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Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Campaign

by Christopher Hibbert

Waterloo was the climax of almost twenty years of war in Europe. It dramatically ended Napoleon's dream of a lasting empire. Through the skillful use of original source material, noted historian Hibbert recreates...


The Tide of War: The 1814 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

By early 1814, a new threat was looming across the Niagara River, as a vastly improved American army prepared for a new invasion attempt. The Tide of War recounts the first six months of the calamitous and crucial...


The Ultimate Book of Impostors: Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds

by Ian Graham

Think You Know Who Your Friends Are?

Think again...

From Mata Hari to D. B. Cooper, history is littered with people pretending to be someone else. Some go undetected for years, cultivating their false identities...


Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's

by Gil Troy

Did America's fortieth president lead a conservative counterrevolution that left liberalism gasping for air? The answer, for both his admirers and his detractors, is often "yes." In Morning in America, Gil Troy...


Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution

by R. R. Palmer & Isser Woloch

In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of...


States at War, Volume 1: A Reference Guide for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in the Civil War

The Best School in Jerusalem: Annie Landau's School for Girls, 1900-1960

by Laura S. Schor

Recounts the remarkable tenure of Annie Landau as principal of the Evelina de Rothschild School in Jerusalem


Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

by Pascal Blanchard, Sandrine Lemaire & Nicolas Bancel

This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory,...


Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia: The Ritual Murder Trial of Mendel Beilis

by Robert Weinberg

On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder,...


The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps

by Thomas Lera & Leon Finik

A quiet philatelist, George H. Kaestlin joined the original Rossika Society in 1935 along with the better known Theo B. Lavroff and K. Szymanowski. Whereas Lavroff contributed significantly to Russian philately...


Bookclub-In-A-Box Discusses the Sisters Brothers, Novel by Patrick DeWitt: The Complete Discussion Guide for Leaders and Readers

by Marilyn Herbert & Aaron Kreuter

The year is 1851, and the notorious killers Eli and Charlie Sisters, known collectively as the Sisters brothers, set out on another job for the Commodore, their wealthy and powerful boss. They are riding from...


How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts

by Natalia Molina

How Race Is Made in America examines Mexican Americans-from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished-to understand how broad themes...


The Betrayal of Liberalism: How the Disciples of Freedom and Equality Helped Foster the Illiberal Politics of Coercion and Control

by Hilton Kramer & Roger Kimball

In this incisive collection of essays which appeared originally in The New Criterion, ten distinguished critics and observers examine the origins and prospects of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such...


The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776-1914

by Ella Dzelzainis & Ruth Livesey

Bringing together political theorists, historians and literary scholars, this volume explores the idea of American democracy in nineteenth-century Britain and traces an intellectual history of Anglo-American...


Strategic Thinking, Deterrence and the US Ballistic Missile Defense Project: From Truman to Obama

by Reuben Steff

This volume is a systematic critical survey of American strategic thinking and the strategic culture in which it is formed. In particular it seeks to interrogate the theory and strategy of nuclear deterrence,...


Ritual and Conflict: The Social Relations of Childbirth in Early Modern England

by Adrian Wilson

This book places childbirth in early-modern England within a wider network of social institutions and relationships. Starting with illegitimacy - the violation of the marital norm - it proceeds through marriage...


The Politics of the Black Sea Region: EU Neighbourhood, Conflict Zone or Future Security Community?

by Carol Weaver

The Politics of the Black Sea Region explores and examines the many diverse political, security and economic interests that affect the region and the possible outcomes for it. By reviewing the wider history...


The One-Sex Body on Trial: The Classical and Early Modern Evidence

by Helen King

By far the most influential work on the history of the body, across a wide range of academic disciplines, remains that of Thomas Laqueur. This book puts on trial the one-sex/two-sex model of Laqueur's Making...


Twilight of the Vuvuzelas

by Stephen Francis & Rico Schacherl

Several strips of South Africa’s most popular comic, Madam & Eve, are collected in this satirical compendium. It follows the motley crew of Madam, Eve, Thandi, and Mother Anderson—who are like old friends...


Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men, and Ancestral Wives: Female Same-Sex Practices in Africa

by Ruth Morgan & Saskia Wierenga

A vivid portrait of homosexual African women, this collection of essays examines and celebrates same-sex practices while acknowledging their taboo status in many African cultures. From Uganda to Namibia, governmental...