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Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror

by Frank Ephraim

With the rise of Nazism in the 1930s more than a thousand European Jews sought refuge in the Philippines, joining the small Jewish population of Manila. When the Japanese invaded the islands in 1941, the peaceful...


Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, & Einstein's Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, From Antiquity to the Moder

by Harvey Rachlin

Leap across time with bestselling author Harvey Rachlin as he collects over 50 of the most fascinating objects in the world, under one book. The Mounted Hide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle Horse, The Black Obelisk,...


The Dark Side of the Enlightenment: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Reason

by John V. Fleming

Why spiritual and supernatural yearnings, even investigations into the occult, flourished in the era of rationalist philosophy. In The Dark Side of the Enlightenment, John V. Fleming shows how the impulses of...


The Emperor's Codes: Bletchley Park's role in breaking Japan's secret cyphers

by Michael Smith & Ralph Erskine

The extraordinary wartime exploits of the British codebreakers based at Bletchley Park continue to fascinate and amaze. In The Emperor's Codes Michael Smith tells the story of how Japan's wartime codes were...


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...