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Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual

by Michael Prestwich

An insider’s guide: how to become a knight, wield a sword, join a Crusade, and make your fortune. The knight is the supreme warrior of the Middle Ages. Fully armored and mounted on a magnificent charger, he...


Lives of the Ancient Egyptians: Pharaohs, Queens, Courtiers and Commoners

by Toby Wilkinson

100 biographies reveal the true character and diversity of the ancient world's greatest civilization

The biographies included here give voice not only to ancient Egypt's rulers but also to the people who built...


Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

"A brilliant and readable book...a rich study of humankind's restless spirit."-Candice Millard, New York Times Book ReviewGreeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fernández-Armesto's ambitious history...


They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby

by Paul Findley

The first book to speak out against the pervasive influence of the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on American politics, policy, and institutions resonates today as never before. With careful...


Democracy and Religion: Free Exercise and Diverse Visions

by David Odell-Scott

Compiled from papers delivered at the third annual Kent State University Symposium on Democracy held in spring 2002, Democracy and Religion explores the interrelations of politics and religion. Discussions include...


Last Days of Kim Jong-Il

by Jr. Bruce Bechtol

North Korea has remained a thorn in the side of the United States ever since its creation in the aftermath of the Korean conflict of 1950û1953. Crafting a foreign policy that effectively deals with North Korea,...


Frederick the Great

by Nancy Mitford & Liesl Schillinger

The Prussian king Frederick II is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against the three great European powers of France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years’ War. But in...


A Place Apart: A Cape Cod Reader

by Robert Finch

A Place Apart features essays and firsthand accounts of notable experiences throughout Cape Cod, including native Wampanoag creation myths; eyewitness accounts of the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620; candid...


Browser's Book of Texas Quotations

by Steven A. Jent

This book brings together some 700 noteworthy quotations from or about Texas. Collectively they form a portrait of this unique place in the words of the people who have lived and created the Texas experience...


Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations

by Mary Beard

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer). Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years...


Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam

by Ronald B., Jr. Frankum

Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam emphasizes the international nature of the war, as well as provide a greater understanding of the long scope of the conflict. The major events associated with the...


The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

by Niall Ferguson

A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?round

Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Middle Ages

by M.A., Timothy C. Hall

Shed some light on one of history's darkest periods. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Middle Ages gives readers the beginning, middle, and end of the era, starting with the fall of the Roman Empire in the...


Treasury of Texas Trivia II

by Bill Cannon

A Treasury of Texas Trivia ranked in the top ten best sellers for Republic of Texas Press last year. It's one of those little books that fascinate and amuse readers for many reasons and just keeps on selling....


Fighting Texas Navy 1832-1843

by Douglas V. Meed

This is the heroic story of those seaborne Texans who were often outnumbered, usually outgunned, but never outsailed and never, ever outfought.


A Wider Europe: The Process and Politics of European Union Enlargement

by Michael J. Baun

This clear and engaging text examines the process and politics of the UnionOs OEasternO enlargement, beginning with its initial response to the 1989 revolution up through the Helsinki summit decisions of December...


The Hanged Man: A Story of Miracle, Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages

by Robert Bartlett

Seven hundred years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, dropped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But...


Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

by Tom Zoellner

The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it

Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox,...


Glory Days Gone Under: One Trapper's Personal Chronicle of the American Rocky Mountain Fur Trade 18331837

by Edward Louis Henry

The fourth and final volume in the Temple Buck Quartet describes the final years of the American Rocky Mountain fur trade (1833–1837) through the eyes and in the words of Temple Buck and his trapper comrades...


Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

by Ann K. Ferrell

Once iconic American symbols, tobacco farms are gradually disappearing. It is difficult for many people to lament the loss of a crop that has come to symbolize addiction, disease, and corporate deception; yet,...