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Modern China

by Bruce A. Elleman & S. C. M. Paine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 29, 2019)

Now in a fully updated edition, this accessible text provides a balanced history of modern China in a global context. Through years of living and research in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Russia, the authors are...


Dateline—Liberated Paris

by Ronald Weber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2019)

Vividly capturing the heady times in the waning months of World War II, Ronald Weber follows the exploits of Allied reporters as they flooded into liberated Paris after four dark years of Nazi occupation. He...


Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution

by Terry M. Mays Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 08, 2019)

The American Revolution pitted 13 loosely united colonies in a military, political, and economic struggle against Great Britain: the "mother country" and arguably the most powerful state in the world during...


The British Imperial Century, 1815–1914

by Timothy H. Parsons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 14, 2019)

The British Imperial Century provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century, to...


Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan

by William D. Hoover Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Japan is a mix of the old and the new, traditional and modern, and old fashion and innovative. It has traveled the road to a modern destination without totally losing sight of its traditions and values. Although...


Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

by Colin Darch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

The new edition of Historical Dictionary of Mozambique covers the Bantu expansion; the arrival of the Portuguese navigators and their str competition with local African power centers and coastal Arab-Swahili...


Fidel Castro and Baseball

by Peter C. Bjarkman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2018)

Few political figures of the modern age have been so vilified as Fidel Castro, and both the vilification and worship generated by the Cuban leader have combined to distort the true image of Castro. The baseball...


A Taste of Naples

by Marlena Spieler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 11, 2018)

In other places, it might seem trite or cliché to say that love is an essential component of cooking, food, and dining. But in the shadow of a still-fuming Vesuvio, the love of everyday life is palpable in...


From Hitler's Germany to Saddam's Iraq

by Scott A. Silverstone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 03, 2018)

This book boldly challenges conventional wisdom about the value of preventive war. Beginning with the rise of German power and the French and British response to the Rhineland crisis leading to World War II,...


Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica

by David Diaz-Arias, Ronny Viales Hurtado & Juan José Marín Hernández Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2018)

Costa Rica has been largely recognized as a democratic and politically stable country in a region (Central America) characterized by instability, dictatorships, and social inequality. Several social and institutional...


Bestseller

by Robert McParland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Whether curled up on a sofa with a good mystery, lounging by the pool with a steamy romance, or brooding over a classic novel, Americans love to read. Despite the distractions of modern living, nothing quite...


The Future of the Middle East

by Monte Palmer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 24, 2018)

This deeply informed book considers the intertwined roles of faith, force, and finance in shaping the modern Middle East. Leading expert Monte Palmer argues that these factors will continue to have a major impact...


Practical Heritage Management

by Scott F. Anfinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 13, 2018)

Practical Heritage Management provides a comprehensive overview of American cultural resource management (CRM) and historic preservation. It is a textbook designed for introductory and advanced college courses...


The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins

by Antero Pietila Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 02, 2018)

Johns Hopkins destroyed his private papers so thoroughly that no credible biography exists of the Baltimore Quaker titan. One of America’s richest men and the largest single shareholder of the Baltimore &...


The Pendulum

by Julie Lindahl Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

This powerful memoir traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl’s journey to uncover her grandparents’ roles in the Third Reich as she is driven to understand how and why they became members of Hitler’s...


Kill Caesar!

by Rose Mary Sheldon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2018)

Exploring the history of internal security under the first Roman dynasty, this groundbreaking book answers the enduring question: If there were 9,000 men guarding the emperor, how were three-quarters of Rome’s...


Daniel Webster

by Donald A. Rakestraw & Joseph A. Fry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Few names in American history are more recognizable than that of Daniel Webster. No one would deny that Webster’s substantive domestic achievements assured his prominent place in American history and that...


Women and China's Revolutions

by Gail Hershatter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 29, 2018)

If we place women at the center of our account of China’s last two centuries, how does this change our understanding of what happened? This deeply knowledgeable book illuminates the places where the Big History...


Coffee

by Robert W. Thurston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

This engaging guide traces the history, cultivation, and culture of coffee, as well as the major factors influencing the industry today. Robert Thurston provides a readable, concise overview of coffee from the...


Baseball and American Culture

by John P. Rossi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2018)

For more than a hundred years, baseball has been woven into the American way of life. By the time they reach high school, children have learned about the struggles and triumphs of players like Jackie Robinson....


More Than a Game

by David K. Wiggins, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

More than a Game discusses how African American men and women sought to participate in sport and what that participation meant to them, the African American community, and the United States more generally. Recognizing...


Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan

by Kamoludin Abdullaev Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

Tajikistan is the poorest and only Persian-speaking country among the post-Soviet independent states. Historically, the Tajiks of Central Asia and Afghanistan along with the Persians of modern Iran came from...


Canada 2018-2019

by Wayne C. Thompson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 07, 2018)

This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present continues to provide the reader an in-depth look at the country’s culture, geography, people, economy, politics and future. The combination...


With Byrd at the Bottom of the World

by Norman D. Vaughan & Cecil B. Murphey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 2016)

With Byrd at the Bottom of the World vividly recounts American explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s expedition to the South Pole. From the sublime to the ridiculous, author and fellow explorer Norman D. Vaughan...


Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age

by Derek Cheung & Eric Brach Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 09, 2014)

Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of friction and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the...


