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History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

by Lucian Boia

Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives...


Modernism: Representations of National Culture

by Garabet Ibrăileanu, Afet İnan, Aleksander Kamiński & Aleko Konstantinov et al.

This is the second part of the third volume of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many...


Which Socialism, Whose Détente?

by Maud Bracke

This study analyzes the impact of the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968–1969 on the two major communist parties in the West: the Italian and French ones. Discusses the central strategic and ideological tensions...


A Life Under Russian Serfdom

by Boris B. Gorshkov & N. Shcherban

This is a translation of one of very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal...


Arctic Twilight: Leornard Budgell and Canada's Changing North

by Claudia Coutu Radmore

In a series of beautifully crafted letters, former Hudson's Bay Company "servant" Leonard Budgell describes life in the Canadian North from the 1920s to the 1980s, as could only be done by someone who lived...


The Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock

by Wesley B. Turner

One of the most enduring legacies of the War of 1812 was the creation of heroes and heroines. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock. Its striking how a British general whose military role...


The Montana Vigilantes: Gold, Guns, and Gallows

by Mark C. Dillon

Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s, but Mark C. Dillon is the first to examine the subject through the prism...


Xwelíqwiya: The Life of a Stó:lo Matriarch

by Rena Point Bolton & Richard Daly

Xwelíqwiya is the life story of Rena Point Bolton, a Stó:lō matriarch, artist, and craftswoman.


Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

by Robin Philpot

The book comprises three parts. The first part addresses the little-discussed but crucial events preceding the assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...


Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper

by Bob Plamondon

An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership.

A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder...


The Origins of the Greek Public Debt

by Andreas Andreadis

This is a story written in 1904, which tells the vicissitudes of the Greek public debt since its own absolute beginning in 1824. At present this book, more than one hundred years old, is also a modern book,...


Canada in Sudan: War Without Borders

by Peter Pigott

To most of the world, Sudan means Darfur and the tragedy of atrocities and ethnic cleansing that has occurred there. Canada in Sudan introduces Canadians to this massive, troubled nation, telling the story from...


Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the '60s & '70s

by Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire & Kate Farrell

These forty-eight powerful stories and poems etch in vivid detail the breakthrough moments experienced by women during the life-changing era that was the '60s and '70s. These women rode the sexual revolution...


Quotations from Mao Zedong

by Mao Zedong

Commonly known in the West as the "Little Red Book", Quotations of Mao Zedong contains a selection from Mao Zedong's political statements and speeches. From 1964 to 1976, Quotations was published in nearly 50...


Next Time We Strike

by Allan Powell

May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be...


Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy: The Introduction and Implementation of the Principle, 1830-1853

by Merina Smith

In Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy, historian Merina Smith explores the introduction of polygamy in Nauvoo, a development that unfolded amid scandal and resistance. Smith considers the ideological,...


The Legend of Montaperti

by Brad Franco

In this work, historian Brad Franco examines the legend of Montaperti, the story of the extraordinary events which preceded Sienas victory over Florence in 1260, culminating in the donation of the keys of the...


Siena, the history of a medieval commune

by Ferdinand Schevill

The persistent interest manifested by the public in the story of the Italian communes will, I hope, make an apology for the present book on Siena unnecessary. Though availing myself, to the best of my ability,...


Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

by Jim Dann, Tracy Sugarman & John Harris

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi,...


Country Lives Remembered

by Brian Martin & Ruth Binney

An evocative look at the lives of twelve English countrymen spanning the period from Edwardian England right through to today. From Ernest Sharp the thatcher to George Ranger the farrier; and from John Furzey...