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China Today, China Tomorrow: Domestic Politics, Economy, and Society

by JOSEPH FEWSMITH

In this timely book, a group of leading scholars provides a comprehensive assessment of China's polity, economy, and society. Taking the thirtieth anniversary of Beijing's adoption of reform and opening as an...


Costruirono i primi templi

by Klaus Schmidt

NEL CUORE DELLA PREISTORIA Gobekli Tepe: una straordinaria scoperta archeologica che rivoluziona le nostre conoscenze sul remoto passato dell'uomo e getta una nuova luce sulle antiche tradizioni che hanno originato...


That One Peculiar Year

by Luciano de Angelis

“What is relevant in the book and gives vivacity to the narration is the style of the expression, with a flowing narration, from which characters and events take shape with a great realism. The style is swift...


Il confine orientale

by Giorgio Federico Siboni

Il confine orientale può essere considerato come uno spazio in cui per secoli si sono intrecciate e sovrapposte molteplici frontiere, di natura politica, culturale, religiosa e infine nazionale. Un luogo non...


American Priestess: The Extraordinary Story of Anna Spafford and the American Colony in Jerusalem

by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

For generations, The American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem has been a well-known retreat for journalists, diplomats, pilgrims and spies. However, few know the story of Anna Spafford, the enigmatic evangelist who...


Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood

by Donovan Campbell

After graduating from Princeton, Donovan Campbell wanted to give back to his country, engage in the world, and learn to lead. So he joined the service, becoming a commander of a forty-man infantry platoon called ...


The Immortal Game: Or How 32 Carved Pieces On a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science, and the Human Brain

by David Shenk

Chess is the most enduring and universal game in history. Here, bestselling author David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman...


A short history of Pisa

by Ottavio Banti

A short history aims at catching the spirit of a city, by outlining salient historical episodes. It looks back at the city’s past in the light of life today to understand its distinctive features


The Wawona Brotherhood, the San Jose State Campus Revolt

by Timothy Fitzgerald

Book Synopsis: The anti-war years of the 1960s brought the formation of numerous activist groups across the nation's college campuses. Surrounded by a town dominated by machine politics, red-necked bigotry and...


Mexico's Unrule of Law: Implementing Human Rights in Police and Judicial Reform under Democratization

by Niels Uildriks

Mexico's Unrule of Law: Human Rights and Police Reform Under Democratization looks at recent Mexican criminal justice reforms. Using Mexico City as a case study of the social and institutional realities, Niels...


The Souls of Black Folk

by W.E.B. Du Bois

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."  Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black...


Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram

by Dang Thuy Tram

At the age of twenty-four, Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province. Two years later she was killed by American...


A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1989, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1988

by Neil Sheehan

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize...


Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America

by Mark Perry

In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly...


The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

by Robert Bauval & Graham Hancock

In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously...


The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes, and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History

by Barbara Moran

In The Day We Lost the H-Bomb, science writer Barbara Moran marshals a wealth of new information and recently declassified material to give the definitive account of the Cold War’s biggest nuclear weapons...


The Boy Genius and the Mogul: The Untold Story of Television

by Daniel Stashower

The world remembers Edison, Ford, and the Wright Brothers. But what about Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television, an innovation that did as much as any other to shape the twentieth century? That question...


Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend

by Mitchell Zuckoff

You’ve heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and...


Time and Tide: A Walk Through Nantucket

by Frank Conroy

Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this "small, relaxed oasis in the ocean."...


The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB

by James Risen & Milton Bearden

A landmark collaboration between a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, The Main Enemy is the dramatic inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars, told through the actions of the...