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Red Fortress

by Catherine Merridale

A magisterial, richly detailed history of the Kremlin, and of the centuries of Russian elites who have shaped it--and been shaped by it in turn

The Moscow Kremlin is the heart of the Russian state, a fortress...


Egyptomania

by Bob Brier

The world has always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. When the Romans conquered Egypt, it was really Egypt that conquered the Romans. Cleopatra captivated both Caesar and Marc Antony and soon Roman ladies...


American Heretics

by Peter Gottschalk

In the middle of the nineteenth century a group of political activists in New York City joined together to challenge a religious group they believed were hostile to the American values of liberty and freedom....


Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the '60s & '70s

by Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire & Kate Farrell

These forty-eight powerful stories and poems etch in vivid detail the breakthrough moments experienced by women during the life-changing era that was the '60s and '70s. These women rode the sexual revolution...


Open Borders to a Revolution: Culture, Politics, and Migration

by Jaime Marroquin, Adela Pineda Franco & Magdalena Mieri

Open Borders to a Revolution is a collective enterprise studying the immediate and long-lasting effects of the Mexican Revolution in the United States in such spheres as diplomacy, politics, and intellectual...


Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution

by Peter FitzSimons

Eureka: the unfinished revolution . . . history comes to life with Peter FitzSimons. In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief...


Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady: The true story of bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg

by Carol Baxter

He was the gentleman bushranger ... she was the woman who rode with him. Full of action and drama, this is the richly detailed and unputdownable true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady.


A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798

by Hendrik Booraem

The American Revolution gave birth to a nation, forever changed the course of political thought, and shattered and transformed the lives of the citizens of the new republic. An iconic figure of the Old Northwest,...


1913: The Year Before the Storm

by Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside & Jamie Lee Searle

An International Bestseller

“An absolute gem of a book.” —The Observer

Just before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century’s most exciting year . . .

It was the year Henry Ford first put...


A Sea of Misadventures: Shipwreck and Survival in Early America

by Amy Mitchell-Cook & Jr. William N. Still

An investigation of how the trauma of shipwreck affected American values and behavior


Remember the Alamo

by Alison Rattle & Allison Vale

From pilgrims to pioneers to flappers . . . from Plymouth Rock to Pearl Harbor–the history of America in bite-size chunks

How did the conquistadors first stumble across America–and what were the Spanish looking...


The Dark Side of Church/State Separation: The French Revolution, Nazi Germany, and International Communism

by Stephen Strehle

This book analyzes the Enlightenment’s attack upon the Judeo-Christian tradition and its impact upon the development of secular regimes in France, Germany, and Russia. Strehle questions the absolute doctrine...


The Use and Abuse of Memory: Interpreting World War II in Contemporary European Politics

by Christian Karner & Bram Mertens

“This volume addresses the enduring narrative and memories of WWII in four themes of current scholarship: a combination of interdisciplinary paradigms and concerns; a transnational inclusivity of all Europe;...


The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: Medieval Cosmopolitanism and Images of IslamThirteenth to Fourteenth Centuries

by Seta B. Dadoyan

In this third volume of her trilogy, Seta B. Dadoyan focuses on social and cultural aspects of the Armenian condition and role in the medieval Islamic world. Dadoyan draws the outlines of a new philosophy of...


Political and Military Sociology: The Social Implications of National Defense

by III, Bruce D. McDonald

This volume explores the social elements and impact of national defense. Traditionally, national defense is viewed solely in military terms. As part of their national security objectives, many defense sectors...


Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire: Experiencing the Roman Empire

by David J. Mattingly

Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman...


War and Independence In Spanish America

by Anthony McFarlane

During the period from 1808 to 1826, the Spanish empire was convulsed by wars throughout its dominions in Iberia and the Americas. The conflicts began in Spain, where Napoleon's invasion triggered a war of national...


The Louisiana Purchase: A Global Context

by Robert D. Bush

In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation's geography and its political future. President...


Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory

by Stella Souvatzi & Athena Hadji

Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory addresses these two concepts as interrelated, rather than as separate categories, and as a means for understanding past social relations at different scales. The need...


Women in the Ancient Near East: A Sourcebook

by Mark Chavalas

Women in the Ancient Near East provides a collection of primary sources that further our understanding of women from Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilizations, from the earliest historical and literary texts...