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They Belonged to Glasgow

by Rudolph Kenna & Ian Sutherland

Glasgow's current status as a cult city with a worldwide reputation for chic clubs and hip hotels is deserved, but its humble origins lie in the medieval town based around the High Street and in the numerous...


Nigeria: After the Nightmare

by Iyorwuese Hagher

Nigeria: After the Nightmare is an in-depth look into the Nigerian experience, explaining what went wrong during the country’s thirty years of dictatorship. The book describes Nigeria's problems including...


Presidential Ambition: Gaining Power At Any Cost

by Richard Shenkman

In this timely, illuminating, and often shocking book, Richard Shenkman reveals that it is not just recent presidents but all presidents who have been ambitious--and at times frighteningly so, willing to sacrifice...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 36: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

by PAUL MAURICE CLOGAN

Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Since 1970, a...


American Indian Politics and the American Political System

by David E. Wilkins

Now in its third edition, American Indian Politics is the most comprehensive study written from a political science perspective that analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including...


Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War

by Mark Zuehlke

An Excerpt From Brave Battalion.

The company was completely bunched in front of the wire. Some men threw bombs toward the German trench while others tried to beat down the wooden stakes supporting the wire with...


The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines

by Bing West

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Bing West's No True Glory and The Strongest Tribe.

With unprecedented access and previously unreported detail, here is a first hand account of the 22-day march to Baghdad...


Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

by Stephen Fried

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three...


Courage: Portraits of Bravery in the Service of Great Causes

by Gordon Brown

From the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: eight fascinating portraits of men and women whose lives define the meaning of courage.


No Bad News for the King: The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath in Burma

by Emma Larkin

An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma

On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing...


Alfredo Catalani: Composer of Lucca

by Domenico Luigi Pardini, Valentina Relton & David Chandler

The full, tragic story of Puccini's great rival, now available in English for the first time. Born in Lucca four years before Puccini, Alfredo Catalani (1854-93) was the main hope of Italian opera in the 1880s....


Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--a Test of Will andFaith in World War I

by Louisa Thomas

It was a time of testing and uncertainty. Even before World War I, there was a sense that country was changing. As Louisa Thomas reveals in Conscience, for the Thomas brothers, the struggle did not only take...


A Soldier's Dream: Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq

by William Doyle

For six months in 2006, a charismatic young U.S. Army captain and Arab linguist named Travis Patriquin unleashed a diplomatic and cultural charm offensive upon the Sunni Arab sheiks of Anbar province, the heart...


Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism

by Eric Burns

This lively, fascinating account of the surprisingly raucous journalism of the Revolutionary era—and how it helped to build a nation that has endured—offers new perspective on today's media wars


The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror

by George Soros

The legendary financier — and founder of the Open Society Institute — offers crucial insight into the real meaning of freedom, and how societies can best promote it.


The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa

by Adam Roberts

A real life version of THE DOGS OF WAR in which a band of mercenaries plots to over throw a venal government of the newly oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea


Andes

by Michael Jacobs

For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that “everything here is grander and more majestic than...


The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China

by Eric Tamm

On July 6, 1906, Baron Gustaf Mannerheim boarded the midnight train from St. Petersburg, charged by Czar Nicholas II to secretly collect intelligence on the Qing Dynasty’s sweeping reforms that were radically...


Rural Transition in Azerbaijan

by Zvi Lerman

The book demonstrates that reform policies_including privatization of land and the shift from collective to individual farming_have a significant impact on agricultural growth, rural incomes, and poverty alleviation....


Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress

by Joseph Wheelan

When John Quincy Adams—the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat—was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a...