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Frederick the Great

by Giles MacDonogh

Piet and soldier, misanthrope and philospher, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable man. His conquests made him one of the most formindable and feared leaders of his era. But as a patron...


Breach of Trust

by Andrew J. Bacevich & Andrew Bacevich

A blistering critique of the gulf between America's soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington Rules

The United States has been "at...


The Assassination of the Archduke

by Greg King & Sue Woolmans

Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I

In the summer of 1914, three great empires...


Tales of Old Japan

by A. B. Mitford

"One of the first and in many ways still one of the best books on Japan." —The Japan Times

First published in 1871, Tales of Old Japan has withstood the test of time and taken its place as one of the classic...


Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

by John Carlin

Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament—the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together.

After being released from prison and winning South...


Trades and Crafts of Old Japan: Leaves from a Contemporary Album

by Eric Kaemmerer

This very rare series of Japanese paintings depicts everyday artisans in feudal Japan. Extensive commentary provides insight into the historical and cultural context of the scenes.

More than three centuries ago,...


The Vietnam War: Why?

by M. Sivaram

"In Vietnam, the newsman is reporting a strange, baffling, frontless war—and an even stranger, more baffling, faceless political scene" writes M. Sivaram. In a factual, objective, straight-from-the-shoulder...


The Road to Delhi

by M. Sivaram

Although the peaceful struggles of Mahatma Gandhi are well known in the West, the armed resistance of many Indians during World War II is far less understood; this epic drama ads an important layer to the history...


Hermann Roesler and the Making of the Meiji State

by Johannes Siemes

That Imperial Japan closely resembled authoritarian Germany was no simple coincidence. This book explores the effect of German thought on nineteenth century Japan, focusing on Hermann Roesler—the most influential...


1001 Facts Everyone Should Know about Israel

by Mitchell G. Bard & Moshe Schwartz

Hardly a day passes when Israel is not in the news. This book provides essential facts about not only the political events in the news, but also the positive contributions Israel is making in the arts and sciences....


Texas Women in World War II

by Cindy Weigan

In this unique work, author Cindy Weigand chronicles the personal experiences of various female veterans during World War II. Now residing in Texas, these courageous women tell their individual stories, describing...


Willy Brandt: Prisoner of His Past

by Viola Herms Drath

Originally published in 1975, this book chronicles the exciting and tragic rise and fall of Germany's first Social Democratic Chancellor, Willy Brandt.


The Party and the Arty in China: The New Politics of Culture

by Richard Curt Kraus

Arguing that cultural reform is a key aspect of political reform, Richard Kraus shows here that China's economic transformation has dramatically liberated the production and consumption of culture. In this original...


Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed a Family and United a Community

by Michael Benson

 

An incisive, unflinching account of the shocking, summer 2007 Connecticut crime that is still making national headlines, Murder in Connecticut examines what happened to Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer...


Seventy Years In Archaeology

by Petrie

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


In the Kingdom of Coal: An American Family and the Rock That Changed the World

by Dan Rottenberg

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Boudica: The British Revolt Against Rome AD 60

by Graham Webster

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Sport and the Color Line: Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth Century America

by Patrick B. Miller & David K. Wiggins

The year 2003 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois' "Souls of Black Folk," in which he declared that "the color line" would be the problem of the twentieth century. Half a century later, Jackie...


A History of Private Bill Legislation: [Vol 2 of 2 Vols]

by Clifford

First published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


American Reformers, 1870-1920: Progressives in Word and Deed

by Steven L. Piott

In this new work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers placed in the historical context of the Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive...