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Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)

by Ronald Takaki

In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental...


A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Revised Edition)

by Ronald Takaki

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences...


Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guide Book

by Nicholas Van Wormer

Air Force basic training is now more challenging than ever, both mentally and physically. In the past few years the Air Force has redesigned its basic military training requirements to prepare airmen for the...


The British Field Marshals: 1736-1997: A Biographical Dictionary

by T A Heathcote

Whether any advantage or benefit will be drawn from the suspension - or effective abolition - of the rank of Field Marshal is debatable. What is certain, however, is that Dr. Tony Heathcote's idea of compiling...


Depth Charge: Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges and Underwater Weapons 1914-1945

by Chris Henry

The history of weapons and warfare is usually written from the point of view of the battles fought and the tactics used. In naval warfare, in particular, the story of how these weapons were invented, designed...


The British Army Guide: 2012-2013

by Charles Heyman

In 1984 the first edition of the British Army Guide was published and in May 2011 the 12th edition will be on sale. This invaluable information resource which deals with all aspects of British Army organization,...


A People's History of the United States: Teaching Edition

by Howard Zinn

The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each...


Drink and the Victorians: The Temperance Question in England 1815-1872 Second Edition

by Brian Harrison

This scholarly treatise discusses temperance and drink in Victorian England. Topics including the political, social, and economic factors that affected the temperance movement, subgroups of the movement, as...


The Decline of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization from the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Century

by Jr., Speros Vryonis

A history documenting the shift from Christian Greek culture to Islamic Turkish culture in Anatolia over three centuries. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Age of Nixon: A Study in Cultural Power

by Carl Freedman

The fundamental argument this book is, first, that Richard Nixon, though not generally regarded as a charismatic or emotionally outgoing politician like Franklin Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, did establish profound...


Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

by Bernard Bailyn

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always...


Lists of Note

by Shaun Usher

Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving;...


Reassessing the Transnational Turn: Scales of Analysis in Anarchist and Syndicalist Studies

by Constance Bantman & Bert Altena

This edited volume reassesses the ongoing transnational turn in anarchist and syndicalist studies, a field where the interest in cross-border connections has generated much innovative literature in the last...


The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization, Space, and Society

by Virginia L. Campbell

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation,...


Remembering the First World War

by Bart Ziino

Remembering the First World War brings together a group of international scholars to understand how and why the past quarter of a century has witnessed such an extraordinary increase in global popular and...


In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab: The Events of 1880-1881

by France Rivet

The story of Abraham Ulrikab is one of the saddest and most moving stories in Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Inuit and Canadian history. In hopes of improving his family's living conditions, in August 1880, Abraham...


From the Cradle to the Coalmine: The Story of Children in Welsh Mines

by Ceri Thompson

This is an accessible, richly illustrated book, telling the story of the children and young people who worked in the Welsh coalfields.


The Excruciating History of Dentistry

by James Wynbrandt

For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose...


Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War, and God

by Will Durant

Praised as a “revelatory” book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death....


The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

by Toby Wilkinson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption...