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Ambassadors in Pinstripes: The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire

by Thomas W. Zeiler

In this lively chronicle of the 1888-1889 Spalding world baseball tour, Thomas Zeiler examines the roots of the post-1898 American empire by analyzing the ways in which the tour drew on elements of globalization...


Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Darién J. Davis

Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans...


Paris After the Liberation 1944-1949: Revised Edition

by Antony Beevor & Artemis Cooper

In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the...


Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies

by Donald F. Stevens

Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, this book examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. An introduction on the visual presentation of the...


Yogaku: Japanese Music in the 20th Century

by Luciana Galliano & Martin Mayes

Yogaku discusses over a century of musical activity in Japan, detailing, in particular, the music that was inspired by Western music after the Meiji Restoration in the 19th century, and its development through...


The Hammered Dulcimer: A History

by Paul M. Gifford

This book offers a discussion of the medieval origins of the dulcimer and its subsequent spread to other parts of the world. Special attention is paid to the North American tradition from the early 18th-century...


Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws

by R. K. Sawyer

From its earliest days of human habitation, the Texas coast was home to seemingly endless clouds of ducks, geese, swans, and shorebirds.

By the 1880s Texas huntsmen, or market hunters, as they came to be called,...


I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home

by Judith Fenner Gentry & John Wilson Moore

Eighteen-year-old Johnny Moore was an energetic, self-confident private first class when he entered combat with a heavy-weapons platoon in Korea. Four and a half months later, after surviving heavy attacks on...


Taking the Measure: The Presidency of George W. Bush

by Donald R. Kelley & Todd G. Shields

Some of today’s most prominent experts on the American presidency offer their perspectives, commentary, and analyses in this volume of studies, commissioned by the Fulbright Institute of International Relations...


Palmetto Profiles: The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to the South Carolina Hall of Fame

by W. Eric Emerson & Walter Edgar

An introduction to the inspirational lives of extraordinary South Carolinians recognized for their lasting legacies to the Palmetto State and beyond.


New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty

by Evan Haefeli

Evan Haefeli demonstrates how convoluted and uncertain were the beginnings of religious tolerance in America, by giving them an international context.


Minnesota: A History (Second Edition)  (States and the Nation)

by William E. Lass

A comprehensive history of a state thought by many to be the most livable. In this volume, William Lass tells the story of Minnesota, a state that evolved from many cultures, from its beginnings to the present....


Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right

by Lisa McGirr

In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. The media lampooned John Birchers's accusations...


Operation Massacre

by Rodolfo Walsh, Michael Greenberg & Ricardo Piglia

1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. June 1956: eighteen people are reported dead in a failed Peronist uprising. December...


Grey Feathers: Led by Love of Country

by Daniel M. Dewald

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Grey Feathers is the story of a combat platoon leader's role and responsibilities in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. The story is derived from the countless after-action...


A Concise History of Korea: From the Neolithic Period through the Nineteenth Century

by Michael J. Seth

This engaging text provides a concise history of Korea from the beginning of human settlement in the region through the late nineteenth century, equally emphasizing social, cultural, and political history. Students...


A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

by Laurie Winn Carlson

Laurie Winn Carlson offers an innovative explanation for the madness behind the Salem Witch Trials.


A Gathering Darkness: The Coming of War to the Far East and the Pacific, 1921-1942

by Haruo Tohmatsu & H. P. Willmott

The United States' involvement in World War II began with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. But for Japan, the conflict began at a much earlier date. This book focuses on Japan and the...


The Paper Republic

by James Bevill

Although the stirring story of the Texas revolution has been told many times from a military standpoint, now James Bevill deftly takes the reader on a tour of the financial instruments issued to fund the Texian...


The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II

by Russell of Liverpool

The war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights...