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Henry Adams and the Making of America

by Garry Wills

One of our greatest historians offers a surprising new view of the greatest historian of the nineteenth century, Henry Adams.

Wills showcases Henry Adams's little-known but seminal study of the early United States...


The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen

by Stephen Bown

The first full-scale biography of the greatest of all polar explorers and a conqueror of the Northwest Passage as well


The People of Providence: A housing estate and some of its inhabitants

by Tony Parker & Clare Vaughan

Over a period of eighteen months in the early 1980s, Tony Parker interviewed the residents of a housing estate in South London. He succeeded in getting a wide assortment of personalities to talk freely – a...


The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

by Robert D. Kaplan

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead...


Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific

by Martin A Lee

A bestselling author of Acid Dreams tells the great American pot story— a panoramic, character-driven saga that examines the medical, recreational, scientific, and economic dimensions of the world’s most...


After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters

by Owen J. Hurd

“Where Are They Now?” meets History 101.

We’re all familiar with the seminal events and key players in our nation’s history. But what about the lives lived after the fact?

Picking up where traditional...


33 Keys to Unlocking The Lost Symbol

by Thomas R. Beyer, Jr. & Thomas R. Beyer

Ever since Professor Beyer read The Da Vinci Code, he became intrigued by Dan Brown's use of facts in fiction. He realized that an examination of the novel could be a tantalizing and entertaining entry into...


The Victims' Revolution

by Bruce Bawer

An eye-opening critique of the identity-based revolution that has transformed American campuses and its effect on politics and society today.

The 1960s and ’70s were a time of dramatic upheaval in American...


The Wawona Brotherhood, the San Jose State Campus Revolt

by Timothy Fitzgerald

Book Synopsis: The anti-war years of the 1960s brought the formation of numerous activist groups across the nation's college campuses. Surrounded by a town dominated by machine politics, red-necked bigotry and...


Civil War, A to Z: The Complete Handbook of America's Bloodiest Conflict

by Clifford L. Linedecker

With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves.

This encyclopedic...


Racial Dynamics in Early Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

by Jason McDonald

Focusing upon the experiences of ethnoracial minorities, particularly African Americans and Mexican immigrants, in Austin, Texas, during the first three decades of the twentieth century, this book sheds new...


Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West

by Anthony Pagden

Spanning two and a half millennia, Anthony Pagden’s mesmerizing Worlds at War delves deep into the roots of the “clash of civilizations” between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas,...


How Good an Historian Shall I Be?: R.G. Collingwood, the Historical Imagination and Education

by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

R.G. Collingwood's name is familiar to historians and history educators around the world. Few, however, have charted the depths of his reflections on what it means to be educated in history. In this book Marnie...


The Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917

by Clayton Donnell & Brian Delf

The ring of fortifications protecting the city of Verdun on the Meuse River would become critical in the infamous battle of World War I. This book examines these fortifications, including the famous forts of...


Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas: Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan

by Peter Harrison & Peter Dennis

Buddhism has been influential in the mountain kingdoms of the Himalayas since the 7th century AD, most notably in the kingdom of Tibet where it permeated all aspects and levels of society until the 20th century....


Christmas, A Very Peculiar History

by Fiona Macdonald

Just when you thought it was safe to take a sneak peek into your stocking, it's 'Christmas: A Very Peculiar History'. Taking an unbiased view of the myth and mystery surrounding the origins of the yuletide season,...


Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora

by Marika Sherwood

Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora recounts the life story of the pioneering Henry Sylvester Williams, an unknown Trinidadian son of an immigrant carpenter...


The Muslim Conquest of Iberia: Medieval Arabic Narratives

by Nicola Clarke

Medieval Islamic society set great store by the transmission of history: to edify, argue legal points, explain present conditions, offer political and religious legitimacy, and entertain. Modern scholars, too,...


The Whippet

by Bo Bengtson

Fifth in the Kennel Club Classics breed series, The Whippet, written by renowned Whippet breeder, judge and historian Bo Bengtson, is the bible on the Whippet, one of the world’s most popular and beloved purebred...


They're Playing Our Song: Conversations with America's Classic Songwriters

by Max Wilk

Originally published in 1973, when it won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award , reprinted and revised several times since, They're Playing Our Song is a classic oral history of American popular music. Now further updated...