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Encountering America

de Jessica Grogan

A dramatic narrative history of the psychological movement that reshaped American culture

The expectation that our careers and personal lives should be expressions of our authentic selves, the belief that our...


The Trail of Gold and Silver

de Duane A. Smith

In The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the...


The Monster of Florence

de Douglas J. Preston & Mario Spezi

In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping...


A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2009

de E. Benjamin Skinner

To be a moral witness is perhaps the highest calling of journalism, and in this unforgettable, highly readable account of contemporary slavery, author Benjamin Skinner travels around the globe to personally...


No Bad News for the King: The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath in Burma

de Emma Larkin

An incisive, unprecedented report on life inside Burma from the author of Finding George Orwell in Burma

On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and killing...


Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation

de Oliver Richmond

Western struggles-and failures-to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives...


No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers

de Katharine Quarmby

They are reviled. For centuries the Roma have wandered Europe; during the Holocaust half a million were killed. After World War II and during the Troubles, a wave of Irish Travellers moved to England to build...


The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel

de Michael Totten

The Road to Fatima Gate is a first-person narrative account of revolution, terrorism, and war during history's violent return to Lebanon after fifteen years of quiet. Michael J. Totten's version of events in...


Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War

de Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher’s sardonic and unnerving Iraq War memoir uniquely covers the counterinsurgency, when American troops increasingly encountered the mysterious world of Iraq


The Farm Then and Now: A Model for Sustainable Living

de Douglas Stevenson

From commune to ecovillage — an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the world’s best-known intentional community


The Routledge Companion to Film History

de William Guynn

The Routledge Companion to Film History is an indispensible guide for anyone studying film history for the first time. Incorporating a series of 11 introductory, critical essays on key subject areas, with a...


Cities

de John Reader

In Cities, the acclaimed historian John Reader takes us on a journey of the city—from its earliest example in the Ancient Near East to today’s teeming centers of compressed existence, such as Mumbai and Tokyo....


The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier

de Hassan Abbas

In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers, repressive Islamic fundamentalists who had lent active support to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda jihadists. The...


Other People's Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business

de Jennifer S. Taub

In the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, many claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it coming, and that subprime borrowers were to blame. This accessible, thoroughly researched book is Jennifer...


Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty-first Century: The Crisis of Spiritual Care on the NHS

de Christopher Swift

This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second...


World Report 2014: Events of 2013

de Human Rights Watch & Kenneth Roth

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2014 is the global rights watchdog’s flagship twenty-fourth annual review of global trends and news in human rights. An invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and...


Out of Iraq: A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now

de George McGovern & William R. Polk

Former senator George McGovern and William R. Polk, a leading authority on the Middle East, offer a detailed plan for a speedy troop withdrawal from Iraq.

During the phased withdrawal, to begin on December...


The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism

de Marwan Muasher

This important book is not about immediate events or policies or responses to the Arab Spring. Instead, it takes a long, judicious view of political change in the Arab world, beginning with the first Awakening...


Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America's Image Abroad

de Martha Bayles

What does the world admire most about America? Science, technology, higher education, consumer goods—but not, it seems, freedom and democracy. Indeed, these ideals are in global retreat, for reasons ranging...


Who They Were: Inside the World Trade Center DNA Story: The Unprecedented Effort to Identify the Missing

de Robert C. Shaler

In Who They Were, Dr. Robert C. Shaler, the man who directed the largest and most groundbreaking forensic DNA investigation in U.S. history, tells with poignant clarity and refreshing honesty the story behind...