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Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics

by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

Historian Elizabeth Tandy Shermer examines how Barry Goldwater and elite Phoenix businessmen used policy and federal funds to fashion a postwar "business climate," setting off an interstate competition for investment...


Selling the American Way: U.S. Propaganda and the Cold War

by Laura A. Belmonte

Selling the American Way documents how U.S. officials defined and defended the "American Way of Life" in a quest to promote democratic capitalism and discredit communism, but faced great difficulties in reconciling...


Taiwan: Nation-State or Province?

by John F Copper

An updated examination of Taiwan, set against the backdrop of Taiwan’s uncertain political status as either a sovereign nation or a province of the People’s Republic of China.


Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

by Max Blumenthal

An explosive exposé into the radical right-wing state of Israeli politics from bestselling author of Republican Gomorrah.


Light from the East: A Gathering of Asian Wisdom

by Frank MacHovec

The most important teachings of Asian thought and religion in a single, accessible volume.


Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

by Lafcadio Hearn

Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.


The Train Driver and Other Plays

by Athol Fugard

The latest works by one of the world’s foremost playwrights.


Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands

by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"Lim recounts her journey with a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's gift for narrative."--Ms.


Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold's Plot to Betray America

by Stephen H. Case & Mark Jacob

Histories of the Revolutionary War have long honored heroines such as Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, and Molly Pitcher. Now, more than two centuries later, comes the first biography of one of the war’s most remarkable...


M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law: The Man before the Mahatma

by Charles R. DiSalvo

In 1888, at the age of eighteen, Mohandas Gandhi sets out from his modest home in India. Shy, timid, and soft-spoken, he embarks on what he believes will be a new life abroad. Twenty-seven years later, at the...


Canada's Other Game: Basketball from Naismith to Nash

by Brian I. Daly

Record numbers of Canadian youths are taking up basketball, but the sport languishes in the shadow of hockey. From the sport's beginning to the era of Steve Nash, this book chronicles basketball's struggle to...


Questions of Gender in Byzantine Society

by Bronwen Neil & Lynda Garland

Gender was a key social indicator in Byzantine society, as in many others. While studies of gender in the western medieval period have appeared regularly in the past decade, similar studies of Byzantium have...


Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900

by John Pritchard

Methodism played an important part in the spread of Christianity from its European heartlands to the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. From John Wesley’s initial reluctance, via haphazard ventures and...


The Ritual Culture of Victorian Professionals: Competing for Ceremonial Status, 1838-1877

by Albert D. Pionke

Focusing on the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Albert D. Pionke's book historicizes the relationship of ritual, class, and public status in Victorian England. His analysis of various discourses related...


Sweden in the Eighteenth-Century World: Provincial Cosmopolitans

by Göran Rydén

Eighteenth-century Sweden was deeply involved in the process of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden’s central ports exported bar iron that would drive the Industrial Revolution, whilst arriving ships would...


Stealing Things: Theft and the Author in Nineteenth-Century France

by Rosemary A. Peters

Stealing Things demonstrates how ninteenth-century French narratives portraying the “thief” figure reflect and critique popular attitudes of the times. This book focuses on how stolen objects shape individual...


The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-hunting

by John Demos

With the vision of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize?winning author John Demos explores the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past...


Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

by Lucy Lethbridge

“A ridiculously diverting glimpse of downstairs life in Edwardian England. . . . Most gratifying.”—Laura Miller, Salon From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work...


Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation

by James E. Genova

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule...


Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal

by Keel Hunt & John L. Seigenthaler

Coup is the behind-the-scenes story of an abrupt political transition, unprecedented in U.S. history. Based on 163 interviews, Hunt describes how collaborators came together from opposite sides of the political...