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Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America

by Ella Howard

Homeless explores the efforts of private and public institutions to solve the problem of homelessness by tracing the rise and fall of skid rows in America through the lens of New York's Bowery. Crowded onto...


Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics

by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

Historian Elizabeth Tandy Shermer examines how Barry Goldwater and elite Phoenix businessmen used policy and federal funds to fashion a postwar "business climate," setting off an interstate competition for investment...


Selling the American Way: U.S. Propaganda and the Cold War

by Laura A. Belmonte

Selling the American Way documents how U.S. officials defined and defended the "American Way of Life" in a quest to promote democratic capitalism and discredit communism, but faced great difficulties in reconciling...


Taiwan: Nation-State or Province?

by John F Copper

An updated examination of Taiwan, set against the backdrop of Taiwan’s uncertain political status as either a sovereign nation or a province of the People’s Republic of China.


Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

by Max Blumenthal

An explosive exposé into the radical right-wing state of Israeli politics from bestselling author of Republican Gomorrah.


Light from the East: A Gathering of Asian Wisdom

by Frank MacHovec

The most important teachings of Asian thought and religion in a single, accessible volume.


Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

by Lafcadio Hearn

Twenty unusual tales from Japan collected by one of the greatest writers on the country.


The Train Driver and Other Plays

by Athol Fugard

The latest works by one of the world’s foremost playwrights.


Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands

by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"Lim recounts her journey with a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's gift for narrative."--Ms.


Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold's Plot to Betray America

by Stephen H. Case & Mark Jacob

Histories of the Revolutionary War have long honored heroines such as Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, and Molly Pitcher. Now, more than two centuries later, comes the first biography of one of the war’s most remarkable...


M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law: The Man Before the Mahatma

by Charles R. DiSalvo

In 1888, at the age of eighteen, Mohandas Gandhi sets out from his modest home in India. Shy, timid, and soft-spoken, he embarks on what he believes will be a new life abroad. Twenty-seven years later, at the...


Canada's Other Game: Basketball from Naismith to Nash

by Brian I. Daly

Record numbers of Canadian youths are taking up basketball, but the sport languishes in the shadow of hockey. From the sport's beginning to the era of Steve Nash, this book chronicles basketball's struggle to...


The Country Railway

by Tim Bryan

While the coming of the railways to Britain's towns and cities in the nineteenth century transformed their fortunes and gave urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country, the effect on the largely...


The Salvation Army

by Susan Cohen

Best known for their brass bands and uniformed officers, the Salvation Army is uniquely recognizable worldwide. What is less known is the extent of their work which goes far beyond a commitment to temperance,...


The Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss

Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases...


Sweden in the Eighteenth-Century World: Provincial Cosmopolitans

by Göran Rydén

Eighteenth-century Sweden was deeply involved in the process of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden's central ports exported bar iron that would drive the Industrial Revolution, whilst arriving ships would bring...


Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

by Lucy Lethbridge

The vividly told lives of British servants and the upper crust they served. From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work cooking in a cramped middle-class house to...


Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation

by James E. Genova

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule...


The Winter Whale

by Jim Crumley

In late November, 1893, a humpback whale - as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now - followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in...


Swords for Hire: The Scottish Mercenary

by James Miller

In 1612, George Sinclair, an illegitimate son of a Caithness laird, became a Norwegian national hero. Along with almost 300 of his followers, Sinclair was killed in an ambush in Norway while marching to join...