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Historical Dictionary of Guinea

by Mohamed Saliou Camara, Thomas O'Toole & Janice E. Baker

This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of Guinea covers the full scope of Guinea’s history. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary...


Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

by Sherill Tippins

The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century.


Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia's Next Superpower

by Inc. McKinsey & Company

Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. India’s abundance...


The Neoconservatives: The Origins of a Movement: With a New Foreword, From Dissent to Political Power

by Peter Steinfels

In 1979, Peter Steinfels identified a new movement and predicted it would be the decade’s most enduring legacy to American politics. In a new Introduction he describes its evolution from a reaction to Sixties'...


The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code

by Sharan Newman

Millions have been enthralled by The Da Vinci Code's fascinating historical speculations-and the blockbuster novel's audience has also made bestsellers of several books offering to separate the facts from the...


With the Heart of a King

by Benton Rain Patterson

Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and...


Six Days

by Jeremy Bowen

Suicide attacks on Israelis, bombings, assassinations, and bloodshed in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank dominate the news from the Middle East. It is the most troubled region on earth. At its heart is the...


British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E., Jr. Raugh

British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents,...


The Missing Gene Of Reason - the corruptive consequences of faith

by Brian McNiven

In 'The Missing Gene of Reason', the author argues that intolerance and divisiveness that leads to conflict is due to the missing gene of reason that makes people susceptible to being indoctrinated with beliefs...


Reflections on the Modern and the Global

by Bruce Mazlish

Over the past five hundred years, historians and other social scientists have perceived an extraordinary occurrence: the transition from the Middle Ages, via the Renaissance, to modernity. Reflections on the...


Land Grabbing: Journeys In The New Colonialism

by Stefano Liberti & Enda Flannelly

To the governments and corporations buying up vast tracts of the Third World, it is ‘land leasing’; to its critics, it is nothing better than ‘land grabbing’ – the engine powering a new era of...


Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela

by Danny Schechter

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material...


The Classics and South African Identities

by Michael Lambert

The teaching and research of the Classics in South Africa are deeply rooted in the racial, political and educational inequalities which have characterised its turbulent history. In this original study, Michael...


Pliny: A Life in Roman Letters

by Rex Winsbury

Pliny the Younger who lived c. 100 AD, left a large collection of letters, thanks to which we know him better than almost any other Roman. He is best known as witness to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed...


The Jewish Time Line Encyclopedia: A Year-by-Year History From Creation to the Present

by Mattis Kantor

Beginning with the creation of the universe in the Jewish year (3760 B.C.E.) and ending with the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon in 5745 (1985). This volume employs chronologies and time lines to convey Jewish...


Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change

by Kamran Matin

Critically deploying the idea of uneven and combined development this book provides a novel non-Eurocentric account of Iran's experience of modernity and revolution. Recasting Iranian Modernity presents the...


Minding the South

by John Shelton Reed

Why is the South so different from the rest of America? The chapters in this book cover everything from great thinkers about the South—Eugene D. Genovese, C. Vann Woodward, M. E. Bradford—to the...


Aspects of Roman History 31bc-Ad117

by Richard Alston

This book provides an invaluable introduction to Roman Imperial history, which allows students to gain an overview of the period and will be an indispensable aid to note-taking, essay preparation and examination...


The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalism: Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut

by Caroline Rooney & Rita Sakr

This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other...


Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual: Performance, Patterns, and Practice

by Katherine Eaton

Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the...