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Historical Dictionary of Benin

by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo & Samuel Decalo

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


The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, Area, and Population Data, 1950-2010

by Charles Curry Aiken & Joseph Nathan Kane

Drawing on information obtained from the 2010 Census, this 6th edition of The American Counties provides up-to-date data on each county’s land area, population, county seat, date of creation, name origin,...


Execution

by Geoffrey Abbott

In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as “gone west” or “drawn a blank,” as...


An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972

by Eric R. Crouse

An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972 focuses on the unique perspective of a female Cold Warrior fascinated with the 'masculine' issue of national security. Avoiding...


Beyond Civilization: Society, Culture, and the Individual in the Age of Globalization

by Harry Redner

“[Redner] examines how the processes unleashed by globalization are usurping civilization as a means of social organization and mode for arranging identity. He argues that as globalization begins to make...


For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation

by Marilyn Boyer

The Declaration of Independence remains one of history's most enduring achievements, and this text will help you value those freedoms these men fought for in an insightfully fresh way. It will also assist you...


A Private History of Happiness: Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy from Around the World

by George Myerson

A chronicle of happiness and pleasant moments from ancient Greece to more recent times, this collection contains 99 passages designed to give an uplifting perspective to modern life. Instead of advocating the...


Reel Time: Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986

by Robert M. Seiler & Tamara P. Seiler

In this authoritative work, Seiler and Seiler argues that the establishment and development of moviegoing and movie exhibition in Prairie Canada is best understood in the context of changing late-nineteenth-century...


The A to Z of Iran

by John H. Lorentz

The A to Z of Iran is designed to give the reader a quick and understandable overview of specific events, movements, people, political and social groups, places, and trends. Through its extensive chronology,...


The U.S. Constitution And Fascinating Facts About It

by Terry L. Jordan

In The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence–and much more! You'll find interesting insights...


The Archaeology of Race: The Eugenic Ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie

by Debbie Challis

How much was archaeology founded on prejudice? The Archaeology of Race explores the application of racial theory to interpret the past in Britain during the late Victorian and Edwardian period. It investigates...


Car Trouble

by Wensley Clarkson

Wensley Clarkson's mum and dad lived on a different planet from most parents as he grew up in post-war London in the late 1950s and '60s. His mother spent much of her time nursing a tumbler of whisky and a bottle...


Up Against the Wall Motherf**er: A Memoir of the '60s, with Notes for Next Time

by Osha Neumann

They called themselves the Motherfuckers; others called them a "street gang with an analysis." Osha Neumann's thoughtful, funny, and honest account of his part in ’60s counterculture is also an unflinching...


Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen

by David Hilfiker & Marian Wright Edelman

David Hilfiker has committed his life, both as a writer and a doctor, to people in need, writing about the urban poor with whom he’s spent all his days for the last two decades. In Urban Injustice, he explains...


Radical Walking Tours of New York City

by Bruce Kayton & Pete Seeger

Traditional walking tours of New York enshrine the wealthy and war heroes by emphasizing what they’ve left behind. Rarely seen are those buried in their wake—those who fought the power, pushing for a better...


The Culture Struggle

by Michael Parenti

One of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts, Michael Parenti shows us that culture is a changing process and the product of a dynamic interplay between a wide range of social and political...


Notes From the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti

by Michael Deibert, Ti Goave & Raoul Peck

Notes from the Last Testament, by veteran reporter Michael Deibert, is a riveting narrative account of the events leading up to and including the overthrow of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A fearless...


Dreaming Up America

by Russell Banks

With America ever under global scrutiny, Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions. He writes with conversational ease and emotional insight, drawing...


Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman

by Cathy Wilkerson

Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who...


Catfight: Women and Competition

by Leora Tanenbaum

Catfight: Women and Competition is Leora Tanenbaum's dissection of the gender war waged among women. Tanenbaum meticulously analyzes the roots of destructive competitiveness among women, asserting that "catfights"...