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Crafting Preservation Criteria: The National Register of Historic Places and American Historic Preservation

by Jr., John H. Sprinkle

In 1966, American historic preservation was transformed by the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, which created a National Register of Historic Places. Now comprising more than 1.4 million historic...


Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

by Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler

Both traditions recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...


Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics

by Dabney Townsend

Aesthetics is not a 'factual' discipline; there are no aesthetic facts. The word itself is derived from the Greek word for 'feeling' and the discipline arises because of the need to find a place for the passions...


Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century

by Christian Caryl

Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China...


Historical Dictionary of Ghana

by David Owusu-Ansah

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced...


Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution

by Ronen A. Cohen

Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution offers theoretical discussion of revolutionary events and applies the resulting framework to a number of case studies from the Middle East....


With Trumpet, Drum and Fife: A short treatise covering the rise and fall of military musical instruments on the battlefield

by Mike Hall

With Trumpet, Drum and Fife' is described as a 'short treatise covering the rise and fall of military musical instruments on the battlefield'. Despite there being a plethora of books about military music, 'With...


South: Shackleton's Endurance Expedition

by Ernest Shackleton

In 1914, as Europe braces for an unfathomably deadly war, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica to do the impossible: traverse the continent. He has a ship (the aptly named Endurance), a head...


Letters from the Front: From the First World War to the Present Day

by Andrew Roberts

Similar to Letters From Iwo Jima and All Quiet On The Western Front, this book tells the story of young men from many nations thrown into the crucible of war, fighting not just to survive, but to understand...


The Oral History Manual

by Barbara W. Sommer & Mary Kay Quinlan

The Oral History Manual grounds oral historians in the practice of oral history, taking the reader through the entire process, from the idea for a project through the completed, archived interviews.


River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon

by Buddy Levy

From the acclaimed author of Conquistador comes this thrilling account of one of history’s greatest adventures of discovery. With cinematic immediacy and meticulous attention to historical detail, here is...


The Words That Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself

by Chris Feik & Robert Manne

Selected for the Grattan Institute's 2012 Prime Minister's Reading List

This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that...


Past in the Making

by Michal Kopecek, Eva Hahn, Hans Henning Hahn & Owen V. Johnson et al.

Historical revisionism, far from being restricted to small groups of ‘negationists,’ has galvanized debates in the realm of recent history. The studies in this book range from general accounts of the background...


Volume V: Who Are We?

by Vladimir Megre & Marian Schwartz

"WHO ARE WE?", the fifth book of the Ringing Cedars Series, describes the author's search for real-life 'proofs' of Anastasia's vision presented in the previous volumes. Finding these proofs and taking stock...


Working Women Into the Borderlands

by Sonia Hernández & Sterling D. Evans

In Working Women into the Borderlands, author Sonia Hernández sheds light on how women's labor was shaped by US capital in the northeast region of Mexico and how women's labor activism simultaneously shaped...


Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in the First World War: Mobilizing Charity: Mobilizing Charity

by Peter Grant

This book challenges scholarship which presents charity and voluntary activity during World War I as marking a downturn from the high point of the late Victorian period. Charitable donations rose to an all-time...


Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence

by Nigel West

This edition of Historical Dictionary of the British Intelligence covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000...


On Revolution

by Hannah Arendt & Jonathan Schell

Hannah Arendt's penetrating observations on the modern world have been fundamental to our understanding of our political landscape, both its history and its future. Published in the years between Arendt's seminal...


The British Soldier in America: A Social History of Military Life in the Revolutionary Period

by Sylvia R. Frey

In her investigation of the social history of the common British soldier in the era of the American Revolution, Sylvia Frey has extensively surveyed recruiting records, contemporary training manuals, statutes,...