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The Movement of the Working Class from Wage Slavery to Freedom

by A. E. Woodruff Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 13, 2018)

"The new dominant class warped the old institutions to its own purposes, introduced a new method of production and exchange, imposed its will upon the balance of society and thereby established a new civilization....


Killing the SS

by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard Henry Holt and Co. (October 09, 2018)

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-bestselling Killing series

As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals...


L’art de vivre selon Joe Beef

by Frederic Morin Parfum d’encre (October 09, 2018)

Le restaurant Joe Beef, dont la réputation n’est plus à faire, est au centre de la scène culinaire montréalaise et a contribué à faire rayonner la gastronomie de la ville à l’international depuis...


English Cathedrals: England’s magnificent cathedrals and abbeys (Collins Little Books)

by Historic Uk Collins (October 04, 2018)

A handy guide to England’s most famous cathedrals and abbeys. Includes an eight-page map section showing the locations of cathedrals covered in the book.

Historical background and architectural details for...


Under the Knife

by Arnold van de Laar, Laproscopic surgeon St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2018)

Surgeon Arnold van de Laar uses his own experience and expertise to tell this engrossing history of surgery through 28 famous operations—from Louis XIV and Einstein to JFK and Houdini.

From the story of the...


Hitler's American Friends

by Bradley W. Hart St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2018)

A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II.

Americans who remember...


Behind the Throne

by Adrian Tinniswood Basic Books (October 02, 2018)

An upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

Monarchs: they're just like us. They entertain their friends and eat and worry about money....


Best of Enemies

by Eric Dezenhall & Gus Russo Grand Central Publishing (October 02, 2018)

The thrilling story of two Cold War spies -- CIA agent Jack Platt and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko -- and their improbable friendship at a time when they should have been anything but.

In 1978, CIA maverick...


More Than a Game

by David K. Wiggins, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 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...


Enemy of the People

by Marvin Kalb Brookings Institution Press (September 25, 2018)

Shortly after assuming office in January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the press of being an “enemy of the American people.” Attacks on the media had been a hallmark of Trump’s presidential campaign,...


The Tango War

by Mary Jo McConahay St. Martin's Press (September 18, 2018)

One of WW2 Reads "Top 20 Must-Read WWII Books of 2018" • A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of September

"Fascinating...In McConahay's telling, wartime Latin America is a hotbed of skullduggery, violence,...


Defining Moments in Black History

by Dick Gregory Amistad (September 18, 2018)

NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events...


Eliza Hamilton

by Tilar J. Mazzeo Gallery Books (September 18, 2018)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena’s Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biography of the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton,...


Road to Disaster

by Brian VanDeMark Custom House (September 18, 2018)

"The most thoughtful and judicious one-volume history of the war and the American political leaders who presided over the difficult and painful decisions that shaped this history. The book will stand for the...


Unrivaled

by Michael Beckley Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

The United States has been the world's dominant power for more than a century. Now many analysts believe that other countries are rising and the United States is in decline. Is the unipolar moment over? Is America...


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...


History of Banking in the United States (Vol.2): The Bank War

by Graham W. Sumner Lm Publishers (September 11, 2018)

This book deals with the US history of banking in the 19th century. This volume is the continuation of the "History of banking in America - Vol.1", which dealt with the Beginning and Development of bank system...


The Field of Blood

by Joanne B. Freeman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 11, 2018)

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress....


Betty Ford

by Lisa McCubbin & Susan Ford Bales Gallery Books (September 11, 2018)

An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents...


Remaking Mutirikwi

by Joost Fontein James Currey (September 07, 2018)

The Mutirikwi river was dammed in the early 1960s to make Zimbabwe's second largest lake. This was a key moment in the Europeanisation of Mutirikwi's landscapes, which had begun with colonial land appropriations...


The Forgotten Front

by Janice W. Ancker, Gerhard P. Gross, Birgit Menzel & Boris Khavkin et al. The University Press of Kentucky (September 05, 2018)

Although much has been written about the Western Front in World War I, little attention has been given to developments in the east, especially during the crucial period of 1914--1915. Not only did these events...


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....


101 Things You Didn't Know about World War I

by Erik Sass Adams Media (September 04, 2018)

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, here are 101 little-known and fascinating facts about its history.

In this informative, accessible look at World War I, you'll find a complete overview...


The Death of Hitler

by Jean-christophe Brisard & Lana Parshina Da Capo Press (September 04, 2018)

Based on unprecedented access to a long-buried archive, a dramatic and revealing account that sheds new light on Hitler's final hours, his death and his remains.

What actually happened in Hitler's bunker? What...


Europe in Flames

by John Matusiak The History Press (September 03, 2018)

‘War,’ wrote Cardinal Richelieu, ‘is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men’. Yet the prelate’s mournful observation scarcely begins to encapsulate the full complexity and...


Norfolk Folk Tales for Children

by Dave Tonge The History Press (September 03, 2018)

From dark dangerous dogs and wily wicked wyrms, to poor penniless pedlars and lanky, long-limbed lads, Norfolk is steeped in stories. Some had their beginnings here, growing in the telling until they were as...


Death on Katahdin

by Randi Minetor Down East Books (September 01, 2018)

Mount Katahdin, in Baxter State Park, is Maine's highest mountain. It is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Tucked away in the remote North Woods, it is an adventure seeker's paradise. Hiking,...


Gulag Memories

by Zuzanna Bogumił Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Though the institution of the Gulag was nominally closed over half a decade ago, it lives on as an often hotly contested site of memory in the post-socialist era. This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive...


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...


Pandemic 1918

by Catharine Arnold St. Martin's Press (August 28, 2018)

Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu — Catharine Arnold's gripping narrative, Pandemic 1918, marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.

In January 1918, as World War I...


Cuba's Forgotten Decade

by Isabel Story, Anna Clayfield, Emily J. Kirk & Anne Luke et al. Lexington Books (August 24, 2018)

The 1970s have largely been overlooked in scholarly studies of the Cuban Revolution, or, at the very least, dismissed simply as a period of “Sovietization” characterized by widespread bureaucratization,...


The Politics of Socratic Humor

by John Lombardini University of California Press (August 24, 2018)

Was Socrates an ironist? Did he mock his interlocutors and, in doing so, show disdain for both them and the institutions of Athenian democracy?  These questions were debated with great seriousness by generations...


Architects of Death

by Karen Bartlett St. Martin's Press (August 21, 2018)

A sobering story of an industrial family’s cold efficiency behind the design of the ovens at Auschwitz

Architects of Death tells the astonishing story of how the gas chambers and crematoria that facilitated...


Brazil: A Biography

by Lilia M. Schwarcz & Heloisa M. Starling Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2018)

A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present

For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary...


The Last Englishmen

by Deborah Baker Graywolf Press (August 21, 2018)

A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India

John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map...


Decolonizing the University

by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial & Kerem Nişancıolu Pluto Press (August 20, 2018)

In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international...


Children of Hope

by Sandra Rowoldt Shell Ohio University Press (August 20, 2018)

In Children of Hope, Sandra Rowoldt Shell traces the lives of sixty-four Oromo children who were enslaved in Ethiopia in the late nineteenth century, liberated by the British navy and ultimately sent to Lovedale...


Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England

by Shelley Tickell Boydell Press (August 17, 2018)

Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England examines the nature and impact on society of this commercial crime at a time of rapid retail expansion during the long eighteenth century. As a new consumer culture...


Foundational Films

by Maite Conde University of California Press (August 17, 2018)

In her authoritative new book, Maite Conde introduces readers to the crucial early years of Brazilian cinema. Focusing on silent films released during the First Republic (1889-1930), Foundational Films explores...


Histories, Meanings and Representations of the Modern Hotel

by Kevin J. James Channel View Publications (August 15, 2018)

This book surveys current writing on the history of the modern hotel, focusing on three areas of vibrant and timely scholarly enquiry: the uniqueness of the American hotel, the contested status of the colonial...


Palestine

by Nur Masalha Zed Books (August 15, 2018)

• The first book to fully span the country’s millennia-old history.

• Draws on the latest archaeological evidence as well an impressive range of documentary sources.

• Author is a distinguished Palestinian...


The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia

by Howard Schweber, David A. Schultz, Gerard Michael D’Emilio & Mary Welek Atwell et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Many hoped or feared that Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986 would guarantee a conservative counter-revolution that would reverse the liberal jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under...


The Legacy of Tanzanian Musicians Muhidin Gurumo and Hassan Bitchuka

by Frank Gunderson & Hassan Rehani Bitchuka Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Muhidin Maalim Gurumo and Hassan Rehani Bitchuka are two of Tanzania’s most well-known singers in the popular music genre known as muziki wa dansi (literally, 'music for dancing'), a variation of the Cuban-based...


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...


Pershing's Tankers

by Lawrence M. Kaplan & Dale E. Wilson The University Press of Kentucky (August 15, 2018)

After the United States declared war against Germany in April 1917, the US Army established the Tank Corps to help break the deadlock of trench warfare in France during World War I. The army envisioned having...


War and Remembrance

by Thomas H. Conner & James Scott Wheeler The University Press of Kentucky (August 15, 2018)

No soldier could ask for a sweeter resting place than on the field of glory where he fell. The land he died to save vies with the one which gave him birth in paying tribute to his memory, and the kindly hands...


Taking Shergar

by Milton C. Toby The University Press of Kentucky (August 15, 2018)

It was a cold and foggy February night in 1983 when a group of armed thieves crept onto Ballymany Stud, near The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland, to steal Shergar, one of the Thoroughbred industry's most...


Japan

by Nancy K. Stalker University of California Press (August 14, 2018)

Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool provides a historical account of Japan's elite and popular cultures from premodern to modern periods. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship across numerous...


Convicted

by Peter Bradley Ventura Press (August 13, 2018)

A unique history of Australia retold through the extraordinary lives of Peter Bradley’s three ancestors: a father, son and grandson.

 

James Bradley was a First Fleet convict found guilty of stealing a white...


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...