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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...


Native Nostalgia

by Jacob Dlamini

Challenging the stereotype that black people who lived under South African apartheid have no happy memories of the past, this examination into nostalgia carves out a path away from the archetypical musings....


Mining the Future: The Bafokeng Story

by Totem Media for the Research a Bafokeng

A portrait of visionary leadership, this study of the Bafokeng people describes how they acquired their land and protected their customs during 150 years of political upheaval in South Africa. In addition, the...


In the Balance: South Africans Debate Reconciliation

by Fanie du Toit & Erik Doxtader

Direct and sometimes heated, these essays from prominent South African leaders consider the success of justice and reconciliation in the years since the end of apartheid. Presenting both the good and bad news,...


Up in Arms: Pursuing Accountability for the Arms Deal in Parliament

by Raenette Taljaard

“This book is not so much a political autobiography as an account from a personal point of view of a momentous series of events in the life of South Africa’s second democratic Parliament, and my role in...


Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonial Legacies, and Local Music Making

by Suzel Ana Reily & Katherine Brucher

Bands structured around western wind instruments are among the most widespread instrumental ensembles in the world. Although these ensembles draw upon European military traditions that spread globally through...


Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944

by Ian Ousby

The Nazi occupation of France in 1940 has been compellingly explored in this book.


Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

by Peter Karibe Mendy & Jr., Richard A. Lobban

The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Guinea-Bissau relates the history of Guinea-Bissau through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries...


Hannibal

by G. P. Baker

Hannibal forged a career of daring exploits and stunning victories that came perilously close to annihilating Rome.


Getting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto's Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan

by Heraldo Muñoz

By the lead commissioner of the UN investigation, an authoritative account of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. On December 27, 2007, a suicide bomber killed Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan....


The American South: A History

by William J., Jr. Cooper & Thomas E. Terrill

In The American South, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the south from the history of the United States. Each volume includes...


A Caring County?: Social Welfare in Hertfordshire from 1600

by Steven King & Gillian Gear

This comparative study gathers together new research by local historians into aspects of welfare in Hertfordshire spanning four centuries and focusing on towns and villages across the county, including Ashwell,...


Cricket at the Crossroads: Class, Colour and Controversy from 1967 to 1977

by Guy Fraser-Sampson

In a decade spanning the 1960s and 1970s three major crises gripped the world of cricket. The Close Affair in 1967, when Brian Close was relieved of the England captaincy in controversial circumstances, laid...


Viva La Revolution!: The Story of People Power in 30 Revolutions

by Derry Nairn

An insightful exploration of history's 30 most influential popular revolutions and a celebration of people power—from Boudicca's uprising in AD 60 to the Arab Spring of 2011 Popular revolution has forged global...


Hot Dogs and Cocktails: When FDR Met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson

by Peter Conradi

From the coauthor of The King's Speech, the story behind the historic meeting between FDR and King George VI on the eve of World War II, a meeting that is now the subject of a major Hollywood movie, Hyde Park...


What the Victorians Got Wrong

by Stan Yorke & Trevor Yorke

The nineteenth century was an era of scientific advance like no other in history. Railways were built, bridges constructed, rivers tamed and electricity harnessed, to the great benefit of all. But progress was...


Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

by Mary Seacole & Sara Salih

Written in 1857, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivaled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole traveled widely before arriving...


Cicero: Selected Political Speeches

Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

by Wil S. Hylton

Praised by Robert Kurson, Philipp Meyer, Hampton Sides, Michael Paterniti, and many others

"A powerful story, masterfully told."-GQ

"[A] deeply textured, propulsive new book...a phenomenal writer."-TIME.com...


The Security Context in the Black Sea Region

by Dimitrios Triantaphyllou

This book on the security context in the Black Sea region is a timely endeavour and substantive contribution to understanding the state of play in the region and its linkages to the rest of the world. With contributions...