History

History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies whose conflict was the decisive clash of World War II. Yet Hitler and Stalin signed a treaty of nonaggression that lasted for nearly a third of the war, and that is key to understanding why the war evolved—and ended—the way it did. In ...

This book tells the story of the traumatic creation of Asia's youngest country, East Timor, which has been struggling to rebuild itself ever since the mayhem of Indonesia's reluctant withdrawal in 1999. The author, one of a mere handful of journalists who refused to be evacuated in the final days...

'Ancient Egypt' tells us about civilization under the pharaohs, of mysterious statues and tombs, incredible obelisks and the Sphinx. The ancient Egyptian kingdom is brought to life in a way that fuels the listener's imagination, teaching and entertaining in equal measure.

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Throughout the three-thousand-year history of ancient Egypt, women played an important role in all facets of life, with several of them becoming rulers and holding the all-powerful title of pharaoh. Unlike many other ancient societies, women in Egypt were treated with respect and had rights equal...

Harold Nicolson was well qualified to write this book.

His father, Sir Arthur Nicolson, was a diplomat as he himself was in early adulthood being a member of the British delegation to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 as well as serving in other capacities. A later historian of the Congre...

When did war begin? Standard military accounts tend to start with the Graeco-Persian wars, laying undue emphasis on the preeminence of Greek heavy infantry. But, as this strikingly original and entertaining book shows, the origins of war can be traced back not to the Iron Age, or even to the Bron...

The Battle of Britain was one of the most famous air battles in the history of warfare, one filled with ruth organisation, brilliant control, and command. At its heart is one particular figure, a legend ever since—the RAF fighter pilot—as well as one particular plane, a piece of machinery that ha...

Egypt figured prominently in United States policy in the Middle East after World War II because of its strategic, political, and economic importance. Peter Hahn explores the triangular relationship between the United States, Great Britain, and Egypt in order to analyze the justifications and impl...

Hard cover with dust jacket kept in mylar cover. Extensive compilation of historic fashion images, color and black & white photos and drawings accompany text.

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A detailed and lively description of the political, cultural, and economic world of ancient Kanesh (present-day Kültepe, Turkey), a vibrant Bronze Age Anatolian trade outpost and the earliest attested commercial society in world history.

Based in the archaeological discovery of thousands o...

Mary P. Ryan traces the fate of public life and the emergence of ethnic, class, and gender conflict in the nineteenth-century city in this ambitious retelling of a key period of American political and social history. Basing her analysis on three quite different cities—New York, New Orleans, and S...

During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes. Remarkably, his propagandists broadcast this fact, convinced that it would reveal not his callousness but his sensitivity: the destruction had failed to crush his arti...

Do you enjoy learning about history, or are you studying history in school? If so, "Biographical Sketches of New York's First 21 Governors" is a unique journey through New York and America's history that you will want to read! New York State's first 21 Governors had a profound impact on the devel...

A founding father of the conservation movement in the United States, John Muir was born in Scotland and emigrated to Wisconsin when he was eleven. His boyhood passion for the wilderness of North America matured into a pathbreaking career, which included such triumphs as working with President The...

Part human rights drama, part political thriller, part love story, this riveting narrative chronicles the disappearance of one woman as it tells the larger story of the past fifty years of violence and struggle for social justice and democracy, and U.S. intervention in Guatemala. Maritza Urrutia ...

In 2013, the United States suffered its worst terrorist bombing since 9/11 at the annual running of the Boston Marathon. When the culprits turned out to be U.

S. residents of Chechen descent, Americans were shocked and confused.

Why would members of an obscure Russian minority group ...

"Johann Kohl was an educated, urbane, and well-trained German geographer, ethnologist, and popular writer. During his visit with the Lake Superior Ojibwa in 1855, he made useful and unbiased studies of their material culture, religion, and folklore. . .

. The extent of Kohl's observations ...

This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1818 edition by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; J. Murray, London.

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