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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

“These essays are both timed and timeless. Timed because they are products of a man and his era. They are his thoughts, shaped by what was happening to him when he wrote them. Timeless because they offer...


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...


Seven Ages of Paris

by Alistair Horne

When Paris was a small island in the middle of the Seine, its gentle climate, natural vineyards and overhanging fig trees made it the favorite retreat of Roman emperors and de facto capital of western Europe....


Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

by Alexander Bogdanov, Loren R. Graham & Richard Stites

"[A] surprisingly moving story." -The New Yorker

"Bogdanov's novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution...


A History of the World in 12 Maps

by Jerry Brotton

A fascinating look at twelve maps-from Ancient Greece to Google Earth-and how they changed our world

In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most...


Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership

by Andro Linklater

From the author of the acclaimed Measuring America, a dazzling chronicle, through history and across cultures, about how the ability to own the land we inhabit has shaped modern society.

Barely two centuries...


One of Custer's Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Infantry

by Eri J. Wittenberg

Primarily known for his postwar exploits, most famously his 1876 defeat at Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer is receiving renewed interest for his successful Civil War generalship. He led the Michigan...


Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion

by Robert Gordon

The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to racial harmony in 1960's segregated south Memphis. Their success is startling,...