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The War Room: Political Strategies for Business, NGOs, and Anyone Who Wants to Win

by Warren Kinsella

Using personal anecdotes, practical wisdom, historical examples, and humour, Kinsella reveals what it takes to survive challenges not just in politics but in any kind of business.


Staging Authority in Caroline England: Prerogative, Law and Order in Drama, 1625-1642

by Jessica Dyson

Considering plays by Philip Massinger, Richard Brome, Ben Jonson, John Ford and James Shirley, this study addresses the political import of drama as it engages with contemporary struggles over authority between...


Lord Robert Cecil: Politician and Internationalist

by Gaynor Johnson

Lawyer, politician, diplomat and leading architect of the League of Nations; Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, was one of Britain's most significant statesmen of the twentieth century. Yet despite...


Collision of Empires: Italy's Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact

by G. Bruce Strang

Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 marked a turning point in interwar Europe. The last great European colonial conquest in Africa, the conflict represented an enormous gamble for the Fascist dictator Benito...


Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Campaign

by Christopher Hibbert

Waterloo was the climax of almost twenty years of war in Europe. It dramatically ended Napoleon's dream of a lasting empire. Through the skillful use of original source material, noted historian Hibbert recreates...


The Tide of War: The 1814 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

By early 1814, a new threat was looming across the Niagara River, as a vastly improved American army prepared for a new invasion attempt. The Tide of War recounts the first six months of the calamitous and crucial...


Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's

by Gil Troy

Did America's fortieth president lead a conservative counterrevolution that left liberalism gasping for air? The answer, for both his admirers and his detractors, is often "yes." In Morning in America, Gil Troy...


Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution

by R. R. Palmer & Isser Woloch

In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of...


States at War, Volume 1: A Reference Guide for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in the Civil War

The Best School in Jerusalem: Annie Landau's School for Girls, 1900-1960

by Laura S. Schor

Recounts the remarkable tenure of Annie Landau as principal of the Evelina de Rothschild School in Jerusalem


Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

by Pascal Blanchard, Sandrine Lemaire & Nicolas Bancel

This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory,...


Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia: The Ritual Murder Trial of Mendel Beilis

by Robert Weinberg

On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder,...


The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps

by Thomas Lera & Leon Finik

A quiet philatelist, George H. Kaestlin joined the original Rossika Society in 1935 along with the better known Theo B. Lavroff and K. Szymanowski. Whereas Lavroff contributed significantly to Russian philately...


Bookclub-In-A-Box Discusses the Sisters Brothers, Novel by Patrick DeWitt: The Complete Discussion Guide for Leaders and Readers

by Marilyn Herbert & Aaron Kreuter

The year is 1851, and the notorious killers Eli and Charlie Sisters, known collectively as the Sisters brothers, set out on another job for the Commodore, their wealthy and powerful boss. They are riding from...


How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts

by Natalia Molina

How Race Is Made in America examines Mexican Americans-from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished-to understand how broad themes...


The Betrayal of Liberalism: How the Disciples of Freedom and Equality Helped Foster the Illiberal Politics of Coercion and Control

by Hilton Kramer & Roger Kimball

In this incisive collection of essays which appeared originally in The New Criterion, ten distinguished critics and observers examine the origins and prospects of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such...


Strategic Thinking, Deterrence and the US Ballistic Missile Defense Project: From Truman to Obama

by Reuben Steff

This volume is a systematic critical survey of American strategic thinking and the strategic culture in which it is formed. In particular it seeks to interrogate the theory and strategy of nuclear deterrence,...


The Politics of the Black Sea Region: EU Neighbourhood, Conflict Zone or Future Security Community?

by Carol Weaver

The Politics of the Black Sea Region explores and examines the many diverse political, security and economic interests that affect the region and the possible outcomes for it. By reviewing the wider history...


Twilight of the Vuvuzelas

by Stephen Francis & Rico Schacherl

Several strips of South Africa’s most popular comic, Madam & Eve, are collected in this satirical compendium. It follows the motley crew of Madam, Eve, Thandi, and Mother Anderson—who are like old friends...


Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men, and Ancestral Wives: Female Same-Sex Practices in Africa

by Ruth Morgan & Saskia Wierenga

A vivid portrait of homosexual African women, this collection of essays examines and celebrates same-sex practices while acknowledging their taboo status in many African cultures. From Uganda to Namibia, governmental...