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The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life

by Francis Parkman

Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through...


A Critical History of Greek Philosophy

by W. T. Stace

Virtually every aspect of the modern Western worldview has its roots in the remarkably diverse body of philosophy that emerged from a small patch of land in the Mediterranean thousands of years ago. This volume...


Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium

by Sherine Hafez & Susan Slyomovics

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates...


The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives

by Daniel J. Sherman, Ruud van Dijk & Jasmine Alinder

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A...


A Short History of England

by G. K. Chesterton

England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama...


Apology

by Plato & Benjamin Jowett

This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing...


Deaf and Dumb

by Elizabeth Sandham

In this gripping account, author Elizabeth Sandham sheds light on the often undesirable circumstances in which disabled children were raised in the early nineteenth century. Those who were lucky enough to be...


The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp

by Wolfgang Sofsky & William Templer

During the twelve years from 1933 until 1945, the concentration camp operated as a terror society. In this pioneering book, the renowned German sociologist Wolfgang Sofsky looks at the concentration camp from...


South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917

by Ernest Henry Shackleton

When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton...


Hero Tales from American History

by Henry Cabot Lodge & Theodore Roosevelt

Who needs tall tales, legends, and myths when the turmoil and tribulation that resulted in the birth of the United States is chock-full of inspiring deeds and triumphs? In this volume, noted historian and statesman...


Life in Dixie During the War: 1861-1865

by Mary A. H. Gay

The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating...


The Story of the Outlaw: A Study of Western Desperado

by Emerson Hough

Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild...


The Borgias: Celebrated Crime

by Alexandre Dumas

Nobody has ever detailed history's most ruthless rulers and tyrants with as much flair and passion as French writer Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian clan that earned notoriety...


Battle for the North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War II in Europe

by John R. Bruning

The Battle of the North Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 until the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, though it reached its peak from mid-1940 through the...


The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History

by A. Kenneth Curtis, J. Stephen Lang & Randy Petersen

Brush up on the people, places, and events every Christian should know about with this fascinating, accessible guide. Ideal for pastors and speakers.


A History of the Dora Camp: The Untold Story of the Nazi Slave Labor Camp That Secretly Manufactured V-2 Rockets

by Andre Sellier & Michael J. Neufeld

A former prisoner tells the untold story of the Nazi concentration camp that secretly manufactured V-2 rockets.


Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

by Jordan Sand

Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning in the 1970s, Tokyo participated in this trend. However,...


Richard the Third

by Paul Murray Kendall

"The best biography of Richard III that has been written."—A. L. Rowse, Chicago Tribune Paul Murray Kendall's masterful account of the life of England's King Richard III has remained the standard biography...


God on Trial: Landmark Cases from America's Religious Battlefields

by Peter Irons

An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided?from the acclaimed author of The Courage of Their Convictions

As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both...


97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

by Jane Ziegelman

In 97 Orchard, Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary life that was the heart and soul of New York's Lower East Side around the turn of the twentieth century—a city within a city, where Germans, Irish, Italians,...