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Behemoth

by Ronald B. Tobias

In the two hundred years since their arrival in America, elephants have worked on farms, mills, mines, and railroads, in Hollywood, and in professional baseball. They've contributed to the national discourse...


Unflinching Courage

by Kay Bailey Hutchison

From New York Times bestselling author and groundbreaking politician Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison comes a history of the extraordinary women who shaped the state of Texas.

The only woman ever to represent Texas...


Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

by Gwendolyn Leick

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia defines concepts, customs, and notions peculiar to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. This is accomplished...


Historical Dictionary of the British and Irish Civil Wars 1637-1660

by Martyn Bennett

The cross-listed dictionary entries offer a complete explanation of each important aspect of the Civil Wars and their effect on the Kingdom. Also includes maps and a bibliography.


Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia

by Richard A., Jr. Lobban

TheHistorical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubiacovers the period of Nubian history from the Paleolithic to the end of Medieval Christianity. It includes the rapidly expanding field of Nubian archaeology...


Historical Dictionary of Brussels

by Paul F. State

Historical Dictionary of Brussels covers the leading places, personalities, events, and institutions that have shaped civic life in the Belgian capital. The first comprehensive English-language history of Brussels...


Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism

by Colin Buchanan

Anglicanism arguably originated in 1534 when Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, which transferred papal power over the Church of England to the king. Today, approximately 550 dioceses are located around...


Historical Dictionary of German Theater

by William Grange

The Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers the field of theater performance in the German language, concentrating on German-speaking Europe, through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations,...


Historical Dictionary of Socialism

by James C. Docherty & Peter Lamb

Primarily concerned with the historical roots and contemporary condition of socialism, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Socialism offers information on writers, activists, ideas, political...


Bar Harbor's Gilded Century: Opulence to Ashes

by Lydia Vandenberg & Earle G. Shettleworth

Maine's premier tourist destination, Bar Harbor has many historic buildings. The area was once a shipbuilding and farming hamlet that became a Gilded Age resort of the highest order-until a fire in 1947 destroyed...


Historical Dictionary of the Crimean War

by Guy Arnold

This Dictionary is an excellent window into the political, national, and military intrigue that surrounded one of the most costly campaigns of all time. Includes a chronology, maps, and a comprehensive bibliography...


Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas

by Shaun Slifer & Bec Young

Curated by the Justseeds Artists' Collective, art, world history, and dangerous information are gathered in one book. The beautifully illustrated mini-poster pages showcase radicals, dissidents, folk singers,...


The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs

by Brian Tennyson

Although the United States itself did not enter the war until April 1917, Canada enlisted the moment Great Britain engaged in the conflict in August of 1914. The Canadian contribution was great, as over 600,000...


The A to Z of Homosexuality

by Brent L. Pickett

The A to Z of Homosexuality provides a comprehensive survey of same-sex relations from ancient China and Greece to the contemporary world. Philosophic treatments, such as natural law and queer theory, along...


Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil War

by Edwin Pak-wah Leung

The Chinese Civil War, has been regarded by many as an important subject in the study of modern Chinese history, as this protracted struggle ultimately led to the Communist victory on the Mainland and the Nationalist...


Historical Dictionary of the Hittites

by Charles Burney

This Dictionary covers a civilization largely forgotten until recently. This dictionary includes hundreds of entries on important persons, places, essential institutions, and the significant aspects of the society,...


Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

by Leo Schelbert

Switzerland's exceptional scenic beauty of valleys, lakes, and mountains, its central location on international trade routes, and its world famous banking system are just a few elements that have contributed...


Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema

by Roderick Flynn & Patrick Brereton

In 1898, documentary footage of a yacht race was shot by Robert A. Mitchell, making him the first Irishman to shoot a film within Ireland. Despite early exposure to the filmmaking process, Ireland did not develop...


Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

by Toyin Falola & Ann Genova

Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's...


The A to Z of Journalism

by Ross Eaman

The Historical Dictionary of Journalism relates how journalism has evolved over the centuries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary...