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Archery in Medieval England: Who Were the Bowmen of Crecy?

by Richard Wadge

How was it that ordinary men in medieval England and Wales became such skilled archers that they defeated noble knights in battle after battle? The archer in medieval England became a forerunner of John Bull...


The Uprooted: A Hitler Legacy

by Dorit Bader Whiteman

Tells the incredible story of the Kindertransport operation, which took 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied countries to England by train and ferry


Warlords: An Extraordinary Re-creation of World War II through the Eyes and Minds of Hitler, Churchill, Roosev

Fortress America: The Forts That Defended America, 1600 to the Present

by J. E. Kaufmann & H. W. Kaufmann

A comprehensive survey of fortifications throughout North America


Sirens of the Western Shore: Westernesque Women and Translation in Modern Japanese Literature

by Indra Levy

Indra Levy introduces a new archetype in the study of modern Japanese literature: the "Westernesque femme fatale," an alluring figure who is ethnically Japanese but evokes the West in her physical appearance,...


Breathing Spaces: Qigong, Psychiatry, and Healing in China

by Nancy N. Chen

The charismatic form of healing called qigong, based on meditative breathing exercises, has achieved enormous popularity in China during the last two decades. Qigong served a critical social organizational function,...


Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason

by Russell Shorto

A New York Times Notable Book

 

Sixteen years after René Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris....


Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community

by Brenda J. Child & Colin Calloway

A groundbreaking exploration of the remarkable women in Native American communities

 

In this well-researched and deeply felt account, Brenda J. Child, a professor and a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe tribe,...


The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West

by Mark Lilla

A brilliant account of religion's role in the political thinking of the West, from the Enlightenment to the close of World War II.

The wish to bring political life under God's authority is nothing new, and it's...


Medical Licensing and Discipline in America: A History of the Federation of State Medical Boards

by David A. Johnson & Humayun J. Chaudhry

Medical Licensing and Discipline in America traces the evolution of the U.S. medical licensing system from its historical antecedents in the 18th and 19th century to its modern structure, emphasizing a focus...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient India

by Kumkum Roy

The Historical Dictionary of Ancient India provides information ranging from the earliest Paleolithic cultures in the Indian subcontinent to 1000 CE. The ancient history of this country is related in this book...


Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917

by Brent Ruswick

In the 1880s, social reform leaders warned that the "unworthy" poor were taking charitable relief intended for the truly deserving. Armed with statistics and confused notions of evolution, these "scientific...


A Better Place: Death and Burial in Nineteenth-Century Ontario

by Susan Smart

The notion that funeral rituals, strong religious beliefs, and a firm conviction that death is a beginning and not an end is highlighted in A Better Place. An understanding of these changing burial rites, many...


Silver Rights

by Constance Curry & Marian Wright Edelman

“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN IS AN EDUCATION.” —Mae Bertha Carter

 

In 1965, the Carters, an African American sharecropping family with thirteen children, took public officials at...


The A to Z of Afghan Wars, Revolutions and Insurgencies

by Ludwig W. Adamec

All the information currently available on the endless chain of wars stretching over two and a half centuries is traced in The A to Z of Afghan Wars, Revolutions and Insurgencies. It consists of the American...


Six Silent Men

by Reynel Martinez

"No way in hell you could survive 'out there' with six men. You couldn't live thirty minutes 'out there' with only six men."                [pg. 13]

In 1965 nearly four hundred men were interviewed...


Civil War Battlefields: A Touring Guide

by David J. Eicher

Updated edition of a touring guide that provides twelve separate tour routes embracing 22 Civil War campaigns and 40 separate battles. Forty-one maps show 1,353 specific features of the battlefields, which comprise...


Historical Dictionary of Polynesia

by Robert D. Craig

This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Polynesia greatly expands on the previous editions through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary...


France's Lost Empires: Fragmentation, Nostalgia, and La Fracture Coloniale

by Nicola Frith, Kate Marsh & Emile Chabal

This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses....


Coffee and Transformation in Sao Paulo, Brazil

by Mauricio A. Font

This volume examines the dynamism of the São Paulo region and its coffee industry and evolution since the latter part of the nineteenth century. Targeting key players such as large entrepreneurial coffee landlords...