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American Culture: An Anthology

by Anders Breidlid, Fredrik Chr. Brøgger & Oyvind T. Gulliksen

This second edition of American Culture includes contemporary events and provides an introduction to American civilization. Extracts are taken from diverse sources such as political addresses, articles, interviews,...


Was Mao Really a Monster?: The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday's "Mao: The Unknown Story"

by Gregor Benton & Lin Chun

Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster - equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin - and a fool who won power by native...


The History of Saudi Arabia

by Alexei Vassiliev

How has Saudi Arabia managed to maintain its Arab and Islamic values while at the same time adopting Western technology and a market economy? How have its hereditary leaders, who govern with a mixture of political...


Two Hours that Shook the World: September 11, 2001: Causes and Consequences

by Fred Halliday

As the dust settled around the devastation of the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001, a host of questions emerged surrounding the attacks, the motives behind them and their future implications....


Tommy Rot: WWI Poetry They Didn't Let You Read

by John Sadler & Rosie Serdiville

A never before published collection of humorous and un-jingoistic war poetry from the trench and front line. A 'Tommies' View' covering both world wars and most major campaigns. Many of the poems have never...


Medieval Pirates: Pirates, Raiders and Privateers 1204-1453

by Jill Eddison

In the Medieval Period the English Channel was an especialy perilous stretch of water. It has two distinct (and often conflicting) functions. It was a rich commercial seaway, on which the rising economy of the...


Haunted Farnham

by Peter Underwood

This fascinating collection reveals the dark side of Farnham's history. President of The Ghost Club for thirty-three years, Peter Underwood has been called 'a giant in psychical research', and 'the world's leading...


My Italian Adventures: An English Girl at War, 1943-47

by Lucy Addey, Hugo de Burgh & Sir Max Hastings

When Lucy Addey became one of the ATS' Girls in Khaki she hardly imagined that she would end up eating ice cream a stone's throw from the Roman forum. Her story is of a love affair with the landscape and its...


The Architecture of Sunderland

by Dr Michael Johnson & Graham Potts

Sunderland is largely a product of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when coal-mining and shipbuilding fuelled rapid expansion. Once the largest shipbuilding town in the world, Sunderland has a proud...


Don't Panic: How to Cope with Personal Financial Crisis & Negotiate with Banks

by Nick Leeson

The issue of personal insolvency, how individuals can address its various aspects, what steps they can take and what options are available to them, is one of the most pressing issues in Irish society at the...


The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph

by Albert O. Hirschman, Amartya Sen & Jeremy Adelman

In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of...


Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby

by Lalonnie Lehman

The Great Gatsby is that rare classic that inescapably defines the age from which it sprang: the Roaring ‘20s, an era of economic boom, stylish excess and above all an explosion of new and exciting fashions....


Vermont: A History

by Charles T. Morrissey

For many Americans, Vermont still seems what the United States at least in myth once was--a bucolic landscape of wooded hills, neat farms, and handsome villages--before modern forces transformed our agrarian...


Utah: A History

by Charles S. Peterson

A place apart, Utah began as an undefined land in the middle of the continent, a place that meant little to the few natives who lived there and even less to the fewer travelers who passed through.

 Utah...


South Carolina: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Louis Booker Wright

Louis Wright's masterful telling of South Carolina's story will fascinate residents and non-residents alike. A land whose people knew the joy of great victories and the sadness of bitter defeats, South Carolina...


Oregon: A History

by Gordon B. Dodds

To many Americans, Oregon is an idyllic, fruitful garden on the northwestern shore of a troubled urban nation. But, as author Gordon B. Dodds explains in this thoughtful history, behind that image lies the story...


Oklahoma: A History

by H Wayne Morgan

Few other states can match Oklahoma's reputation as a last frontier. Indians, pioneers, land rushes, and oil dominate many an American's picture of Oklahoma's history. Incomplete as such an impression is, the...


Ohio: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Walter Havighurst

Historically, Ohio seems to have had everything--great physical beauty; rich resources of coal, oil, gas, and fertile soil; a central location with easy means of transportation by land and water; inventive and...


New York: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Bruce Bliven

From the Big Apple to Niagara Falls, the state of New York has always had enormous fascination for Americans. From the Empire State have come major influences on almost every aspect of American life. Particularly...


New Jersey

by Thomas J. Fleming

When members of the colonial assembly warned Governor Philip Carteret in 1668 that he should abandon any expectations "that things must go according to your opinions," they struck a keynote for the New Jersey...