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Lighthouse Families

by Bruce Roberts & Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

What was it like to live and work at a lighthouse during the heyday of shipping and fishing? How did lighthouse keepers and their families stationed on remote islands while away the long, cold, lonely hours...


Alice Munro

by Brenda Pfaus

In Alice Munro, Brenda Pfaus provides a unique and intriguing look at one of Canada's greatest living writers.


Mobilize!: Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War

by Larry D. Rose & J.L. Granatstein

Military specialist Larry D. Rose examines why Canada was not training and preparing to go to war before the declaration in 1939. The failures of all involved are examined, as are the other issues that delayed...


The Pirates' Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

by Douglas R. Burgess

The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

Was classical piracy an earlier version of state-sponsored terrorism?

Here's the story of how almost every well-known buccaneer...


An Economic History of the United States: From 1607 to the Present

by Ronald Seavoy

An Economic History of the United States is an accessible and informative survey designed for undergraduate courses on American economic history. The book spans from 1607 to the modern age and presents a documented...


Human Resource Management in the British Armed Forces: Investing in the Future

by Alex Alexandreou, Richard Bartle & Richard Holmes

This study of the future of human resource management in the British armed forces considers the impace of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Macpherson report. It covers ethnic minorities and gay rights as well...


Boys and Their Toys: Masculinity Class and Technology in America: Masculinity, Class and Technology in America

by Roger Horowitz

Negotiating the divide between "respectable manhood" and "rough manhood" this book explores masculinity at work and at play through provocative essays on labor unions, railroads, vocational training programs,...


Feminism, Identity and Difference

by Susan J. Hekman

This study focuses on a set of issues at the forefront of feminist thought in the late 1990s: identity, difference and their implications for feminist politics. As feminism moves into an era in which differences...


The Medicine Line: Life and Death on a North American Borderland: Life and Death on a North American Borderland

by Beth LaDow

The Medicine Line: Life and Death on the North American Borderland, is a complex and oftentimes dramatic mix of narrative storytelling and history in which ironies are explored, patterns of deed and response...


Forced Migration in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939-1950

by Alfred J. Rieber

These nine case studies, written by Russian, German and Austrian scholars and based on archival findings, should shed new light on deportations and resettlement in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany....


Israeli-Soviet Relations, 1953-1967: From Confrontation to Disruption

by Yosef Govrin

An |sraeli Ambassador's account of the longest and most tense period in Israeli-Soviet diplomatic relations, from their renewal in 1953 to their severance in 1967. His work analyses the era from the month preceding...


Against the Odds: Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas

by Jane G. Landers

The seven contributions contained in this collection address various forms of manumission throughout the American South as well as the Caribbean. Topics include color, class, and identity on the eve of the Haitian...


American War Plans 1945-1950

by Steven T. Ross

In late 1945, it became clear that the Soviet Union was an aggressive power. American military planners began to develop strategies to deal with the frightening possibility of a war with the Soviet Union. This...


The Nazi Party in Dissolution: Hitler and the Verbotzeit 1923-25

by David Jablonsky

This book examines the effect the Verbotzeit had on the leadership structure and on the consequent position of the party within the völkisch movement. Looking primarily at Bavaria and North Germany it examines...


Deterrence and the New Global Security Environment

by Ian R. Kenyon & John Simpson

This collection of papers rigorously examines the current place of deterrence in international security relations, delivering the best of contemporary thinking. This is a special issue of the leading journal...


China's African Challenges

by Sarah Raine

China's relations with African nations have changed dramatically over the past decade. African oil now accounts for more than 30% of China's oil imports, and China is Africa's second-largest single-country trading...


The Ultimate Spectacle: A Visual History of the Crimean War

by Ulrich Keller

Chloroform, telegraphy, steamships and rifles were distinctly modern features of the Crimean War. Covered by a large corps of reporters, illustrators and cameramen, it also became the first media war in history....


The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk

by Jan K. Herman

As the Vietnam War reached its tragic climax in the last days of April 1975, a task force of U.S. Navy ships cruised off South Vietnam’s coast. The mission was to support the evacuation of American embassy...


They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars: The Untold Story

by Ann Jones

A reporter’s firsthand, close-up-and-personal look at the impact of our recent wars on America’s unlucky soldiers.


Between France and New France: Life Aboard the Tall Sailing Ships

by Gilles Proulx

Between France and New France is an absorbing look at life abroad the sailing vessels which plied the North Atlantic during the French colonial era in North America.