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Florence and Its Church in the Age of Dante

by George W. Dameron

Reveals the role of the church in Florence's rise to wealth and power in the fourteenth century.


My Season on the Kenai: Fishing Alaska's Greatest Salmon River

by Lew Freedman

Award-winning journalist and author Lew Freedman shares personal experiences, true stories, and humorous folklore of the pursuit of kings, reds, pinks (or "humpies"), and silvers from April to October on this...


Town Born: The Political Economy of New England from Its Founding to the Revolution

by Barry Levy

Ranging from the birth of town meetings in England to the whipping posts of early Boston to the creation of the Scituate shipbuilding common, Town Born reveals how New England town political economies created...


Before Harlem: The Black Experience in New York City Before World War I

by Marcy S. Sacks

The period between 1880 and 1915 marked the first sustained migration of black people into New York City as blacks and whites, both together and in opposition, forged the contours of race relations that would...


Cotton Tenants: Three Families

by James Agee, John Summers & Walker Evans

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a 400-page prose symphony about three tenant...


Heroes

by Paul Johnson

A galaxy of legendary figures from the annals of Western history

In this enlightening and entertaining work, Paul Johnson, the bestselling author of Intellectuals and Creators, approaches the subject of heroism...


The Tunnels of Cu Chi: A Harrowing Account of America's Tunnel Rats in the Underground Battlefields of Vietnam

by Tom Mangold

At the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded,...


The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece

by Victor Hanson

The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics--that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens--but also the central act of Western warfare, the...


A Scattered People

by Gerald Mcfarland

The movement of millions of ordinary people westward across the American continent was one of the great folk migrations of all time, stretching over two centuries and thousands of hard-traveled miles. Using...


The Hollywood Studios

by Ethan Mordden

Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made...


Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

by Allen C. Guelzo

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the...


The Founding Conservatives: How a Group of Unsung Heroes Saved the American Revolution

by David Lefer

According to most versions of history, America's founders were united in their moderate political philosophy. But in fact the Revolution was nearly derailed by extremists who wanted to transform the entire society....


The Dream

by Drew Hansen

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In The Dream, Drew D. Hansen explores the fascinating...


Ghosts of 42nd Street

by Anthony Bianco

Imagine shuffling down Broadway through the hustle and bustle right into the nonstop, neon heart of New York City: 42nd Street.

Once a quiet neighborhood of brownstones and churches, the area wastransformed in...


Strategic Denial and Deception: The Twenty-First Century Challenge

by Roy Godson & James J. Wirtz

Does foreign denial and deception threaten the interests of contemporary democracies? Strategic denial and deception (D&D) has emerged as a little understood challenge to security in general, and the intelligence...


The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide for Decision Makers

by Boaz Ganor

The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book is the first attempt of its kind to create...


American Penology: A History of Control  (Enlarged Second Edition)

by Thomas G. Blomberg & Karol Lucken

“Blomberg and Lucken offer solid insight into the history of penal practice, which will enable readers to understand penal practice in the U.S. more clearly and coherently than they previously might have....


Alexis de Tocqueville

by Joseph Epstein

Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America, published in 1835, not only offered a vivid...


The New York Times: Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamat

by Clay Risen, George Kalogerakis & Ted Widmer

A major new collection of modern commentary- from scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs-on the significant events of the Civil War, culled from The New York Times' popular Disunion on-line journal 

Since...


100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World

by John Tirman

What do George W. Bush, Wal-Mart, Halliburton, gangsta rap, and SUVs have in common? They're all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if...