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Jose Antonio Navarro: In Search of the American Dream in Nineteenth-Century Texas

by David R. McDonald & De León|| Arnoldo

The first biography to appear in more than a generation on the most influential Tejano leader of the nineteenth century, José Antonio Navarro: In Search of the American Dream in Nineteenth-Century Texas fills...


Writing a Non-boring Family History

by Hazel Edwards

Powerfully written by controversial author-broadcaster Ross Fitzgerald and comedy writer Rick Murphy, Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace is a no holds-barred biography of Australia's edgiest comedian; a man...


Growing up in Adelaide in the 1950's

by Susan Blackburn

'Growing up in the fifties was a time of isolation and innocence. We didn't know what was going on in the rest of the world. We could only compare ourselves with those around us.' So writes Max Lees in his reminiscence,...


Fire: The Spark That Ignited Human Evolution

by Frances D. Burton

Fire and light, and their impacts on our earliest human ancestor, are the subjects of this innovative study of the development of the species.


Nursing Leadership from the Outside In

by MBA RN Joyce Fitzpatrick PhD & FAAN, RN Greer Glazer PhD

With the goal of advancing quality health care, this innovative text moves beyond the often insular world of nurse leadership values to offer the perspectives of leaders in other health care disciplines that...


Bangladesh: The Path to Middle-Income Status from an Urban Perspective

by Elisa Muzzini

Bangladesh seeks to attain middle-income status by 2021, the 50th anniversary of its independence. To accelerate growth enough to do so, Bangladesh needs to build a competitive urban space that is innovative,...


Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2012

by Heather Dittbrenner

The World Bank Group has made important contributions to poverty reduction in developing countries. But to stay relevant under the uncertain conditions that characterize today's global development context, the...


Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective

by William D. Carrigan & Christopher Waldrep

Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in the context of world history, encouraging...


Modern Women, Modern Work: Domesticity, Professionalism, and American Writing, 1890-1950

by Francesca Sawaya

Focusing on literary authors, social reformers, journalists, and anthropologists, Francesca Sawaya demonstrates how women intellectuals in early twentieth-century America combined and criticized ideas from both...


Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England

by Don Herzog

Early modern English canonical sources and sermons often urge the subordination of women. In Household Politics, Don Herzog argues that these sources were blather-not that they were irrelevant, but that plenty...


Ancient Greece

by Thomas R. Martin

In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state...


Petrarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta

by Mark Musa

"Mark Musa, in editing and translating Petrarch's Canzoniere, has performed a wonderful service to the English-speaking reader. Here, in one volume, are included the poet's own selection of the best lyric verse...


Race and Practice in Archaeological Interpretation

by Jr., Charles E. Orser

Charles E. Orser, Jr. argues that since race has been used implicitly in archaeology for more than 100 years, the issue must be addressed directly despite the long history of debate, denial, and ignorance.


Eve of Destruction: The Coming Age of Preventive War

by Thomas M. Nichols

In an age of new threats to international security, the old rules of war are rapidly being discarded by the great powers. This study explores how and why states will exercise the preventive use of force in the...


Keeping Up with the Joneses: Envy in American Consumer Society, 1890-1930

by Susan J. Matt

"How the Tenth Commandment (that's the one about coveting) became extinct is a tale of how the emotional style of this country mutated within the golden years of the nascent consumer economy, which Susan J....


The Barons' Crusade: A Call to Arms and Its Consequences

by Michael Lower

This first full-length treatment of the Barons' Crusade examines the call for holy war and its consequences in Hungary, France, England, Constantinople, and the Holy Land.


An Imagined Geography: Sierra Leonean Muslims in America

by JoAnn D'Alisera

In An Imagined Geography, anthropologist JoAnn D'Alisera demonstrates persuasively that the long-held anthropological paradigms of separate, bounded, and unique communities, geographically located and neatly...


Saving Shame: Martyrs, Saints, and Other Abject Subjects

by Virginia Burrus

Virginia Burrus explores one of the strongest and most disturbing aspects of the Christian tradition, its excessive preoccupation with shame. While Christianity has frequently been implicated in the conversion...


Voice in Motion: Staging Gender, Shaping Sound in Early Modern England

by Gina Bloom

"Voice in Motion is a book of interdisciplinary reach, solid scholarship, and imaginative resonance."—Bruce Smith, University of Southern California


This Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story of the Misfits

by James, Jr. Greene

This Music Leaves Stains presents the full story behind the Misfits and their ubiquitous, haunting skull logo, a story of unique talent, strange timing, clashing personalities, and incredible music that helped...