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American Women in World War I

by Lettie Gavin

Interweaving personal stories with historical photos and background, this lively account documents the history of the more than 40,000 women who served in relief and military duty during World War I. Through...


A Tenderfoot In Colorado

by Richard Baxter Townshend

Now back in print, A Tenderfoot in Colorado is R. B. Townshend's classic account of his time in the wild frontier territory known as Colorado. Townshend arrived in the Rockies in 1869, fresh from Cambridge,...


A Remarkable Curiosity

by Amos Jay Cummings

In 1873, Amos Jay Cummings, a decorated Civil War veteran and journalist for the New York Sun newspaper, set out on a westward journey aboard the newly completed transcontinental railroad. For some time, miners,...


The Ottoman Empire and Its Successors  1801-1927

by William Miller

This book discusses the Ottoman Empire and its successors during a period of stagnation and decline for the empire, 1801-1927.

The book begins in the year 1801which saw civil war break out between the Albanians,...


At Ease, Soldier!: How to Leave the War Downrange and Feel at Home Again

by Gayle Rozantine

Durable and graphics-rich, this guide is filled with information about obstacles facing soldiers after their deployment and effective solutions to overcome the challenges of reintegration. The book assists in...


Nia

by Allan Wargon

This is the story of a man and woman in love, with all the doubt, hesitation, delusion, jealousy, desire, passion, ecstasy and pain

of people thus enthralled.

The man, Robert, is every joy, every fear, every terrible...


Historical Dictionary of Yemen

by Robert D. Burrowes

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Yemen has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Through its list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,...


American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny

by Sarah S. Kilborne

The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood—and his improbable, inspiring comeback to...


Material London, ca. 1600

by Lena Cowen Orlin

Material London, ca. 1600 reconstructs one of the great world cities at a critical moment in Western history.


'The Army Isn't All Work': Physical Culture and the Evolution of the British Army, 1860-1920

by James D. Campbell

This book documents the origins and development of formal physical training in the late Victorian Army and the ways in which the Army's gymnastic training evolved into a vital building block of the process of...


Vagrancy in Law and Practice under the Old Poor Law

by Audrey Eccles

Drawing on extensive archival research and in-depth study of both statute law and local administrative records, this book examines the complexities of vagrancy law and the realities of its practice during the...


Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France

by Anne M. Scott

Exploring a range of poverty experiences-socioeconomic, moral and spiritual-this collection presents new research by a distinguished group of scholars working in the medieval and early modern periods. Using...


Turkey and the European Union: Processes of Europeanisation

by Çigdem Nas & Yonca Özer

The accession of Turkey to the EU presents a fascinating case study for all those with an interest in europeanisation. Officially recognised as a candidate for full membership in 1999 Turkey's negotiations with...


Pilgrims and Politics: Rediscovering the Power of the Pilgrimage

by Antón M. Pazos

The objective of this book is the analysis of the relationships between the phenomenon of pilgrimage and political power within Europe. It establishes a discussion where contributors can compare very different...


Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution

by Michal Jan Rozbicki

In his new book, Michal Jan Rozbicki undertakes to bridge the gap between the political and the cultural histories of the American Revolution. Through a careful examination of liberty as both the ideological...


Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic

by Seth Cotlar

Tom Paine's America explores the vibrant, transatlantic traffic in people, ideas, and texts that profoundly shaped American political debate in the 1790s. In 1789, when the Federal Constitution was ratified,...


Cosmopolitan Patriots: Americans in Paris in the Age of Revolution

by Philipp Ziesche

This truly transnational history reveals the important role of Americans abroad in the Age of Revolution, as well as providing an early example of the limits of American influence on other nations. From the...


"Answer at Once": Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

by Katrina M. Powell

With the Commonwealth of Virginia's Public Park Condemnation Act of 1928, the state surveyed for and acquired three thousand tracts of land that would become Shenandoah National Park. The Commonwealth condemned...


Rome Reborn on Western Shores: Historical Imagination and the Creation of the American Republic

by Eran Shalev

Rome Reborn on Western Shores examines the literature of the Revolutionary era to explore the ways in which American patriots employed the classics and to assess antiquity's importance to the early political...


Coming to Terms with Democracy: Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture, 1800-1828

by Marshall Foletta

William Tudor, Willard Phillips, and Richard Henry Dana were not their fathers' Federalists. When these young New England intellectuals and their contemporaries attempted to carve out a place for themselves...