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Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of Ameica

by Terry Eagleton

An irreverent trip through American culture by a critic who “cracks jokes as easily as one would crack walnut shells” (Washington Post). Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the British,...


The New Mind of the South

by Tracy Thompson

There are those who say the South has disappeared. But in her groundbreaking, thought-provoking exploration of the region, Tracy Thompson, a Georgia native and Pulitzer Prize finalist, asserts that it has merely...


The A to Z of Slovenia

by Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj & Carole Rogel

The A to Z of Slovenia covers the history of Slovenia and its struggle to gain independence from communism. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds...


The Politics of History

by Howard Zinn

This book presents a series of case studies and thought-provoking essays arguing for a radical approach to history and providing a revisionist interpretation of the historian's role. In a new introduction, the...


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...


A Brief Scan of Recent U.S. History

by Harry Gael Michaels

This is a 17,300 word essay describing significant events leading toward a decline of America's social and economic viability and some thoughts related to a reformation of basic institutions and ethics.

It covers...


A People's History of the United States: Teaching Edition

by Howard Zinn

The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each...


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...


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...