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A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries

by David Carr

Museums and libraries inspire us to cross the limits of routine thought, into experiences of reflection and possibility. Each of the essays in A Place Not a Place examines the ways these and other cultural institutions...


Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition

by J. Arch Getty

In old Russia, patron/client relations, "clan" politics, and a variety of other informal practices spanned the centuries. Government was understood to be patrimonial and personal rather than legal, and office...


American Civilization: An Introduction

by David C Mauk, David C. Mauk & John Oakland

This hugely successful text provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. Thoroughly revised, this fifth edition covers all the...


The State and Revolution in the Twentieth-Century: Major Social Transformations of Our Time

by Berch Berberoglu

This book provides a comparative-historical analysis of the state and revolution in the twentieth century, focusing on the major socialist revolutions of our time. After examining the competing theories of the...


Military Badge Collecting

by John Gaylor

This book is a comprehensive guide, which will appeal to anyone with an interest in medal collecting. The book contains over 800 illustrations.


Political Rock

by Mark Pedelty & Kristine Weglarz

Political Rock is a comparative, cultural history of luminary figures in rock music who have played important roles in social movements. Individual chapters are devoted to The Clash and Fugazi, Billy Bragg,...


Cool Comfort: America's Romance with Air-Conditioning

by Marsha Ackermann

The year 2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the first installation of air-conditioning. During the past century, it has become a staple of American life; 83% of US homes are now air-conditioned. In this engaging...


The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations

by Max Weber

Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had...


A Chronology of Librarianship, 1960-2000

by Jeffrey M. Wilhite

This book covers all areas of library literature that inform the history of librarianship and ranges over multiple continents. Its broad scope lends itself to wide use by scholars and students of library history...


Arab Social Life in the Middle Ages: An Illustrated Study

by Shirley Guthrie

This vivid portrait of everyday life in the medieval Arab world draws on thirteenth century miniatures from collections as far afield as St Petersburg and Istanbul. The wide range of topics covers every aspect...


Aintree Days

by Alexander Tulloch

Presents an autobiographical account of Alexander Tulloch. This book recounts his life in Liverpool from 1945 to 1962, when he was growing up with his sister, parents and grandparents in a small terraced house...


A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes

by Charles Elme Francatelli

First published in 1852, Charles Elme Francatelli's A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes features 241 recipes suitable for small budgets. From the simple art of boiling potatoes to the more advanced...


Jack the Ripper: The Celebrity Suspects

by Mike Holgate

Rippermania has driven a 120-year-old investigation to identify the depraved perpetrator of the savage murder of five prostitutes in the East End of London. This book gathers together the band of famous personalities...


Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies

by Herb Reich

It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did....


Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

by Michael Burleigh

A sweeping history of the Cold War's many "hot" wars born in the last gasps of empire

The Cold War reigns in popular imagination as a period of tension between the two post-World War II superpowers, the United...


Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

by John Boswell

Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the...


A History of Reading

by Alberto Manguel

At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book-that string of confused, alien ciphers-shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened....


Texas Women in World War II

by Cindy Weigan

In this unique work, author Cindy Weigand chronicles the personal experiences of various female veterans during World War II. Now residing in Texas, these courageous women tell their individual stories, describing...


John Snow

by Jack Challoner

John Snow was a Victorian physician who helped to establish that cholera was spread by contaminated water (not bad air, as theory had it). He traced the source of a deadly cholera outbreak to one pump and was...


A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's

by Michael Farquhar

We may say that honesty is the best policy, but history—to say nothing of business, politics, and the media—suggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of...