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The Chinese in America: A Narrative History

by Iris Chang

In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, Iris Chang tells of a people’s search for a better life—the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange...


The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusades: A Sourcebook

by Catherine Léglu, Rebecca Rist & Claire Taylor

This book brings together a rich and diverse range of medieval sources to examine key aspects of the growth of heresy and dissent in southern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and the Church's response...


American Literature: A History

by Hans Bertens & Theo D'haen

This comprehensive history of American Literature traces its development from the earliest colonial writings of the late 1500s through to the present day. This lively, engaging and highly accessible guide:

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The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain

by Ramazan Aras

The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey examines political violence, the politics of fear and the Kurdish experience of pain through an analysis of life stories, personal narratives and testimonies of Kurdish...


Princess Isabel of Brazil: Gender and Power in the Nineteenth Century

by Roderick J. Barman

As the elder daughter of an emperor whose wife had presented him with no sons, Isabel stood to inherit the monarchy of Brazil with the passing of Dom Pedro II. On three separate occasions, Isabel was named regent,...


Self-Portrait of a Scoundrel

by Chauncey Holt

Released for the first time 16 years after his death, this startling autobiography by one of the so-called “three tramps” from the John F. Kennedy assassination reveals the details of Chauncey Marvin Holt’s...


Tuamaka: The Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Joan Metge & Hon Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie

From the point of view of a renowned anthropologist, this invaluable volume narrates the history of a multicultural New Zealand in which both Maori and non-Maori individuals cohabitate. Arguing that the Treaty...


The Tribes of Muriwhenua: Their Stories and Origins

by Dorothy Urlich Cloher, Merimeri Penfold & Shane Jones

This compilation of myths, legends, and oral histories from the far north of New Zealand is the story of the people who make up the tribes of Muriwhenua. The author provides whakapapa (genealogy and history)...


The Whimpering of the State: Policy After Mmp

by Brian Easton

A successor to the widely read The Commercialisation of New Zealand, this book by a leading independent commentator continues the story of the New Zealand reforms, giving a trenchant and critical account of...


Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric New Zealand and Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities

by Bruce McFadgen

Evidence from several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, demography, history, and the Maori oral tradition, are combined in this analysis of the many volcanic periods that shaped New Zealand....


He Pitopito Korero No Te Perehi Maori: Readings from the Maori-Language Press

by Jenifer Curnow & Jane McRae

This anthology reproduces full-length news articles, letters, advertisements, and obituaries from 19th-century Maori-language newspapers alongside their English-language translations. An excellent resource for...


'Hauhau': The Pai Marire Search for Maori Identity

by Paul Clark

To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Māori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view....


Compulsory Arbitration in New Zealand: The First Forty Years

by James Holt

This book traces the history of one of New Zealand's most famous laws, the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act of 1894. Holt explains how the law was enacted and how it was transformed by judges over...


Colonial Constructs: European Images of Maori, 1840-1914

by Leonard Bell

How did the European settler perceive Māori? What images of Māori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European...


Big Coal: Australia's Dirtiest Habit

by Guy Pearse, David McKnight & Bob Burton

A look at the underbelly of an industry whose power continues to soar even as its expansion feeds catastrophic climate change, this work dissects the Australian coal industry’s influence to publicly, and behind...


Trust Me: Australians and Their Politicians

by Jackie Dickenson

A lively look at the deep distrust between Australians and the people they elect to office, this book showcases the long history of such an uneasy relationship. From the 1850s to the 2013 election, Jackie Dickenson...


The Defeat of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918

by Rod Paschall

The Defeat of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918 by Rod Paschall is the first volume in the Major Battles and Campaigns series under the general editorship of John S. D. Eisenhower. Designed for the "armchair strategist,"...


Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State"

by Stephen P. Halbrook

Based on newly discovered secret documents from German archives, diaries, and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive yet hidden history of how the Nazi dictatorship made...


Muay Thai Training Exercises: The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation

by Christoph Delp

Effective martial arts training, especially for a demanding sport like Muay Thai, requires a prudent training plan. In Muay Thai Training Techniques, professional trainer Christoph Delp shows amateur as well...


The A to Z of the Vietnam War

by Edwin E. Moïse

There is an evident need to see things more clearly, but without simplifying what was inherently a very complex war, which engulfed not only the United States and Vietnam, but their respective allies and other...