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A Man of Distinction Among Them: Alexander McKee and British-Indian Affairs along the Ohio Country Frontier, 1754-1800

by Larry L Nelson

A Man of Distinction among Them represents an important step in under standing the complexities surrounding the early history of the Ohio Country and the Old Northwest and provides the clearest and most comprehensive...


Sword of the Border: Major General Jacob Jennings Brown, 1775-1829

by John D Morris

Jacob Jennings Brown may well be the most successful-yet forgotten-general of his time. Born into a Pennsylvania Quaker family on the eve of the American Revolution, Brown worked as a Quaker schoolteacher and...


A Great and Good Man: George Washington in the Eyes of His Contemporaries

by John P. Kaminski & Jill Adair McCaughan

A Great and Good Man presents a lively collection of contemporary letters, poems, addresses and newspaper reports that demonstrate the remarkable esteem in which Washington was held. Washington would become,...


The Shortest History of Europe

by John Hirst

Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilisation.

The Shortest History of Europe begins with a rapid overview of European civilisation,...


The Sex Lives of Australians: A History

by Frank Bongiorno

Cross-dressing convicts, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes - here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present-day.

In this highly readable social history, Frank...


The 1994 Rwandan Genocide

by New York Times

This collection of New York Times articles covers the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a wave of violence that followed the death of Rwanda's President, Juvenal Habyarimana, in a suspicious plane crash. Large scale killings...


The Fall of the Berlin Wall

by New York Times

This e-single recounts the fall of the Berlin Wall through a selection of New York Times news coverage. Construction of the Berlin Wall began in 1961 with the purpose of sealing off West Berlin to prevent East...


The EXXON Valdez Oil Spill (1989)

by New York Times

This esingle, comprised of stories from The New York Times, is an exploration of the environmental disaster, in which the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in March 1989 and spilled 11 million...


The Iran-Contra Affair

by New York Times

This e-single features articles about the Iran-Contra affair, a scandal that was exposed in 1986 and involved the sale of weapons to Iran by the United States government in exchange for American hostages. The...


The Tiananmen Square Protests

by New York Times

This e-single, comprised of articles curated from the New York Times archive, features Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, which became the site of the largest pro-democracy movement in China in the 20th century....


A Chronology of Librarianship, 1960-2000

by Jeffrey M. Wilhite

This book covers all areas of library literature that inform the history of librarianship and ranges over multiple continents. Its broad scope lends itself to wide use by scholars and students of library history...


Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation

by Alexei Yurchak

Soviet socialism was based on paradoxes that were revealed by the peculiar experience of its collapse. To the people who lived in that system the collapse seemed both completely unexpected and completely unsurprising....


Van Diemen's Land

by James Boyce

Winner of the 2009 Tasmania Book Prize and the 2008 Colin Roderick Award

Almost half of the convicts who came to Australia came to Van Diemen's Land. There they found a land of bounty and a penal society, a...


The Homeric "Hymn to Demeter": Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays

by Helene P. Foley

The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century B.C.E., is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord...


The Origins of Fascist Ideology 1918-1925

by Emilio Gentile

The masterwork by Gentile fills a broad gap in the understanding of the origins of a major political movement of the 20th Century: fascism. This is the first detailed and definitive study of the development...


Hitler & Mussolini: The Secret Meetings

by Santi Corvaja & Robert Miller

The only book of its kind, telling the story through the eyes of the participants.


Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

by Oscar Gelderblom

Cities of Commerce develops a model of institutional change in European commerce based on urban rivalry. Cities continuously competed with each other by adapting commercial, legal, and financial institutions...


Gaddafi's Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya

by Annick Cojean & Marjolijn De Jager

Soraya was just fifteen, a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, “the Guide,” on a visit he was making to her school...


Oops: 20 Life Lessons from the Fiascoes That Shaped America

by Martin J. Smith & Patrick J. Kriger

Americans’ failures are as spectacular as their successes: bridges that collapse; flying cars that crash; sports promotions run amok; deodorant that nearly destroyed the earth; even failures that failed to...


Aspects of European History 1494-1789

by Stephen J. Lee

First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.