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Swastika Nation

by Arnie Bernstein

In the late 1930s, the German–American Bund, led by its popinjay dictator Fritz Kuhn, was a small but powerful national movement in pre-World War II America, determined to conquer the United States government...


Frederick the Great

by Giles MacDonogh

Piet and soldier, misanthrope and philospher, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable man. His conquests made him one of the most formindable and feared leaders of his era. But as a patron...


Breach of Trust

by Andrew J. Bacevich & Andrew Bacevich

A blistering critique of the gulf between America’s soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington Rules

The United States has been “at...


Tales of Old Japan

by A. B. Mitford

"One of the first and in many ways still one of the best books on Japan." —The Japan Times

First published in 1871, Tales of Old Japan has withstood the test of time and taken its place as one of the classic...


Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

by John Carlin

Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament—the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together. After being released from prison and winning South...


Trades and Crafts of Old Japan: Leaves from a Contemporary Album

by Eric Kaemmerer

This very rare series of Japanese paintings depicts everyday artisans in feudal Japan. Extensive commentary provides insight into the historical and cultural context of the scenes.

More than three centuries ago,...


The Vietnam War: Why?

by M. Sivaram

"In Vietnam, the newsman is reporting a strange, baffling, frontless war—and an even stranger, more baffling, faceless political scene" writes M. Sivaram. In a factual, objective, straight-from-the-shoulder...


Hermann Roesler and the Making of the Meiji State

by Johannes Siemes

That Imperial Japan closely resembled authoritarian Germany was no simple coincidence. This book explores the effect of German thought on nineteenth century Japan, focusing on Hermann Roesler—the most influential...


1001 Facts Everyone Should Know about Israel

by Mitchell G. Bard & Moshe Schwartz

Hardly a day passes when Israel is not in the news. This book provides essential facts about not only the political events in the news, but also the positive contributions Israel is making in the arts and sciences....


Texas Women in World War II

by Cindy Weigan

In this unique work, author Cindy Weigand chronicles the personal experiences of various female veterans during World War II. Now residing in Texas, these courageous women tell their individual stories, describing...


The Party and the Arty in China: The New Politics of Culture

by Richard Curt Kraus

Arguing that cultural reform is a key aspect of political reform, Richard Kraus shows here that China's economic transformation has dramatically liberated the production and consumption of culture. In this original...


Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed a Family and United a Community

by Michael Benson

 

An incisive, unflinching account of the shocking, summer 2007 Connecticut crime that is still making national headlines, Murder in Connecticut examines what happened to Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer...


In the Kingdom of Coal: An American Family and the Rock That Changed the World

by Dan Rottenberg

It was a time of poverty and enterprise, when poor men slaved in the mines, rich men became barons and America grew from a backward agricultural colony to the industrial force of the modern world. The driving...


Sport and the Color Line: Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth Century America

by Patrick B. Miller & David K. Wiggins

The year 2003 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois' "Souls of Black Folk," in which he declared that "the color line" would be the problem of the twentieth century. Half a century later, Jackie...


American Reformers, 1870-1920: Progressives in Word and Deed

by Steven L. Piott

In this new work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers placed in the historical context of the Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive...


Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West

by John J. Fry

In the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a young Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some might say foolhardy—decision to homestead in Wyoming. There, they built their first house, a claim shanty half dug out...


The Wild Frontier: Atrocities During the American-Indian War from Jamestown Colony to Wounded Knee

by William M. Osborn

The real story of the ordeal experienced by both settlers and Indians during the Europeans' great migration west across America, from the colonies to California, has been almost completely eliminated from the...


Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny,and Desire

by Leslie Carroll

A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty 900-year history of the royal marriages of Europe's most famous-and infamous-monarchs.

Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and almost...


Shadows at Dawn: An Apache Massacre and the Violence of History

by Karl Jacoby

A masterful reconstruction of one of the worst Indian massacres in American history

In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O?odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered...


Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

by Wallace Stegner

In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian...