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Violent Peace: Militarized Interstate Bargaining in Latin America

Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan: The Institutional Boundaries of Citizen Activism

by Patricia L. Maclachlan

Providing comparisons to the United States and Britain, this book examines Japan's postwar consumer protection movement. Organized largely by and for housewives and spurred by major cases of price gouging and...

The Age of Kali

by William Dalrymple

From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West...

The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St. Helena

by Julia Blackburn

In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad surreal exile that would last until his death six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, fame, the stories we tell about ourselves (and) the bigger stories...

No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle For Bastogne

by Leo Barron & Don Cygan

On Christmas morning, 1944, there was little reason to celebrate....

As the Battle of the Bulge raged, a small force of American solders-including the famed 101st Airborne division, tank destroyer crews, engineers,...

A Patriot's History? of the Modern World, Vol. I: From America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945

by Larry Schweikart & Dave Dougherty

“America’s story from 1898 to 1945 is nothing less than the triumph of American exceptionalism over liberal progressivism, despite a few temporary victories by the latter.”


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In Defence Of History

by Richard J. Evans

In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious...

Return To Akenfield: Portrait Of An English Village In The 21st Century

by Craig Taylor

Ronald Blythe's 1969 book Akenfield - a moving portrait of English country life told in the voices of the farmers and villagers themselves - is a modern classic. In 2004, writer and reporter Craig Taylor returned...

100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like An Egyptian

by Barry Kemp

Egyptian culture is divided from us by several millennia, a lost people and a dead language. We can discover much about this fascinating civilization from its physical remains, but perhaps the greatest insights...

A Wild Stab for It: This Is Game Eight from Russia

by Dave Bidini & Brian Pickell

For the 40th anniversary of what was arguably the single-most important sporting event in Canadian history, a writer shepherded Canadians of all backgrounds—artists, athletes, politicians, and pundits—shared...

The Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography

by Wilson Meikuaya, Jackson Ntirkana & Susan McClelland

How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world.

They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are...

Every Secret Thing

by Marie Munkara

When culture and faith collide . . . nothing is sacred. In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture. Every Secret Thing is a rough,...

Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland

by Matthew Brzezinski

Starting as early as 1939, disparate Jewish underground movements coalesced around the shared goal of liberating Poland from Nazi occupation. For the next six years, separately and in concert, they waged a heroic...

The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2011

by Misha Glenny

A newly revised and updated edition of an award-winning BBC correspondent's magisterial history of the Balkan region

This unique and lively history of Balkan geopolitics since the early nineteenth century gives...

On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual

by Merle Miller & Charles Kaiser

The groundbreaking work on being homosexual in America—available again only from Penguin Classics and with a new foreword by Dan Savage

Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller’s On Being Different is a...


by Don E McGregor

A historical/ newage romance: an intriguing blend of the ancient and modern worlds. Beginning in the restless violent times of the middle Viking period, this novel is a love story transcending time.


Duke - Carolina Volume 4

by Art Chansky

Famed sportswriter and Tobacco Road basketball historian Art Chansky is releasing a digital version of his award-winning book, Blue Blood, for all tablet devices. Blue Blood details one of sport's greatest rivalries,...

Censorship and Civic Order in Reformation Germany, 1517-1648: 'Printed Poison & Evil Talk'

by Allyson F. Creasman

Drawing upon criminal court records, trial manuscripts and contemporary journals this book explores the impact of censorship on religious reform in German cities during the Reformation. The study argues that...

Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Bec: Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket

by Jean Truax

In this unique volume in the Ashgate Archbishops of Canterbury series, Jean Truax examines the pontificates of three minor archbishops: Ralph d'Escures (1114-1122), William of Corbeil (1123-1136), and Theobald...

Framing China: Media Images and Political Debates in Britain, the USA and Switzerland, 1900-1950

by Ariane Knüsel

In this ground-breaking book, Knüsel examines how China was portrayed in political debates and the media in Britain, the USA and Switzerland between 1900 and 1950. By focusing on the political, economic, cultural...