American Studies

America’s First Spy: The Tragic Heroism of Frank Wisner (Paperback)

Author: 

Maior, George Cristian

Credentials: 

Ambassador of Romania to the United States

In this exciting book, distinguished Romanian diplomat and scholar George Cristian Maior - currently serving as Romania’s ambassador in Washington - recounts the thrilling tale of America’s first spy drama – the legendary Frank Wisner’s intelligence operations in Romania as World War II ended and the Cold War dawned. An Office of Strategic Services operative who later rose to become the Central Intelligence Agency’s operations chief before his tragic suicide, Wisner’s mission bestrode two worlds and witnessed profound changes that global politics have grappled with ever since.

Market: 
World History, European History, East European History, Romania, Romanian History, Balkan History, Balkan Studies, World War II, Cold War, Communism, Espionage, CIA, OSS, Frank Wisner
Release Date: 
October 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680530803
Price: 
$26.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
265
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets and Suspense: International Law Stories (Paperback Edition) (W.B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Kaplan, Jay, Chairman, National Museum of the Jewish People

Credentials: 

Founder and Longtime Senior Partner, Kaplan, Russin, and Vecchi

This uncanny volume is the memoir of Jay Kaplan, an extraordinary American lawyer with a unique ability intuitively to understand and respond positively to the needs of his clients regardless of ethnicity or religion. How else could he represent India and Pakistan, as well as Iran and Israel, all at the same time, while maintaining ideal personal and professional relations with each side? The author, at the beginning of this career, was virtually adopted by the wealthy Persian ("Parsi") business community of India and Pakistan, one of the few Zoroastrian societies still in existence.

Market: 
Law, International Law, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Law and Religion, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, World History
Release Date: 
October 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680534689
Price: 
$25.00
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
273
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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America’s First Spy: The Tragic Heroism of Frank Wisner

Author: 

Maior, George Cristian

Credentials: 

Ambassador of Romania to the United States

In this exciting book, distinguished Romanian diplomat and scholar George Cristian Maior - currently serving as Romania’s ambassador in Washington - recounts the thrilling tale of America’s first spy drama – the legendary Frank Wisner’s intelligence operations in Romania as World War II ended and the Cold War dawned.

Market: 
World History, European History, East European History, Romania, Romanian History, Balkan History, Balkan Studies, World War II, Cold War, Communism, Espionage, CIA, OSS, Frank Wisner
Release Date: 
September 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530728
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
265
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Between Palette and Pen: Images of Venice in the Work of F. Hopkinson Smith

Author: 

De Marchi, Agnese, Ph.D., Ca' Foscari University, Venice

Credentials: 

Department of Humanities, University of Trieste; Ph.D., Ca' Foscari University, Venice

This book explores images of Venice in the written and visual art of the multitalented American writer, painter, lecturer, and engineer Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915). A successful artist and intrepid traveler, F. Hopkinson Smith spent every summer in Venice for almost twenty years: his stays in the Italian city resulted in a large output of watercolors and writings, including his popular travelogue Venice of To-Day(1895), which featured over 200 illustrations by Smith himself.

Market: 
American Studies, American Art, Art History, American History, Cultural Studies, Travel Literature, Italy, Italian Studies, Venice, Venetian Art History, Fin-de-Siècle Culture, F. Hopkinson Smith, American Painting
Release Date: 
December 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530537
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
252
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Prisoners of War or Unlawful Combatants?: Guantanamo Bay and International Law (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Jeche, Valerie, Department of International Relations, University of Zimbabwe

In this penetrating study, Zimbabwe international relations scholar Valerie Jeche questions the legality of the detentions at Guantanamo Bay. She emphasizes that Guantanamo is a legal detention camp and evaluates the rights that its detainees have under international humanitarian and human rights law. This study tested the hypothesis that the detentions at Guantanamo represent a violation of international law. Jeche conducted interviews with selected officials from the US and Cuban embassy as well as academics and those from the Red Cross and Amnesty
International.

