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The Trail of Gold and Silver

by Duane A. Smith

In The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the...


No Bad News for the King: The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath in Burma

by Emma Larkin

An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma

On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing...


Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation

by Oliver Richmond

Western struggles-and failures-to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives...


Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation

by Margaret Cain McCarthy & Mary Ann Zollmann

Power of Sisterhood serves as an historical record of the Apostolic Visitation initiated by the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. This book delves into...


Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

by Ana Lucia Araujo

This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores...


The Farm Then and Now: A Model for Sustainable Living

by Douglas Stevenson

From commune to ecovillage — an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the world’s best-known intentional community


The Routledge Companion to Film History

by William Guynn

The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensible guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. Incorporating a series of 11 introductory, critical essays on key subject areas, with a...


The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier

by Hassan Abbas

In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers, repressive Islamic fundamentalists who had lent active support to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda jihadists. The...


Other People's Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business

by Jennifer S. Taub

In the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, many claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it coming, and that subprime borrowers were to blame. This accessible, thoroughly researched book is Jennifer...


The Modern Middle East: A Social and Cultural History

by Ilan Pappe

This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and gender histories of the region over its political and economic...


The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism

by Marwan Muasher

This important book is not about immediate events or policies or responses to the Arab Spring. Instead, it takes a long, judicious view of political change in the Arab world, beginning with the first Awakening...


Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America's Image Abroad

by Martha Bayles

What does the world admire most about America? Science, technology, higher education, consumer goods—but not, it seems, freedom and democracy. Indeed, these ideals are in global retreat, for reasons ranging...


European Border Regions in Comparison: Overcoming Nationalistic Aspects or Re-Nationalization?

by Katarzyna Stoklosa & Gerhard Besier

Borders exist in almost every sphere of life. Initially, borders were established in connection with kingdoms, regions, towns, villages and cities. With nation-building, they became important as a line separating...


The Geopolitical Power Shift in the Indo-Pacific Region: America, Australia, China, and Triangular Diplomacy in the Twenty-First Century

by Randall Doyle

As the twenty-first century progresses, the Indo-Pacific theater is experiencing an unprecedented transformation involving economic development, military build-ups, political reforms, social changes, and technological...


City in the Sky

by James Glanz & Eric Lipton

The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them--from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall

More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the...


Access to History: Italy: The Rise of Fascism 1915-1945: Third edition

by Mark Robson

The new editions of Access to History combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam...


Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America's Enemie

by David Albright

“THE UNLEASHED POWER OF THE ATOM HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING SAVE OUR MODES OF THINKING, AND WE THUS DRIFT TOWARD UNPARALLELED CATASTROPHE.” —ALBERT EINSTEIN

With the revelation of Iran’s secret uranium...


Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010

by Jeff Kingston

Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly...


Souls of the Sea

by Damien Tiernan

In January 2007, within the space of only six days, three large fishing boats - the Pere Charles, the Honey Dew II and the Renegade - capsized and sank off the south east coast of Ireland. There were eleven...


Patriot's History® of the Modern World, Vol. II: From the Cold War to the Age of Entitlement, 1945-2012

by Larry Schweikart & Dave Dougherty

The bestselling historians turn their focus to America’s role in the world since the end of World War II

 

Schweikart, author of the number one New York Times bestseller A Patriot’s History of the United...