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Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975

by A.J. Langguth

"Laos was never really ours after 1954. South Vietnam is and wants to be."

-- McGeorge Bundy, Washington, D.C., 1961

"The Americans thought that Vietnam was a war. We knew that Vietnam was our country."

--...


Refighting the Last War

by D. Clayton James

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


All Brave Sailors: The Sinking of the Anglo-Saxon, August 21, 1940

by J. Revell Carr

In the darkness before moonrise on the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast on August 21, 1940, the night erupted in a fusillade of bullets and shells. The victim was a stalwart English tramp steamer, Anglo-Saxon,...


Civilizations

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

In Civilizations, Felipe Fernáaacute;ndez-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated...


Traveling Through Text: Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts: Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts

by Elka Weber

Traveling through Text compares religious ravel writing by Muslims, Christians and Jews in later Middle Ages. This comparative approach allows us to see that writers in all three religious communities used travel...


Kingship Conquest and Patria: Literary and Cultural Identities in Medieval French and Welsh Arthurian Romance

by Kristen Lee Over

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


Israel: The Dynamics of Change and Continuity

by David Levi-Faur, Gabriel Sheffer & David Vogel

These essays examine changes in Israel's political, social and economic institutions, and describe how Israeli culture and institutions are resisting convergence. They are in four categories: political institutions...


Thicker Than Water: The Origins of Blood as Symbol and Ritual: The Origins of Blood as Symbol and Ritual

by Melissa Meyer

Blood is more than a fluid solution of cells, platelets and plasma. It is a symbol for the most basic of human concerns--life, death and family find expression in rituals surrounding everything from menstruation...


Turkey: Identity, Democracy, Politics

by Sylvia Kedourie

This volume aims to shed light on Turkish political issues. The discussions range over national and international politics, democracy and freedom of the press, voting patterns, official control of indigenous...


Philanthropy in America: A History

by Olivier Zunz

American philanthropy today expands knowledge, champions social movements, defines active citizenship, influences policymaking, and addresses humanitarian crises. How did philanthropy become such a powerful...


The Rise of Prussia 1700-1830

by Phillip G. Dwyer

At the beginning of the eighteenth century Prussia was but one in a mosaic of German states, but it rose to be the unchallenged leader of German-speaking Europe after the fall of Napoleon. The book goes beyond...


The Longman Companion to Renaissance Europe, 1390-1530

by Stella Fletcher

This new Companion is the ideal reference guide. It fills a gap by providing an authoritative but accessible reference on political, economic, religious, social, as well as cultural developments in this crucial...


The Age of Elizabeth: England Under the Later Tudors

by D. M. Palliser

This famous book was the first up-to-date survey of its field for a generation; even today, when work on early modern social history proliferates, it remains the only general economic history of the age. This...


General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army

by John Childs

General Percy Kirke (c. 1647-91) is remembered in Somerset as a cruel, vicious thug who deluged the region in blood after the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. He is equally notorious in Northern Ireland. Appointed...


The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860: An Account from Letters, Diaries and Newspapers, 1793-1860

by F.R. (Hamish) Berchem

Handsomely illustrated with the author's drawings, and painstakingly researched, this book captures the not-so-distant days when muddy Yonge Street was the backbone of pioneer Ontario.


POWs and the Great War: Captivity on the Eastern Front

by Alon Rachamimov

Joint Winner of Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History 2001, London. Winner of Talmon Prize, Israel, awarded by the Israeli Academy of Sciences.

Although it was one of the most common experiences of combatants...


Republican Identities in War and Peace: Representations of France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Antoine Prost, Jay Winter & Helen McPhail

Antoine Prost's contributions to French history have enabled us to understand the failure of fascism in France and why the Republic survived the humiliation of occupation and collaboration in the Second World...


The Crusades: A History

by Jonathan Riley-Smith

The Crusades: A History is the definitive account of a key topic in medieval and religious history. Jonathan Riley-Smith, a world authority on the subject, explores the organisation of a crusade, the experience...


The British Imperial Army in the Middle East: Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-18

by James E. Kitchen

The First World War has often been understood in terms of the combat experiences of soldiers on the Western Front; those combatants who served in the other theatres of the war have been neglected. Using personal...


Seneca's Tragedies and the Aesthetics of Pantomime

by Alessandra Zanobi

Pantomime was arguably the most popular dramatic genre during the Roman Empire, but has been relatively neglected by literary critics.

Seneca�s Tragedies and the Aesthetics of Pantomime adds to our understanding...