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Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone

by Glenn Cheney

Glenn Cheney arrived in Kiev during those first days when the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Ukraine was reborn. Almost immediately he found himself talking with scientist, journalist, refugees, engineers,...


A Call For Cultural Symbiosis

by Jüri Talvet & H. L. Hix

In a provocative and thoughtful essay, Estonia's preeminent poet and cultural critic, Jüri alvet, investigates the role of culture in the postmodern world. Against the large background of historical values...


American Mafia: Chicago: True Stories of Families Who Made Windy City History

by William Griffith

Everyone knows stories about the American Mafia and its varied forms of crime, from racketeering to stock manipulation to murder.  American Mafia: Chicago explores the Windy City, strolling through its neighborhoods...


The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania

by Ron Franscell & Karen B. Valentine

Though Pennsylvania is known for  its bucolic landscapes and the City of Brotherly love, the Keystone State has a darker side, including an extensive history of crimes and misdemeanors.  The Crime Buff's Guide...


Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You

by Harriet Baskas

While there are more than 15,000 museums in our country, visitors get to see only about five percent of any institution’s collections.  Most museums simply don’t have room to display everything they’ve...


The Histories of a Medieval German City, Worms c. 1000-c. 1300: Translation and Commentary

by David S. Bachrach

The history of medieval Germany, particularly that of the lower social orders, has thus far remained largely unknown outside of the German-speaking regions of modern Europe. The translation of the four texts...


Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

by Richard A. Marsden

The antiquary Cosmo Innes (1798-1874) was a prolific editor of medieval and early modern documents relating to Scotland's parliament, legal system, burghs, universities, aristocratic families and pre-Reformation...


Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain

by Alexandra Walsham

This collection, which brings together a selection of Alexandra Walsham's essays written over the last fifteen years, examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of post-Reformation...


Devolution and Localism in England

by David M. Smith & Enid Wistrich

Combining historical and policy study with empirical research from a qualitative study of regional elites this book offers an original and timely insight into the progress of devolution of governance in England....


Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus: Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture

by Charles H. Carman

Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti's text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus this study reveals a hitherto unsuspected shared epistemology of vision. Analyzing...


The Military Covenant: Its Impact on Civil-Military Relations in Britain

by Sarah Ingham

The Military Covenant states that in exchange for their military service and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, soldiers should receive the nation's support. Exploring the concept's invention...


Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

by Kristi Upson-Saia, Carly Daniel-Hughes & Alicia J. Batten

This volume aims to understand religious aspects of dress in the ancient world by examining a diverse range of religious sources, including literature, art, performance, coinage, economic markets, and memories....


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

by James I. Matray & Donald W. Boose Jr.

This essential Companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military...


Porphyry in Fragments: Reception of an Anti-Christian Text in Late Antiquity

by Ariane Magny

The Greek philosopher Porphyry of Tyre had a reputation as the fiercest critic of Christianity. It was well-deserved: he composed fifteen discourses against the Christians, so offensive that Christian emperors...


THE WASP AND THE HORNET

by CYNDA D. THOMAS

WW II ACTION/ADVENTURE Josephine Foxx, an Oklahoma farm girl gets her pilot's license at age 18 after her brother is killed at Pearl Harbor. From country to Wichita, Ks., she finds her life change dramatically....


Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat: Second Edition

by Wayne P. Hughes

This major revision updates Wayne Hughes's 1986 landmark study that is credited with providing decision makers a sound foundation for battle planning and tactical thinking. The book integrates the historical...


Contrails Over the Mojave: The Golden Age of Jet Flight Testing at Edwards Air Force Base

by George J. Marrett

In Contrails over the Mojave George Marrett takes off where Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff ended in 1963. Marrett started the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB only two weeks after the school’s commander,...


The Ashes of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, August 1814-March 1815

by Richard Feltoe

The sixth and final book in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved, War of 1812, examines the pivotal period between August 1814-March 1815, with particular emphasis on the final months of fighting, the...


Marikana: A View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer

by Peter Alexander

Dubbed the "Marikana Massacre," the Marikana miners’ strike was the single most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since the end of apartheid; those killed were mineworkers...


Songs & Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance

by Barry Gilder

"If you picked up this book in the expectation of revelling in the true confessions of a disaffected spy-master – put it back. If you opened this book in the hope of enjoying the confidences of a disillusioned...