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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,...


The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris

by Peter Beinart

In The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart tells a tale as old as the Greeks -- a story about the seductions of success. Beinart describes Washington on the eve of three wars -- World War One, Vietnam, and Iraq --...


Dressed as in a Painting: Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform

by Kimberly Wahl

The impact of the Aesthetic movement on women and women’s fashion


Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam

by Jatswan S. Sidhu

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam substantially updates the first edition through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,...


Peace and Bread in Time of War

by Jane Addams

First published in 1922 during the "Red Scare," by which time Jane Addams's pacifist efforts had adversely affected her popularity as an author and social reformer, this is her third to deal with her thoughts...


Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties

by Paul M. Johnson & Paul Johnson

The classic world history of the events, ideas, and personalities of the twentieth century.


The Course of Andean History

by Peter V. N. Henderson

The only comprehensive history of Andean South America from initial settlement to the present, this useful book focuses on Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the four countries where the Andes have played...


Slavery: Where Did It Come From?

by Betty Evans

This book is about the origins of slavery, the many countries that participated, and a few things I personally experienced. Author Bio: I was the second child born to Clarence and Vera Wallace of Evergreen Alabama....


Gardens of a Chinese Emperor: Imperial Creations of the Qianlong Era, 1736-1796

by Victoria M. Siu

Qianlong’s Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) was a microcosm of his world, with lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings. From within these precincts, the emperor ruled...


Historical Dictionary of Liberia

by Elwood D. Dunn, Amos J. Beyan & Carl Patrick Burrowes

Building on the first edition, this updated volume focuses on the personalities, from the founders of Liberia, to the soldiers who are responsible simultaneously for destruction and the hope of stability. Along...


Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence

by Nigel West

The defection of Igor Gouzenko in September 1945, more so than any other single event, alerted the West to the nature and scale of the Soviet espionage offensive being waged by the Kremlin. Apart from the dozen...


Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right

by Claire Conner

A narrative history of the John Birch Society by a daughter of one of the infamous ultraconservative organization’s founding fathers.

Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay...


Capturing the Women's Army Corps: The World War II Photographs of Captain Charlotte T. McGraw

by Ronald Kevin Bullis, Francoise Barnes Bonnell & Gwen Bingham

The photographs taken by Charlotte T. McGraw, the official Women's Army Corps photographer during World War II, offer the single most comprehensive visual record of the approximately 140,000 women who served...


The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia

by Edward Steers, Jr. & Edward Steers

The definitive A to Z reference on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The first book of its kind, The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia is a truly indispensable guide to one of the most dramatic and fascinating...


Pagan Spain

by Richard Wright

A master chronicler of the African-American experience, Richard Wright brilliantly expanded his literary horizons with Pagan Spain, originally published in 1957. The Spain he visited in the mid-twentieth century...


The Indo-Sumerian Seals Deciphered - Discovering Sumerians of Indus Valley as Phoenicians, Barats, Goths & Famous Vedic Aryans 3100-2300 B.C.

by L. A. Waddell

An in-depth historical analysis of one of the most fascinating eras of ancient history. Often overlooked for the gold and pyramids of Egypt, the Indus valley is considered one of the cradles of civilization....


Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University (May 19, 1869-May 19, 1909)

by Eugen Kuehnemann

Eugene Kühnemann was a German philosopher and literary critic . This essay was originally written for the Deutsche Rundschau of Berlin as a homage of Germany to President Eliot on his retirement from office...