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Montana: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Clark C. Spence

At three times the size of Pennsylvania, with a county bigger than the whole state of Connecticut, Montana is a large place, once described as "bounded on the west by the Japan current, on the north by the aurora...


Michigan: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Bruce Catton

The late Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton is known to millions of readers for his absorbing works on the Civil War. In this book, he turns to his native Michigan to tell a story of what happened...


The Naked Heart: The Bourgeois Experience Victoria to Freud

by Peter Gay

In The Naked Heart, Peter Gay explores the bourgeoisie's turn inward.

At the very time that industrialists, inventors, statesmen, and natural scientists were conquering new objective worlds, Gay writes, "the...


The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship

by David J. Bodenhamer, John Corrigan & Trevor M. Harris

Geographic information systems (GIS) have spurred a renewed interest in the influence of geographical space on human behavior and cultural development. Ideally GIS enables humanities scholars to discover relationships...


Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Historical Sources

by Scott C. Levi & Ron Sela

Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate...


Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present

by Jeff Sahadeo & Russell Zanca

For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic...


Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World

by Dorothy L. Hodgson

What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples' movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept...


Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground

by Glenn W. LaFantasie

The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. In these essays, Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during...


Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...


The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

by Pete Blaber

"A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives." (Kevin Sharer, Chairman & CEO, Amgen)

As a commander of Delta Force-the...


Belonging in Europe - The African Diaspora and Work

by Caroline Bressey & Hakim Adi

This publication does not just mark the presence of black people in Europe, but brings research to a new stage by making connections across Europe through the experience of work and labour. The working experience...


The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reconstruction: Myth or reality?

by Roger MacGinty & Oliver Richmond

The post-Cold War has witnessed enormous levels of western peacekeeping, peacemaking and reconstruction intervention in societies emerging from war. These western-led interventions are often called 'liberal...


The Global Politics of Combating Nuclear Terrorism: A Supply-Side Approach

by William C. Potter & Cristina Hansell

The most difficult challenge for a terrorist organization seeking to build a nuclear weapon or improvised nuclear device is obtaining fissile material, either plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU). Experts...


Crisis in the Caucasus: Russia, Georgia and the West

by Paul B. Rich

This collection of essays by a series of academic specialists examines the crisis stemming from the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 from a range of standpoints. The chapters probe the geopolitical...


The Iconography of Independence: 'Freedoms at Midnight'

by Robert Holland, Susan Williams & Terry Barringer

This book explores the phenomenon of Independence Days. These rituals had complex meanings both in the territories concerned and in Britain as the imperial metropole, where they were extensively reported in...


Pathways from Ethnic Conflict: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies

by John Coakley

The book begins with an agenda-setting introduction which will provide an overview of the central question being addressed, such as the circumstances associated with the move towards a political settlement,...


New Orleans in the Atlantic World: Between Land and Sea

by William Boelhower

The thematic project 'New Orleans in the Atlantic World' was planned immediately after hurricane Katrina and focuses on what meteorologists have always known: the city's identity and destiny belong to the broader...


Gujarat Beyond Gandhi - Mehta: Identity, Society and Conflict

by Nalin Mehta & Mona G. Mehta

The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and the land that produced Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, Gujarat has been at the centre-stage of South Asia's political iconography for more than a century. As...


Africa's Contemporary Challenges: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral

by Carlos Lopes

This book reviews Cabral's intellectual contribution to current debates on race, identity, nation building, democracy, leadership and ethics. The key leader of the national liberation movements of former Portuguese...


Museums in Postcolonial Europe

by Dominic Thomas

The history of European nation-building and identity formation is inextricably connected with museums, and the role they play in displaying the acquired spoils and glorious symbols of geopolitical power in order...