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Shards of War: Fleeing to & from Uzbekistan

by Ph. D. Michael G. Kesler

Synopsis: On June 24, 1941, Michael, 16, and his sister, 19, leave their home in Dubno in Ukraine, just ahead of the advancing German armies. Fleeing by foot and train, deep into Ukraine and beyond, the teens...


In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation

by Francois Furstenberg

In this revelatory and genuinely groundbreaking study, François Furstenberg sheds new light on the genesis of American identity. Immersing us in the publishing culture of the early nineteenth century, he shows...


A Short History of Financial Euphoria

by JohnKenneth Galbraith

The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds."-The Atlantic.


Shockwave

by Stephen Walker

A riveting, minute-by-minute account of the momentous event that changed our world forever

On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little Boy by its creators—was dropped from an American...


Alicia

by Alicia Appleman

After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since...


The 7th Infantry Regiment: Combat in an Age of Terror

by John C. McManus

The 7th Infantry's motto, "Willing and Able," speaks volumes about its past.  Throughout America's history, the soldiers of this regiment have proven through their sacrifice, their bloodshed, and their sweat...


Asia Overland: Tales of Travel on the Trans-Siberian & Silk Road

by Bijan Omrani

The story of travel through the centuries along Eurasia's great land routes, told through the observations and accounts of many of the world’s great travelers, and enhanced by wonderful illustrations both...


The Pure Element of Time

by Haim Be'er & Barbara Harshav

A rich autobiographical novel of the sentimental education of one of modern Israel’s foremost literary talents


The Polish Experience through World War II: A Better Day Has Not Come

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm & Neal Pease

The Polish Experience through World War II explores Polish history through the lives of people touched by the war. The touching and terrible experiences of these people are laid bare by straightforward, first-hand...


The Construction of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Brazil

by Cristina Maria de Castro

This book represents a contribution to the studies of Muslim minorities, and can be compared and contrasted to the analysis of Islam in Europe and in the USA. Besides presenting data about the largest Muslim...


Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding

by Rachel Newcomb, David Crawford & Kevin Dwyer

Encountering Morocco introduces readers to life in this North African country through vivid accounts of fieldwork as personal experience and intellectual journey. We meet the contributors at diverse stages of...


Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

by Edward Comentale

Finding meaning in the clash of modern life and local, rural musical culture


Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

by Jean Muteba Rahier

A vibrant study of symbol and social significance in one of Ecuador's black populations


Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Toppled a Dictator

by Jose V. Fuentecilla

A first-hand account of immigrants' resistance from the U.S. against the Marcos regime in the Philippines


Imperial Designs: War, Humiliation & the Making of History

by Deepak Tripathi

Since the age of Alexander the Great, waves of foreign armies have invaded the Middle East and South Asia to plunder their vast treasures. In Imperial Designs, Deepak Tripathi offers a powerful and unique analysis...


Rough War

by Walt Shiel & Walter J. Boyne

Rough War: Finalist in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards in the Military History category and Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Military category!

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"One of the most unusual...


Leonardo's Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World

by Carol Ann Rinzler

Step right up for a toe-curling cultural biography of humanity’s earthbound extremity!


The Awakening of Latin America: A Classic Anthology of Che Guevara's Writing on Latin America

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Maria del Carmen Ariet Garcia

A classic anthology of Che Guevara's writings on Latin America from his youthful travels to his assassination in Bolivia.


Comrades: Inside the War of Independence

by Annie Ryan

The period leading up to Ireland gaining independence remains a hugely popular with readers both at home and abroad. The success of the film ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ serves to further ignite interest...


Che Wants to See You: The Untold Story of Che Guevara

by Ciro Bustos, Anne Wright & Jon Lee Anderson

For the first time, Ciro Bustos, Che’s right-hand man in the struggle for Argentina, tells his story. As a young man inspired by the example of Cuba, Bustos was determined to bring revolution to the home...