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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 First English Revolution: Simon de Montfort, Henry III and the Barons' War

by Adrian Jobson

Simon de Montfort, the leader of the English barons, was the first leader of a political movement to seize power from a reigning monarch. The charismatic de Montfort and his forces had captured most of south-eastern...


Paris: The 'New Rome' of Napoleon I

by Diana Rowell

Napoleon I employed a myriad of media through which to promote his propaganda and his universal hegemony. Classical Rome - home to the great Caesars - was central to his ambitious visions for the transformation...


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

It was a time of poverty and enterprise, when poor men slaved in the mines, rich men became barons and America grew from a backward agricultural colony to the industrial force of the modern world. The driving...


Boudica: The British Revolt Against Rome Ad 60

by Graham Webster

Queen Boudica, leader of the Iceni, revolted against the Romans in AD60 only to have her efforts avenged by a humiliated Roman army. This lively and fascinating book examines in detail the evidence and theories...


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...


Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West

by John J. Fry

In the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a young Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some might say foolhardy—decision to homestead in Wyoming. There, they built their first house, a claim shanty half dug out...


John Snow

by Jack Challoner

John Snow was a Victorian physician who helped to establish that cholera was spread by contaminated water (not bad air, as theory had it). He traced the source of a deadly cholera outbreak to one pump and was...