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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...


Dark Invasion

by Howard Blum

What happens when German spies collaborate to unleash a campaign of terror upon America at the start of World War I?

In the summer of 1914, New York Police Department captain Tom Tunney is preoccupied by Manhattan's...


Priscilla

by Nicholas Shakespeare

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt, Priscilla, he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past....


The Fishing Fleet

by Anne De Courcy

From the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Diana Mosley and The Viceroy's Daughters comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining account of the Victorian women who traveled halfway around the world...


Supreme Commander

by Seymour Morris Jr. & Seymour Morris, Jr.

He is the most decorated general in American history—the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war, but in peace.

As Supreme Commander for...


Lords of the Sky

by Dan Hampton

By the USAF F-16 legend behind the bestselling memoir Viper Pilot, this is the first comprehensive history of fighter pilots and air combat—a unique, riveting look at the aces of the sky, their machines, their...


Paris at the End of the World

by John Baxter

A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city's history. During World War I, the terrifying sounds of the nearby front could...


Astoria

by Peter Stark

In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and...


Samurai

by John Man

The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these elite warriors who were bound by a code of...