

by Jane Ohlmeyer

This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive study of the remaking of Ireland's aristocracy during the seventeenth century. It is a study of the Irish peerage and its role in the establishment of...


Strangers to Nature: Animal Lives and Human Ethics

by Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker, Julian H. Franklin & Drucilla Cornell

Strangers to Nature brings together many of the leading scholars who are working to redefine and expand the discourse on animal ethics. This volume will engage both scholars and lay-people by revealing the breadth...


Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?: A Home Child Story

by Mary Pettit

Mary Janeway, a home child, runs away from her farm placement near Innerkip, Ontario, grows into adulthood, and despite her difficult childhood and tragedies as an adult, ultimately comes to terms with life...


The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944: A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives

by Richard Bidlack & Nikita Lomagin

Based largely on formerly top-secret Soviet archival documents (including 66 reproduced documents and 70 illustrations), this book portrays the inner workings of the communist party and secret police during...


Roads to the Temple: Truth, Memory, Ideas, and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987-1991

by Leon Aron

Leon Aron considers the “mystery of the Soviet collapse” and finds answers in the intellectual and moral self-scrutiny of glasnost that brought about a profound shift in values. Reviewing the entire output...


Hitler's Berlin: Abused City

by Thomas Friedrich

From his first visit to Berlin in 1916, Hitler was preoccupied and fascinated by Germany's great capital city. In this vivid and entirely new account of Hitler's relationship with Berlin, Thomas Friedrich explores...


The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid

by Craig Pittman

After its Peruvian discovery in 2002, Phragmipedium kovachii became the rarest and most sought-after orchid in the world. Prices soared to $10,000 on the black market. Then one showed up at Marie Selby Botanical...


The Late Medieval English Church: Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome

by G.W. Bernard

The later medieval English church is invariably viewed through the lens of the Reformation that transformed it. But in this bold and provocative book historian George Bernard examines it on its own terms, revealing...


Key West on the Edge

by Robert Kerstein

Key West lies at the southernmost point of the continental Unites States, ninety miles from Cuba, at Mile Marker 0 on famed U.S. Highway 1. Famous for six-toed cats in the Hemingway House, Sloppy Joe's and Captain...


The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962: A Documentary History

by Xun Zhou

Beginning soon after the implementation of the policies of the Great Leap Forward of 1958-1961, when the drive to collectivize and industrialize undermined the livelihoods of the vast majority of peasant workers,...


On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II

by Jack Hamann

On a hot August night in 1944, a soldier’s body was discovered hanging by a rope from a cable spanning an obstacle course at Seattle’s Fort Lawton. The body was identified as Private Guglielmo Olivotto,...


Hell Hath No Fury: True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraq

by Rosalind Miles & Robin Cross

An engaging collection that uncovers injustices in history and overturns misconceptions about the role of women in war

When you think of war, you think of men, right? Not so fast. In Hell Hath No Fury, Rosalind...


Finding Atlantis: A True Story of Genius, Madness, and an Extraordinary Quest for a Lost World

by David King

The untold story of a fascinating Renaissance man on an adventurous hunt for a lost civilization—an epic quest through castles, courts, mythologies, and the spectacular world of the imagination.

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From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan: The Making of a National Homeland in Turkey

by Behlul (Behlul) Ozkan (Ozkan)

How does a people move from tribal and religiously based understandings of society to a concept of the modern nation-state? This book examines the complex and pivotal case of Turkey. Tracing the shifting valences...


Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders

by Steven F. Hayward

The incredible unexplored connections between two of history’s greatest leaders

Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill were true giants of the twentieth century, but somehow historians have failed to notice the...


Warrior Woman: The Exceptional Life Story of Nonhelema, Shawnee Indian Woman Chief

by James Alexander Thom & Dark Rain Thom

A bestselling master of historical fiction, James Alexander Thom has brought unforgettable Native American figures to life for millions of readers, powerfully dramatizing their fortitude, fearsomeness, and profound...


Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions

by Douglas A. Perednia

Dr. Doug Peredniareveals how government and insurance company-created complexity is tearing apart the U.S. healthcare system and presents a new model for healthcare reform that will actually work. Leading physician,...


The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success

by Rodney Stark

Many books have been written about the success of the West, analyzing why Europe was able to pull ahead of the rest of the world by the end of the Middle Ages. The most common explanations cite the West’s...


War in Japan 1467-1615

by Stephen Turnbull

In 1467 the Onin War ushered in a period of unrivalled conflict and rivalry in Japan that came to be called the Age of Warring States or Sengoku Jidai. In this book Stephen Turnbull offers a masterly exposition...


Modelling a Waffen-SS Figure SS-Schutze, 3rd SS-Panzer-Division 'Totenkopf' Vienna, 1945: In 1/35 scale

by Calvin Tan

Written by one of the world's leading figure modellers, this guide features a main pattern of Waffen-SS camouflage and dress and describes in clear, step-by-step instructions how to achieve these finishes. Advanced...