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The Whimpering of the State: Policy After Mmp

by Brian Easton

A successor to the widely read The Commercialisation of New Zealand, this book by a leading independent commentator continues the story of the New Zealand reforms, giving a trenchant and critical account of...


Face of War: New Zealand's Great War Photography

by Sandy Callister

An authoritative history of combat photography and its cultural, emotional, and memorial roles, this collection is the first to examine the vernacular photos of World War I taken by its New Zealand participants....


Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric New Zealand and Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities

by Bruce McFadgen

Evidence from several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, demography, history, and the Maori oral tradition, are combined in this analysis of the many volcanic periods that shaped New Zealand....


He Pitopito Korero No Te Perehi Maori: Readings from the Maori-Language Press

by Jenifer Curnow & Jane McRae

This anthology reproduces full-length news articles, letters, advertisements, and obituaries from 19th-century Maori-language newspapers alongside their English-language translations. An excellent resource for...


'Hauhau': The Pai Marire Search for Maori Identity

by Paul Clark

To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Māori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view....


Compulsory Arbitration in New Zealand: The First Forty Years

by James Holt

This book traces the history of one of New Zealand's most famous laws, the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act of 1894. Holt explains how the law was enacted and how it was transformed by judges over...


Colonial Constructs: European Images of Maori, 1840-1914

by Leonard Bell

How did the European settler perceive Māori? What images of Māori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European...


Big Coal: Australia's Dirtiest Habit

by Guy Pearse, David McKnight & Bob Burton

A look at the underbelly of an industry whose power continues to soar even as its expansion feeds catastrophic climate change, this work dissects the Australian coal industry’s influence to publicly, and behind...


Trust Me: Australians and Their Politicians

by Jackie Dickenson

A lively look at the deep distrust between Australians and the people they elect to office, this book showcases the long history of such an uneasy relationship. From the 1850s to the 2013 election, Jackie Dickenson...


The Defeat of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918

by Rod Paschall

The Defeat of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918 by Rod Paschall is the first volume in the Major Battles and Campaigns series under the general editorship of John S. D. Eisenhower. Designed for the "armchair strategist,"...


Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State"

by Stephen P. Halbrook

Based on newly discovered secret documents from German archives, diaries, and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive yet hidden history of how the Nazi dictatorship made...


Muay Thai Training Exercises: The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation

by Christoph Delp

Effective martial arts training, especially for a demanding sport like Muay Thai, requires a prudent training plan. In Muay Thai Training Techniques, professional trainer Christoph Delp shows amateur as well...


The A to Z of the Vietnam War

by Edwin E. Mo&#239;se

There is an evident need to see things more clearly, but without simplifying what was inherently a very complex war, which engulfed not only the United States and Vietnam, but their respective allies and other...


The A to Z of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas

Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or "The Way," was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE,...


Heroes, Villains and Fiends: A Companion for In Her Majesty's Name

by Charles Murton & Fabien Lascombe

It is 1895 and the future depends not upon the actions of governments but upon those of the Adventuring Companies, and will be shaped by countless engagements in city streets, ancient ruins, dense jungles, high...


The Fall of Baghdad

by Jon Lee Anderson

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An Anthology of Oral History Education

by Barry A. Lanman & Laura M. Wendling

Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians is an invaluable resource to educators seeking to bring history alive for students at all levels. Filled with insightful reflections on teaching oral history,...


Ill Fares the Land

by Tony Judt

A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals.

As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the...


Spread the Wealth: More Haves Fewer Have-Nots

by David R. Breuhan

This book offers a new approach to current economic policies in the United States. Anchored in the historically successful policies of free trade, stable currency, and private property rights, this superbly...


Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

by Jack Cheevers

In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission: to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and...