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Cold War Mandarin: Ngo Dinh Diem and the Origins of America's War in Vietnam, 1950-1963

by Seth Jacobs

For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the U.S. financed his tyranny. In this new book, Seth Jacobs traces the tragic history of the so-called...


The British Imperial Century, 1815-1914: A World History Perspective

by Timothy Parsons

Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition...


Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants

by Paul H. Lewis

This thoughtful text describes how Latin America's authoritarian culture has been and continues to be reflected in a variety of governments, from the near-anarchy of the early regional bosses (caudillos), to...


Between the Middle Ages and Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World

by Charles H. Parker & Jerry H. Bentley

This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities in the profound transitions of the early modern period. Taking a global and comparative approach to historical...


Secular Spirituality: Reincarnation and Spiritism in Nineteenth-Century France

by Lynn L. Sharp

Secular Spirituality challenges the traditional dichotomy between Enlightenment reason and religion. It follows French romantic socialists' and spiritists' search for a new spirituality based on reincarnation...


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style

by Ian Kelly

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...


Traitor to the Crown: The Untold Story of the Popish Plot and the Consipiracy Against Samuel Pepys

by James Long & Ben Long

1679, England: Fear of conspiracy and religious terrorism have provoked panic in politicians and a zealous reaction from the legal system. Everywhere?or so it is feared?Catholic agents are plotting to overthrow...


The Imperial Capitals of China: A Dynastic History of the Celestial Empire

by Arthur Cotterell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

by Richard Hough

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Fourth of July: and the Founding of America

by Peter De Bolla

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires

by Peter Turchin

Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Peter Turchin in War and Peace and War uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin...


Yashka. My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile

by Maria Botchkareva

This book tells the extraordinary story of Maria Botchkareva "Yashka", a peasant girl grown up in Siberia, who at the outbreak of First World War asked and obtained to enlist in the Russian army: not to be one...


The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire

by Margus Kolga & Igor Tõnurist

The publisher of this book was a man who was born in 1938, in a free and democratic country (Estonia), with Estonian identity and citizenship. That all was amended in 1940 by Russian Empire as a result of the...


Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

by Tony Judt

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award

One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year

Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand...


American Ethnic Practices in the Twenty-first Century: The Milwaukee Study

by Jill Florence Lackey

American Ethnic Practices in the Early Twenty-first Century: The Milwaukee Study is based on a twelve-year research project conducted in a Midwestern urban center. Unlike many works since Barth (1970) that have...


The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw

by Lanayre D. Liggera

During his life, Robert Loraine interacted with a number of influential people of surprisingly diverse positions. An adventurer both physically and intellectually, his charismatic personality was recognized...


The Rhetorical Leadership of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham in the Age of Extremes

by Timothy H. Sherwood

Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham were America’s most popular religious leaders during a period within the Age of Extremes, specifically the 1950s and early 1960s, when America’s world...


John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave

by W.C. Jameson

Leading readers through a series of amazing coincidences and details, Jameson's newest book presents startling evidence that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was never captured. Instead,...


A Concise History of Nazi Germany

by Joseph W. Bendersky

This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph W. Bendersky offers an authoritative survey of the major political,...


Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

On the third day of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee launched a magnificent attack. For pure pageantry it was unsurpassed, and it also marked the centerpiece of the war, both time-wise and in terms of how the conflict...