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The Story of Pocahontas

by Brian Doherty

Exciting, poignant story of the Indian princess who saves the life of a captured colonial leader, her years of captivity in Virginia, eventual marriage to an English colonist, and tragic, early death.


The Little Regiment and Other Stories

by Stephen Crane

Seven vivid, sensitive tales by author of The Red Badge of Courage. Fine title story plus "Miraculous Soldiers," "A Mystery of Heroism," "A Gray Sleeve," 3 more.


Favorite North American Indian Legends

by Philip Smith

Treasury of imaginative tales: Algonquin story of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog; "The Meeting of the Wild Animals," a Tsimshian myth; "The Bear Man," a Cherokee legend; and more.


What Every Person Should Know About War

by Chris Hedges

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking...


Walking Broad: Looking for the Heart of Brotherly Love

by Bruce Buschel

Wedged between the hustle of New York and the grandeur of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is America's smallest big city, America's biggest small city, and America's most American city. It is also a city in flux....


The Harrier Story

by Peter R March

The 'Jump-jet' was the world's first vertical/short take-off and landing operational jet aircraft (VSTOL). Developed using the revolutionary Pegasus engine, the Harrier has served the RAF and US Marine Corps...


Cap Badges of the British Army 1939-45

by G L D Alderton

The British Army has always set great store by its cap badges, which, in miniature, encapsulated the history and traditions of the units that wore them. They were worn with pride by the County regiments (that...


Jefferson's Demons: Portrait of a Restless Mind

by Michael Knox Beran

"I have often wondered for what good end the sensations of Grief could be intended."

-- Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson suffered during his life from periodic bouts of dejection and despair, shadowed intervals...


Technology and the Mid-Victorian Royal Navy: Ironc: Royal Navy Crisis in the Age of Palmerston

by Howard J. Fuller

This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period.

Many recent works...


The Homestead Strike: Labor, Violence, and American Industry

by Paul Kahan

On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots...


Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Jennifer J. Yanco

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism-what...


Women in Early Imperial China

by Bret Hinsch

Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship...


My Father Spoke Finglish at Work: Finnish Americans in Northeatern Ohio

by Noreen Sippola Fairburn

A regional view of Finnish immigrationIn 1874 the first Finnish immigrants came to Northeast Ohio's Lake Erie port towns to work on the docks loading coal or unloading iron ore from ships sailing the Great Lakes...


German POWs, Der Ruf, and the Genesis of Group 47: The Political Journey of Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter

by Aaron D. Horton

This work traces the lives and careers of German authors Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter,


Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America

by Fred Becky

* A classic of mountaineering literature * Beckey's name is synonymous with mountaineering in Alaska, Canada and the western US * Peppered with personal anecdotes and unique photographs This biography of Alaska's...


Monte Cristo

by Philip Woodhouse

* Meticulously researched, engagingly written stories * Filled with historical photographs The Monte Cristo area, pocketed in spectacularly beautiful mountains in the Pacific Northwest, has long intrigued visitors...


Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

by Noah Coburn & Anna Larson

This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country’s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews...


The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

by Adam Clulow

The Dutch East India Company was a unique, hybrid organization acting as both company and state, aggressively intervening in Asian political matters in which it had no place. This study focuses on the company’s...


Under Siege: P.L.O. Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

by Rashid Khalidi

A fascinating and often terrifying firsthand account of the 1982 war in Lebanon, Under Siege vividly reveals the complex negotiations and military maneuvers which ended with the evacuation of the P.L.O. from...


Peace Operations and Global or

by Alex J. Bellamy & Paul Williams

Peacekeeping in Global Politics investigates the changing role of peacekeeping and competing perspectives about what that role should be. It begins by addressing broad issues connected with the transition from...