George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

by George Washington Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2013)

Taking his inspiration from a 16th century French manual on etiquette, young George Washington compiled his own set of instructions under the title, The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior.


Why We're All Romans: The Roman Contribution to the Western World

by Carl J. Richard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2010)

This lively account of Roman administration, law, engineering, architecture, art, and literature traces 1,200 years of history from Rome's inception to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. This engaging yet...


The Human Journey

by Kevin Reilly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2018)

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context....


The Human Journey

by Kevin Reilly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2018)

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context....


Modern Muslim Theology

by Martin Nguyen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

This book aims to bring Muslim theology into the present day. Rather than a purely academic pursuit, Modern Muslim Theology argues that theology is a creative process and discusses how the Islamic tradition...


The Human Journey

by Kevin Reilly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2018)

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context....


Washington's Golden Age

by Joseph Dalton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

Real news traveled fast, even in the days before internet connections. During the New Deal and World War II, Washington elites turned to Hope Ridings Miller’s column in the Washington Post to see what was...


Historical Dictionary of Chad

by Mario J. Azevedo & Samuel Decalo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Having achieved its independence from France in 1960, Chad has run into a serious crises of national building, which have continued to haunt it to the present day, making it one of the poorest and most politically...


The Oral History Manual

by Barbara W. Sommer & Mary Kay Quinlan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2018)

The Oral History Manual is designed to help anyone interested in doing oral history research to think like an oral historian. Recognizing that oral history is a research methodology, the authors define oral...


Land Warfare since 1860

by Jeremy Black Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 2018)

This cogent global history traces the evolution of land warfare since the start of the Crimean War. Jeremy Black argues that although it has always been critical to the outcome of conflicts worldwide, land warfare...


Historical Dictionary of Belarus

by Grigory Ioffe & Vitali Silitski Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Belarus is one of fifteen successor states of the former Soviet Union. It’s the only post-Soviet state that is in full of control of its territory and has no territorial conflicts with its neighbors. It’s...


Paris on the Brink

by Mary McAuliffe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 13, 2018)

Paris on the Brink vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s, from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to war and German Occupation. This was a dangerous and turbulent decade, during which workers...


The Themes That Bind Us

by Gretchen Oltman, Johnna L. Graff & Cynthia Wood Maddux Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

Teaching U.S. Supreme Court cases can be a daunting task for any social studies teacher, but this book can ease that process. Carefully aligned with the NCSS’ Ten Themes, this teacher’s guide provides thirty-two...


Europeans Abroad, 1450–1750

by David Ringrose Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 31, 2018)

This innovative book looks beyond the traditional history of European expansion—which highlights European conquests, empire building, and hegemony—in order to explore the more human and realistic dimensions...


The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee

by John Reeves Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2018)

History has been kind to Robert E. Lee. Woodrow Wilson believed General Lee was a “model to men who would be morally great.” Douglas Southall Freeman, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his four-volume biography...


The Food and Drink of Seattle

by Judith Dern & Deborah Ashin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2018)

Offers a comprehensive exploration of Seattle’s cuisine from geographical, historical, cultural, and culinary perspectives.

From glaciers to geoducks, from the Salish Sea with swift currents sweeping wild...


Controversial Monuments and Memorials

by David B. Allison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 22, 2018)

Out of the chaos and pain of Charlottesville, museum professionals, public historians, and community leaders must move quickly to face the challenges of competing historical memory, claims of heritage desecration...


The United States Discovers Panama: The Writings of Soldiers, Scholars, Scientists, and Scoundrels, 1850D1905

by Michael J. LaRosa & Germán R. Mejía Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2003)

Marking the centennial of Panama's separation from Colombia in 1903, this volume reprises U.S. images of the isthmus a century ago. The editors have collected a fascinating selection of articles from two of...


Enemies of the State

by D. J. Mulloy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 2018)

The rise of the alt-right alongside Donald Trump’s candidacy may be seem unprecedented events in the history of the United States, but D. J. Mulloy shows us that the radical right has been a long and active...


Hard Times

by Richard Striner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

Hard Times presents a comprehensive account of economic depressions in America, from colonial times to the “great recession” that began in 2008. Written in crisp prose for a general audience, the book synthesizes...


Historical Dictionary of the Hittites

by Charles Burney Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 17, 2018)

The Hittites created one of the great civilizations of the ancient world, although it remained almost unknown until excavations in the early 20th century revealed the extent and importance of its culture. For...


Historical Dictionary of Botswana

by Barry Morton & Jeff Ramsay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 13, 2018)

The death of Botswana’s last founding father, Sir Ketumile Quett Masire, in June 2017, marked the end of an era. Since the release of the Fourth Edition of Historical Dictionary of Botswana in 2008, Botswana...


Women in Ancient China

by Bret Hinsch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2018)

This pioneering book provides a comprehensive survey of ancient Chinese women’s history, covering thousands of years from the Neolithic era to China’s unification in 221 BCE. For each period—Neolithic,...


A Concise History of Modern Europe

by David S. Mason Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 15, 2018)

Highlighting the key events, ideas, and individuals that have shaped modern Europe, this fresh and lively book provides a concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on the...


The Phony Reformer

by Luke S. K. Kwong Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

This engaging translation presents an authentic period document that reflects aspects of Chinese life and society as seen through contemporary eyes. Portraying a "phony" reformer who rode the tide of the Qing...