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Manhattan at Mid-Century: An Oral History

by Myrna Katz Frommer & Harvey Frommer

Experience the mosaic of mid-century Manhattan in this exuberant oral history. This is a snapshot of a time when ocean liners regularly docked in the Hudson River ports, Checker cabs hurtled across a two-way...


Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina

by Michael Gavin

In Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina, Michael Gavin explores how columnists have written about sports’ role in the national recovery from specific tragedies. Beginning with John F....


The Holocaust in Hungary: Evolution of a Genocide

by Zoltán|Csosz, László|Kádár, Gábor Vági

The Holocaust in Hungary provides a comprehensive documentary account of one of the most brutal and effective killing campaigns in history. After Nazi Germany took control of Hungary late in World War II, Jews...


Spying in World War I: The true story of Margriet Ballegeer

by Janet Dean

In 1914 Margriet Ballegeer, a young women from Contich, near Antwerp, joined the resistance in order to help sabotage the German occupation of Belgium throughout the war.

Despite the danger, Margriet, aged only...


Dracula's Bloodline: A Florescu Family Saga

by Radu R. Florescu & Matei Cazacu

This book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day. The authors drew on research that had mostly...


Africa 2013

by J. Tyler Dickovick

The World Today Series: Africa provides necessary information on all the countries on the African continent, providing an overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Published...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing

With extracts taken from the extensive Whitaker's archive, Whitaker's Britain provides a unique historical perspective of the last 150 years, featuring remarkable anecdotes, facts and figures from the extraordinary...


Muckrakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors

by Edd Applegate

Professor Edd Applegate profiles the men and women who either wrote muckraking journalism or edited publications that featured muckraking articles. Some of the most important figures of journalism are here,...


Transnational Moments of Change: Europe 1945, 1968, 1989

by Padraic Kenney, Gerd Rainer-Horn & Aldo Agosti

This anthology of fourteen original essays is the first collection of transnational studies on postD1945 western and eastern European society written by historians. The contributors target three particular moments...


A History of Modern Brazil: The Past Against the Future

by Colin M. MacLachlan

Over time, Brazil has evolved into a well-defined nation with a strong sense of identity. From the natural beauty of the Amazon River to the exciting resort city of Rio de Janeiro, from soccer champion Pelé...


Grassroots Medicine: The Story of America's Free Health Clinics

by Gregory L. Weiss

Grass Roots Medicine describes the emergence of free health clinics in the late 1960s and early 1970s and examines the important transformations that have occurred since the mid-1980s. The book is based on more...


The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong, 1650 1785

by D. E. Mungello

The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong tells the deeply human story of conflicting aspirations and passions in the introduction of Christianity to a provincial region in China. The story unfolds through vivid...


The Politics of Antipolitics: The Military in Latin America

by Thomas Davies & Brian Loveman

Latin America is moving toward democracy. But is the civilian government firmly in power? Or is the military still influencing policy and holding the elected politicians in check under the guise of guarding...


The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction

by Charles W. Calhoun, Marilyn Westerkamp & Neal Salisbury

The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction is a collection of the best biographical sketches from several volumes in SR Books' popular Human Tradition in America Series.

Compiled...


Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union

by William Benton Whisenhunt, Steven A. Usitalo & Sergei Arutiunov

An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts...


Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician

by John K. Alexander

Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician offers a fresh full-life biography of the man Thomas Jefferson once described as the helmsman of the American Revolution. In his study, historian John K. Alexander...


Spymasters: Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words

by Ralph E. Weber

Spymasters is a collection of interviews revealing enlightening perspectives on the covert operations of this powerful, secretive arm of the U.S. government. Here former top-ranking CIA officials shed light...


Representative Americans: The Revolutionary Generation

by Norman K. Risjord

No simple rubric comes easily to mind when one thinks of the Revolutionary generation. Their accomplishments were too grand, their interests too varied to be encompassed in a single phrase. This book reflects...


Rally 'Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War

by Theodore J. Karamanski

Rally 'Round the Flag is an important contribution to the growing historiography of the impact of the Civil War on northern cities. From Abraham Lincoln's presidential nomination at the 1860 Republican National...


The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground

by Jeffrey Ostler

A concise and engrossing account of the Lakota and the battle to regain their homeland.

The Lakota Indians made their home in the majestic Black Hills mountain range during the last millennium, drawing on...