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Jose Carlos Mariategui's Unfinished Revolution: Politics, Poetics, and Change in 1920s Peru

by Melisa Moore

This monograph on José Carlos Mariátegui, the seminal Latin American Marxist theorist, provides original readings of key writings through the lens of his understudied poetics, illuminating their full political...


The Talmud - A Biography: Banned, Censored and Burned. the Book They Couldn't Suppress

by Harry Freedman

Containing nearly two million words in 37 volumes, the Talmud covers topics as diverse as law, faith, medicine, magic, ethics, sex, humour and prayer. It is a highly complex, profoundly logical and frequently...


The Sky's The Limit: People v. Newton, The REAL Trial of the 20th Century?

by Lise Pearlman

A survey of 20th century trials to see which one was the "Trial of the Century."


Contesting History: Narratives of Public History

by Jeremy Black

Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely. Using a global, non-Western...


Capital of Discontent: Protest and Crime in Manchester's Industrial Revolution

by Eric J Hewitt

The Industrial Revolution was a period of exceptional change for the whole of Britain, not only in technology but in law and order as well. However, in Manchester, 'capital of discontent', events related to...


An Inoffensive Rearmament: The Making of the Postwar Japanese Army

by Frank Kowalski & Robert D. Eldridge

Colonel Frank Kowalski served as the Chief of Staff of the American military advisory group that helped establish the National Police Reserve, the predecessor to the Japan Self-Defense Forces, and provided daily...


John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

by Evan Thomas

John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower are to fiction....


Farewell to the Horses: Dairy of a British Tommy: 1915-1919

by Robert Elverstone

Cady Hoyte, like many other young lads of his generation, proudly joined the army in 1915 to fight for his King and Country. From the Warwickshire town of Nuneaton, he joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry as a gunner...


Yours Ever: A Worcestershire Soldier's Journey to Gallipoli

by Ann Crowther & Al Murray

Yours Ever, Charlie' is the fascinating account of Charles Crowther, one of many British men who volunteered to fight for king and country in the First World War. When Charles was volunteered he was almost forty-three...


The River Hamble: A History

by David Chun

The Hamble rises at Bishop's Waltham in Hampshire and flows into Southampton Water. It is a relatively small river but it has an interesting and varied history. Above Botley the Hamble powered a number of mills,...


IRA Aldridge: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855

by Bernth Lindfors

Ira Aldridge: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855', the third volume of Bernth Lindfors's award-winning biography, traces the American-born black classical actor's itinerary on his first Continental...


Aaron's Leap

by Magdaléna Platzová & Craig Cravens

A multigenerational saga inspired by Bauhaus artists and the impact of the Holocaust’s lingering legacy on their children and protégés


The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

by Thomas O. Höllmann & Karen Margolis

World-renowned sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann tracks the growth of Chinese food culture from the earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, detailing the cuisine’s geographical variations...


Saaf's Border War: The South African Air Force in Combat 1966-89

by Peter Baxter

South African Mirages and Cuban MiG-21s dogfighting over Cuito Cuanavale, the largest tank battle on African soil since El Alamein; Puma troopships shot out of the skies by Strela missiles and RPG-7 rockets;...


The Road to Koniggratz: Helmuth Von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War 1866

by Quintin Barry

Before the War of 1866 the name of Helmuth Von Moltke was scarcely known outside the Prussian army. His appointment as Chief of the General Staff was in many ways surprising, and he certainly did not himself...


Testament

by Benson Bobrick

Dear Mother,

I was very glad to hear from home this morning. It is the first time since I left Otterville. We marched from Sedalia 120 miles....I almost feel anxious to be in a battle & yet I am almost afraid....


The Hellenistic World

by Daniel Ogden

The history of the hellenistic world has long been more popular than has widely been realized. This volume seeks to contribute to that popularity. Here are fourteen new perspectives on the period from a distinguished...


Young Citizen, Old Soldier: From Boyhood in Antrim to Hell on the Somme: The Journal of Rifleman James McRoberts, No.1885, 14th Battalion Royal Irish

by David Truesdale

For almost 43 years three school notebooks lay in obscurity in the County Armagh home of sixty two-year old James McRoberts. The closely filled pages recorded just over two years in his life in uniform as he...


Chicken Street: Afghanistan Before the Taliban: Clearing the Deadly Remnants of War

by John Lane

This captivating work tells of Afghanistan before the Taliban - a land of majestic mountains and arid plains, terrain contaminated by the deadly remnants of war; landmines and unexploded ordnance, silent killers...


Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

by John D'emilio

Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement. Before Martin Luther King, before Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin was working to bring the cause to the forefront...