History

Cognition, Cultural Moments, and the Literary March Toward Civil Rights

Author: 

O’Neill, Michael, J.D., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Michael O’Neill holds a J.D. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in English from The George Washington University. He has practiced law as a prosecutor, appellate attorney, and Congressional counselor and taught English at George Washington University.

In this visionary book, Michael O’Neill contends that literary fiction may enable individuals to transcend tribe-centered biases by fostering empathetic understanding. Drawing from a wealth of neuroscience research, it investigates how relatable and emotionally resonant characters can encourage readers to identify with others whose lives are markedly different from their own.

Market: 
Literature, Political Science, History, Identity Politics, Race Relations, Emotions, Culture
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532395 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Terror in the Western Mind: Cultural Responses to 9/11

Author: 

Jones, David Martin, Ph.D.; M. L. R. Smith, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

David Martin Jones is Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and taught there and at the National University of Singapore, the University of Tasmania, and the University of Queensland. His most recent book is History’s Fools: The Pursuit of Idealism and the Revenge of Politics. Previously, he wrote Towards Illiberal Democracy in Pacific Asia, Political Development in Pacific Asia, Conscience and Allegiance in Seventeenth Century England, and The Image of China in Western Social and Political Thought. With M. L. R. Smith, he has co-authored Reinventing Realism: Australian Foreign and Defence Policy at the Millennium, ASEAN and East Asian International Relations, Asian Security and the Rise of China, Sacred Violence: Political Religion in a Secular Age, and The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency.

M. L. R. Smith is Professor of Strategic Theory at King’s College London and a former Head of its Department of War Studies. He received his Ph.D. from King’s and began his academic career at the National University of Singapore. Subsequently, he has been a UK Ministry of Defence civil servant, working with the Royal Naval College, and later with the Joint Services Staff and Command College, and was Principal Lecturer at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is author/co-author of numerous books, including: Fighting for Ireland? The Military Strategy of the Irish Republican Movement, Dilemmas of Decommissioning, Reinventing Realism: Australian Foreign and Defence Policy at the Millennium, ASEAN and East Asian International Relations, The Strategy of Terrorism: How It Works and Why It Fails, Asian Security and the Rise of China, Sacred Violence: Political Religion in a Secular Age, and The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes. His most recent book is Year of the Bat: Britain, China and the Coronavirus.

Book CoverTwenty years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, we can now see that the War on Terror profoundly affected Western self-understanding and the secular liberal image it sought to project onto a global canvas at what was widely assumed to be the end of history. The dramatic change in awareness that 9/11 brought about was particularly vivid, this book maintains, in the media that sustained and displayed the West’s self-image.

Market: 
History, International Relations, Media, Cultural Studies, Terrorism, Critical Theory, Literature, Theater, Film, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Release Date: 
September 11, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532852 Hardcover
Price: 
$59.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
228
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Life and Crimes of Jared Flagg: Adventures of a Gilded Age Huckster, Swindler & Pimp

Author: 

Easton, Eric B., Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Baltimore

Credentials: 

Author of Defending the Masses: A Progressive Lawyer’s Battles for Free Speech, New York Times v. Sullivan: A Documentary Supplement, and Mobilizing the Press: Defending the First Amendment in the Supreme Court.

Born in 1853, Jared Flagg was the black sheep of an illustrious New York family. His father, Jared Bradley Flagg, was a noted portraitist and Episcopalian minister who served as Rector of Grace Church, in Brooklyn Heights. His older brothers were prominent, Paris-trained artists. A younger brother became a famous architect, while another went on to found a major Wall Street brokerage.

Market: 
American Studies, American History, Biography, New York, Gilded Age, Jazz Age, Jared Flagg
Release Date: 
April 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680538960 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
270
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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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: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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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
Price: 
$99.95
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.

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; £35
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
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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