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The Course of Andean History

by Peter V. N. Henderson

The only comprehensive history of Andean South America from initial settlement to the present, this useful book focuses on Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the four countries where the Andes have played...


Gardens of a Chinese Emperor: Imperial Creations of the Qianlong Era, 1736-1796

by Victoria M. Siu

Qianlong’s Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) was a microcosm of his world, with lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings. From within these precincts, the emperor ruled...


Historical Dictionary of Liberia

by Elwood D. Dunn, Amos J. Beyan & Carl Patrick Burrowes

Building on the first edition, this updated volume focuses on the personalities, from the founders of Liberia, to the soldiers who are responsible simultaneously for destruction and the hope of stability. Along...


Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence

by Nigel West

The defection of Igor Gouzenko in September 1945, more so than any other single event, alerted the West to the nature and scale of the Soviet espionage offensive being waged by the Kremlin. Apart from the dozen...


Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right

by Claire Conner

A narrative history of the John Birch Society by a daughter of one of the infamous ultraconservative organization’s founding fathers.

Named a best nonfiction book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews and the Tampa Bay...


The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia

by Edward Steers, Jr. & Edward Steers

The definitive A to Z reference on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The first book of its kind, The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia is a truly indispensable guide to one of the most dramatic and fascinating...


Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660-1950

by Fabian Drixler

This book tells the story of a society reversing deeply held worldviews and revolutionizing its demography. In parts of eighteenth-century Japan, couples raised only two or three children. As villages shrank...


Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph

by Julia Garrett

In the 1950s, history teacher Julia Kathryn Garrett of Fort Worth began collecting stories from old-timers and pioneers whose memory or knowledge reached back to the early days of the city. For fifteen summer...


Lewis Cass and the Politics of Moderation

by Willard Carl Klunder

Drawing upon Lewis Cass's voluminous private papers, correspondence, and published works, Willard Carl Klunder provides the first comprehensive biography of the man who was the Democratic spokesman for the Old...


The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising

by Gilbert Achcar

"The people want . . .": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare...


Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

by Michael D. Coe & Rex Koontz

“Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” —Library Journal

Michael D. Coe’s Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and...


Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Guo Jian, Yongyi Song & Yuan Zhou

The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's...


Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968--1992

by Jeffrey Bloodworth

Many Americans consider John F. Kennedy's presidency to represent the apex of American liberalism. Kennedy's "Vital Center" blueprint united middle-class and working-class Democrats and promoted freedom abroad...


A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History

by Kenneth C. Davis

Following his New York Times bestseller America's Hidden History, Kenneth C. Davis explores the gritty first half of the nineteenth century—among the most tumultuous periods in this nation's short life.

In...


Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States: His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy

by Daniel Ruddy

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas about the nation's early days and his own times can be found sprinkled throughout his voluminous writings, but these "pearls of thought" (as one of his book reviewers described them...


The Oligarchs: Money and Power in Capitalist Russia

by Claes Ericson & Hugh Rodwell

The story about extreme money and power in the world’s boldest capitalist experiment, where some young men became immensely rich.


Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around the World

by Joshua Slocum & Tim Flannery

Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. This classic account of his voyage remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time, from encounters...


Lincoln: The Screenplay

by Tony Kushner & Doris Kearns Goodwin

A revealing drama about a great American president.


The Stewart Earls of Orkney

by Peter Anderson

For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate...


Boswell's Edinburgh Journals: 1767-1786

by Hugh M. Milne

James Boswell's relish for life, unflinching honesty and wide social contacts make him one of the raciest and most entertaining of all diarists.This is a one-volume edition of the journals he kept while making...