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Trotsky and the Russian Revolution

by Geoffrey Swain

Supporters of Stalin saw Trotsky as a traitor and renegade. Trotsky's own supporters saw him as the only true Leninist. In Trotsky and the Russian Revolution, Geoffrey Swain restores Trotsky to his real and...


The Dutch Wars of Independence: Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands 1570-1680

by Marjolein 't Hart

In The Dutch Wars of Independence, Marjolein 't Hart assesses the success of the Dutch in establishing their independence through their eighty years struggle with Spain - one of the most remarkable achievements...


Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance

by Rebecca Weaver-Hightower & Peter Hulme

Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance examines films of the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries from postcolonial countries around the globe. In the mid twentieth century, the political...


Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes

by Michael Rubin

The world has seldom been as dangerous as it is now. Rogue regimes—governments and groups that eschew diplomatic normality, sponsor terrorism, and proliferate nuclear weapons—threaten the United States around...


Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234

by Joseph Mark Scalia

When U-234 slipped out of a Norwegian harbor on her maiden voyage in March 1945, the submarine carried a precious assortment of armaments and a select group of officials destined for Japan. En route came word...


Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb

by Al Christman

For better or worse, Navy captain William S. "Deak" Parsons made the atomic bomb happen. As ordnance chief and associate director at Los Alamos, Parsons turned the scientists' nuclear creation into a practical...


Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa

by Joseph H. Alexander

On November 20, l943, in the first trial by fire of America's fledgling amphibious assault doctrine, five thousand men stormed the beaches of Tarawa, a seemingly invincible Japanese island fortress barely the...


Bitter Chocolate: Anatomy of an Industry

by Carol Off

Hailed in hardcover as “compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) and an “astonishing [and] wrenching story” (The London Free Press), Bitter Chocolate is an eye-opening look at one of our most beloved consumer products....


Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453: Crusade, Religion and Trade between Latins, Greeks and Turks

by Nikolaos G. Chrissis & Mike Carr

The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. This volume brings...


Royalists at War in Scotland and Ireland, 1638-1650

by Barry Robertson

Analysing the make-up and workings of the Royalist party in Scotland and Ireland during the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century, Robertson is the first to provide a major study exploring who Royalists...


The Gondi: Family Strategy and Survival in Early Modern France

by Joanna Milstein

Charting the rise of one of the great families of late sixteenth-century France, the Gondi, this book unravels the complex relationship between French society and Italians who held key positions within French...


The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric's Virgin Martyr Lives

by Alison Gulley

The virgin martyr vitae in Ælfric's Old English Lives of Saints recount the stories of young women who renounce marriage and sex to devote their lives to Christian service. In this volume, Alison Gulley explores...


Spheres of Influence in International Relations: History, Theory and Politics

by Susanna Hast

Current events happening around the world, especially the 'humanitarian interventions' by NATO and the West within the context of the so-called Arab Spring, make the understanding of the role of spheres of influence...


John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow: Authority and Autonomy at the End of the Antique World

by Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow is one of the most important sources for late sixth-early seventh century Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian monasticism. Introducing appropriate historical and theological background...


Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power

by Geoffrey C. Gunn

This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure...


Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience

by Katrina Gulliver & Heléna Tóth

Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience explores the ways in which scholars from a variety of disciplines - history, history of art, geography and architecture - think about and study the urban...


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume I

by George Catlin

Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates.


Churchill's Folly: How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq

by Christopher Catherwood

As Britain’s colonial secretary in the 1920s, Winston Churchill made a mistake with calamitous consequences and unseen repercussions extending into the twenty-first century. Christopher Catherwood, scholar...


Brazil in Twenty-First Century Popular Media: Culture, Politics, and Nationalism on the World Stage

by Naomi Pueo Wood & Gabriela Antunes

This volume situates the field of Brazilian studies firmly in the twenty-first century as the nation confronts growing social discontent and global intrigue in light of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament....


The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief

by George Marsden

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened...