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Of Courage and Determination: The First Special Service Force, "The Devil's Brigade," 1942-44

by Michel Wyczynski, Bernd Horn & Charlie Mann

In the dark, early days of the Second World War, the Allies desperately tried to slow down the Axis tide of conquest. With victory slipping away, the Allies turned to special operations forces such as the...


Museographs: The Cherokee, Ani'-Yun'wiya

by Caron Caswell Lazar

Grounded in the maintenance of balance and the pursuit of peace, the Cherokee Nation has always had a difficult task. In The Cherokee accompany these Principle People on their quest — from the first 1,000...


The Doctrine of Presence

by Benjamin Vance

The Doctrine of Presence introduces the reader to honest men and women challenged with half-truths and false accusations during their attempts to expose animal abuse among wildlife cinematographers in Kenya....


The Great American West: Pursuing the American Dream

by Kenneth W. Rendell & Alan Simpson

The American Dream is fundamentally about hope-the hope that a better life awaits your initiative, your cleverness, your hard work. It's about making your own future. In The Great American West, we see the American...


Imagined Empires: A History of Revolt in Egypt

by Zeinab Abul-Magd

Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts...


America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation

by Joshua Kendall

When most of us think of Charles Lindbergh, we picture a dashing twenty-five-year-old aviator stepping out of the Spirit of St. Louis after completing his solo flight across the Atlantic. What we don't see is...


Gettysburg: The Final Fury

by Bruce Catton

This classic work by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War, takes an incisive look at the turning point of the war, when the great armies of the North and South came...


Repealing National Prohibition: Second Edition

by David E. Kyvig

In this new edition of the most comprehensive study of the political reaction against the Eighteenth Amendment, a response that led to its reversal fourteen years later by the Twenty-first Amendment, David E....


The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry: Algerian Stories

by Assia Djebar & Tegan Raleigh

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar’s The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist....


Punch and Judy

by George Cruikshank

We start of with a history of the origins of Punch from Italy and then its progress through both England and America. Then we have the various acts, including: Punch and his Dog Toby, Scaramouch with Punch and...


Status in Classical Athens

by Deborah Kamen

Ancient Greek literature, Athenian civic ideology, and modern classical scholarship have all worked together to reinforce the idea that there were three neatly defined status groups in classical Athens--citizens,...


A Shaky Do: The Skoda Works Raid 16/17th April 1943

by Peter Cunliffe

A Shaky do-The Skoda works raid 16/17th April 1943, is a detailed account of a Bomber Command raid on the Skoda arms factory at Plzen Czechoslovakia. The book gives numerous personal accounts by veterans who...


Race, Science, and the Nation: Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany

by Chris Manias

Across the nineteenth century, scholars in Britain, France and the German lands sought to understand their earliest ancestors: the Germanic and Celtic tribes known from classical antiquity, and the newly discovered...


Capitalist Development in India's Informal Economy

by Elisabetta Basile

This book explores the economy and society of Provincial India in the post-Green Revolution period. It argues that the low 'quality' of capital development in India's villages and small towns is the joint...


First World War Nursing: New Perspectives

by Alison S. Fell & Christine E. Hallett

This book brings together a collection of works by scholars who have produced some of the most innovative and influential work on the topic of First World War nursing in the last ten years. The contributors...


Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco

by Driss Maghraoui

Exploring the concept of 'colonial cultures,' this book analyses how these cultures both transformed, and were transformed by, their various societies. Challenging both the colonial vulgate, and the nationalist...


Indigenous Religion and Cultural Performance in the New Maya World

by Garrett W. Cook, Thomas A. Offit & Rhonda Taube

Based on more than thirty years of ethnographic fieldwork in Highland Guatemala, this study of Maya diviners, shamans, ritual dancers, and religious brotherhoods describes the radical changes in traditional...


Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective

by Julius O. Adekunle & Hettie V. Williams

This book is a compilation of expositions on race and ethnicity, written from multiple disciplinary approaches including history, sociology, women's studies, and anthropology. This book is organized around a...


American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles

by Thomas Keneally

Hero, adulterer, bon vivant, murderer and rogue, Dan Sickles led the kind of existence that was indeed stranger than fiction. Throughout his life he exhibited the kind of exuberant charm and lack of scruple...


The Hacienda

by Peter Hook

The acclaimed and wildly outlandish inside account of Britain's most notorious club, The Haçienda—a story of gangsters, drugs, violence, and great beats

In the 1980s, The Haçienda was one of the most famous...