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Lolita in Peyton Place: Highbrow, Middlebrow, and Lowbrow Novels of the 1950s

by Ruth Pirsig Wood

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Parthenon Enigma

by Joan Breton Connelly

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent...


Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition

by Robert W. Merry

In Sands of Empire, veteran political journalist and award-winning author Robert W. Merry examines the misguided concepts that have fueled American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. The emergence...


The Complete Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage, Life of Greece, Caesar and Christ, Age of Faith, Renaissance, Age of Reason Begins, Age of

by Will Durant

The Complete Story of Civilization by Will Durant represents the most comprehensive attempt in our times to embrace the vast panorama of man’s history and culture. This eleven volume set includes: Volume One:...


Technology and War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present

by Martin Van Creveld

In this impressive work, van Creveld considers man's use of technology over the past 4,000 years and its impact on military organization, weaponary, logistics, intelligence, communications, transportation, and...


The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945--The Last Epic Struggle of World War II

by Bill Sloan

The Ultimate Battle is the full story of the last great clash of World War II as it has never before been told. With the same "grunt's-eye-view" narrative style that distinguished his Brotherhood of Heroes (on...


The Yankee Way

by Willie Randolph & Wayne Coffey

From a dusty diamond in Brooklyn to the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium, Willie Randolph has always loved the game of baseball, and over the course of his storied career, he has amassed a remarkable list...


Subjects unto the Same King: Indians, English, and the Contest for Authority in Colonial New England

by Jenny Hale Pulsipher

"Subjects Unto the Same King offers a comprehensive survey of the structure and functionality of authority within and between cultures in seventeenth-century New England."—William and Mary Quarterly


B.C. Without Borders

by Elaine O'Connor

The brave British Columbians profiled in B.C. Without Borders are out there making a difference in the developing world one person at a time—fighting against child sex tourism in Thailand, for example, or working...


A Companion to the Antebellum Presidents 1837-1861

by Joel H. Silbey

A Companion to the Antebellum Presidents presents a series of original essays exploring our historical understanding of the role and legacy of the eight U.S. presidents who served in the significant period between...


Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies

by Peter W. Galbraith

Called by New York Times columnist David Brooks the "smartest and most devastating" critic of President George W. Bush's Iraq policies, Peter Galbraith was the earliest expert to describe Iraq's breakup into...


We Remember D-Day

by Frank Shaw & Joan Shaw

'On leaving the plane I can only say I felt very lonely, except that the sky was full of bullets coming upwards. Fortunately, it wasn't long before my feet hit the ground with a thud. Almost as soon as my feet...


Boomer Nation

by Steve Gillon

The Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, form the single largest demographic spike in American history. Never before or since have birth rates shot up and remained so high so long, with some obvious results:...


Into the Rising Sun

by Patrick K. O'Donnell

In his award-winning book Beyond Valor, Patrick O'Donnell reveals the true nature of the European Theater in World War II, as told by those who survived. Now, with Into the Rising Sun, O'Donnell tells the story...


Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 1861-1871

by Michael Knox Beran

In the space of a single decade, three leaders liberated tens of millions of souls, remade their own vast countries, and altered forever the forms of national power:

  • Abraham Lincoln freed a subjugated race...


Polish Culture in the Renaissance

by Lepri, Valentina (a cura di) & Facca, Danilo (a cura di)

During the most recent conference of the Renaissance Society of America, two sessions were devoted entirely to the Renaissance in Poland. In fifty-nine editions of what is considered the most prestigious international...


All the President's Men

by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein

The most devastating political detective story of the century: the inside account of the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal, now with a 40th anniversary Afterword on the legacies of...


Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad

by Malachy McCourt

Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and...


Onward, Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States

by Deal Hudson

Like a mighty army moves the church of God;

Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.

We are not divided, all one body we.

One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.

-- From the nineteenth-century...


Crypts of London

by Malcolm Johnson

After the devastation of 1666, the Church of England in the City of London was given fifty-one new buildings, in addition to the twenty-four that had survived the Great Fire. During the next 100 years others...