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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...


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...


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 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 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...


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...


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...


Vicksburg

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

Vicksburg is a dramatic account of the Confederate Army's attempts to defend the fortress of Vicksburg from October 1862 to July 1863 in depth, with a particular emphasis on the generalship of John C. Pemberton,...


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...


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...


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...


Ancient Giants

by Xaviant Haze Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (June 12, 2018)

Investigates physical evidence, history, and myths to reveal the lost race of giants that once dominated the world

• Reveals suppressed archaeological and scientific discoveries supporting the existence of...


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...


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...


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...