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Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper & Nur Bilge Criss

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Turkey explores the history of this fascinating country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary...


Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform

by Pade Badru & Brigid M. Sackey

Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform draws together contributions from scholars that focus on changes taking place in the practice of the religion and their effects...


The UnCivil University: Intolerance on College Campuses

by Gary A. Tobin, Aryeh Kaufmann Weinberg & Jenna Ferer

This book documents the alarming rise in bigotry and bullying in the academy, using a range of evidence from first-hand accounts of intimidation of students by anti-Israel professors to anti-Semitic articles...


A Short History of World War II

by James L. Stokesbury

Despite the numerous books on World War II, until now there has been no one-volume survey that was both objective and comprehensive. Previous volumes have usually been written from an exclusively British or...


The History of Money

by Jack Weatherford

In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when...


Eight Soviet Composers

by Gerald Abraham

The composers of Soviet Russia were well known among the most die hard music fans in the United Kingdoms, this delightful book was written as a bridge for the uninitiated wishing to learn more about classical...


Radical Pacifism in Modern America: Egalitarianism and Protest

by Marian Mollin

Radical Pacifism in Modern America illuminates the complex relationships between gender, race, activism, and political culture, identifying critical factors that simultaneously hindered and facilitated grassroots...


Slavery's Borderland: Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River

by Matthew Salafia

By centering the practical and figurative significance of the Ohio River as a political border, a cultural boundary, and an artery of movement and economy that gave form to the region, Matthew Salafia sheds...


The Broken Gift

by Daniel Friedmann

Was Adam the first man? Was man created by divine act in less than one day almost 6,000 years ago, as the Bible suggests? Or did man appear 200,000 years ago as the culmination of numerous human-like species...


British Railway Architecture and Heritage

by Trevor Yorke

This is a colour guide to the magnificent architectural legacy and role the steam railways played in the social and industrial history of Victorian Britain.


Regency House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Architectural historian Trevor Yorke, using his own drawings and full colour photographs, describes the features and fittings that have made houses of the Regency period so distinctive.


Entangling Alliances with None: American Foreign Policy in the Age of Jefferson

by Lawrence S. Kaplan

Written over a thirty-year period, the essays included in this volume develop one central theme: the completion of American isolationism in the formative years of the nation. Isolationism, in Kaplan's view,...


Beyond the Call of Duty: Army Flight Nursing in World War II

by Judith Barger

At the height of World War II, five hundred Army flight nurses served with the Army Air Forces as members of thirty-one medical air evacuation squadrons located throughout the world on both the European and...


A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel Harvey Hill, 4th Artillery, U.S.A.

by Nathaniel Hughes Jr. & Timothy D. Johnson

Born in July 1821, Daniel Harvey Hill grew up in "genteel poverty" on a large plantation in York District, South Carolina. He entered West Point and graduated in the middle of the renowned Class of 1842. Following...


Hudson's Heritage: A Chronicle of the Founding and the Flowering of the Village of Hudson, Ohio

by Grace Izant

Grace Goulder Izant spent the last six decades of her long and productive life in Hudson, Ohio, and this, her final book, was the one that lay closest to her heart. Bringing to it her knowledge as a historian...


Cleveland, a Metropolitan Reader

by W. Keating, Norman Krumholz & David Perry

After enjoying exceptional growth at the turn of the last century, Cleveland's fortunes, like that of many metropolitan centers, have sharply declined. How much of this change is due to characteristics of growth...


Company a Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., 1846-1848, in the Mexican War

by Leonne Hudson

The U.S. Company of Sappers, Miners, and Pontooniers quickly became one of the army's elite unites. Gustavus Woodson Smith, the unit commander and author of the text, describes the training and discipline of...


The Whip and the Rod - An Account of Corporal Punishment Among All Nations and for All Purposes

by R. Yelyr

The whip and the stick has been used for much of human history, this fascinating history reveals why corporal punishment seems to be such a common thing among all cultures through much of recorded history.


Stories from Greek Mythology

by James Wood

A collection of the finest stories from Greek mythology, including Orpheus and Eurydice, cupid and the graces, the Argonauts, and many more. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the...


The Pre-Mohammedan Coinage of Northwestern India

by R B Whitehead

A fascinating collection of some of the ancient coins from the sub-continent. A perfect guide for anybody with a keen interest in ancient trade routes.