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Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival

by Ted C. Fishman

The New York Times bestselling author of China, Inc. reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of an aging world.

The world’s population is rapidly aging—by the year 2030, one billion...


Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context

by Phd, John Dececco & Vern L Bullough

Explore the early history of the gay rights movement!In the words of editor Vern L. Bullough: “Although there was no single leader in the gay and lesbian community who achieved the fame and reputation of Martin...


Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture

by Ami Elad-Bouskila

Studies of Palestinian society, economy, and politics are appearing with increasing frequency, but works in English about Palestinian literature, particularly that written in Israel, are still scarce. This book...


A History of Medieval Political Thought: 300 1450

by Joseph Canning

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Wars of Napoleon

by Charles J. Esdaile

A survey of the Napoleonic Wars. The central theme is the scale of French military power and its impact on other European states from Portugal to Russia and from Scandinavia to Sicily.


Rebuilding Europe: Western Europe, America and Postwar Reconstruction

by David W. Ellwood

With the end of the Cold War and the prospect of a federal Europe ever closer, this book is a timely reassessment of the processes by which western Europe was reborn out of the devastation and despair of 1945....


The Evacuation from Dunkirk: 'Operation Dynamo', 26 May-June 1940

by W.J.R. Gardner

This is the Naval Staff History of "Operation Dynamo", originally published internally in 1949. British ships evacuated nearly 100,000 men of the BEF from the beaches, and over 200,000 from harbours. Other nations'...


Prelude to the Easter Rising: Sir Roger Casement in Imperial Germany

by Reinhard R. Doerries

Prelude to the Easter Rising casts light upon the clandestine activities of Sir Roger Casement in Imperial Germany from 1914 to 1916.

German military intelligence and the Imperial Foreign Office had far-reaching...


The 1956 War: Collusion and Rivalry in the Middle East

by David Tal

Recently declassified documents and new scholarship have prompted this reassessment of the collusion between Israel, France and England which drove the 1956 War. International aspects, Israeli involvement, the...


From Fetish to God Ancient Egypt

by Budge

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Auschwitz and After: Race, Culture, and "the Jewish Question" in France

by Lawrence D. Kritzman

Beginning with Marcel Ophus's documentary The Sorrow and the Pity (1970) there has been an attempt to question the idea of a totally unified, courageous and resistant wartime France. Even more startling have...


The Soviet Union 1917-1991

by Martin McCauley

A second edition of this famous survey has been eagerly awaited. When the first edition appeared Brezhnev was still in power, Gorbachev did not make it to the index, and the USSR was a superpower. Today the...


The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860-1900

by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee

This book takes a new look at the impacts of Christianity in the late-nineteenth-century China. Using American Baptist and English Presbyterian examples in Guangdong province, it examines the scale of Chinese...


Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

by Roy Jr. Morris

In the very last paragraph of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title character gloomily reckons that it’s time “to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest.” Tom Sawyer’s Aunt...


52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Reporter Robert McG. Thomas

by Robert McG. Thomas & Chris Calhoun

Among his devoted fans, his pieces were known simply as McGs. With a "genius for illuminating that sometimes ephemeral apogee in people's lives when they prove capable of generating a brightly burning spark"...


Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

by Robert Stinnett

Pearl Harbor was not an accident, a mere failure of American intelligence, or a brilliant Japanese military coup. It was the result of a carefully orchestrated design, initiated at the highest levels of our...


The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present

by David Runciman

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging,...


Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History of the 1960s Anti-War Movement

by Carl Oglesby

In 1964, Carl Oglesby, a young copywriter for a Michigan-based defense contractor, was asked by a local Democratic congressman to draft a campaign paper on the Vietnam War. Oglesby's report argued that the conflict...


Canada's Big House: The Dark History of the Kingston Penitentiary

by Peter H. Hennessy

The story of Kingston Penitentiary's rapid descent from puritanical purpose to merely punitive management.


Brown of the Globe: Volume Two: Statesman of Confederation 1860-1880

by J.M.S. Careless

This comprehensive two-volume biography of George Brown was first published in 1959 (volume 1) and 1963 (volume 2). In 1963, Professor Careless received the Governor General's Award for the full biography.