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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"...


Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn: Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus

by Howard Zinn

World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social conscience perhaps more deeply than traditional...


Damn' Rebel Bitches

by M Craig & Maggie Craig

Damn' Rebel Bitches takes a totally fresh approach to the history of the Jacobite Rising by telling fascinating stories of the many women caught up in the turbulent events of 1745-46. Many historians have ignored...


F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War

by Peter Davies, Rolando Ugolini & David Menard

Osprey's examination of the F-100 Super Sabre Units' participation in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). While the F-105 Thunderchief and F-4 Phantom flew the majority of the fighter-bomber missions over North Vietnam,...


Fw 190 Defence of the Reich Aces

by John Weal

This title is the natural conclusion to the collection of titles chronicling the exploits of the fighter pilots of the German Luftwaffe of World War 2 that has been part of - and contributed in some small measure...


The Woman from Hamburg: and Other True Stories

by Hanna Krall

In twelve nonfiction tales, Hanna Krall reveals how the lives of World War II survivors are shaped in surprising ways by the twists and turns of historical events. A paralytic Jewish woman starts walking after...


Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties

by Murray Kempton & David Remnick

Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the...


Witness in Our Time, Second Edition: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers

by Ken Light

Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital,...


The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self

by Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's...


Irish

by John Burrowes

Irish is the story of the mass migration from Ireland to Glasgow that took place in the wake of the Great Famine of the mid-nineteenth century. It is an epic account of the coming together of a nation and a...


Great Glasgow Stories

by John Burrowes

Few cities in the world abound with so many extraordinary stories as Glasgow. The city has been the silent witness to some of the most significant events of the past century, from major triumphs to cataclysmic...


B-57 Canberra Units of the Vietnam War

by T Bell & Jim Laurier

Osprey's examination of B-57 Canberra Units during the Veitnam War period (1955-1975). While not receiving as much publicity as the F-105 and F-4 fighter-bombers, which took the fight into the heart of North...


Exploring Desert Stone: John N. Macomb's 1859 Expedition to the Canyonlands of the Colorado

by Steven K. Madsen

Exploring Desert Stone is the first detailed investigation of the 1859 Macomb Expedition into western Colorado and the canyon country of Utah.

The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, now in Canyonlands...


A third approach to history

by Francesco Cesare Casùla

The narration of humankinds past, that is to say its history, has up to now been done using the extrinsic method of geographic territorial reference and temporal chronological and local topical reference, sometimes...


How the Scots Took Over London

by David Stenhouse

From Fleet Street to the world of medicine, from the City of London to the corridors of power in Whitehall, Scots have exerted a determining influence on key areas of British life since the Union of the Parliaments...


What's in a Surname?

by David McKie

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Surnames are much more than convenient identity tags; they are windows into our families' pasts. Some suggest ancestral trades (Butcher, Smith, Roper) or physical appearance (Long,...


Betty Friedan and the Making of "The Feminine Mystique": The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism

by Daniel Horowitz

An examination of the social and political climate that influenced Betty Friedan and culminated in her landmark book, The Feminine Mystique. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Heroic Earth: Geopolitical Thought in Weimar Germany, 1918-1933

by David T Murphy

In The Heroic Earth, David T. Murphy argues that geopolitical ideas were most dynamic and significant in Germany not during the Nazi era (1933-45) but in the democratic culture of the Weimar republic (1919-33)....