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Journey to a Revolution

by Michael Korda

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was perhaps the most dramatic single event of the Cold War and a major turning point in history. Though it ended unsuccessfully, the spontaneous uprising of Hungarians against...


Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce

by Kent Nerburn

Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as...


1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler¿the Election amid the Storm

by Susan Dunn

In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency—Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented...


The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History

by David G. Sansing

"There is a mystique about Ole Miss," David G. Sansing says in his new book The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History (University Press of Mississippi, cloth $37.00).

Sansing, a professor emeritus...


The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis

by Kevin Dougherty & J. Michael Moore

The largest offensive of the Civil War, involving army, navy, and marine forces, the Peninsula Campaign has inspired many history books. No previous work, however, analyzes Union general George B. McClellan's...


Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination

by Bridget T. Heneghan

Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life."

Bridging literary scholarship, archaeology, history, and...


Golden Days: Reminiscences of Alumnae, Mississippi State College for Women

by Mississippi University for Wo Institute & Bridget Smith Pieschel

Golden Days includes twenty oral histories of women who graduated from Mississippi State College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women) at least fifty years ago. From Mary Ellen Weathersby Pope's (1926)...


The Twentieth Century

by Howard Zinn

Containing just the twentieth-century chapters from Howard Zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States, this revised and updated edition includes two new chapters -- covering Clinton's presidency,...


The Cunning of History

by Richard E. Rubenstein

Richard Rubenstein writes of the holocaust, why it happened, why it happened when it did, and why it may happen again and again.


For the Thrill of It

by Simon Baatz

It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were...


The Epidemic: A History of Aids

by Jonathan Engel

From the Castro bathhouses to AZT and the denial of AIDS in South Africa, this sweeping look at AIDS covers the epidemic from all angles and across the world. Engel seamlessly weaves together science, politics,...


A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs

by David Lehman

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous...


The Global Heart Awakens: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love

by Anodea Judith

Positing that modern society is an adolescent culture, driven by greed and power and lying on the cusp of an era of spiritual growth and shifting values, this book explores mythic themes in various historical...


Raising the Stakes

by Peter Coaldrake & Lawrence Stedman

Prosperity in the future depends on our ability to play our part in a more globalised, technologically-enhanced knowledge economy. Universities are widely seen as portals to success, and an ever greater proportion...


Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual

by Steve Turnbull

Combines the latest research with contemporary lives, descriptions, and reconstructions to provide a dramatic picture of what it was like to be a samurai.

So you think you’d like to be a samurai?

It’s 1615...


The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

by Jay Winter

The world's population has grown by five billion people over the past century, an astounding 300 percent increase. Yet it is actually the decline in family size and population growth that is the issue attracting...


The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire

Marcel Proust: A Life, with a New Preface by the Author

by William C. Carter

Reissued with a new preface to commemorate the first publication of À la recherche du temps perdu one hundred years ago, Marcel Proust portrays in abundant detail the extraordinary life and times of one of...


Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

by Donna T. Andrew

Aristocratic Vice examines the outrage against—and attempts to end—the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. Each of the four,...


The Foreign Student In America

by W. Reinald Wheeler

American life and the Christian Church have never met a more severe and searching test than they are meeting to-day in the presence of these foreign students in our schools. These young men and women from many...