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Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945

by Ralph Jessen & Lydia Langer

The volume focuses on processes of transformation in the retail business in several European countries mainly during the second half of the 20th Century. After World War II, structures, practices and the culture...


The A to Z of the Gulf Arab States

by Malcolm C. Peck

The A to Z of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume-Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates...


Post War America 1945-1971

by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn's unique take on this vital period in U.S. history with a new introduction. The postwar boom in the U.S. brought about massive changes in U.S. society and culture. In this accessible volume, historian...


1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica

by Chris Turney

“The South Pole discovered” trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen’s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much...


Forgotten Islands of Indonesia: The Art & Culture of the Southeast Moluccas

by Nico DeJonge & Joss van Dijk

This beautiful book contains over 170 unique photographs and pictures of one of the most interesting but least well known cultures in the Indonesian Archipelago.

The traditional art of Maluku Tenggara, the Southeast...


The Potato

by Larry Zuckerman

The Potato tells the story of how a humble vegetable, once regarded as trash food, had as revolutionary an impact on Western history as the railroad or the automobile. Using Ireland, England, France, and the...


Boots on the Ground: Stories of American Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan

by Clint Willis

The recent wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan have generated gripping coverage from some of our most accomplished writers and correspondents, and Boots on the Ground collects the best new writing about our troops...


Showdown at Shepherd's Bush

by David Davis

The epic clash of an Irish-American, Italian, and Onondaga-Canadian that jump-started the first marathon mania and heralded the modern age in sports The eyes of the world watched as three runners—dirt poor...


A Shopkeeper's Millennium

by Paul E. Johnson

A quarter-century after its first publication, A Shopkeeper's Millennium remains a landmark work--brilliant both as a new interpretation of the intimate connections among politics, economy, and religion during...


Writing World War II

by Sylvie Murray & Robert D. Johnston

An indispensable tool for high-schoolers, undergraduates, or even amateur enthusiasts, Writing World War II teaches the craft of history writing--by example. In a series of thoughtful essays, Sylvie Murray examines...


Americans

by Edward Countryman

In this social history, Edward Countryman shows how interactions among America's different ethnic groups have contributed to our sense of nationality. From the earliest settlements along the Atlantic seaboard...


History Wars

by Edward T. Linethal & Tom Engelhardt

From the "taming of the West" to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the portrayal of the past has become a battleground at the heart of American politics. What kind of history Americans should read,...


The Authentic Animal

by Dave Madden

Why would someone want to create or own the mounted skin of a dead animal? That’s the question Dave Madden explores in The Authentic Animal. Madden starts his journey with the life story of Carl Akeley, the...


American Nightmare

by Jerrold M. Packard

For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these...


Red Summer

by Cameron McWhirter

A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchings

After World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their...


The Dead Travel Fast

by Eric Nuzum

The undead are everywhere. They're not just in movies and books, but in commercials, fetish clubs, and even in your breakfast cereal. Bloodsuckers have become some of the most recognizable bad guys in the modern...


When the Rivers Ran Red

by Vivienne Sosnowski

Today, millions of people around the world enjoy California's legendary wines, unaware that 90 years ago the families who made these wines--and in many cases still do - turned to struggle and subterfuge to save...


Hoboes

by Mark Wyman

When the railroad stretched its steel rails across the American West in the 1870s, it opened up a vast expanse of territory with very few people but enormous agricultural potential: a second Western frontier,...


My Life with Che

by Hilda Gadea

Che Guevara's first wife, Hilda Gadea, paints a personal portrait of the legendary figure, revealing his lesser known side as a romantic wanderer, a philosopher and doting suitor and father. Ernesto Guevara...


In Defense of Thomas Jefferson

by William G. Hyland, Jr.

The belief that Thomas Jefferson had an affair and fathered a child (or children) with slave Sally Hemings---and that such an allegation was proven by DNA testing--has become so pervasive in American popular...