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North Dakota: A History

by Robert P. Wilkins & Wynona H. Wilkins

The area's extreme remoteness, great size, and sparse population have shaped the North Dakota character from the beginning of settlement a century ago. Theirs was not an easy land to master; and of those who...


Nebraska: A History

by Dorothy Weyer Creigh

Frugal but generous, stubborn but innovative, trusting but cautious, Nebraskans are a people who chose to live in a harsh, semiarid land, from which they coaxed abundance. They may be, writes author Dorothy...


Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents, 1772-1914

by ChaeRan Y. Freeze & Jay M. Harris

An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire


Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America

by Robert Buffington & Carlos A. Aguirre

The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined,...


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén & Heather Bursheh

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...


To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

by Stephen E. Ambrose

In To America, Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian's job is all about. He celebrates America's...


Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good

by Steven Fenberg

As President Obama began to unveil sweeping government programs to restore the crippled economy, the public and media drew numerous comparisons with the actions of Franklin Roosevelt, who faced the grim prospects...


The Dandy: Peacock or Enigma?

by Nigel Rodgers

A look at the phenomenon of the dandy from Regency England to the contemporary Congolese Sapeurs, with stops at Wodehouse, Wilde, Grant, and more The dandy is not just an elaborately or even well-dressed...


First Heroes: The POWs Left Behind in Vietnam

by Rod Colvin

The result of five years of research, First Heroes untangles an intricate web of information and ultimately concludes that the prisoners of war that were held captive in Southeast Asia were forgotten or ignored...


The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution

by David O. Stewart

The Summer of 1787 takes us into the sweltering room in which the founding fathers struggled for four months to produce the Constitution: the flawed but enduring document that would define the nation—then...


A Civil War: A History Of The Italian Resistance

by Claudio Pavone, Peter Levy & Stanislao Pugliese

A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who took part in the struggle against Mussolini’s Fascist Republic. Since its publication in Italy, Claudio Pavone’s...


Settlers: New Zealand Immigrants from England, Ireland & Scotland 18001945

by Jock Phillips & Terry Hearn

Analyzing everything from shipping records to death registers, this book takes an in-depth look at New Zealand's European ancestors, exploring the origins of the island's national identity. Using individual...


Proportional Representation on Trial: New Zealand's Second Mmp Election and After

by Peter Aimer, Jack Vowles & Susan Banducci

Tracing the transition of a democracy as it moves in between electoral systems, this book details the current and past public opinion surrounding New Zealand’s 1999 election. As a result of the second election...


Makers of Fortune: A Colonial Business Community and Its Fall

by R. C. J. Stone

So many businesses rose and fell in nineteenth-century Auckland that the city was called a ‘graveyard of enterprise’. By far the most serious and general collapse came during the decade of depression and...


Logan Campbell's Auckland: Tales from the Early Years

by Russell Stone

From the tale of One Tree Hill and a mysterious suicide to the wreck of the HMS Orpheus, the personalities, feuds, and dramas of 19th-century Auckland are brilliantly brought to life in this charming collection....


Interdependence and Foreign Policy: New Zealand in the World Since 1935

by Malcolm McKinnon

Independence and Foreign Policy is the first interpretive study of New Zealand foreign policy to cover the period 1935–91. Based on years of detailed research, it draws extensively on relevant sources both...


Innovation and Independence: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

by John Singleton, Arthur Grimes & Gary Hawke

This study of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand reveals why the Bank's presence in the national life is strong; illustrates how it is internationally renowned for its mandate to eliminate inflation, having...


Chiefs of Industry: Maori Tribal Enterprise in Early Colonial New Zealand

by Hazel Petrie

Drawing on a wide range of sources in both English and Maori, this study explores the entrepreneurial activity of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori in the early colonial period. Focusing on the two industries—coastal...


Changing Times: New Zealand Since 1945

by Jenny Carlyon & Diana Morrow

From the “golden weather” of postwar economic growth, through the globalization, economic challenges, and protest of the 1960s and 1970s, to the free market revolution and new immigrants of the 1980s and...


Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes

by Martin Edmond

Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Tracing the fiction...