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The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

by Bettany Hughes

We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did; in his unwavering commitment to truth and in the example of his own life, he set the standard for all subsequent Western philosophy. And yet, for...


The Tibetan History Reader

by Gray Tuttle & Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Answering a critical need for an accurate, in-depth history of Tibet, this single-volume resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies. Covering the social,...


Sources of Tibetan Tradition

by Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Matthew T. Kapstein & Gray Tuttle

The most comprehensive collection of classic Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social movements of Tibetan civilization from its earliest...


Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines

by Mitchell Rolls

The Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines relates the history of Australia's indigenous inhabitants from their arrival on the continent 60,000 years ago to the centuries long European colonization process...


Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

by Steven E. Sidebotham

The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire's heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the Egyptian...


Pacific Skies

by Jerome Klinkowitz

From 1941 to 1945 the skies over the Pacific Ocean afforded the broadest arena for battle and the fiercest action of air combat during World War II. It was in the air above the Pacific that America's involvement...


Unsung Davids: Ten Men Who Battled Goliath Without Glory

by Ben Barrack

The story of David vs. Goliath is perhaps the best personification of the fight between good and evil. Righteousness was overmatched and evil was overconfident. Each of the ten men featured in this book knows...


Dublin Nazi No. 1: The Life of Adolf Mahr

by Gerry Mullins

In the 1930s, Dr Adolf Mahr was head of the National Museum of Ireland, where he earned the title ‘the father of Irish archaeology’. He was also the head of the Nazi Party in Ireland, and was dubbed ‘Dublin...


Bulawayo Burning: The Social History of a Southern African City, 1893-1960

by Terence Ranger

This book is designed as a tribute and response to Yvonne Vera's famous novel 'Butterfly Burning', which is set in the Bulawayo townships in 1946 and dedicated to the author. It is an attempt to explore what...


A Perceforest Reader: Selected Episodes from 'Perceforest': The Prehistory of Arthur's Britain

by Nigel Bryant

Perceforest' is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness...


Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis

by Deborah Hayden

From Beethoven to Oscar Wilde, from Van Gogh to Hitler, Deborah Hayden throws new light on the effects of syphilis on the lives and works of seminal figures from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.Writing...


The Battle of Flodden 1513

by John Sadler

The Battle of Flodden in 1513 was the largest battle ever to take place between England and Scotland. James IV himself led an army of 30,000 men over the border into England, ostensibly in revenge for the murder...


D-Day Diary: Life on the Front Line in the Second World War

by Carol Harris

6 June 1944 is one of the most memorable dates of the Second World War. It marked the beginning of the end of the conflict as Allied forces invaded Normandy and fought their way into Nazi-occupied Europe. Operation...


Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir

by D. J. Waldie

"Infinitely moving and powerful, just dead-on right, and absolutely original."—Joan Didion Since its publication in 1996, Holy Land has become an American classic. In "quick, translucent prose" (Michiko Kakutani,...


A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War

by Thomas Fleming

A distinguished historian and popular author explores why the United States became the only nation in the world to fight


The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

by Stephen Harding

The true story of US & German soldiers fighting side by side in the final days of WW II


The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East

by Shibley Telhami

The uprisings that transformed the Middle East beginning in 2011 have left experts scrambling to understand where the region is likely to go in years to come. But missing from most of the analysis is a longer...


Post-Wall German Cinema and National History: Utopianism and Dissent

by Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

Since unification, a radical shift has taken place in Germans' view of their country's immediate past, with 1989 replacing 1945 as the primary caesura. The cold-war division, the failed socialist state, the...


From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States

by Sadao Asada

major work by one of Japan's leading naval historians, this book traces Alfred Thayer Mahan's influence on Japan's rise as a sea power after the publication of his classic study, The Influence of Sea Power Upon...


The American Black Chamber

by Herbert O. Yardley

During the 1920s Herbert O. Yardley was chief of the first peacetime cryptanalytic organization in the United States, the ancestor of today's National Security Agency. Funded by the U.S. Army and the Department...