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I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant

by Mary Amberson, James A. McAllen & Margaret H. McAllen

This superb work of history tells the story of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people who struggled to make this daunting land their home. Spanish conquistadors and Mexican revolutionaries, cowboys and ranchers,...


Taiwan's Struggle: Voices of the Taiwanese

by Shyu-tu Lee & Jack F. Williams

This comprehensive book explores contemporary Taiwan from the perspective of the Taiwanese themselves. In a unique set of original essays, leading Taiwanese figures consider the country’s history, politics,...


Perspectives on Presidential Leadership: An International View of the White House

by Michael Patrick Cullinane & Clare Frances Elliott

In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this,...


Public Relations and Religion in American History: Evangelism, Temperance, and Business

by Margot Opdycke Lamme

This study of American public relations history traces evangelicalism to corporate public relations via reform and the church-based temperance movement. It encompasses a leading evangelical of the Second Great...


Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War: Mobilizing Charity

by Peter Grant

This book challenges scholarship which presents charity and voluntary activity during World War I as marking a downturn from the high point of the late Victorian period. Charitable donations rose to an all-time...


Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence

by Nigel West

This edition of Historical Dictionary of the British Intelligence covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000...


Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs

by Scott McEwen & Richard Miniter

Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, EYES ON TARGET is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history-including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission...


On Revolution

by Hannah Arendt & Jonathan Schell

Tracing the gradual evolution of revolutions, Arendt predicts the changing relationship between war and revolution and the crucial role such combustive movements will play in the future of international relations....


Jungle Warriors: From Tobruk to Kokoda and beyond, how the Australian Army became the world's most deadly jungle fighting force

by Adrian Threlfall

Australians are acknowledged as being among the best, if not the best, jungle fighters. This fascinating and revealing history explores how the Australian soldier evolved from being trained for and fighting...


Tasmania's Convicts: How felons built a free society

by Alison Alexander

The story of the 72,000 convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1853, and the colony they built.


White Ensign Flying: Corvette HMCS Trentonian

by Roger Litwiller

Tells the story of one of Canada's warship corvettes that served during World War II and brought its crew home every time they went out. It was the last Canadian ship to be attacked by the U.S. Navy, and it...


Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan

by Prof J A A Stockwin & J. A. A. Stockwin

The politics of Japan are less widely reported than its economics. Most people are aware of the economic 'miracle' following the Second World War, whereby Japan became the second largest economy in the world...


John O. Meusebach: German Colonizer in Texas

by Irene Marschall King

Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach chose a life of hardship and freedom in Texas rather than a life of comfort and influence in his native Germany, where he had lived his formative years within a framework...


Heretics and Hellraisers: Women Contributors to The Masses, 1911-1917

by Margaret C. Jones

The Masses was the most dynamic and influential left-wing magazine of the early twentieth century, a touchstone for understanding radical thought and social movements in the United States during that era. As...


Butterflies Will Burn: Prosecuting Sodomites in Early Modern Spain and Mexico

by Federico Garza Carvajal

As Spain consolidated its Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, discourses about the perfect Spanish man or "Vir" went hand-in-hand with discourses about another kind of man, one who engaged in...


Women's Lives in Colonial Quito: Gender, Law, and Economy in Spanish America

by Kimberly Gauderman

What did it mean to be a woman in colonial Spanish America? Given the many advances in women's rights since the nineteenth century, we might assume that colonial women had few rights and were fully subordinated...


Murder Was Not a Crime: Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic

by Judy E. Gaughan

Embarking on a unique study of Roman criminal law, Judy Gaughan has developed a novel understanding of the nature of social and political power dynamics in republican government. Revealing the significant relationship...


From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi: Our Embassy Years during Genocide

by Kathleen Tobin Krueger, Ambassador Robert Krueger & Desmond Tutu

In 1994, while nations everywhere stood idly by, 800,000 people were slaughtered in eight weeks in Rwanda. Arriving as U.S. Ambassador to neighboring Burundi a few weeks later, Bob Krueger began drawing international...


We Came Naked and Barefoot: The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca across North America

by Alex D. Krieger, Margery H. Krieger & Thomas R. Hester

Perhaps no one has ever been such a survivor as álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Member of a 600-man expedition sent out from Spain to colonize "La Florida" in 1527, he survived a failed exploration of the west...


The Colonial Spanish-American City: Urban Life in the Age of Atlantic Capitalism

by Jay Kinsbruner

The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life,...