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The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy

by Noam Chomsky

Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a "Path to a Better World," while chronicling how far off the trail the United States is with respect to actual political...


The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice

by Erna Paris

In this groundbreaking investigation, Erna Paris explores the history of global justice, the politics behind America's opposition to the creation of a permanent international criminal court, and the implications...


Souvenirs of a Blown World: Sketches for the Sixties, Writings about America, 1966-1973

by Gregory Mcdonald

Bestselling author of the Fletch series Gregory Mcdonald presents firsthand accounts of major events during the sixties and interviews with Joan Baez, Abbie Hoffman, Krishnamurti, Phil Ochs, Andy Warhol, and...


'68

by Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii & Donald Nicholson-Smith

On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were...


The Old Garden

by Hwang Sok-Yong & Jay Oh

Political prisoner Hyun Woo is freed after eighteen years to find no trace of the world he knew. The friends with whom he shared utopianist dreams are gone. His Seoul is unrecognizably transformed and aggressively...


The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest

by Jack Nisbet

Jack Nisbet first told the story of British explorer David Thompson, who mapped the Columbia River, in his acclaimed book Sources of the River, which set the standard for research and narrative biography for...


The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

by Miguel Leon-Portilla

For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding...


Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

by Catalina De Erauso

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly...


Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

by Robin D.G. Kelley

Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime...


Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn: Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus

by Howard Zinn

World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social conscience perhaps more deeply than traditional...


The Birth of African-American Culture: An Anthropological Perspective

by Sidney Wilfred Mintz

This compelling look at the wellsprings of cultural vitality during one of the most dehumanizing experiences in history provides a fresh perspective on the African-American past.

From the Trade Paperback edition....


Who Killed Janet Smith?

by Ed Starkins

Who Killed Janet Smith? examines one of the most infamous and still unsolved murder cases in Canadian history: the 1924 murder of twenty-two-year-old Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith. Originally published in 1984,...


C-47/R4d Units of the Eto and Mto

by David Isby & Chris Davey

The C-47 units of the USAAF were an integral part of some of the most dramatic episodes of World War II (1939-1945): the airborne assaults in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, southern France, Operation Market...


The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98

by Stephen Turnbull & Peter Dennis

The invasions of Korea launched by the dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1592-1593 and 1597-1598) are unique in Japanese history for being the only time that the samurai assaulted a foreign country. Hideyoshi planned...


Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050: The Middle East and Central Asia

by David Nicolle & Adam Hook

The Islamic world developed its own highly sophisticated, effective and varied style of fortification. It drew upon pre-existing Romano-Byzantine, Iranian, Central Asian and Indian traditions of military architecture,...


C-47/R4d Skytrain Units of the Pacific and Cbi

by David Isby & Chris Davey

C-47 is an aircraft that remains a popular favourite and an acknowledged classic design, carrying out missions every bit as strategically important and as dramatic for the aircrew as those of the fighters and...


Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat

by Tom Cooper & Chris Davey

So formidable an opponent did the Iraqi airforce consider the F-14 that during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), they ordered their pilots not to engage F-14s and the presence of one in an area was usually enough...


Iranian F-4 Phantom II Units in Combat

by Farzad Bishop & Jim Laurier

Different versions of the jet have provided the backbone of the frontline strength of the Iranian air force since the 1970s, and whole generations of Iranian pilots and ground personnel have been trained to...


The Atlantic Wall (1): France

by Steven Zaloga & Hugh Johnson

In 1942, with Germany's gradual loss of the strategic initiative to the Allies, Hitler was forced to construct an impenetrable wall of fortifications along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast. However, Hitler's...


Crete 1941: Germany's lightning airborne assault

by Peter Antill & Howard Gerrard

Osprey's study of Operation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941 during World War II (1939-1945), which was the first strategic use of airborne forces in history. The assault...