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James Meredith and the OLE Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story

by Henry T. Gallagher & Gene Roberts

In September 1962, James Meredith became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi. A milestone in the civil rights movement, his admission triggered a riot spurred by a mob of three...

Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain

by Stephen Taylor

"Nobody describes a naval battle better than Taylor…a flawless demonstration of the biographer’s craft." —Jan Morris, The Guardian Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary Indefatigable, was quite simply...

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

by H.W. Brands

From New York Times bestselling author H. W. Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country...

Memoirs of London : from 1960s to Present Day

by Christine Levy


Memoirs of London from 1960's to Present Day is a fascinating history of London during the last several exciting decades. It covers such diverse topics as politics, fashion, music and memorable events....

Larrikins: A History

by Melissa Bellanta

Australia has often been said to possess a “larrikin streak,” from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true-blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters in the silent film The Sentimental Bloke. When it first...

The Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Algeria 1955-1957

by General Paul Aussaresses

This book is particularly relevant to the current debate on terrorism. That story constitutes the main part of this book. It details the methods used, including torture and summary executions, and the results...

Al-jazeera: The Story Of The Network That Is Rattling Governments And Redefining Modern Journalism Updated With

by Mohammed El-nawawy & Adel Iskandar

Offers a first look at the all-Arab news network and its controversial role in the Arab world

Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda

by Omar Nasiri

A gripping and provocative insider’s account of both Islamist terror networks and the intelligence services that spy on them, Inside the Jihad offers a completely original perspective on the ongoing battle...

Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones

by Greg Campbell

Journalist Greg Campbell leads the reader down the international diamond trail of brutality, horror, and profit - providing an on-the-ground and in-the-mines story of global consequence

Beyond the Handshake: Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process, 1991-1996

by Dalia Dassa Kaye

Arabs and Israelis have battled one another in political and military arenas, seemingly continuously, for some fifty years. The 1991 Madrid Peace Conference sought to change this pattern, launching bilateral...

A Possible Peace Between Israel and Palestine: An Insider's Account of the Geneva Initiative

by Menachem Klein & Haim Watzman

In 2003, after two years of negotiations, a group of prominent Israelis and Palestinians signed a model peace treaty. The document, popularly called the Geneva Initiative, contained detailed provisions resolving...

Raising Consumers: Children and the American Mass Market in the Early Twentieth Century

by Lisa Jacobson

-- Miriam Forman-Brunell, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race, and Power in American History

by Manisha Sinha & Penny Von Eschen

With essays on U.S. history ranging from the American Revolution to the dawn of the twenty-first century, Contested Democracy illuminates struggles waged over freedom and citizenship throughout the American...

Writing the Republic: Liberalism and Morality in American Political Fiction

by Anthony Hutchison

In this provocative book, Anthony Hutchison challenges the belief that the American novel is "antipolitical" and condemns the relative absence of American literature in studies of the political novel. In Hutchison's...

Historical Records of the Five Dynasties

by Richard Davis

Only fragments of historical text from China's middle period have been translated into English, until now. Here at last is the first major Chinese historical work from the Song dynasty. Written by Ouyang Xiu,...

Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism

by Anikó|Havens, Timothy Imre & Kati Lustyik

This collection of essays responds to the recent surge of interest in popular television in Eastern Europe. This is a region where television's transformation has been especially spectacular, shifting from a...

Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China

by Anne-Marie Brady & Douglas Brown

Republican China attracted an uncommon diversity of foreign interests, groups, and individuals, which included missionaries, adventurers, diplomats, academics, humanitarians and refugees, as well as hedonists...

Protestant Missionaries in the Levant: Ungodly Puritans, 1820-1860

by Samir Khalaf

Through focusing on the unintended by-products of New England Puritanism as a cultural transplant in the Levant, this book explores the socio-historical forces which account for the failure of early envoys'...

The Official History of Britain and the European Community, Vol. II: From Rejection to Referendum, 1963-1975

by Stephen Wall

This is the second volume in The Official History of Britain and the European Community, and describes the events from 1963 up until the British referendum on the Common Market in 1975.

In 1963, General de...

Peacebuilding and Ngos: State-Civil Society Interactions

by Ryerson Christie

Analysing the relationship between civil society and the state, this book lays bare the assumptions informing peacebuilding practices and demonstrates through empirical research how such practices have led to...