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Roman Literature, Gender and Reception: Domina Illustris

by Donald Lateiner, Barbara K. Gold & Judith Perkins

This cutting-edge collection of essays offers provocative studies of ancient history, literature, gender identifications and roles, and subsequent interpretations of the republican and imperial Roman past. The...


Memorylands: Heritage and Identity in Europe Today

by Sharon Macdonald

Memorylands is an original and fascinating investigation of the nature of heritage, memory and understandings of the past in Europe today. It looks at how Europe has become a 'memoryland' - littered with material...


Voices from the Holocaust

by Harry James Cargas

" Interviews with: Yitzhak Arad Leo Eitinger Emil Fackenheim Whitney Harris Jan Karski Arnost Lusting Mordecai Paldiel Marion Pritchard Dorothee Soelle Leon Wells Elie Wiesel Simon Wiesenthal The late Harry...


Once They Were Eagles: The Men of the Black Sheep Squadron

by Frank Walton

" Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 214 was hastily organized in the field during World War II to meet the urgent need for another combat squadron in the South Pacific. The squadron, self-named the "Black Sheep,"...


Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945

by Earl R. Beck

Under the Bombs tells the story of the civilian population of German cities devastated by Allied bombing in World War II. These people went to work, tried to keep a home (though in many cases it was just a pile...


The Roots of Nazi Psychology: Hitler's Utopian Barbarism

by Jay Y. Gonen

" Was Hitler a moral aberration or a man of his people? This topic has been hotly argued in recent years, and now Jay Gonen brings new answers to the debate using a psychohistorical perspective, contending that...


Problems Unique to the Holocaust

by Harry James Cargas

Victims of the Holocaust were faced with moral dilemmas for which no one could prepare. Yet many of the life-and-death situations forced upon them required immediate actions and nearly impossible choices. In...


Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea

by Paul R. Schratz

A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major role in those dangerous operations. Frank and beautifully written, Submarine Commander's breezy style and...


The Shadow of Death: The Holocaust in Lithuania

by Harry Gordon

" Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow...


Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia

by Sandra L. Ballard & Patricia L. Hudson

Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia is a landmark anthology that brings together the work of 105 Appalachian women writers, including Dorothy Allison, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni,...


Bougainville, 1943-1945: The Forgotten Campaign

by Harry A. Gailey

" The 1943 invasion of Bougainville, largest and northernmost of the Solomon Islands, and the naval battles during the campaign for the island, contributed heavily to the defeat of the Japanese in the Pacific...


With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture Since 1830

by LeRoy Ashby

With Amusement for All is a sweeping interpretative history of American popular culture. Providing deep insights into various individuals, events, and movements, LeRoy Ashby explores the development and influence...


The Kennedys: America's Front Page Family

by The Poynter Institute

One of the most influential families in American history, the Kennedys have had their lives documented by the media for the past 50 years. The Kennedys: America's Front-Page Family tells the story of this fascinating...


Empires of Trust: How Rome Built--and America Is Building--a New World

by Thomas F. Madden

An acclaimed historian offers an optimistic view of the future of the United States in the light of Roman history

Maybe the end of the American ascendancy is not upon us. Maybe the U.S. will continue to dominate...


Muhammad

by Karen Armstrong

The Man Who Inspired the World's Fastest-Growing Religion

Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad's story is more...


It's About Time: How Long History Took

by Mike Flanagan

Sparked by the fateful 73-second Challenger voyage, It's About Time began as a newspaper feature chronicling key moments in history and the length of time each took to occur. This fascinating book, complete...


Places of Worship: Exploring Their History

by James P. Wind

Whether Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, Islamic mosques, Buddhist temples, or the gathering places for other faiths, buildings designed for worship are significant to both their own community of believers...


Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World

by Brian D. Behnken & Simon Wendt

Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World, edited by Brian D. Behnken and Simon Wendt, explores ethnic and racial nationalism within a transnational and transcultural...


Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World

by Trevor Paglen

Welcome to a top-level clearance world that doesn't exist...Now with updated material for the paperback edition.

This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow...


The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War

by James Mann

A controversial look at Reagan's role in ending the Cold War- from the author of The New York Times bestseller Rise of the Vulcans

In his surprising new book, critically lauded author James Mann trains his...