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Bannockburn

by Peter Reese

1314. On a marsh-fringed plain south of Stirling Castle, King Robert the Bruce led the Scottish army in a singularly devastating victory over the English. Bannockburn was Scotland's greatest battlefield triumph,...


Robert The Bruce: King Of Scots

by Ronald McNair Scott

Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived...


Consuming Ocean Island

by Katerina Martina Teaiwa

Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped...


Environment, Politics, and Ideology in North Korea

by Robert Winstanley-Chesters

Environmental and developmental matters have long proved key to North Korea’s “revolutionary” industrial and economic strategies. They have equally been important to Pyongyang’s diplomatic and geo-political...


A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie

The purpose of this project is to contextualize the teachings of Charles Carleton Massey’s writings into history and modernity through a two-fold approach: to provide a biography of this fascinating mystic...


Every Army Man Is with You

by Nicolaus Mills

The 1964 Army-Navy football game had no reason to be as memorable as it ultimately became. Navy looked poised to crush Army for the 6th consecutive year with future Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach at...


British Invasion

by Simon Philo

In The British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods,...


The Politics of Crisis Management in China

by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

This book analyzes the ways in which the Chinese government and military responded to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan province. It adopts a comparative and historical perspective in studying the responses...


49 Myths about China

by Marte Kjær Galtung & Stig Stenslie

Communism is dead in China. “China Inc.” is buying up the world. China has the United States over a barrel. The Chinese are just copycats. China is an environmental baddie, China is colonizing Africa. Mao...


Malory's Anatomy of Chivalry

by Paul Rovang

This book examines sixteen key figures in the Morte Darthur providing insight into each as an exemplar of chivalric values presented by the author to his own troubled times. The focus of each chapter on individual...


Upsetting the Apple Cart

by Frederick Opie

Upsetting the Apple Cart surveys the history of black-Latino coalitions in New York City from 1959 to 1989. In those years, African American and Latino Progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods,...


Nigeria

by Iyorwuese Hagher

Nigeria: After the Nightmare is an in-depth look into the Nigerian experience, explaining what went wrong during the country’s thirty years of dictatorship. The book describes Nigeria's problems including...


Roland Hayes

by Robert Sims, Christopher A. Brooks, George Shirley & Simon Estes

Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell...


The Pity of War

by Miranda Seymour

In 1613, a beautiful Stuart princess married a handsome young German prince. This was a love match, but it was also an alliance that aimed to meld Europe's two great Protestant powers. Before Elizabeth and Frederick...


Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe

by Thomas Hilder

In Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe , ethnomusicologist Thomas Hilder offers the first book-length study of this diverse and dynamic music scene and its intersection...


Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan

by Esther Cameron

Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan: Roots and Ramifications of the “Meridian” Speech addresses a central problem in the work of a poet who holds a unique position in the intellectual...


Gender and Genre

by Stephanie M. Hilger

Gender and Genre explores the ways in which German women writers used literature, in the sense of belles lettres, to comment on the French Revolution and its aftermath. By doing so, these authors not only adapted...


Reference Guide to Africa

by Alfred Kagan & Atoma Batoma

This third edition of the Reference Guide to Africa explains the most important resources for the study of the continent of Africa. It contains a general sources section and a larger disciplinary oriented section....


Ready for Battle

by Azriel Lorber

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages through historical example and policy prescription technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by technological...


Chinese Lesbian Cinema

by Liang Shi

The emergence of lesbian film in the first decade of the twenty-first century symbolizes a breakthrough through the creation of new cinema that opens up a space that was not previously available or accessible...