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A Restatement of Religion: Swami Vivekananda and the Making of Hindu Nationalism

by Jyotirmaya Sharma

In this third installment of his comprehensive history of “India’s religion” and reappraisal of Hindu identity, Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma offers an engaging portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his relationship...


Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo

by Thomas J. Reigstad

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful...


The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution

by Jonathan D. Spence

"A milestone in Western studies of China." (John K. Fairbank)

In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its...


Blundering to Glory: Napoleon's Military Campaigns

by Owen Connelly

Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal...


Between Empire and Alliance: America and Europe during the Cold War

by Marc Trachtenberg

Written by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, the work discusses the role European dependence on American support played in the history of European unification.


As If It Were Glory: Robert Beecham's Civil War from the Iron Brigade to the Black Regiments

by Michael E. Stevens

In this powerful and moving memoir, Robert Beecham tells of his Civil War experiences, both as an enlisted man in the fabled Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac and as an officer commanding a newly raised...


How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protests, Graffiti & Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia

by Iain McIntyre & Andrew Hansen

Exploring Australia’s radical past through more than 300 images and 500 stories of social activism, this book reveals a hidden inspirational history through Indigenous resistance, convict revolts, student...


A Rose by Many Other Names: Rose Cherami & the JFK Assassination

by Todd C. Elliott

Shifting the focus away from the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, to 48 hours prior in Eunice, Louisiana, this book explores the prediction made by Melba Marcades, aka Rose...


Jazz and Machine-Age Imperialism: Music, "Race," and Intellectuals in France, 1918-1945

by Jeremy F. Lane

Jeremy F. Lane's Jazz and Machine-Age Imperialism is a bold challenge to the existing homogenous picture of the reception of American jazz in world-war era France. Lane's book closely examines the reception...


State Capitalism and World Revolution

by C. L. R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya & Grace Lee Boggs

Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality...


A Place to Remember: Using History to Build Community

by Robert R. Archibald

Well-known public historian Robert Archibald's personal exploration of the intersections of history, memory, and community reveals how we participate in the making and sustaining of community as well as how...


Anzio: The Gamble that Failed

by Martin Blumenson

Historian Blumenson examines the 1943 Battle of Anzio, which turned into a disaster for the Allies.


A. Philip Randolph: A Life in the Vanguard

by Andrew E. Kersten

Before the emergence of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., there were several key leaders who fought for civil rights in the United States. Among them was A. Philip Randolph, who perhaps best embodied the hopes,...


Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook

by James Connolly, Mat Callahan & James Connolly Heron

Originally published in 1907, Songs of Freedom was edited by Irish republican and socialist leader James Connolly and is at once a collection of stirring revolutionary songs and a vital historical document....


American Women in a World at War: Contemporary Accounts from World War II

by Judy Barrett Litoff & David C. Smith

This title brings together twenty-five writings by women who share their rich and varied World War II experiences, from serving in the military to working on the home front to preparing for the postwar world....


Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas

by John Lynch

Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas, is John Lynch's new edition of his 1981 book, shortened for classroom use. The figure of Juan Manual de Rosas dominates the history of Argentina in the first half of...


A Parisian in Brazil: The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro

by Adèle Toussaint-Samson & June E. Hahner

This virtually unknown, insightful account by a highly intelligent, observant and forthright Frenchwoman of her decade-long stay in Brazil during the 1850s provides a remarkable firsthand view of a slaveocrat...


Culture and Comfort: Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930

by Katherine Grier

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for...


Beneath a Northern Sky: A Short History of the Gettysburg Campaign

by Steven E. Woodworth

Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. In Beneath a Northern Sky, eminent Civil War historian Steven E. Woodworth offers a balanced and...


America's Great War: World War I and the American Experience

by Robert Zieger & Robert H. Zieger

Much has been written on World War I, but few books focus solely on America's involvement in the war as successfully as Robert H. Zieger. In America's Great War, Zieger concentrates his attention on five broad...