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State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents

by Don Graham

John Steinbeck once famously wrote that "Texas is a state of mind." For those who know it well, however, the Lone Star State is more than one mind-set, more than a collection of clichés, more than a static...


Texas by Terán: The Diary Kept by General Manuel de Mier y Terán on His 1828 Inspection of Texas

by General Manuel de Mier y Terán, John Wheat & Jack Jackson

Texas was already slipping from the grasp of Mexico when Manuel Mier y Terán made his tour of inspection in 1828. American settlers were pouring across the vaguely defined border between Mexico's northernmost...


A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala, Second Revised Edition

by W. George Lovell

Though a 1996 peace accord brought a formal end to a conflict that had lasted for thirty-six years, Guatemala's violent past continues to scar its troubled present and seems destined to haunt its uncertain future....


Bat Bomb: World War II's Other Secret Weapon

by Jack Couffer

It was a crazy way to win World War II in the Pacific- All the United States had to do was to attach small incendiary bombs to millions of bats and release them over Japan's major cities. As the bats went to...


Flames after Midnight: Murder, Vengeance, and the Desolation of a Texas Community, Revised Edition

by Monte Akers

What happened in Kirven, Texas, in May 1922, has been forgotten by the outside world. It was a coworker's whispered words, "Kirven is where they burned the [Negroes]," that set Monte Akers to work at discovering...


A Political History of the Texas Republic, 1836-1845

by Stanley Siegel

This book is unique among the histories of the Texas Republic: it is the first to examine the fledgling nation from the point of view of its dynamic political life. Policies with far-reaching results were formulated...


Western Window in the Arab World

by Leon Borden Blair

Since November 8, 1942, when American troops in Operation Torch first landed on the beaches of North Africa, almost a million Americans-military personnel and their dependents-have lived in Morocco. Their impact...


The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism and the Sheikh Said Rebellion, 1880-1925

by Robert Olson & William F. Tucker

The last quarter of the nineteenth century was crucial for the development of Kurdish nationalism. It coincided with the reign of Abdulhamid II (1876-1909), who emphasized Pan-Islamic policies in order to strengthen...


Lucky 7: A Cowman's Autobiography

by Will Tom Carpenter, Lee Hart & Elton Miles

"No. 7"-as Carpenter, the youngest of seven children, called himself-was born in Missouri in 1854 and moved west with his family, first to Kansas, then to the settlements near Pikes Peak, and finally, in 1872,...


Literature and Politics in the Central American Revolutions

by John Beverley & Marc Zimmerman

"This book began in what seemed like a counterfactual intuition . . . that what had been happening in Nicaraguan poetry was essential to the victory of the Nicaraguan Revolution," write John Beverley and Marc...


Tejano Religion and Ethnicity: San Antonio, 1821-1860

by Timothy M. Matovina

While the flags of Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and the United States successively flew over San Antonio, its Tejano community (Texans of Spanish or Mexican descent) formed a distinct ethnic identity...


Spanish Film Under Franco

by Virginia Higginbotham

How does a totalitarian government influence the arts, and how do the arts respond? Spanish Film Under Franco raises these important questions, giving English speakers a starting point in their study of Spanish...


State and Opposition in Military Brazil

by Maria Helena Moreira Alves

Based on extensive research into opposition and government documents, including the previously unavailable Manual Básico da Escola de Guerra, Maria Helena Moreira Alves provides a rich description of the long...


Palestinian Lawyers and Israeli Rule: Law and Disorder in the West Bank

by George Emile Bisharat

As frequent intermediaries between Israeli military authorities and Palestinian citizens, Palestinian lawyers stand close to the fault line dividing Israeli and Palestinian societies. The conflicts and tensions...


The Men of Cajamarca: A Social and Biographical Study of the First Conquerors of Peru

by James Lockhart

In November 1532, a group of 168 Spaniards seized the Inca emperor Atahuallpa in the town of Cajamarca, in the northern Peruvian highlands. Their act, quickly taken as a symbol of the conquest of a vast empire,...


The Alamo Remembered: Tejano Accounts and Perspectives

by Timothy M. Matovina

As Mexican soldiers fought the mostly Anglo-American colonists and volunteers at the Alamo in 1836, San Antonio's Tejano population was caught in the crossfire, both literally and symbolically. Though their...


Friedrich Schleiermacher: The Evolution of a Nationalist

by Jerry F. Dawson

Nationalism was a driving, moving spirit in the nineteenth-century Germany of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Jerry F. Dawson, through his thoughtful and well-wrought study of Friedrich Schleiermacher, provides an...


Australian Adventure: Letters from an Ambassador's Wife

by Anne Clark

From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife, Anne Clark,...


Treason in Roman and Germanic Law: Collected Papers

by Floyd Seyward Lear

"Treason" is a word with many connotations, a word applied to a host of varied offenses throughout the history of humanity. These essays by Floyd Seyward Lear analyze the development of the political theory...


Salvation in New England: Selections from the Sermons of the First Preachers

by Phyllis M. Jones & Nicholas R. Jones

The sermon as crafted by the early New England preachers was the most prominent literary form of its day, yet the earliest Puritan texts have as a rule been available only in rare-book collections. This anthology...