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Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

by Paul Edwards

The Korean War is often a footnote in modern history, not given much recognition or studied in detailed. Osprey Digital presents this new look at a number of unusual events that happened during the conflict....


World War II Soviet Armed Forces (3): 1944-45

by Nigel Thomas & Darko Pavlovic

This book presents a detailed analysis of the Soviet armed forces during the final days of the war, covering the soldiers that successfully turned the tide against the Nazi onslaught and pushed it back into...


A Private History of Happiness: Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy from Around the World

by George Myerson

A chronicle of happiness and pleasant moments from ancient Greece to more recent times, this collection contains 99 passages designed to give an uplifting perspective to modern life. Instead of advocating the...


Reel Time: Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986

by Robert M. Seiler & Tamara P. Seiler

In this authoritative work, Seiler and Seiler argues that the establishment and development of moviegoing and movie exhibition in Prairie Canada is best understood in the context of changing late-nineteenth-century...


New Girl Law: Drafting a Future for Cambodia

by Anne Elizabeth Moore

The engrossing report on young Cambodian women’s struggles for human rights and media justice continues in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Cambodian Grrrl. This account explains how, in an attempt...


Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel's Wars

by Yaacov Lozowick

In July 2000, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat refused to negotiate a peace offer made by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak at Camp David. At the end of September the Palestinians then launched their second...


The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight

by Martha Ackmann

For readers of The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight.

In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space,...


The Boys' Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945

by Paul Fussell

The Boys’ Crusade is the great historian Paul Fussell’s unflinching and unforgettable account of the American infantryman’s experiences in Europe during World War II. Based in part on the author’s own...


The Americas: A Hemispheric History

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

From food to the spread of political ideas, the landmass from northern Canada to the southern tip of Argentina is complexly bound together, yet these connections are generally ignored. In this groundbreaking...


Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War

by Terry Brighton

In Patton, Montgomery, Rommel, one of Britain's most accomplished military scholars presents an unprecedented study of the land war in the North African and European theaters, as well as their chief commanders—three...


Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare

by Stephen Budiansky

The exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who, during World War II, developed the new field of operational research to turn back the tide of German submarines—revolutionizing...


Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel's Wars

by Yaacov Lozowick

In July 2000, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat refused to negotiate a peace offer made by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak at Camp David. At the end of September the Palestinians then launched their second...


From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity

by Leo Braudy

Manliness has always been linked to physical prowess and to war; indeed the warrior has been the archetypal man across countless cultures throughout time. In this magisterial excursion through literature, history,...


Echoes of a Native Land: Two Centuries of a Russian Village

by Serge Schmemann

Tracing the lives of his Russian forebears, Serge Schmemann, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, tells a remarkable story that spans the past two hundred years of Russian history....


The Princes in the Tower

by Alison Weir

"Comprehensive and insightful, THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER offers a unique perspective on a profound mystery." Faye Kellerman

Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy...


Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

by Timothy B. Tyson

"Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger."

Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco...


Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West

by David Rieff

In a shocking and deeply disturbing tour de force, David Rieff, reporting from the Bosnia war zone and from Western capitals and United Nations headquarters, indicts the West and the United Nations for standing...


The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

by Ernest Freeberg

A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America

The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison's...


The A to Z of the Crusades

by Corliss K. Slack

This one-volume overview provides an accessible reference work for scholars, students, and general readers on the period with numerous entries on key persons, places, events, battles and sieges, use of weapons...


Slavery in the Twentieth Century: The Evolution of a Global Problem

by Suzanne Miers

Well-known Africanist Suzanne Miers places modern slavery in its historical context, tracing the phenomenal development of the international anti-slavery movement over the last hundred years. She demonstrates...