History

A Marine POW Remembers Hell: Sergeant Major Charles R. Jackson in Japanese Captivity

Author: 

Norton, Major Bruce H., United States Marine Corps (ret.)

Credentials: 

Author of Stingray: The History of Reconnaissance Marines Vietnam - 1965-1972, The Encyclopedia of American War Heroes, and Letters of a Yankee Doughboy

In the bleak and bitter cold of a copper mine in northern Japan, U.S. Marine Sergeant Major Charles Jackson was allowed to send a postcard his wife. He was allowed ten words—he used three: “I AM ALIVE!” This message, classic in its poignancy of suffering and despair captures only too well what it meant to be a Japanese prisoner-of-war in World War II.

Market: 
American History, Military History, World War II, War Crimes, Japan, United States Marine Corps
Release Date: 
June 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532609 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church

Author: 

Kent, Neil, Professor and Fellow, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Credentials: 

Author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, and many other books

Orthodox Christianity is one of the world’s major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent’s comprehensive new book fills that gap. The Russian Orthodox Church’s Eastern roots, including its dogma, canons, and practices, are explored, along with the political and military contexts in which it carried out its mission over the centuries.

Market: 
Religion, Christianity, Russia, Eurasia, Russian History, Orthodoxy, Patriarchate, Political Science
Release Date: 
April 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539059 Hardcover; 978-1680539073 E-book
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover, $99.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Stalin’s Vengeance: The Final Truth About the Forced Return of Russians After World War II

Author: 

Tolstoy, Nikolai, eminent historian and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Credentials: 

Author of Victims of Yalta

In May 1945, as World War II drew to a close in Europe, some 30,000 Russian Cossacks surrendered to British forces in Austria, believing they would be spared repatriation to the Soviet Union. The fate of those among them who were Soviet citizens had been sealed by the Yalta Agreement, signed by the Allied leaders a few months earlier. Ever since, mystery has surrounded Britain’s decision to include among those returned to Stalin a substantial number of White Russians, who had fled their country after the Russian Revolution of 1917 and found refuge in various European countries.

Market: 
Political Science, History, World War II, War Studies, Intelligence, Diplomacy, European History, 20th Century, Russian History, Soviet Union, Cossacks
Release Date: 
February 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538809 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
600
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Oilfields and Airpower in African Conflict: The Case of Biafra

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Credentials: 

Author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and British Women and the Nigerian Civil War

In this intrepid study, noted Nigerian historian Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus investigates the air war component of the Nigerian-Biafran War, a crucial postcolonial conflict in Africa. It focuses on the Biafra’s air operations against oil installations and facilities owned by multinational oil companies in Nigeria. In addition to exploring global airpower historiography, this study explores the tactical aspects of how the renewed air war changed the military equation of the conflict when both sides were at loggerheads in peace settlement and relief arrangements.

Market: 
Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Biafra, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy, Military History, Air Power, War Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532203 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of International Oil Politics: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies (Paperback)

Author: 

Gassanly, Murad PhD, Cardiff University

Credentials: 

City Councillor, City of Westminster (London)

A History of International Oil Politics is both an argument for multi-theoretical pluralism and a proposal for a theory-synergetic approach in international relations. Murad Gassanly, a distinguished international relations scholar and rising British politician, explores how international relations paradigms could be utilized in approaching the vital field of international oil politics, specifically historical issues of international energy politics and comparative case studies of energy transmission networks – the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline and the Southern Gas Corridor.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Energy Politics, Social Science Theory, International Relations Theory, Oil Politics, History
Release Date: 
December 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539448 Paperback
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
337
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Catholicism and Nation in Argentina: A Jesuit View

Author: 

Agustina González Nuñez, Associate Professor of History, University of Roehampton

While much historiography has assumed that the period from 1890 to 1930 was liberal in Argentina, Agustina González Nuñez forcefully argues in Catholicism and Nation in Argentina that the Society of Jesus – the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church - proved a powerful force in shaping an alternate discourse of Argentinian nationhood.

Market: 
Political Science, Religion, Latin America, Latin American History, Philosophy, History, South America, Argentina, Nationalism, National Identity, Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, Jesuit Order, Citizenship, Nationhood, Ideology
Release Date: 
January 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539493 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The United States Marines in the Civil War: Harpers Ferry and the Battle of First Manassas

Author: 

Norton, Major Bruce H., USMC (ret.); Master Sergeant Phillip Gibbons, USMC (ret.)

Credentials: 

Author of Stingray: The History of Reconnaissance Marines Vietnam - 1965-1972, The Encyclopedia of American War Heroes, and Letters from a Yankee Doughboy: Private 1st Class Raymond W. Maker in World War I

This book presents the most accurate picture of the United States Marine Corps at the onset of the American Civil War and describes the actions of the Marines at the Battle of First Manassas, or as the Union called it, Bull Run. To tell the story of the actions of the U.S. Marines in the Manassas Campaign, distinguished Marine Corps historians Bruce H. Norton and Phillip Gibbons begin with Marine actions in October 1859 at Harpers Ferry, where they were instrumental in suppressing John Brown’s raid on the town’s Federal Armory and attempted slave insurrection.

Market: 
American History, American Studies, American Military History, Military Science, Military History, Civil War, Combat, War Studies, U.S. Marine Corps, Harpers Ferry, First Manassas, Union Army
Release Date: 
February 3, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539578 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
175
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ronald Reagan: Revolution Betrayed (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Thornton, Richard C.

Credentials: 

Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

The point of departure for distinguished historian Richard C. Thornton’s insightful new assessment of the Reagan administration is Reagan’s overwhelming re-election in 1984. His first-term policies had placed the United States in the ascendancy over the Soviet Union, and he sought to capitalize on that success by bringing the Cold War to an end on favorable terms. The Soviet Union, on the other hand, proved increasingly unable to bear the costs of supporting its empire and client state and adopted a strategy of détente.

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, International Relations, History, International History, American History, Cold War, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Twentieth Century History, Geopolitics
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539189 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
240
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ronald Reagan: Revolution Ascendant (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Thornton, Richard C.

Credentials: 

Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, he found America’s economy, defense, and global position weakened to the point of collapse. The previous seven years of attempted détente with the Soviet Union had resulted in the worst foreign policy failures in American history. As the distinguished diplomatic historian Richard C. Thornton shows in this thorough reassessment of Reagan’s presidency, written for the 40th anniversary of his election, the new president was determined to rebuild American economic and military power and to restore the Western Alliance.

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, International Relations, History, International History, American History, Cold War, Ronald Reagan, Twentieth Century, Geopolitics
Release Date: 
February 8, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539172 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
240
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Letters from a Yankee Doughboy: Private 1st Class Raymond W. Maker in World War I (Paperback)

Author: 

Norton, Bruce H.

Credentials: 

Author of Stingray: The History of Reconnaissance Marines Vietnam - 1965-1972 and The Encyclopedia of American War Heroes

Letters From a Yankee Doughboy is a collection of more than 125 letters written by Private 1st Class Raymond W. Maker, to his sister, Eva, a county nurse living in Framingham, Massachusetts, describing his everyday service in combat during World War 1. These letters, edited by Private Maker’s grandson, Major Bruce H. Norton (USMC retired) are accompanied by 365 pocket-diary entries that Raymond religiously kept throughout the year 1918.

Market: 
American History, American Studies, American Military History, Military Science, Military History, European History, World War I, Combat, Epistemology, American Studies, War Studies, France, French History, Germany, German History, New England
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532012 Paperback
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
290
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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