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Making Sheep Country: MT Peel Station and the Transformation of the Tussock Lands

by Robert Peden

From the 1840s through World War I, the South Island of New Zealand was transformed as large tracts of land were claimed, native vegetation was burned, and large-scale sheep farming was established for wool...


Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age

by Rebecca Priestley

Although New Zealander Lord Rutherford was the first to split the atom, the country has since been known around the world for its nuclear-free stance. In this engaging and accessible book, an alternative history...


Letters from Gallipoli: New Zealand Soldiers Write Home

by Glyn Harper

Revealing and often heartbreaking, this collection of letters offers a powerful firsthand account of a pivotal event in New Zealand history: World War I's Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Grouped in chronological...


Heaphy: Explorer, Artist, Settler

by Iain Sharp

Richly illustrated with Charles Heaphy's remarkable paintings and drawings as well as photographs and maps from the period, this engaging work tells the story of Heaphy's life and his art. A draughtsman, explorer,...


Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics & the Collapse of Anzus, 19841987

by Gerald Hensley

In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government’s antinuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After two years of angry meetings, fraught diplomacy, and free-wheeling...


Extra! Extra!: How the People Made the News

by David Hastings

From the mid-19th-century rivalry between the New Zealander and the Southern Cross to the 20th-century dominance of the New Zealand Herald and the Auckland Star, the story of Auckland’s newspapers is an engrossing...


Blue Smoke: The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, 19181964

by Chris Bourke

Bringing to life the musical worlds of New Zealanders both at home and out on the town, this history chronicles the evolution of popular music in New Zealand during the 20th century. From the kiwi concert parties...


A Simple Nullity?: The Wi Parata Case in New Zealand Law & History

by David V. Williams

When the New Zealand Supreme Court ruled on Wi Parata v the Bishop of Wellington in 1877, the judges infamously dismissed the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi. During the past 25 years, judges, lawyers, and...


Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand

by Peter Holland

During the 19th century, New Zealand's South Island underwent an environmental transformation at the hands of European settlers. They diverted streams and drained marshes, burned native vegetation and planted...


Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976

by Daniel Weimer

Since its declaration in the early 1970s, the American drug war has spanned the globe in a quest to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. Explaining the conceptual framework within which policymakers...


Safe for Decolonization: The Eisenhower Administration, Britain, and Singapore

by S.R. Joey Long

In the first decade after World War II, Singapore underwent radical political and socioeconomic changes with the progressive retreat of Great Britain from its Southeast Asian colonial empire. The United States,...


Murder and Martial Justice: Spying and Retribution in World War II America

by Meredith Lentz Adams

An expert dissection of the crime, its witnesses, and Washington's shifting goals. Murder and Martial Justice is a good murder mystery, based on a solid examination of the various contradictions and irritating...


Interpreting American History The Age of Andrew Jackson

by Brian D. McKnight

Historians possess the power to shape the view of history for those who come after them. Their efforts to illuminate significant events of the past often result in new interpretations, which frequently conflict...


The Secrets of the Hopewell Box: Stolen Elections, Southern Politics, and a City's Coming of Age

by James D. Squires

"Squires' . . . grandfather was a sheriff's deputy who carried a gun and a clenched fist, a man whose talk with cronies was full of references to 'sonofabitching judges' and 'goddamn niggers.' He was also, Squires...


Miami: City of the Future

by T. D. Allman

With trenchant observations and witty prose, T. D. Allman takes readers on a tour of Miami's people, cultures, politics, and neighborhoods. In doing so he lays out a portrait of the profound changes overtaking...


Emigration from the United Kingdom to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, January 1873 - June 1873

by Ira A. Glazier

This series on Emigration from the United Kingdom to America concentrates on U.K. emigration in the period 1870-1897, listing migrants from the U.K. who arrived in New York. The original passenger lists transcribed...


Forgotten Voices of Mao's Great Famine, 1958-1962: An Oral History

by Xun Zhou

In 1958, China’s revered leader Mao Zedong instituted a program designed to transform his giant nation into a Communist utopia. Called the Great Leap Forward, Mao’s grand scheme—like so many other utopian...


A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

by William M. Schniedewind

More than simply a method of communication shared by a common people, the Hebrew language was always an integral part of the Jewish cultural system and, as such, tightly interwoven into the lives of the prophets,...


The Field of Cloth of Gold

by Glenn Richardson

Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy,...


Our Last Best Chance: A Story of War and Peace

by King Abdullah II of Jordan

A call for peace by the most dynamic leader of the Arab world.

At a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Middle East, King Abdullah II of Jordan is almost unique in enjoying widespread popular support. He...