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The Origins of Japanese Industrial Power: Strategy, Institutions and the Development of Organisational Capability

by Etsuo Abe & Robert Fitzgerald

The recognised success of the post-war Japanese economy has rested on the qualities of its manufacturing industries. This book explores the origins, rationale, and consequences of this transformation. Using...


Gender, Church and State in Early Modern Germany: Essays by Merry E. Wiesner

by Merry E. Wiesner

This text brings together eleven important pieces by Merry Wiesner, several of them previously unpublished, on three major areas in the study of women and gender in early modern Germany: religion, law and work....


The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860-1900

by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee

This book takes a new look at the impacts of Christianity in the late-nineteenth-century China. Using American Baptist and English Presbyterian examples in Guangdong province, it examines the scale of Chinese...


When the Wall Came Down: Reactions to German Unification

by Harold James & Marla Stone

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

by Roy Jr. Morris

In the very last paragraph of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title character gloomily reckons that it’s time “to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest.” Tom Sawyer’s Aunt...


Detroit: A Biography

by Scott Martelle

At its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Detroit's status as epicenter of the American auto industry made it a vibrant, populous, commercial hub—and then the bottom fell out. Detroit: A Biography takes a long,...


52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Reporter Robert McG. Thomas

by Robert McG. Thomas & Chris Calhoun

Among his devoted fans, his pieces were known simply as McGs. With a "genius for illuminating that sometimes ephemeral apogee in people's lives when they prove capable of generating a brightly burning spark"...


Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

by Robert Stinnett

Pearl Harbor was not an accident, a mere failure of American intelligence, or a brilliant Japanese military coup. It was the result of a carefully orchestrated design, initiated at the highest levels of our...


The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present

by David Runciman

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging,...


Awakening: How America Can Turn from Economic and Moral Destruction Back to Greatness

by Reed Ralph

Ralph Reed is a perennial commentator on CNN, NBC, CBS, and Fox News, who has a support database of 18 million voters. He has advised presidential candidates for the last six election cycles. Highly respected...


Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History of the 1960s Anti-War Movement

by Carl Oglesby

In 1964, Carl Oglesby, a young copywriter for a Michigan-based defense contractor, was asked by a local Democratic congressman to draft a campaign paper on the Vietnam War. Oglesby's report argued that the conflict...


China's Wars: Rousing the Dragon 1894-1949

by Philip Jowett

By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, China had become one of the great powers of the modern world. Economically, politically, and militarily, its power and international reach is only exceeded...


Canada's Big House: The Dark History of the Kingston Penitentiary

by Peter H. Hennessy

The story of Kingston Penitentiary's rapid descent from puritanical purpose to merely punitive management.


Brown of the Globe: Volume Two: Statesman of Confederation 1860-1880

by J.M.S. Careless

This comprehensive two-volume biography of George Brown was first published in 1959 (volume 1) and 1963 (volume 2). In 1963, Professor Careless received the Governor General's Award for the full biography.


The Anniversary Compulsion: Canada's Centennial Celebrations, A Model Mega-Anniversary

by Peter H Aykroyd

The Anniversary Compulsion focuses on Canada's Centennial celebrations in 1967 as an example of how a classic mega-anniversary can be successfully organized and staged.


Don't Tell My Mother: How to Fight War on Your Own Terms

by Peter Duggan-Smith & Raymond Eagle

A devil-may-care account of hair-raising flying, hard drinking, fast ladies, and an unbelievable insouciance in the face of danger.


A New Westminster Album: Glimpses of the City As It Was

by Gavin Hainsworth & Katherine Freund-Hainsworth

This multifaceted photographic history album depicts almost 150 years of the City of New Westminster.


Hurricane Hazel: Canada's Storm of the Century

by Jim Gifford & Mike Filey

Hurricane Hazel battered southern Ontario in 1954, leaving thousands homeless, millions in property damage, and, worst of all, 81 people dead. On the 50th anniversary of the storm, Jim Gifford has captured that...


Canada in Afghanistan: The War So Far

by Peter Pigott

As the war escalates in Afghanistan, Canadians are asking why we are there. This book is an introduction to what is happening and what we can expect through 2009.


The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era

by Clyde Prestowitz

CONSIDER THIS SHOCKING FACT: while China’s number one export to the United States is $46 billion of computer equipment, the number one export from the U.S. to China is waste—$7.6 billion of waste paper and...