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Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern

by Prasenjit Duara

In this powerful and provocative book, Prasenjit Duara uses the intriguing case of Manchukuo_the Japanese puppet state in northeast China from 1932-1945_to explore how such antinomies as imperialism and nationalism,...


American Indians and the Urban Experience

by Kurt Peters & Susan Lobo

Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in-between. Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, poetry, prose, and stunning art-from photography and...


Slavery and freedom in Delaware, 1639-1865

by William H. Williams

William H. Williams fills a gap in the literature on slavery in America. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the 'peculiar institution' in the First State. An excellent text for courses in colonial...


Asia: A Concise History

by Milton W. Meyer

This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present.


Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

by Edmund S. Morgan

"The best explanation that I have seen for our distinctive combination of faith, hope and naiveté concerning the governmental process." —Michael Kamman, Washington Post This book makes the provocative case...


The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America

by Gary B. Nash

In this audacious recasting of the American Revolution, distinguished historian Gary Nash offers a profound new way of thinking about the struggle to create this country, introducing readers to a coalition of...


Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005

by James T. Campbell

Penguin announces a prestigious new series under presiding editor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Many works of history deal with the journeys of blacks in bondage from Africa to the United States along the ?middle...


The City of Falling Angels

by John Berendt

Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction...


Magellan 20 september 1519

by Pietro Pigafetta

This is the story of events that actually happened and that you will read later on. Pietro Pigafetta, a descendant of Antonio Pigafetta, tells this story. Thanks to documents and memoirs, passed down from generation...


One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa

by John Wukovits

In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese...


The Tiger that Swallowed the Boy

by John Simons

Looking at zoological gardens, private menageries, circuses, and natural history museums, this fascinating account explores the surprising extent of the exotic-animal trade in 19th-century England and its colonies....


Rossetti's Wombat

by John Simons

Rossetti's Wombat tells the story of 'Top', a wombat who lived with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Chelsea for a few months in 1869. The book also describes the strange history of the European...


Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

by David Hunt

Winner of the 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction.

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia...

In this hilarious history, David Hunt tells the real story of Australia's past from megafauna...


Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview: How the Nazi Eugenic Crusade for a Superior Race Caused the Greatest Holocaust in World History

by Jerry Bergman

This book takes a fresh look at Germany's most influential Nazi leaders, examining their backgrounds, education and convictions. It provides compelling evidence that the rising influence of Darwinism, eugenics...


Journey to the Arctic: The True Story of the Disastrous 1871 Mission to the North Pole

by Euphemia Vale Blake & Peter Stark

An astonishing tale of being stranded in the Arctic Ice. "While floating down on the ice-floe, in the midst of dirt and darkness, hungry and cold... I wondered at myself that I could have learned, in a few short...


Reflections on the Revolution in France: Volume 2 Paperback

by Edmund Burke

Originally published by Oxford University Press in the 1890s, the famed three-volume Payne edition of Select Works is universally revered by students of English history and political thought. Faithfully reproduced...


History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: In Two Volumes

by Mercy Otis Warren

A modern edition of Warren's History is indeed a publishing event. Because Warren was deeply engaged in the political and moral issues of her day, her writing represents a treasure trove, especially for those...


Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic

by Henrik Lunde

Among the many controversies of World War II, prominent is the debate over Germany's strategy in the north of the Soviet Union, as the tide of war turned, and gigantic Russian armies began to close in on Berlin....


The A to Z of the Non-Aligned Movement and Third World

by Guy Arnold

Just what the Non-Aligned Movement and Third World sought_and at times achieved_is set forth in this unique reference work, with its over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, organizations,...


Gambling on Ore: The Nature of Metal Mining in the United States, 1860-1910

by Kent Curtis

Gambling on Ore examines the development of the western mining industry from the tumultuous and violent Gold Rush to the elevation of large-scale copper mining in the early twentieth century, using Montana as...