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Clock Of The Long Now: Time And Responsibility: The Ideas Behind The World's Slowest Computer

by Stewart Brand

Using the Millennial Clock as a paradigm for the Long Now, Stewart Brand offers a practical introduction to the concept of long-term responsibility.


Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent

by A. K. Thompson

New Reflections on Violence for the twenty-first century.


The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages

by Nancy Marie Brown

An acclaimed science writer tells the story of Pope Sylvester II, the erstwhile mathematician, astronomer, and spy, who brought Islamic science to the West before the year 1000


Heaven's Bride: The Unprintable Life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr, and Madwoman

by Leigh Eric Schmidt

A prize-winning scholar recounts the life of Ida C. Craddock, American visionary, free-thinking secularist, sex reformer, brainy folklorist, and eclectic spiritualist


Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

by J. E. Lendon

A prize-winning classicist’s thrilling account of the Ten Years’ War—the first stage of the Peloponnesian War


Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus

by Oliver Bullough

In a transfixing blend of history and travelogue, a journalist tells the harrowing story of the forgotten peoples of the Caucasus


Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike

by Charlotte Gray

Between 1896 and 1899, thousands of people lured by gold braved a grueling journey into the remote wilderness of North America. Within two years, Dawson City, in the Canadian Yukon, grew from a mining camp of...


Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Latin America since Independence

by William E. French & Katherine Elaine Bliss

This innovative volume of original primary research integrates gender and sexuality into the main currents of historical interpretation concerning Latin America. The book argues that gender and sexuality-rather...


The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People

by Kenneth W. Porter, Alcione M. Amos & Thomas P. Senter

This story of a remarkable people, the Black Seminoles, and their charismatic leader, Chief John Horse, chronicles their heroic struggle for freedom.

Beginning with the early 1800s, small groups of fugitive slaves...


The Book of War: 25 Centuries of Great War Writing

by John Keegan

Acclaimed military historian John Keegan’s anthology of war writing from 25 centuries of battle

 

In The Book of War, John Keegan marshals a formidable host of war writings to chronicle the evolution of Western...


Hacienda and Market in Eighteenth-Century Mexico: The Rural Economy of the Guadalajara Region, 1675-1820

by Eric Van Young & John Coatsworth

This classic history of the Mexican hacienda from the colonial period through the nineteenth century has been reissued in a silver anniversary edition complete with a substantive new introduction and foreword....


Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

by Bryna Goodman & Wendy Larson

Bringing together the work of distinguished China historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars, Gender in Motion raises provocative questions about the diversity of gender practices during the...


Prelude to Catastrophe: FDR's Jews and the Menace of Nazism

by Robert Shogan

The Jews who so deeply admired Roosevelt made up the richest, most influential Jewish community in the world, leaders in government, commerce, and the arts. Yet by the time Franklin Roosevelt died in office,...


When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail

by Eric Jay Dolin

Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships. Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling...


English Churches Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

In this illustrated colour guide, Trevor Yorke places the period style of church fabric and decoration into an easy to read form, packed with photographs and informative diagrams.


Maharanis: The Extraordinary Tale of Four Indian Queens and Their Journey from Purdah to Parliament

by Lucy Moore

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


Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives

by Peter Unwin

A collection of lives and stories that provides a fascinating look at the eminent and no so eminent characters who came before us and left their colourful mark on Canada's history.


Identity, Aesthetics, and Sound in the Fin de Siecle: Redesigning Perception

by Dariusz Gafijczuk

This book is an analytic and historical portrait of the volatile decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Engaging with avant-garde art and thought, and concentrating on two of the most controversial and...


A Provincial History of the Ottoman Empire: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Nineteenth Century

by Marc Aymes

Provincializing the history of the Ottoman Empire, this book provides a critical approach to the projects of 'modernity' that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past two centuries.

Leaving their...


Power Transition and International Order in Asia: Issues and Challenges

by Peter Shearman

This edited volume examines how the transition and diffusion of power in global politics is impacting on stability and order in Asia.

Both in the academic field of International Relations (IR) and among policymakers,...