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Summits: Six Meetings That Shaped the Twentieth Century

by David Reynolds

The Cold War dominated world history for nearly half a century, locking two superpowers in a global rivalry that only ended with the Soviet collapse. The most decisive moments of twentieth-century diplomacy...


Pilgrims to Jerusalem in the Middle Ages

by Nicole Chareyron & Donald W. W. Wilson

"Every man who undertakes the journey to the Our Lord's Sepulcher needs three sacks: a sack of patience, a sack of silver, and a sack of faith."—Symon Semeonis, an Irish medieval pilgrim

As medieval pilgrims...


A Confiscated Memory: Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

by Yfaat Weiss

Until the War of 1948, Wadi Salib was an impoverished Arab neighborhood in Haifa, Israel. A single day of fighting uprooted its residents. Yet Wadi Salib retained its Arab name, even after Jewish immigrants...


Major Farran's Hat: The Untold Story of the Struggle to Establish the Jewish State

by David Cesarani

From the author of Becoming Eichmann, a captivating true-life murder mystery of violence and cover-ups, casting new light on the birth of the State of Israel


More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945

by Kathryn Jay

More Than Just a Game tracks the explosion of the sports industry in the United States since 1945 and how it has shaped class, racial, gender, and national identities. By examining both professional and intercollegiate...


Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century and the Shadow of the Past

by Robert Legvold

Because the turbulent trajectory of Russia's foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union echoes previous moments of social and political transformation, history offers a special vantage point from...


History and Repetition

by Kojin Karatani & Seiji M. M. Lippit

Kojin Karatani, one of Japan's most influential thinkers, wrote the essays collected in History and Repetition during a period of radical historical change, triggered by the collapse of the Cold War order and...


The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945

by Paul Harvey & Philip Goff

This unique documentary history brings together manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems...


Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture

by Thomas Doherty

Though conventional wisdom claims that television is a co-conspirator in the repressions of Cold War America, Doherty argues that during the Cold War, through television, America actually became a more tolerant...


At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War

by Thomas Reed

“The Cold War . . . was a fight to the death,” notes Thomas C. Reed, “fought with bayonets, napalm, and high-tech weaponry of every sort—save one. It was not fought with nuclear weapons.” With global...


Voices of the Bulge: Untold Stories from Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

by Michael Collins & Martin King

The powerful German counteroffensive operation code-named "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine) launched in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle...


Reflections on Slavery and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo

In this insightful book about constitutional law and slavery, George Anastaplo illuminates both how the history of race relations in the United States should be approached and how seemingly hopeless social and...


The Black Book: Woodrow Wilson's Secret Plan for Peace

by Wesley J. Reisser

This book is the first ever in-depth look at the geographic peace plans used by the United States at the end of World War I. It analyzes the negotiation and implementation of these plans and analyzes the lasting...


Islam in Denmark: The Challenge of Diversity

by Jorgen Nielsen

As a small country in western Europe, Denmark shares much of the regions experiences with the immigration and settlement of Muslims. But there are also differences, some significant, which can lead observers...


China's Last Imperial Frontier: Late Qing Expansion in Sichuan's Tibetan Borderlands

by Xiuyu Wang

Combining rich documentation with rigorous analysis, China's Last Imperial Frontier illuminates the internal dynamics of regional power struggle and local resistance that shaped the empire’s response to foreign...


Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua

by Donald Sanders

In Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua, Donald C. Sanders examines the history of musical composition and performance at the northern Italian court of Mantua from the fifteenth century to the seventeenth century....


The Fiscal Case against Statehood: Accounting for Statehood in New Mexico and Arizona

by Stephanie D. Moussalli

In The Fiscal Case against Statehood, Stephanie D. Moussalli investigates the territorial residents’ fears that statehood will be expensive and examines the frontier development of government accounting practices....


The First Great Awakening in Colonial American Newspapers: A Shifting Story

by Lisa Smith

The First Great Awakening in Colonial American Newspapers is a comprehensive, in-depth study of colonial American newspaper reporting on the First Great Awakening during the years 1739-1748. Lisa Smith uncovers...


The Emergence of a New Urban China: Insiders' Perspectives

by Zai Liang, Steven Messner & Cheng Chen

This book provides first-hand, insiders’ perspectives on urban issues in China, aiming to provide a theoretically informed and empirically rich discussion of the new social landscape of contemporary urban...


A History of Histories

by John Burrow

Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive...