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This Is Cuba

by David Ariosto St. Martin's Press (December 11, 2018)

Fidel Castro is dead. Donald Trump was elected president. And to most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never seemed more uncertain. Yet those who look close enough may recognize that signs of the next revolution...


Eden in the Altai

by Geoffrey Ashe Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 11, 2018)

Reveals how humanity’s first advanced culture originated in the Altai-Baikal region of southern Siberia

• Explores how this prehistoric culture is the source of the pervasive mythic symbolism of the number...


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...


Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement

by Judith B. Tankard Timber Press (November 27, 2018)

“The ever-alluring Arts and Crafts garden…is profoundly relevant to our 21st-century needs.” —Sam Watters, author of Gardens for a Beautiful America

In Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, landscape...


Poverty and Politics

by Sidney Baldwin The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

This book is more than a case study of the Farm Security Administration. It not only deals with the history of farm politics but also provides a fresh perspective and gives depth of understanding to issues such...


Wiley Buck and Other Stories of the Concord Community

by Henry M. Wagstaff The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

A gifted teller of tales sketches a lively picture of his boyhood in the old tobacco section of Person County, North Carolina, just south of the Virginia line. All the white grown-ups of the boy's childhood...


Music Wars

by John C. Hajduk Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

In the mid-twentieth century, certain elements of the American popular music industry (publishers, recording companies, and broadcasters) began to redefine their product as something more than mere entertainment....


Creative Union

by Kiril Tomoff Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence of musicians...


War Tourism

by Bertram M. Gordon Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

As German troops entered Paris following their victory in June 1940, the American journalist William L. Shirer observed that they carried cameras and behaved as "naïve tourists." One of the first things Hitler...


The Hungry Steppe

by Sarah Cameron Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

The Hungry Steppe examines one of the most heinous crimes of the Stalinist regime, the Kazakh famine of 1930–33. More than 1.5 million people perished in this famine, a quarter of Kazakhstan’s population,...


Dark Pasts

by Jennifer M. Dixon Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Over the past two decades, many states have heard demands that they recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. Such calls have not elicited uniform or predictable responses. While some states have apologized...


Workers without Borders

by Ines Wagner ILR Press (November 15, 2018)

How the European Union handles posted workers is a growing issue for a region with borders that really are just lines on a map. A 2008 story, dissected in Ines Wagner’s Workers without Borders, about the troubling...


Empire of Hope

by David Leheny Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Empire of Hope asks how emotions become meaningful in political life. In a diverse array of cases from recent Japanese history, David Leheny shows how sentimental portrayals of the nation and its global role...


Taming Japan's Deflation

by Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza & Yoshiko Kojo Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Bolder economic policy could have addressed bouts of deflation in post-Bubble Japanese history, write Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo in Taming Japan’s Deflation. Despite warnings...


The Perraults

by Oded Rabinovitch Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

In The Perraults, Oded Rabinovitch takes the fascinating eponymous literary and scientific family as an entry point into the complex and rapidly changing world of early modern France. Today, the Perraults are...


The British in India

by David Gilmour Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

An immersive portrait of the lives of the British in India, from the seventeenth century to Independence

Who of the British went to India, and why? We know about Kipling and Forster, Orwell and Scott, but what...


The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties

by Tobias Churton Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 13, 2018)

Unveils the spiritual meaning that fueled the artistic, political, and social revolutions of the 1960s

• Investigates the spiritual principles that informed everything from the civil rights and anti-war movements,...


The Spy Who Was Left Behind

by Michael Pullara Scribner (November 13, 2018)

The shocking true story of international intrigue involving the 1993 murder of CIA officer Freddie Woodruff by KGB agents and the extensive cover-up that followed in Washington and in Moscow.

On August 8, 1993,...


In Quest of Justice

by Khaled Fahmy University of California Press (November 06, 2018)

In Quest of Justice provides the first full account of the establishment and workings of a new kind of state in Egypt in the modern period. Drawing on groundbreaking research in the Egyptian archives, this highly...


The Other Side of Notting Hill

by Roger Rogowski & Alan Johnson The History Press (November 01, 2018)

Notting Hill has inspired a large number of books and films over the years and it has often made national news, not always for the right reasons. It’s always been an area of contrasts between rich and poor,...


The Worst Street in London

by Fiona Rule The History Press (November 01, 2018)

Halfway up Commercial Street, one block away from Spitalfields Market, lies an anonymous service road. The average pedestrian wouldn’t even notice it existed. But unlikely though it may seem, this characterless,...


Blitz Hospital

by Penny Starns The History Press (November 01, 2018)

As the German Luftwaffe subjected Britain’s major cities and ports to unremitting waves of aerial bombardment, doctors, nurses and first aiders constantly risked their lives to give urgent treatment to the...


Defying Vichy

by Robert Pike The History Press (November 01, 2018)

July 1940 saw the collaborationist Vichy regime replace the French Republic after the country suffered heavily at the hands of the German onslaught during the Second World War. So began a period of betrayal,...


The Little Book of Somerset

by Maurice Fells The History Press (November 01, 2018)

From seaside to countryside and from villages to towns, Somerset is a county where it’s difficult to separate history and mystery. This intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and...


How to Read a Protest

by L.A. Kauffman University of California Press (October 30, 2018)

When millions of people took to the streets for the 2017 Women’s Marches, there was an unmistakable air of uprising, a sense that these marches had spurred the beginnings of a movement. But the enduring work...


Provisions

by Michelle Rousseau & Suzanne Rousseau Da Capo Press (October 30, 2018)

A lush, modern vegetarian cookbook celebrating the bold flavors and unique ingredients of the Caribbean

In Provisions, Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau share 130 recipes that pay homage to the meals and market...


Freak Kingdom

by Timothy Denevi PublicAffairs (October 30, 2018)

How the gonzo literary journalist became a crusader against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price his work exacted on his life, his health, and his career

Hunter S. Thompson...


Desperate Valour

by Flint Whitlock Da Capo Press (October 30, 2018)

From award-winning military historian Flint Whitlock, the first comprehensive account of the fighting at Anzio and the Alamo-like stand of American and British troops that turned defeat into a defensive victory...


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...


The Impossible State, Updated Edition

by Victor Cha Ecco (October 23, 2018)

In The  Impossible State, seasoned international-policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain on provocative, isolationist North Korea, providing our best look yet at its history and...


A New History of Kentucky

by James C. Klotter & Craig Thompson Friend The University Press of Kentucky (October 22, 2018)

When originally published, A New History of Kentucky provided a comprehensive study of the Commonwealth, bringing it to life by revealing the many faces, deep traditions, and historical milestones of the state....


A World on Edge

by Daniel Schönpflug Henry Holt and Co. (October 16, 2018)

The story of the aftermath of World War I, a transformative time when a new world seemed possible—told from the vantage of people, famous and ordinary, who lived through the turmoil

November 1918. The Great...


A Nation of Immigrants

by John F. Kennedy Harper Perennial Modern Classics (October 16, 2018)

This significant contribution to the debate on immigration reform was President John F. Kennedy’s final book and is as timely now as it was when it was first published—now reissued for its 60th anniversary,...


A Global History of Gold Rushes

by Benjamin Mountford & Stephen Tuffnell University of California Press (October 16, 2018)

Nothing set the world in motion like gold. Between the discovery of California placer gold in 1848 and the nostalgic rush to Alaska, fifty years later, the search for the precious yellow metal accelerated global...


Secret Commandos

by John L. Plaster Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important...


Frederick Douglass

by David W. Blight Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists...


The Library Book

by Susan Orlean Simon & Schuster (October 16, 2018)

“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.” —The Washington Post

“CAPTIVATING…DELIGHTFUL.” —Christian Science Monitor * “EXQUISITELY WRITTEN, CONSISTENTLY...


A Nation Forged by Crisis

by Jay Sexton Basic Books (October 16, 2018)

An incisive history of the United States for the age of Trump, arguing that our nation has been shaped from the beginning by ruptures much like the 2016 presidential election

In A Nation Forged by Crisis, historian...


1619

by James Horn Basic Books (October 16, 2018)

An extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand

Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events...


Fierce Enigmas

by Srinath Raghavan Basic Books (October 16, 2018)

The two-hundred-year history of the United States' involvement in South Asia--the key to understanding contemporary American policy in the region

South Asia looms large in American foreign policy. Over the past...


Operation Columba--The Secret Pigeon Service

by Gordon Corera William Morrow (October 16, 2018)

The fascinating, untold story of how British intelligence secretly used homing pigeons as part of a clandestine espionage operation to gather information, communicate, and coordinate with members of the Resistance...


Vietnam

by Max Hastings Harper (October 16, 2018)

An absorbing and definitive modern history of the Vietnam War from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Secret War.

Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating...


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...


Wounds of War

by Suzanne Gordon ILR Press (October 15, 2018)

U.S. military conflicts abroad have left nine million Americans dependent on the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) for medical care. Their "wounds of war" are treated by the largest hospital system in...


Perilous Futures

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

Since his death, the writings of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) have been debated, cited, and adopted by political and legal thinkers on both the left and right with increasing frequency, though not without controversy...


On the Threshold of Eurasia

by Leah Feldman Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

On the Threshold of Eurasia explores the idea of the Russian and Soviet "East" as a political, aesthetic, and scientific system of ideas that emerged through a series of intertextual encounters produced by Russians...


The Commander's Dilemma

by Amelia Hoover Green Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

Why do some military and rebel groups commit many types of violence, creating an impression of senseless chaos, whereas others carefully control violence against civilians? A classic catch-22 faces the leaders...


The Rise and Decline of the American Century

by William O. Walker Iii Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

In 1941 the magazine publishing titan Henry R. Luce urged the nation’s leaders to create an American Century. But in the post-World-War-II era proponents of the American Century faced a daunting task. Even...


The Clamor of Lawyers

by Peter Charles Hoffer & WilliamJames Hull Hoffer Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

The Clamor of Lawyers explores a series of extended public pronouncements that British North American colonial lawyers crafted between 1761 and 1776. Most, though not all, were composed outside of the courtroom...


National Secession

by Philip G. Roeder Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

How do some national-secessionist campaigns get on the global agenda whereas others do not? Which projects for new nation-states, Philip Roeder asks, give rise to mayhem in the politics of existing states? National...