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Open Secrets: The Letters of Reb Yerachmiel Ben Yisrael

by Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro

An extraordinary exchange, encompassing the essence of both esoteric Judaism and Zen Buddhism.


Wrong Turn: America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency

by Colonel Gian Gentile

Colonel Gian Gentile’s 2008 article “Misreading the Surge” in World Politics Review first exposed a growing rift among military intellectuals that has since been playing out in strategy sessions at the...


To the Victor the Spoils

by Sean Longden

From D-Day to VE day, historian Sean Longden reveals The sex'n'drugs'n'rock'n'roll of soldiering The TimesFrom the D-Day landings in June 1944 to the final declaration of peace the following year the Allied...


Women Shall Not Rule: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Han to Liao

by Keith McMahon

Chinese rulers guaranteed male successors by taking multiple wives, sometimes in the thousands. Women Shall Not Rule is a fascinating history of the imperial wives and concubines, especially in light of the...


Baudelaire in China: A Study in Literary Reception

by Gloria Bien

The book examines the reception of Baudelaire in China by translators, critics, scholars, and individual writers. It reveals not only the protean qualities of Baudelaire’s work, but developments and trends...


Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy's Status Quo Culture

by Roger Thompson

Despite its reputation as the most impressive naval force in the world, the U.S. Navy is in trouble, according to the author of this book, and systemic weaknesses could be its undoing. Here, military sociologist...


Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier's Secret War, 1942-1945

by Betty Lussier

A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary...


A Plain Sailorman in China: The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, USN, 1875¿1948

by Bruce Swanson, Don H. McDowell & Nancy Tomasko

This biography recounts the extraordinary life of I. V. Gillis, both as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1894 to 1919 and as a collector of rare Chinese books. China specialist Bruce Swanson captures the colorful,...


Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II

by Juan Pujol Garcia & Nigel West

Garbo was the British codename of Juan Pujol Garcia, perhaps the most influential spy of the Second World War. By feeding false information to the Germans on the eve of the D-Day landings he ensured Hitler held...


Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century

by Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas G. Evans & Adam Henschke

This edited volume offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war. 


Raven

by Tim Reiterman

The "seminal book on the story of Jonestown" (Associated Press) is restored to print for the thirtieth anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, with a new preface by the author.After many years, one of the most...


Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals): Volume I

by Ewart Lewis

First published in 1954, this book explores the political ideas of the Middle Ages. It covers the period from the investiture struggle to the end of the fifteenth century and provides comprehensive readings...


Hasidic Williamsburg: A Contemporary American Hasidic Community

by George Kranzler

Hasidic Williamsburg recounts the dramatic emergence of this unique community in the face of major crises. It is the story of the loyalty of its members to their rebbes and their teachings and to the milieu...


The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle

Diplomacy in Japan-Eu Relations: From the Cold War to the Post-Bipolar Era

by Oliviero Frattolillo

Since the 1950s, Japan-Europe relations have been characterised by a mutual coldness in terms of diplomatic dialogue, punctuated by a number of trade disputes. This book analyses the development of the political...


Colonial Israel and Trans-Colonial Palestine

by Maha Samman

Taking a multidisciplinary approach to examine the dynamics of ethno-national contestation and colonialism in Israel/Palestine, this book investigates the approaches for dealing with the colonial and post-colonial...


Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals): Volume II

by Ewart Lewis

First published in 1954, this book explores the political ideas of the Middle Ages. It covers the period from the investiture struggle to the end of the fifteenth century and provides comprehensive readings...


The Etruscan World

by Jean MacIntosh Turfa

In the past fifteen years striking advances have been made in scholarship and research techniques for Etruscan Studies. In this volume, over 60 experts provide insights into all aspects of Etruscan culture, with...


Ancient Near East: The Basics

by Daniel C. Snell

Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great's conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment...


The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century

by Linda Mahood

The nineteenth century witnessed a discursive explosion around the subject of sex. Historical evidence indicates that the sexual behaviour which had always been punishable began to be spoken of, regulated, and...