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Okinawan War Memory: Transgenerational Trauma and the War Fiction of Medoruma Shun

by Kyle Ikeda

As one of Okinawa's most insightful writers and social critics, Medoruma Shun has highlighted the problems and limits of conventional representation of the Battle of Okinawa, raised new questions and concerns...

Demonic Possession and Exorcism: In Early Modern France

by Sarah Ferber

This is a highly original study of demon possession and the ritual of exorcism, both of which were rife in early modern times, and which reached epidemic proportions in France.

Catholics at the time believed...

Moon Over Malaya: The 2nd Argylls and Plymouth Argyll Royal Marines in Malaya and Singapore

by Jonathan Moffatt & Audrey Holmes McCormick

What really happened in Singapore and Malaya during the dark days of December 1941 to February 1942? Contrary to received wisdom, Singapore was not given up without a fight, as the testimony of the men interviewed...

Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia since Partition

by John Keay

A celebrated historian presents a history of Southern Asia since the Partition of British India in 1947, revealing how the twin forces of democracy and extremism are shaping the region’s future.

Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force

by Robert M. Farley

The United States needs airpower, but does it need an air force? In Grounded, Robert M. Farley persuasively argues that America should end the independence of the United States Air Force (USAF) and divide its...

Sacred Memories: The Civil War Monument Movement in Texas

by Kelly McMichael

War memorials are symbols of a community’s sense of itself, the values it holds dear, and its collective memory. They inform us more, perhaps, about the period in which the memorials were erected than the...

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: The 'Great Pedestrian' of North and South America

by Donald Chipman

 Cabeza de Vaca’s mode of transportation, afoot on portions of two continents in the early decades of the sixteenth century, fits one dictionary definition of the word “pedestrian.” By no means, however,...

Galveston: A History and a Guide

by David McComb

Indians! Pirates! Rebels! Blockade Runners! Smugglers! Murder! Beaches! Beauty Contests! Hurricanes!

These are all a part of the colorful history of an island city that once called itself “The Free State of...

Austin: A History of the Capital City

by David C. Humphrey

State capital and home of the University of Texas, Austin is the one city that belongs to all Texans. This finely written book, illustrated with historic photographs, tells the story of Austin’s transformation...

Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

by George Francis Dow

Comprehensive, reliable account of 17th-century life in one of country's earliest settlements. Contemporary records, over 100 historically valuable pictures vividly describe early dwellings, furnishings, medicinal...

China: A History of the Laws, Manners and Customs of the People

by John Henry Gray

This highly readable history dates from the late 19th century, starting with the earliest known legends of the "Middle Kingdom," and ranging forward to an intriguing series of portraits of the author's Chinese...

The Mind of the Negro As Reflected in Letters During the Crisis 1800-1860

by Carter G. Woodson & Bob Blaisdell

This treasury of hundreds of historically valuable letters features correspondence exchanged by African Americans and abolitionists. Contributors include slaves, freemen, and political and philosophical leaders,...

Ozark Magic and Folklore

by Vance Randolph

Includes eye-opening information on yarb doctors, charms, spells, witches, ghosts, weather magic, crops and livestock, courtship and marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, animals and plants, death and burial,...

Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

by Terry Golway

“Golway’s revisionist take is a useful reminder of the unmatched ingenuity of American politics.”—Wall Street Journal History casts Tammany Hall as shorthand for the worst of urban politics: graft and...

The History and Art of Personal Combat

by Arthur Wise

A comprehensive illustrated history of classical and historical swordsmanship, this volume details uses of the broadsword, two-hander, and rapier as well as the dagger, bayonet, and halberd.

Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870

by Frederick Drimmer

Astounding eyewitness accounts of Indian captivity by people who lived to tell the tale. Fifteen true adventures recount suffering and torture, bloody massacres, relentless pursuits, miraculous escapes, and...

School for Barbarians: Education Under the Nazis

by Erika Mann & Thomas Mann

Published in 1938, this well-documented indictment reveals the systematic brainwashing of Germany's youth, involving the alienation of children from parents, promotion of racial superiority, and development...

The Promise of American Life

by Herbert Croly & Franklin Foer

The Promise of American Life is part of the bedrock of American liberalism, a classic that had a spectacular impact on national politics when it was first published in 1909 and that has been recognized ever...

Development Derailed: Calgary and the CPR , 1962-64

by Max Foran

Development Derailed unravels a fascinating story of how politics undermined promise. The text outlines a proposal put forth in 1962 to develop the lands held by the Canadian Pacific Railway in downtown Calgary....

The Samuel May Williams Home: The Life and Neighborhood of an Early Galveston Entrepreneur

by Margaret Swett Henson & Deoloce Parmalee

Built in the winter of 1839-1840, this house, and the Texas pioneer who inhabited it, are the central focus of this thoroughly researched and well-written study of Galveston's merchant elite—Gail Borden, Michel...