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Leading with Passion: Change Management in the 21st-Century Museum

by Sherene Suchy

What does it take to lead the 21st-century museum? Balancing a head for business and working from the heart guided by passion! This is the message Sherene Suchy discovered in her work with more than 80 international...


Inquisition and Power: Catharism and the Confessing Subject in Medieval Languedoc

by John H. Arnold

What should historians do with the words of the dead? Inquisition and Power reformulates the historiography of heresy and the inquisition by focusing on depositions taken from the Cathars, a religious sect that...


An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions

by Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen

When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights....


English Castles Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

England has many magnificent castles from the medieval period that have survived siege and the stresses of time. They are awesome reminders of the country's turbulent history and most of them are open to the...


Rethinking the Great Depression

by Gene Smiley

Synthesizing new economic research of recent decades, the author offers new insights and some surprising conclusions about the Great Depression.


The Human Tradition in Modern China

by Kristin Stapleton, Kenneth J. Hammond & Daria Berg

Through compelling biographies of a wide range of historical figures, this engaging text presents a panorama of modern Chinese history that illustrates the great social and political changes that have occurred...


Stalin's Other War: Soviet Grand Strategy, 1939-1941

by Albert L. Weeks

Longtime Soviet expert Albert L. Weeks has studied the newly-released information and come to a new conclusion about the Soviet Union's pre-war buildup_it was not precaution against German invasion at all. In...


Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880 1900

by George Cotkin

In Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880–1900, George Cotkin surveys the intellectual life of this crucial transitional period. His story begins with the Darwinian controversies, since the...


Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948

by Ana Siljak, Philipp Ther & Arnd Bauerkamper

After World War II, some 12 million Germans, 3 million Poles and Ukrainians, and tens of thousands of Hungarians were expelled from their homes and forced to migrate to their supposed countries of origin. Using...


Phantom Warrior: The Heroic True Story of Private John McKinney's One-Man Stand Against theJapanese in World War II

by Forrest Bryant Johnson

This is the story of John McKinney who received the Medal of Honor for his actions against a Japanese surprise attack. On May 11, 1945, McKinney returned fire on the Japanese attacking his unit, using every...


Rivers of Fire: The Conflict Over Water in the Middle East

by Arnon Soffer, Murray Rosovsky & Nina Copaken

In a never-ending battle to match population growth with food and energy production, the countries of the Middle East have been frenziedly developing water resources without considering their neighbors' needs....


Radical Islam in Central Asia: Between Pen and Rifle

by Vitaly V. Naumkin

This original study by distinguished scholar Vitaly V. Naumkin offers an authoritative analysis of the key militant Islamic organizations in Central Asia. Long veiled in secrecy, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan,...


Magic and Superstition in Europe: A Concise History from Antiquity to the Present

by Michael D. Bailey

The only comprehensive, single-volume survey of magic available, this compelling book traces the history of magic and superstition in Europe from antiquity to the present. Focusing mainly on the medieval and...


Latin America During World War II

by John F. Bratzel, Thomas M. Leonard & George Lauderbaugh

The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according...


Imagining Ireland's Independence: The Debates over the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921

by Jason K. Knirck

The key turning point in modern Ireland's history, the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 has shadowed Ireland's political life for decades. In this first book-length assessment of the treaty in over seventy years,...


Media Bias?: A Comparative Study of Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive, 1975-2000

by Tawnya J. Adkins Covert & Philo C. Wasburn

Media Bias? addresses the question: To what extent can mainstream news media be characterized as 'conservative' or 'liberal'? The study involves a systematic comparative analysis of the coverage given to major...


Indians, Oil, and Politics: A Recent History of Ecuador

by Allen Gerlach

'It is indispensable that Ecuador has peace, but to have peace you need freedom and to have freedom you need justice. And the Indian population needs justice.'-President Gustavo Noboa, January 23, 2000 For five...


Digital Imaging: A Practical Approach

by Jill Marie Koelling

Digital Imaging is the essential guide to understanding digitization and managing a digitizing project. Koelling covers everything from deciding if digitizing is for you to planning and management, choosing...


Islam in Context: Past, Present, and Future

by Peter G. Riddell & Peter Cotterell

Go behind recent crises and discover a way forward with this description of Islam's history, basic structure and beliefs, and divisions.


Out For Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in Ame

by Dudley Clendinen & Adam Nagourney

This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969, at the Stonewall riots in New York, through 1988,...