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An Illustrated History
Gilles Munier; photography by Erik Bonnier
Iraq’s contemporary image provides few clues to the magnificence and power of her past. Known as Mesopotamia (“land between the two rivers”), Iraq, which lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, was probably the earliest center...
introduction by Chris Hedges; photography by the Associated Press
Risking their lives, intrepid journalists and photographers have labored in often desperate conditions to bring images of war-torn Iraq to the rest of the world. Since no war in US history has had more carefully managed press coverage than this one,...
Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, & the Solent
A Cultural History
The Isle of Wight is England's largest island, but its diamond-shape is at most 23 miles long and 13 miles wide. Anchored close to the Hampshire coast, its location has created a sheltered waterway, the Solent, with its own local roadsteads and a...
Lenin and the Russian Revolution
Antonella Salomoni; translated by David Stryker
In February 1917, the centuries-old and immense empire of the Czars, ally of the US and Britain during World War I, suddenly collapses. Eight months later, the revolutionaries, under Lenin's leadership, take power and sign an armistice with Germa...
Let Freedom Reign
The Words of Nelson Mandela
edited and introduced by Henry Russell; foreword by André Brink
This collection marks the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison and analyzes the linguistic features, content and context of Mandela's speeches.
On February 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela was released from Rob...
A Cultural and Literary Companion
Lisbon stands alone as the last city on the western edge of Europe: a capital and port rich with a history of exploration and discovery, a place immersed in romantic dreams of its maritime past. Shackled by the decades of Salazar's dictatorship,...
A Summary in Light Verse of Mein Kampf
Richard Ferrar Patterson; illustrated by W. Heath Robinson; introduction by Morris Heggie
First published in 1940; New introduction by Morris Heggie, Former editor of "The Dandy" and leading comic archivist
When Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, to reclaim the land they "lost" after World War One,...
Beginning with the state’s earliest settlers, Ben Wynne explores the paradox that is Mississippi—its rich soil and namesake river, yet its vulnerability to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. It is one of the US’s poorest s...
More Than Cowboys
Travels Through the History of the American West
Many books about the American West leave out the more intriguing details...
For example, when, in 1803, the young USA doubled its size with the purchase from France of an unexplored vastness called La Louisiane, it was a British bank which...
India, Pakistan and Global Nuclear Disarmament
Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik; introduction by Arundhati Roy
The recent Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests brought nuclear proliferation and the terrible threat of nuclear war back to the world's center stage. The south Asian nuclear moves have raised regional tensions, transformed Kashmir into a potential...
New Pearl Harbor, The
Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11
David Ray Griffin
Updated Edition with a New Afterword
This second edition contains a 30-page Afterword with additional material on the alleged hijackers, controlled demolition of the WTC, Sibel Edmonds, a...
Ethnic Conflict in the Polish-Ukrainian Borderlands
Waldemar Lotnik with Julian Preece; foreword by Neal Ascherson
By any standards, Waldemar Lotnik's experience of the Second World War was remarkable. Fighting in the Polish Resistance, his unit was engaged in a bitter ethnic conflict with pro-Nazi Ukrainians. Unknown in the West, this struggle was, like that...
Northern Ireland 1921–2001
Political Forces and Social Classes
Paul Bew, Peter Gibbon, Henry Patterson
Revised & updated edition
Despite disagreements over arms decommissioning, peace continues to hold in Northern Ireland, and this highly praised study traces the province's history from partition in 1921 to today&r...
The Making of a Tradition
Taking its name from the historic figure William of Orange, the Orange Order has become, in the eyes of many, synonymous with bigotry and triumphalism. Much of the history of the Order remains untold and unexplored. Now in this major study of the his...
Out of Arabia
Phoenicians, Arabs, and the Discovery of Europe
The first volume in a series that examines the spread of cultures from the East into Europe
Arab history is often viewed as beginning with Islam. But the Arabs have a history going back thousands of years before-one, furthermore,...
Out of the Crowded Vagueness
A History of the Islands of St Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla
The Islands of St Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla were settled as individual English possessions during the first half of the seventeenth century, but the close proximity of Nevis to St Kitts and the dependence of Anguilla on both of them gave all three i...
Oxford Past Times
The Changing Face of City and County
For more than ten years Chris Koenig's Past Times column has been a regular favorite in the Oxford Times, bringing to life unexpected and sometimes unusual aspects of the city and county's history. Ranging over Oxford and its academi...
Democracy, Terrorism, and the Building of a Nation
Opinionated and critical look at the challenges facing Pakistan at this critical juncture in its history
As the fall-out of the US-led “war on terror” continues to destabilize the countries of the Indian subconti...
The Dutch Caribbean: Colonialsim and its Transatlantic Legacies
Paradise Overseas presents a tour around the main themes of Dutch Caribbean history and its contemporary legacies. Drawing on wide expertise in Caribbean and Latin American studies, Gert Oostindie strongly posits a refreshing analysis of the...
A Cultural History
The Peak District was Britain's first National Park and the "breathing space" for people in the great cities of the industrial north. Prehistoric man built stone circles at Stanton-in-the-Moor and Arbor Low and the Romans had garrisons...
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