History

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

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: 

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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: 

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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: 

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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume III: Northern and Southern Dynasties, Sui, and Early Tang: The Decline of Factual Philology and the Rise of Speculative Hermeneutics

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

This exciting third volume of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought begins with China after nomadic invaders overran the northern regions of the historic kingdom. The differentiation between scholarly emphases—northern focus on the traditional pedagogical commentary, and southern classical school’s more innovative commentary—led to an emphasis on the interpretation of the overall message of a text, not a close reading of smaller sections. As Honey explains, serious attention to the phonological nature of Chinese characters also began during in this long era.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Han, Sui, Tang, Zheng Xuan, Kong Yinga, Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy, Philology
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539622
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume II: Qin, Han, Wei, Jin: Canon and Commentary

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

Volume II of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought covers a vital 500-year stretch in China’s history, from national unification in 221 BCE to the first post-imperial fragmentation into rival northern and southern polities. This volume discusses the reconstitution of the classics after the textual devastation wrought by the policies of the First Emperor of Qin, who destroyed many of them, and their eventual canonization by the crown during the Western Han period.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Qin, Han, Wei, Jin, Liu Xiang, Xu Shen, Zheng Xuan Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy, Philology
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539615 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of Chinese Classical Scholarship, Volume I, Zhou: Confucius, the Six Classics, and Scholastic Transmission

Author: 

Honey, David B., Humanities Professor of Chinese, Brigham Young University

The first volume of David B. Honey’s comprehensive history of Chinese thought offers a close study of Confucius, that tradition’s proto-classicist. This opening volume examines Confucius traditions that largely formed the views of later classicists, who regarded him as their profession’s patron saint. Honey’s survey begins by examining how these views informed the Chinese classicists’ own identities as textual critics and interpreters, all dedicated to self-cultivation for government service.

Market: 
Asia, East Asia, Asian Studies, Asian Civilization, Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Confucius, Mencius, Xunzi, Intellectual History, Education, Pedagogy
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539608 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Ignaz Semmelweis and the Vienna School of Medicine

Author: 

Kadar, Nicholas, MD

Credentials: 

Retired gynecological oncologist, author of over eighty articles and three books on medical and non-medical topics.

“Kadar has lifted our understanding of Semmelweis to an entirely new level.” K. Codell Carter, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Brigham Young University

Market: 
Public Health, Science, Education, Medical Education, Ignaz Semmelweis, Vienna School of Medicine, Antiseptics, Infection Disease, European History, History of Science
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
9781680539486: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95 (Hardcover)
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Why Japan Lost World War II

Author: 

Whisker, James B., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; John R. Coe, Parkersburg, West Virginia Schools (retired)

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and other Western positions in the Asia-Pacific World in December 1941, it was unprepared to go to war with the United States and the Western Democracies generally and even realized it could not win. Its navy and air force were impressive, and its army could battle impressively against China, but Japanese small arms were terrible. Japan’s tanks could not compete with their opposite numbers. The Empire’s logistical base was undeveloped for modern warfare. While the Allies could produce large numbers of trained pilots, Japan produced very few.

Market: 
Political Science, Asia, Pacific, Japan, American Studies, Japanese Empire, 20th Century Studies, World War II, War Studies, Pacific War, Military Science
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539479 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Russia’s Early Modern Orthodox Patriarchate: Apogee and Finale, 1648-1721

Author: 

Goldfrank, David, Professor Emeritus of History, Georgetown University; Kevin M. Kain, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, University of Wisconsin (Ediitors)

Market: 
Religion, Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Christianity, Church-State Relations, History, Russia, Russian History, Muscovy, Orthodox Christianity, Romanov Dynasty, Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Nikon, Kiev, Tsar Alexis I, Peter the Great, Holy Synod
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539417 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Russia’s Early Modern Orthodox Patriarchate: Foundations and Mitred Royalty, 1589-1647

Author: 

Goldfrank, David, Professor Emeritus of History, Georgetown University; Kevin M. Kain, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, University of Wisconsin (Editors)

Focusing on one of Russia’s most powerful and wide-reaching institutions in a period of shattering dynastic crisis and immense territorial and administrative expansion, this book addresses manifestations of religious thought, practice, and artifacts revealing the permeability of political boundaries and fluid transfers of ideas, texts, people, objects, and “sacred spaces” with the rest of the Christian world.

Market: 
Religion, Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Christianity, History, Russia, Russian History, Muscovy, Orthodox Christianity, Romanov Dynasty, Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret, Kiev, Tsar Michael
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539400 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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