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Exodus to North Korea: Shadows from Japan's Cold War

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Through travels that range from Geneva to Pyongyang, this remarkable book takes readers on an odyssey through one of the most extraordinary forgotten tragedies of the Cold War: the "return" of over 90,000 people,...


Europe's Reformations, 1450-1650: Doctrine, Politics, and Community

by James D. Tracy

In this widely praised history, noted scholar James D. Tracy offers a comprehensive, lucid, and masterful exploration of early modern Europe's key turning point. Establishing a new standard for histories of...


The Essential Antifederalist

by William B. Allen & Gordon Lloyd

This edited collection of readings from Antifederalist thought was first published in 1985. Here presented with a completely revised and updated interpretive essay from the editors and expanded to cover the...


Debating the Origins of the Cold War: American and Russian Perspectives

by Ralph B. Levering, Vladimir O. Pechatnov & Verena Botzenhart-Viehe

Debating the Origins of the Cold War examines the coming of the Cold War through Americans' and Russians' contrasting perspectives and actions. In two engaging essays, the authors demonstrate that a huge gap...


Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition: Woman in Latin American History

by Gertrude M. Yeager

Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region's political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager...


A Concise History of Hong Kong

by John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative...


Cultures in Conflict: The Seven Years' War in North America

by Warren R. Hofstra, Catherine Desbarats & Fred Anderson

Cultures in Conflict addresses the broad pattern of events that framed this conflict's causes, the intercultural dynamics of its conduct, and its profound impact on subsequent events—most notably the American...


Colonial Spanish America: A Documentary History

by William B. Taylor & Kenneth Mills

Colonial Spanish America is a book of readings about people-people from different worlds who came together to form a society by chance and by design in the years after 1492. The book is meant to enrich, not...


Cold War Mandarin: Ngo Dinh Diem and the Origins of America's War in Vietnam, 1950-1963

by Seth Jacobs

For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the U.S. financed his tyranny. In this new book, Seth Jacobs traces the tragic history of the so-called...


The British Imperial Century, 1815-1914: A World History Perspective

by Timothy Parsons

Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition...


Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants

by Paul H. Lewis

This thoughtful text describes how Latin America's authoritarian culture has been and continues to be reflected in a variety of governments, from the near-anarchy of the early regional bosses (caudillos), to...


Between the Middle Ages and Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World

by Charles H. Parker & Jerry H. Bentley

This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities in the profound transitions of the early modern period. Taking a global and comparative approach to historical...


Secular Spirituality: Reincarnation and Spiritism in Nineteenth-Century France

by Lynn L. Sharp

Secular Spirituality challenges the traditional dichotomy between Enlightenment reason and religion. It follows French romantic socialists' and spiritists' search for a new spirituality based on reincarnation...


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style

by Ian Kelly

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...


Traitor to the Crown: The Untold Story of the Popish Plot and the Consipiracy Against Samuel Pepys

by James Long & Ben Long

1679, England: Fear of conspiracy and religious terrorism have provoked panic in politicians and a zealous reaction from the legal system. Everywhere?or so it is feared?Catholic agents are plotting to overthrow...


The Imperial Capitals of China: A Dynastic History of the Celestial Empire

by Arthur Cotterell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

by Richard Hough

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Fourth of July: and the Founding of America

by Peter De Bolla

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires

by Peter Turchin

Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Peter Turchin in War and Peace and War uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin...


Yashka. My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile

by Maria Botchkareva

This book tells the extraordinary story of Maria Botchkareva "Yashka", a peasant girl grown up in Siberia, who at the outbreak of First World War asked and obtained to enlist in the Russian army: not to be one...