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Uruguay and the United States, 1903 1929: Diplomacy in the Progressive Era

by James C. Knarr

Despite its fascinating history, the attention paid by North American historians to Uruguay, a nation nestled in the corner of South America between Argentina and Brazil, is scant when compared to that shown...


The Antebellum Crisis and America's First Bohemians

by Mark A. Lause

Amid the social and political tensions plaguing the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War, the North experienced a boom of cultural activity. Young transient writers, artists, and musicians...


Building the St. Helena II: Rebirth of a Nineteenth-Century Canal Boat

by Carrol Gantz

Building the St. Helena II tells the story of the 1970 reconstruction of an authentic, operational 1825 canal boat. The narrative unfolds in the small village of Canal Fulton, Ohio, along the surviving one-mile...


Donn Piatt: Gadfly of the Gilded Age

by Peter Bridges

Born in 1819 in Cincinnati, Donn Piatt died in 1891 at the Piatt Castles that still stand in western Ohio. He was a diplomat, historian, journalist, judge, lawyer, legislator, lobbyist, novelist, playwright,...


Winter in Taos: Facsimile of Original 1935 Edition

by Mabel Dodge Luhan

"Winter in Taos" starkly contrasts Luhan's memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust's "Remembrances of Things Past." They follow her life through three failed marriages, numerous affairs,...


From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter

by Raphael Israeli

The “Arab Spring” does not seem to have produced the democratic revolution heralded by the international media. Raphael Israeli examines thematic problems among all the Muslim states experiencing...


China's Nonprofit Sector: Progress and Challenges

by Chien-Chung Huang, Guosheng Deng & Zhenyao Wang

This book describes the development of China’s nonprofit sector since 1995, through its shifting legal framework, the relationship between government and private sector organizations, and the lack of knowledge...


Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America's Changing Communities

by Amy K. Levin, Tami Christopher & David Kyvig

Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped...


Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime during the Civil War

by George B. Kirsch

During the Civil War, Americans from homefront to battlefront played baseball as never before. While soldiers slaughtered each other over the country's fate, players and fans struggled over the form of the national...


The Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition

by Hugh Thomas

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised...


1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

by Robert Arp

An elegant addition to the successful “1001” series—a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We...


The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949

by Keith Jeffery

The authorized history of the world's oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service, drawing extensively on hitherto secret documents.

Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (also commonly known as MI6)...


Greece--a Jewish History

by K. E. Fleming

K. E. Fleming's Greece--a Jewish History is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews, and the only history that includes material on their diaspora in Israel and the United States. The...


Shackleton's Whisky: A Spirit of Discovery: Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the Rare Malt Whisky He Left Behind

by Neville Peat

A vivid account of Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the cases of Mackinlay's single malt whisky that he left behind.

The incredible tale of Antarctica, malt whisky and an epic journey. Sir...


100 Mistakes that Changed History: Backfires and Blunders That Collapsed Empires, Crashed Economies, and Altered th e Course of Our World

by Bill Fawcett

Collected in one volume, here are backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of the world.

From the Maginot Line to the Cuban Missile Crisis, history is filled...


The Hungry Heart: Journeys With William Colenso

by Peter Wells

Shortlisted for the NZ Post Award this fascinating, innovative biography is of a true original and significant figure in NZ's early colonisation."I love doubters: of a truly honest doubter I have great hope."...


The Captive Wife

by Fiona Kidman

A prize-winning historical novel that has become a New Zealand classic.When Betty Guard steps ashore in Sydney, in 1834, she meets with a heroine's welcome. Her survival during a four-month kidnapping ordeal...


Beneath Hill 60

by Will Davies

The story of the Australian miners and soldiers who tunnelled under Hill 60 near Ypres and eventually broke through to create a new frontline. On 7 June 1917, 19 massive mines shattered the Messines ridge near...


Anzac Fury: The Battle of Crete 1941

by Peter Thompson

From Tobruk to the Battle of Crete - the new bestseller from the author of Pacific Fury. Anzac Fury commemorates the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe when 8900 Anzac prisoners of war captured...


The Book of Secrets

by Fiona Kidman

A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu.

In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand....