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Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant are an American classic. In them Grant, the most able General of the Civil War, tells the story of his life and experiences, covering his birth, early youth, military...


Devil's Mile

by Alice Sparberg Alexiou St. Martin's Press (July 24, 2018)

Publisher's Weekly: "Fascinating...astutely written and smartly researched."

Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history, and she brings it...


On the Ganges

by George Black St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2018)

Journey along one of the world’s greatest rivers and catch a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the people who live along its banks

The Ganges flows through northern India and Bangladesh for more than 1,500...


Enemies of the State

by Darren 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...


The Revenger

by Aaron Woodard TwoDot (June 29, 2018)

The Revenger: The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok examines Wild Bill’s life in the context of 19th Century American history, from his birth, through his early manhood, and to his eventual demise. Woven...


Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome

by Tonio Hölscher University of California Press (June 22, 2018)

Visual culture was an essential part of ancient social, religious, and political life. Appearance and experience of beings and things was of paramount importance. In Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome,...


Venice's Intimate Empire

by Erin Maglaque Cornell University Press (June 15, 2018)

Mining private writings and humanist texts, Erin Maglaque explores the lives and careers of two Venetian noblemen, Giovanni Bembo and Pietro Coppo, who were appointed as colonial administrators and governors....


The Teahouse under Socialism

by Di Wang Cornell University Press (June 15, 2018)

To understand a city fully, writes Di Wang, we must observe its most basic units of social life. In The Teahouse under Socialism, Wang does just that, arguing that the teahouses of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan...


Smash the Pillars

by Antonio Carmona Báez, Melissa F. Weiner, Lianne Leonora & Teresa Maria Díaz Nerio et al. Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

Smash the Pillars builds on the efforts by scholars and activists to decolonize Dutch history and memory, as they resist the epistemological violence imposed by the state, its institutions, and dominant narratives....


Post-Colonial Cameroon

by Julius A. Amin, Joseph Takougang, Lotsmart Fonjong & Walter Gam Nkwi et al. Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

In this unique volume, leading scholars examine how Cameroonians organize and experience their lives under Cameroonian leadership and local responses to that leadership. The volume offers essential case studies...


McCarthyism in the Suburbs

by Allison Hepler Lexington Books (June 12, 2018)

In 1953, Mary Knowles was fired as a branch librarian for the Morrill Memorial Library, a public library in Norwood, Massachusetts. She had been called before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and, when...


In His Own Words

by Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan & Bill Clinton Little, Brown and Company (June 12, 2018)

"There is no easy way to walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires." -Nelson Mandela,...


God, War, and Providence

by James A. Warren Scribner (June 12, 2018)

“Warren transforms what could have been merely a Pilgrim version of cowboys and Indians into a sharp study of cultural contrast… a well-researched cameo of early America.” —Roger Lowenstein, The Wall...


The Bone and Sinew of the Land

by Anna-Lisa Cox PublicAffairs (June 12, 2018)

The story of America's forgotten black pioneers, who escaped slavery, settled the frontier, and proved that racial equality was possible even as the country headed toward civil war.

The American frontier is one...


Has the Gay Movement Failed?

by Martin Duberman University of California Press (June 08, 2018)

The past fifty years have marked significant shifts in attitude toward and acceptance of LGBTQ people in the United States and the West. Yet the extent of this progress, argues Martin Duberman, has been more...


The Third Bank of the River

by Chris Feliciano Arnold Picador (June 05, 2018)

During the 2014 World Cup, an isolated Amazonian tribe emerged from the jungle on the misty border of Peru and Brazil, escaping massacre at the hands of illegal loggers. A year later, in the jungle capital of...


The Ancient World in Minutes

Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

A nuanced, story-driven narrative about the deeply intertwined business and cultural relationship between the United States and Mexico, and the need to tear down, rather than fortify, walls

A certain narrative...


9 Rules of Engagement

by Harris Faulkner Harper (June 05, 2018)

The Emmy award-winning news anchor of Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner and co-host of the talk show Outnumbered shares the lessons she learned growing up in a military family paying homage to the military...


Uniting History and Theology

by Seth Heringer Fortress Academic (June 04, 2018)

Uniting History and Theology argues that, for too long, Christians primarily have used the historical method to make historical claims. In doing so, they have used a method grounded in an incomplete understating...


Vicksburg

by Samuel W. Mitcham Regnery History (June 04, 2018)

It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war—a siege that drove men, women, and children to seek shelter in caves underground; where shortages of food drove people to eat mules, rats, even pets; where the...


Cornish Folk Tales for Children

by Mike O'Connor & Michelle O'Connor The History Press (June 04, 2018)

Join Jamie, the son of a travelling Droll-Teller, as he journeys across Cornwall, a land steeped in myth and legend. Along the way we will hear twenty tales – specially chosen to be enjoyed by 7-11 year old...


The Illusion of the Post-Colonial State

by W. Alade Fawole Lexington Books (June 01, 2018)

This book challenges the long-held conventional wisdom that Africa is a post-colonial society of sovereign nation-states despite the outward attributes of statehood: demarcated territories, permanent populations,...


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...


Historical Tours Charleston

by Lee Davis Perry Globe Pequot Press (June 01, 2018)

Charleston attracts millions of visitors with its history charm and its blend of culture, art, and preservation. This guide takes the readers on historical tours based on periods of history.


The Struggle against Imperialism

by Edward H. Judge & John W. Langdon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

This concise and engaging text argues that the Cold War and anti-colonial movements should properly be studied and taught together, not as distinct developments, but rather as interwoven aspects of a complex...


Lost Voices

by Martin King & Michael Collins Lyons Press (June 01, 2018)

2017 is the 100th anniversary of America’s declaration of war against Germany. Many historians take a diminutive stance regarding America’s involvement but it cannot be underestimated by any means. It was...


Civil War Tails

by Rebecca Brown & Ruth A. Brown Stackpole Books (June 01, 2018)

A quirky framing of the Civil War grounded in solid scholarship. The Brown twin sisters have built historical dioramas to tell the story of the Civil War with an unexpected twist. The thousands of Union and...


Martha's Vineyard Tales

by Chris Baer Globe Pequot Press (June 01, 2018)

Martha’s Vineyard Tales is a collection of stories about Martha’s Vineyard history—the quirky, the gritty, the whimsical and the hard-to-believe. Author Chris Baer has collected these stories to present...


Principles of Posse Management

by Chris Enss TwoDot (June 01, 2018)

Principles of Posse Management tells the stories of the lawmen and leaders of the Old West who organized citizens in the pursuit of law and order. This collection of tales reveals what Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson,...


Victorian Brackley

by John Clarke Phillimore & Co Ltd (June 01, 2018)

Victorian Brackley was sometimes called Sleepy Hollow. Compared to many other places, growth in numbers was modest, but beneath the surface, there were extraordinary scandals and power struggles, some of which...


Icy Graves

by Stephen Haddelsey The History Press (June 01, 2018)

It is no secret that the Antarctic is one of the most dangerous, forbidding places for explorers to step foot in. The terrain is treacherous, the wildlife predatory and the climate fatal if not adequately prepared...


Ordnance

by Philip Hamlyn Williams The History Press (June 01, 2018)

In August 1914, Kitchener’s ‘Contemptible Little Army’ was highly professional, but small and equipped with only what it could carry. Facing it was a force of continental proportions, heavily armed and...


America's Game

by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

This comprehensive survey of major league baseball looks at the national pastime’s legendary figures, major innovations, and pivotal moments, from the beginning of the twentieth century through World War II....


Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

by Mark A. Lamport, Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, Philip Jenkins & Fenggang Yang et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

Christianity has transformed many times in its 2,000-year history, from its roots in the Middle East to its presence around the world today. From the mid-twentieth century onward the presence of Christianity...


Marie Curie

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 30, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...


Polaris

by Keith Hall The History Press (May 28, 2018)

Between 15 June 1968 and 13 May 1996, the Polaris Submarines of the Tenth Squadron carried out a total of 229 Polaris Patrols, involving the submarines steaming in excess of 2 million miles. Apart from delivering...


The Little Book of Cumbria

by David Ramshaw The History Press (May 28, 2018)

This is a fact-packed compendium of snippets from the past and present, including historical tales, legends and myths of the Lake District and the rest of the region from Barrow to Carlisle. The towns and villages...


The First Irish Railway

by Kurt Kullmann THP Ireland (May 28, 2018)

The first Irish railway ran from Westland Row, in the centre of Dublin, to Kingstown, then a seaside resort on the south coast of the City. This historic line is now the DART line, Kingstown has become Dun Laoghaire...


Irish Rebellions

by Helen Litton The O'Brien Press (May 28, 2018)

The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebellions, from the sixteenth century to today.

The Irish rebellions through the years of Irish history beginning with the 1798 rebellion told through illustration...


Tajikistan on the Move

by Marlène Laruelle, Jesse Driscoll, Tim Epkenhans & John Heathershaw et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

The southernmost and poorest state of the Eurasian space, Tajikistan collapsed immediately upon the fall of the Soviet Union and plunged into a bloody five-year civil war (1992–1997) that left more than 50,000...


Donald Trump and the Prospect for American Democracy

by Arthur Paulson Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book goes beyond examining Donald Trump as a unique and controversial President to place his election in a historical and systematic perspective. It offers an analysis of the 2016 presidential nominations...


Stalin's Legacy in Romania

by Stefano Bottoni Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This study explores the little-known history of the Hungarian Autonomous Region (HAR), a Soviet-style territorial autonomy that was granted in Romania on Stalin’s personal advice to the Hungarian Székely...


Beyond the Vanguard

by Marian E. Schlotterbeck University of California Press (May 25, 2018)

For 1,000 days in the early 1970s, Chileans experienced revolution not as a dream but as daily life. Alongside Salvador Allende’s institutional project for a democratic transition to socialism, a multiplicity...


Black Market Capital

by Andrew Konove University of California Press (May 25, 2018)

In this extraordinary new book, Andrew Konove traces the history of illicit commerce in Mexico City and how it became central to the economy and politics of the city from the seventeenth century onward. The...


Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper, Duygu Öztürk-Tunçel & Nur Bilge Criss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 23, 2018)

The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Turkey covers Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey through a time span of more than six centuries. It presents the basic characteristics of the two periods...


Postcolonial France

by Paul Silverstein Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

France is a bellwether for the postcolonial anxieties and populist politics emerging across the world today. This book explores the dynamics and dilemmas of the present moment of crisis and hope in France, through...


Faith and Resistance

by Sarah Marusek Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

What kind of decolonial possibilities exist in today’s world? Exploring the rise of Shi'i activism in Lebanon and the Middle East, and drawing transnational parallels with other revolutionary religious struggles...


1968

by Robert C. Cottrell & Blaine T. Browne Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2018)

The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and around the world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned...


Communication, Digital Media, and Popular Culture in Korea

by Nojin Kwak, Dal Yong Jin, Yeuseung Kim & Ji-Hyun Ahn et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2018)

In recent decades, Korean communication and media have substantially grown to become some of the most significant segments of Korean society. Since the early 1990s, Korea has experienced several distinctive...