Market: 
International Relations, International Law, American Studies, Security Studies, Human Rights Law, Human Rights Studies, Terrorism Studies, Constitutional Law, Middle East Studies, Cuba, Latin American Studies, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bush Administration, Obama Administration
Release Date: 
July 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530698
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6 X 9
Pages: 
99
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Language Matters: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Language and Nationalism in Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico

Author: 

Clampitt-Dunlap, Sharon, Ed.D.

Credentials: 

Professor, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico

Taking a sociolinguistics-in-action approach, Language Matters explores the language situations in Guam, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, three geographic areas that experienced the effect of linguistic imperialism in a historically similar timeframe and manner, but with very different results. English has all but replaced the native language of Guam, plays a significant role in the multilingual society of the Philippines, but is barely existent in the daily lives of Puerto Ricans, who are mostly monolingual Spanish speakers. Language Matters is the first book to explain why this is.

Market: 
American Studies, Linguistics, Nationalism, Nationalism Studies, Colonialism, Post-Colonial Studies, Latin American Studies, Pacific Studies, Identity Studies, Pacific Studies, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Philippines
Release Date: 
July 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530681
Price: 
129.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Lehman College/CUNY

Based on detailed archival research in three countries, Zelda Kahan Newman tells the story of Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish. A feminist before feminism was a movement, Molodowsky wrote poems that still circulate today.

Molodowsky was caught up in nearly all the cataclysms of twentieth century Jewry: the chaos of World War I, an inter-war pogrom, a narrow escape from Nazi Europe, migration to the US, and a failed attempt at life in the young state of Israel.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women's Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature
Release Date: 
June 15. 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530568
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
340
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The U.S. Media and Climate Change: Recent Trends (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Hantel, Katya Chistik

Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Although cohesive solutions remain elusive, U.S. media attention on climate change is decreasing. This study examines how media attention to climate change solutions has changed over time and makes recommendations on how coverage trends can be influenced.

Two broad solutions frames were chosen for the study: “market” solutions that address

Market: 
Science, Climate Science, Politics, Media Studies, Journalism, International Relations, International Law, American Studies, Public Policy, American Politics, World Politics, National Security Studies
Release Date: 
April 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530636
Price: 
129.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
87
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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A History of the Orthodox Church in Hawaii: Two Hundred Years on the Road

Author: 

Khisamutdinov, Ph.D., Amir A., Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia) and V. Rev. Anatole Lyovin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

A History of the Orthodox Church in Hawaii recounts the many attempts to establish an Orthodox religious community in the Hawaiian islands. While the first Christian service in Hawaii was the Church of England funeral service for Captain James Cook at the end of the eighteenth century, the first full Christian liturgy (mass) on Hawaiian soil was an Orthodox Easter service celebrated in the early nineteenth century by the chaplain and crew of a Russian ship on a mission of exploration.

Market: 
American Studies, American History, Russian Studies, Russian History, Religion, Religious History, Orthodox Studies, Hawaii, Hawaiian History, Christianity, Christian Missions, Missionary Studies, Colonial History, Colonial Studies
Release Date: 
March 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530629
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Alaska, Volume III: Gibraltar of the North

Author: 

Nielson, Jonathan M. Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Credentials: 

Author of "American Historians in War and Peace: Patriotism, Diplomacy, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919"

The Second World War was to Alaska what the First World War had been to the nation. The essential reality of Alaska’s experience during World War II was the end of its isolation from the continental United States. As a consequence of the war, Alaska’s territorial era entered its twilight years, eclipsed by the dawn of statehood nineteen years later and driven largely by military imperatives. A further legacy was Alaska’s inevitably

Market: 
American History, American Studies, Colonial Studies, Imperial History, Military History, Alaska, Alaskan History, Russian History, Japanese History, International History, Political Science, US Politics, Public Policy, Statehood, Western Settlement, World War II, Cold War
Release Date: 
April 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530605
Price: 
99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
398
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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