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A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries

by David Carr

Museums and libraries inspire us to cross the limits of routine thought, into experiences of reflection and possibility. Each of the essays in A Place Not a Place examines the ways these and other cultural institutions...


Managing God's Higher Learning: U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University), 1888-1952

by Dong Wang

As the first co-educational institution of higher learning in China, Lingnan University made monumental strides in the education of Christian women, and it created a viable alternative to traditional Chinese...


Iran's Nuclear Diplomacy: Power politics and conflict resolution

by Bernd Kaussler

This book examines the dynamics of relations and the substance of the negotiations between the international community and Iran over the latter's nuclear programme.

Iran's nuclear programme and the alleged...


Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

by Andrew Friedman

The capital of the U.S. Empire after World War II was not a city. It was an American suburb. In this innovative and timely history, Andrew Friedman chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions...


The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union

by Herman Belz

The debates between Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Robert Hayne of South Carolina gave fateful utterance to the differing understandings of the nature of the American Union that had come to predominate...


Real life in Castro's Cuba

by Catherine Moses

This new book provides a first-hand, grassroots look at life in Cuba, including very vivid descriptions of its people and places. Real Life in Castro's Cuba illuminates the human face of Cuba, which over the...


Over the Beach: The Air War in Vietnam

by Zalin Grant

"The Right Stuff without the hype, Yeager without the ego."—Washington Post Book World "While the jet-jockey competitiveness, the undercurrent of fear, the victories and foul-ups of jet sweeps have been described...


Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition

by J. Arch Getty

In old Russia, patron/client relations, "clan" politics, and a variety of other informal practices spanned the centuries. Government was understood to be patrimonial and personal rather than legal, and office...


The Limits of Alliance: The United States, NATO, and the EU in North and Central Europe

by Andrew A. Michta

The Limits of Alliance surveys the security policies of the states in North and Central Europe in the context of a declining North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the emerging European Security and Defense...


The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of Democratic Rule

by Roger M. Barrus, James F. Pontuso & David E. Marion

The American Constitution held out the hope that ordinary people were capable of deciding their own fates, and in doing so it immeasurably elevated the dignity of common people. The organization and interplay...


The Dutch Diaspora: The Netherlands and Its Settlements in Africa, Asia, and the Americas

by Howard J. Wiarda

The Dutch Diaspora is a comprehensive and personal study of the former colonial empire of the Netherlands. The Netherlands is considered one of the most successful societies and at one point was the world's...


American Civilization: An Introduction

by David C Mauk, David C. Mauk & John Oakland

This revised and updated edition of the hugely successful American Civilization provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. This...


Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka: Life After Terror

by Dhana Hughes

Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated...


The State and Revolution in the Twentieth-Century: Major Social Transformations of Our Time

by Berch Berberoglu

This book provides a comparative-historical analysis of the state and revolution in the twentieth century, focusing on the major socialist revolutions of our time. After examining the competing theories of the...


Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, and the Ku Klux Klan: Exposing the Invisible Empire During Reconstruction

by J. Michael Martinez

This is the story of the rise and fall of the Reconstruction-era Klan, focusing especially on Major Merrill and the Seventh Cavalry's efforts to expose the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan to the light of day.


Addicted to Failure: U.S. Security Policy in Latin America and the Andean Region

by Brian Loveman

This perceptive book critically explores why the United States continues to pursue failed policies in Latin America. Leading scholars explain how policies intended to promote the rule of law instead generate...


Compass of Society: Commerce and Absolutism in Old-Regime France

by Henry C. Clark

Compass of Society rethinks the French route to a conception of 'commercial society' in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Henry C. Clark finds that the development of market liberalism, far from being...


After the Deluge: New Perspectives on the Intellectual and Cultural History of Postwar France

by Julian Bourg & François Dosse

Motivated by a desire to narrate and contextualize the deluge of 'French theory,' After the Deluege showcases recent work by today's brightest scholars of French intellectual history that historicizes key debates,...


Social Movements in Twentieth-Century Iran: Culture, Ideology, and Mobilizing Frameworks

by Stephen C. Poulson

Stephen C. Poulson investigates cycles of social protest in Iran from 1890 to the present era. This work covers the following social movements: the 1890-92 Tobacco Movement; the 1906-09 Constitutional Revolution;...


The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America: The Dominican Case in Comparative Perspective

by Emelio Betances

The Catholic Church acted as a mediator during social and political change in several Latin American countries from the 1960s through the 1990s: the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El...