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Vanishing Coup: The Pattern of World History since 1310

by Ivan Perkins

This thoughtful and engaging book offers the first extended analysis of coups, a central factor shaping world history and politics. Ivan Perkins introduces a new theory to explain why a military coup or revolution...


George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

by George Washington

Taking his inspiration from a 16th century French manual on etiquette, young George Washington compiled his own set of instructions under the title, The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior.


The Tet Offensive: Politics, War, and Public Opinion

by David F. Schmitz

In this new work, historian David F. Schmitz analyzes what is arguably the most important event in the history of the Vietnam conflict. Schmitz situates the Tet Offensive in the context of American foreign policy...


The Kravchenko Case: One Man's War on Stalin

by Gary Kern

Victor Kravchenko--the most discussed Soviet defector at the height of the Cold War.


Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself

by Sarah A. Chrisman

On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views....


The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

by Larry J. Sabato

An original and illuminating narrative revealing John F. Kennedy�s lasting influence on America, by the acclaimed political analyst Larry J. Sabato.

John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago�yet because...


Stealth Boat: Fighting the Cold War in a Fast Attack Submarine

by Gannon McHale

The mission of the U.S. Navy's fast attack submarines during the Cold War was a closely guarded secret for many years, but this look back at the period and the part played by those submarines in winning the...


Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding

by Husain Haqqani

The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential...


This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems

by John Shaw

February, 1940: After a decade of worldwide depression, World War II had begun in Europe and Asia. With Germany on the march, and Japan at war with China, the global crisis was in a crescendo. America’s top...


Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

by Adam Hanieh

In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh demonstrates that the Arab Spring rebellions are about much more than democracy


Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics

The First World War Peace Settlements, 1919-1925

by Erik Goldstein

The First World War peace settlements were the most complex rearrangement of the international system ever attempted. The emergence of ethnocentric states, disputed borders, arms control and international governance...


Persia and the Persian Question: Volume One

by George N. Curzon

This is the recording of a six month long journey to Persia as well as previous travels in neighbouring areas. The book also describes the communications maintained with the Persian authorities.


Tsumi - Offence and Retribution in Early Japan

by Yoko Williams

Covering the period from before the emergence of the first political units through to the formation of the Japanese ritsuryo state in the 8th century, this book offers a ground-breaking scholarly diachronic...


The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s: Between Triumph and Disaster

by Roland Felber, A.M. Grigoriev & Mechthild Leutner

Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period...


The Roman World

by JOHN WACHER

When originally published in 1987, this book was hailed as a landmark in the study of the Roman World. Now back in print with a new preface by the author, it is still the most comprehensive survey of the Roman...


The Slaves of Liberty: Freedom in Amite County, Mississippi, 1820-1868

by Dale Edwyna Smith

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Nova Francia: A Description of Acadia, 1606

by Marc Lescarbot

First published in 1928.

'Lescarbot was a man of lively wit, and a practical sagacity and breadth of view far in advance of his time.' Spectator

'This admirable edition reveals to be a lesser-known Montaigne,...


Science and Ideology: A Comparative History

by Mark Walker

Does science work best in a democracy? Were 'Soviet' or 'Nazi' science fundamentally different from science in the USA? These questions have been passionately debated in the recent past. Particular developments...


Air Combat: A History of Fighter Pilots

by Robert F. Dorr

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA