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Florida's Great Ocean Railway

by Dan Gallagher

The building of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway extension over water to Key West from 1905 to 1916 was s triumph of engineering and logistics. The Keys were remote and with little means of communication....


Florida's Fossils

by Robin Brown

For 50 million years Florida was home to hordes of strange and wonderful animals. Their remains accumulated in rivers, springs, and oceans. Today fossilized bones and teeth wash up along streams, banks, and...


Paynes Prairie: The Great Savanna: A History and Guide

by Lars Andersen

This new paperback edition of Paynes Prairie still offers the sweeping history of the shallow-bowl basin in the middle of Florida, just south of Gainesville, but now adds a guide to outdoor activities that can...


Paradise on Fire: Syed Ali Geelani and the Struggle for Freedom in Kashmir

by Abdul Hakeem

A passionate and committed account of Kashmir's struggle for freedom and a study of its leading figure, Syed Ali Geelani.


Pen Is Mightier, The

by Robert Miraldi

Charles Edward Russell was a muckraking journalist who exposed the dark underside of America's class system at the turn of the 20th century. The scandals he revealed through investigative reporting led to some...


States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

by Jeffrey Herbst

Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what...


Nigeria: After the Nightmare

by Iyorwuese Hagher

Nigeria: After the Nightmare is an in-depth look into the Nigerian experience, explaining what went wrong during the country’s thirty years of dictatorship. The book describes Nigeria's problems including...


Forgotten Labegeddi: Second Edition

by T. D. Desso

Many are sadly mistaken that their success has no connection to those who helped them up. In the unforgettable series Forgotten Labegeddi, T. D. Desso holds nothing back to paint the picture of the perfect "village...


In the Shadow of the Mountain

by Peggy A. Boldt

"He was within ten feet of her when both barrels of the shotgun exploded." Two young and impulsive people grew up in the worst of times and then began a life together In the Shadow of the Mountain. Living was...


Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy

by M. William Phelps

Now in paperback, the New York Times best-selling biography—the first in nearly a century—of the legendary Revolutionary War patriot and our country’s first spy


Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield

by Azriel Lorber

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages, through historical example and policy prescription, technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by...


Presidential Ambition: Gaining Power At Any Cost

by Richard Shenkman

In this timely, illuminating, and often shocking book, Richard Shenkman reveals that it is not just recent presidents but all presidents who have been ambitious--and at times frighteningly so, willing to sacrifice...


Villisca

by Roy Marshall

One of the most violent crimes in U.S. history took place in the quiet, neighborly town of Villisca, Iowa. A family of eight went to church that night, went back home, got into their beds, and fell asleep. When...


Political and Military Sociology: Military Perceptions and Perceptions of the Military

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts

This volume focuses on the perceptions and identities of those serving in the military, with four of its seven articles using survey or interview data to explore those perceptions. A range of military forces...


America's Urban History

by Lisa Krissoff Boehm & Steven Hunt Corey

The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of...


The Challenge of Democracy: Britain 1832-1918

by Hugh Cunnigham

 This authoritative and thought-provoking history takes a fresh view of what was a period of unprecedented and rapid change. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Hugh Cunningham provides a clear narrative...


West Africa before the Colonial Era: A History to 1850

by Basil Davidson

This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson. He takes as his starting point his successful textA History of West Africa 1000-1800...


Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World

by Stephanie Barczewski, John Eglin & Stephen Heathorn

Authored by a team of North American university professors who specialize in the subject, Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World has been specifically written for students in the United States, or from other...


American Indian Politics and the American Political System

by David E. Wilkins

Now in its third edition, American Indian Politics is the most comprehensive study written from a political science perspective that analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including...


Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War

by Mark Zuehlke

An Excerpt From Brave Battalion.

The company was completely bunched in front of the wire. Some men threw bombs toward the German trench while others tried to beat down the wooden stakes supporting the wire with...