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North Carolina: A History

by William Powell

Described by an early visitor as "the Goodliest Soile Under the Cope of Heaven," the land that would become North Carolina presented its first settlers with the promise of prosperity, wealth, and--with luck--liberty,...


Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

by Max Hastings

From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg—that marked the frenzied...


The Making of Victorian Values: Decency and Dissent in Britain: 1789-1837

by Ben Wilson

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Indonesia: The Great Transition

by John Bresnan & Annette Clear

In this timely work, leading scholars analyze the causes of the social, political, and economic crises that erupted in Indonesia in the late 1990s, the responses of the elite and civil society, and the prospects...


Hanged at Auschwitz: An Extraordinary Memoir of Survival

by Sam Kessel

Boxer and member of the French Resistance Kessel recounts the horrifying time he spent in Nazi captivity-almost three years-including an execution that he narrowly survived.


Wartime America: The World War II Home Front

by John W. Jeffries

The World War II home front revisited, with a skeptical appraisal of the "Good War" as a watershed in the nation's history. "A superb account...a starting point for future work on the war."-Journal of American...


From Munich to Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt's America and the Origins of the Second World War

by David Reynolds

Arguing that the period from 1938 to 1941 was a turning point in modern American history, Mr. Reynolds shows how Franklin Roosevelt led Americans into a new global perspective on foreign policy.


Making History: Czech Voices of Dissent and the Revolution of 1989

by Michael Long

Making History: Czech Voices of Dissent and the Revolution of 1989 brings together the personal narratives of eleven former dissidents who, though close associates of Václav Havel, operated without his international...


Savage Constructions: The Myth of African Savagery

by Wendy C. Hamblet

Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current...


On the Border: Society and Culture between the United States and Mexico

by Andrew Grant Wood, Daniel D. Arreola & María S. Arbeláez

A stunningly beautiful backdrop where cultures meet, meld, and thrive, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands is one of the most dynamic regions in the Americas. On the Border explores little-known corners of this fascinating...


A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890

by Glen Jeansonne

In this lively and provocative synthesis, historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people events that shaped America in the twentieth century. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox analyzes the political, diplomatic,...


Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy

by David H. Kaplan, Christopher A. Airriess & Heike Alberts

Exploring the worldwide boom in immigration, this book traces the profound changes in urban areas as new arrivals have transformed inner cities and suburbs alike into bastions of new ethnic economic activity....


Of Camel Kings and Other Things: Rural Rebels Against Modernity in Late Imperial China

by Roxann Prazniak

From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth...


Keeping Democracy at Bay: Hong Kong and the Challenge of Chinese Political Reform

by Suzanne Pepper

This thoroughly researched study provides an invaluable account of Hong Kong's political evolution from its founding as a British colony to the present. Exploring the interplay between colonial, capitalist,...


Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace

by Dominic Lieven

The first history of the epic defeat of Napoleon's empire told from the Russian perspective.

Though much has been written about Napoleon's doomed invasion of Russia and the collapse of the French Empire that...


Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812

by Colonel David Fitz-Enz

Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the...


The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas

by Dmitry Chen

The first book in Russia's acclaimed Silk Road Trilogy, available in English for the first time, is full of mystery, memorable characters, and nonstop adventure. In the heart of the world, where empires collide,...


To Secure the Blessings of Liberty: Selected Writings of Gouverneur Morris

by Gouverneur Morris

Liberty Fund is pleased to present this single-volume collection of Governeur Morris's writings. This edition will be a welcome addition to scholars of American and French history as the volume contains many...


The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War

by Shahan Mufti

A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy

 

Shahan Mufti’s family history, which he can trace back...


Public-Private Partnerships in the European Union

by Christopher Bovis

Public procurement in the European Union represents almost twelve per cent of the EU's GDP and is continuing to increase, having been identified as a key objective in the EU's aim to become the most competitive...