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Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism

by Louise Young

In this first social and cultural history of Japan's construction of Manchuria, Louise Young offers an incisive examination of the nature of Japanese imperialism. Focusing on the domestic impact of Japan's activities...

The Trial of Madame Caillaux

by Edward Berenson

Edward Berenson recounts the trial of Henriette Caillaux, the wife of a powerful French cabinet minister, who murdered her husband's enemy Le Figaro editor Gaston Calmette, in March 1914, on the eve of World...

Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm

by Harold James

The history of Krupp is the history of modern Germany. No company symbolized the best and worst of that history more than the famous steel and arms maker. In this book, Harold James tells the story of the Krupp...

Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume III: The Late Period

by Miriam Lichtheim & Joseph G. Manning

First published in 1973 - and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 - this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary...

The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama

by Melvyn C. Goldstein

Tensions over the "Tibet Question"-the political status of Tibet-are escalating every day. The Dalai Lama has gained broad international sympathy in his appeals for autonomy from China, yet the Chinese government...

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Jonathan Schneer

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

Issued in London in 1917, the Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the twentieth century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine...

By Air to Battle: The Official History of the British Paratroops in World War II

by Bob Carruthers

First published in 1945 and comprising a compilation of fascinating primary accounts of airborne combat as told by the very men who fought in the action, 'By Air to Battle' is the official history of Airborne...

Amazing Aviators: Inspirational Stories

by Charles Margerison

As the world becomes smaller and air travel more commonplace, do we always remember those amazing people whose bravery and vision has made it possible for us to travel around to the far ends of the earth? In...

Amazing People of England: Inspirational Stories

by Charles Margerison

England, throughout its history, has been the birthplace of countless inspirational people. Some have become household names around the world. Many more deserve to be, but are as yet unsung heroes. In this unique...

The Crash of Nimrod XV230: A Victim's Perspective

by Trish Knight

Trish Knight's son Ben was killed in 2006 when RAF Nimrod XV230 exploded in mid-air over the war-torn landscape of Afghanistan. All 14 Servicemen on-board were killed - the largest loss of life in a single incident...

Cleopatra: A Sphinx Revisited

by Margaret M. Miles

Cleopatra-a brave, astute, and charming woman who spoke many languages, entertained lavishly, hunted, went into battle, eliminated siblings to consolidate her power, and held off the threat of Imperial Rome...

First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Best Friends

by Brooke Janis & Roy Rowan

"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog," Harry Truman once said. Perhaps that's why, for much of our Republic's history, there have been two top dogs at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue-one with two legs, one...

Indirect Perpetrators: The Prosecution of Informers in Germany, 1945-1965

by Andrew Szanajda

This work is an examination of the very first systematic attempt to bring before the courts and prosecute those who had directly or indirectly contributed to a crime against humanity by informing upon others...

The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968


The essays of a dozen leading European and American Cold War historians analyze the 'Prague Spring' and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in light of new documentary evidence from the archives of two...

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

by Isabel Fonseca

Isabel Fonseca describes the four years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, listening to their stories, deciphering their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and child prostitutes....

Resorting to Casinos

by Denise von Herrmann

After the devastation Hurricane Katrina wrought on Mississippi's Gulf Coast casinos, media nationwide reported the loss in revenue the state was bound to suffer. From just those casinos shut down or destroyed...

The Garden District of New Orleans

by Jim Fraiser

The Garden District of New Orleans has enthralled residents and visitors alike since it arose in the 1830's with its stately white-columned Greek Revival mansions and double-galleried Italianate houses decorated...

Madame Vieux Carre

by Scott S. Ellis

Celebrated in media and myth, New Orleans's French Quarter (Vieux Carré) was the original settlement of what became the city of New Orleans. In Madame Vieux Carré, Scott S. Ellis presents the social and political...

The South's Role in the Creation of the Bill of Rights

by Robert J. Haws

The adoption of the Bill of Rights was the last step in defining the essential elements of American constitutionalism. The process began with the writing of the Constitution, continued through its ratification...

Native American Place Names in Mississippi

by Keith A. Baca

Biloxi. Tunica. Pascagoula. Yazoo. Tishomingo. Yalobusha. Tallahatchie. Itta Bena. Yockanookany. Bogue Chitto. These and hundreds of other place names of Native American origin are scattered across the map of...