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The Wars of Louis XIV 1667-1714

by John A. Lynn

Warfare dominated the long reign of the `Sun-king', Louis XIV. For forty years from 1672, France was continuously at war and had one of the largest armies seen in the West since the fall of imperial Rome. The...


France in the Age of Henri IV: The Struggle for Stability

by Mark Greengrass

This study was the first systematic attempt to reach behind the myth of Henri IV - famous for having brought order to France after long civil war - and explores the reality of his achievement. This Second Edition...


Knights Templar in Britain

by Evelyn Lord

The Knights Templar In Britain examines exactly who became knights, what rituals sustained them, where the power bases were, and how their tentacles spread through the political and economic worlds of Britain...


Germany, 1914-1933: Politics, Society and Culture

by Matthew Stibbe

Germany, 1914-1933: Politics, Society and Culture takes a fresh and critical look at a crucial period in German history. Rather than starting with the traditional date of 1918, the book begins with the outbreak...


Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle

by David Tripp

It is one of America's treasures -- the most valuable ounce of gold in the world, the celebrated, the fabled, the infamous 1933 double eagle. It shouldn't even exist but it does, and its astonishing, true adventures...


The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

by Zhu Liqun, Vojtech Mastny & Mark Kramer

In The Legacy of the Cold War Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun bring together scholars to examine the worldwide effects of the Cold War on international security. Focusing on regions where the Cold War made the...


Satch, Dizzy, and Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson

by Timothy M. Gay

Before Jackie Robinson integrated major league baseball in 1947, black and white ballplayers had been playing against one another for decades—even, on rare occasions, playing with each other. Interracial contests...


The Marquis d'Argens: A Philosophical Life

by Julia Gasper

In The Marquis d’Argens: A Philosophical Life Julia Gasper analyzes the life and works of an influential Enlightenment writer and philosopher. Through meticulous research, Gasper provides the only comprehensive...


The Geopolitical Power Shift in the Indo-Pacific Region: America, Australia, China, and Triangular Diplomacy in the Twenty-First Century

by Randall Doyle

As the twenty-first century progresses, the Indo-Pacific theater is experiencing an unprecedented transformation involving economic development, military build-ups, political reforms, social changes, and technological...


The Four Chinese Classics: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Chuang Tzu, Mencius

by David Hinton

The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single...


The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

Reverie and Reality: Poetry on Travel by Late Imperial Chinese Women

by Yanning Wang

Reverie and Reality investigates late imperial Chinese gentry women’s poems on travel ranging from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century.These poems written by groups of women after they “stepped...


Native Americans on Network TV: Stereotypes, Myths, and the "Good Indian"

by Michael Ray FitzGerald

This book argues that the US is a great colonial power and that this is clearly evident in network television’s treatment of minorities and colonized peoples. This book argues that televised representations...


The Sky's The Limit: People v. Newton, The REAL Trial of the 20th Century?

by Lise Pearlman

A survey of 20th century trials to see which one was the "Trial of the Century."


An Inoffensive Rearmament: The Making of the Postwar Japanese Army

by Frank Kowalski & Robert D. Eldridge

Colonel Frank Kowalski served as the Chief of Staff of the American military advisory group that helped establish the National Police Reserve, the predecessor to the Japan Self-Defense Forces, and provided daily...


John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

by Evan Thomas

John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower are to fiction....


Farewell to the Horses: Dairy of a British Tommy: 1915-1919

by Robert Elverstone

Cady Hoyte, like many other young lads of his generation, proudly joined the army in 1915 to fight for his King and Country. From the Warwickshire town of Nuneaton, he joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry as a gunner...


Yours Ever: A Worcestershire Soldier's Journey to Gallipoli

by Ann Crowther & Al Murray

Yours Ever, Charlie' is the fascinating account of Charles Crowther, one of many British men who volunteered to fight for king and country in the First World War. When Charles was volunteered he was almost forty-three...


The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

by Thomas O. Höllmann & Karen Margolis

World-renowned sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann tracks the growth of Chinese food culture from the earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, detailing the cuisine’s geographical variations...


Testament

by Benson Bobrick

Dear Mother,

I was very glad to hear from home this morning. It is the first time since I left Otterville. We marched from Sedalia 120 miles....I almost feel anxious to be in a battle & yet I am almost afraid....