History

Letters of a Russian Dissident: Ivan Pouschine’s Siberian Exile Correspondence

Author: 

Pouschine, Anna, Princeton University

The Russian nobleman Ivan Ivanovich Pouschine is most recognized for two achievements: his leadership role in the 1825 Decembrist uprising agains Russia’s tsarist government and his set of poignant memoirs about his dear friend Alexander Pushkin. Pouschine’s historical and cultural significance, although often subtle, extends much further, however.

Market: 
History, Russia, Russian History, Russian Intellectual History, Revolution, Revolutionary Studies, Decembrists, Nicholas I, Eurasian Studies, Letters, Correspondence, Intelligentsia, Siberia, Genealogy
Release Date: 
September 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531817 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
Pages: 
157
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Letters from a Yankee Doughboy: Private 1 st Class Raymond W. Maker in World War I

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: 
October 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531985  Hardcover; 978-1680532012 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 (Hardcover); $29.95 (Paperback)
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
394
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Trojan War Has Not Been Won: Twelve Essays on the Resolution of East-West Conflict and the Errors of Positive Knowledge in Ancient Greece

Author: 

Kuhrt, David, Author of Wittgenstein the Tartar

In our contemporary world, the competing narratives of nation states bypass their common origins in antiquity - not only those fought over between Greece and Rome but the cohesion of evolution's first community recorded in the myth of Gilgamesh and its Biblical equivalent. As far as philosophy is concerned, David Kuhrt argues in this incisive collection of essays, doubt about the motivation of human conduct and truthfulness is prerequisite.

Market: 
Philosophy, Science, Epistemology, Knowledge, Western Philosophy, East-West Relations, History of Philosophy, Logic
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534795 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Presence of the Past: Essays on Memory, Conflict, and Reconciliation (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Palouš, Martin, Glenn Hughes (Editors)

Credentials: 

Palouš: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, 2001-2005, and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, 2006-2011; Hughes: Professor of Philosophy, Inaugural Chair in Catholic Philosophy, St. Mary’s University

Edited by veteran Czech diplomat and senior religion scholar Glenn Hughes, The Presence of the Past presents new insights from a conference hosted by the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy at Florida International University, in cooperation with the Czech non-profit organization Post Bellumand the Vaclav Havel Library. Its fundamental topic is memory, the human capacity to retain its contents in the flux of time, which is explored and discussed both theoretically and in terms of current action-oriented public discourse.

Market: 
Market:Politics, Memory, Political Science, Social Science, International Relations, Humanities, Religion, Human Rights, Philosophy, International Law, Diplomacy, Ideologies, Intellectual History, Political Philosophy, Conflict Studies, Conflict and Reconciliation, History and Memory
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531855 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Approaches to the Contemporary American Theatre

Author: 

Andreach, Robert J., Retired Professor of English, Monmouth College

Credentials: 

Robert J. Andreach is a retired professor and author of numerous studies of the contemporary American theatre. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University.

Book CoverIn this engaging study, theatre scholar Robert J. Andreach argues, in what will be his final book, that the contemporary American theatre merits appreciation for dramatizing experiences in genres that jostle the audience into thinking about the experiences in new ways, based on five units of analysis: the naturalistic play, modernist theatre, trilogies, tragedy, and comedy.

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, American History, American Theatre, Theatre Studies, Modernism, Tragedy, Comedy, Naturalism, Performing Arts, Stage, Politics, Social Science, Humanities
Release Date: 
September 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531787 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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All the Stars at My Party: Celebrity Encounters in Hollywood

Author: 

Frame, Jackie

For forty years, Jackie Frame stood at the center of business, entertainment, and publicity in Classic Hollywood. This stunning collection of never before told vignettes reveals that lost world in all its splendor and with all its quirks. No scholar of the period will be able to reconstruct its dynamics, and no fan will be able to appreciate the film and music of those exciting times, without a careful consideration of these scintillating and revelatory memoirs by a true Hollywood insider.

Market: 
American Studies, Entertainment, American History, Film, Film Studies, Music, Arts, Arts Management, Hollywood, California Studies, Publicity, Migration
Release Date: 
July 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534979 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
220
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Italia Rediviva: A Social and Cultural History of Italy, 1740-1900 (Paperback)

Author: 

Kent, Neil, University of Cambridge

Credentials: 

Author of Trieste: Adriatic Emporium and Gateway to the Heart of Europe and Crimea: A History

In this well received volume, Cambridge polymath Neil Kent seeks to provide a readable history, rich in both anecdotes and statistics, for students and a wide reading public who are interested in Italy in a period of history which - while it has been widely examined with respect to the Risorgimento as a positive and progressive movement which united Italy and enabled it to enter the modern world – has failed to consider Italy's multiplicity of cultures, art, architecture and societies. The period from 1740-1900, however, is neglected.

Market: 
Italy, Italian Studies, Italian History, Catholic Studies, Music, Music History, Risorgimento, Garibaldi, Verdi, Modernism, Modernization Theory, Modern Europe, Early Modern Europe, Eighteenth Century Studies, Nineteenth Century Studies, Global History, Italian Unification
Release Date: 
July 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531879: Paperback
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
405
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Department of History, University of Ibadan (Nigeria), Author of BRITAIN’S INJURIOUS PEACE GAMES IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, 1967-1970

In Once Upon a Time in Biafra, the prolific Nigerian historian Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus has produced an unprecedented study of prominent individuals from across the globe who visited the Republic of Biafra and Federal side of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970. This innovative new study contributes much to restoring the memory of the civil war, which has faded in recent decades. There is no better way to take a glimpse of how life was in Biafra as well as the Federal side of the war other than a careful study of reports of those who visited these troubled areas.

Market: 
Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
July 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531596: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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In the ‘Wild Countries’ of Central Asia: Ethnography, Science, and Empire in Imperial Russia

Author: 

Bailey, Scott, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Kansai Gaidai University (Japan)

In this stimulating and timely book, Scott Bailey, an American teaching Russian and Eurasian history in Japan, traces the history of the dynamic Russian Geographical Society, which carried out major research expeditions to Central Eurasia during the second half of the nineteenth century. The immediate goal of its expeditions was to collect ethnographic, geographic, and natural-scientific information on these regions and their peoples. Their wider benefits established and extended Russia’s imperial control in Central Eurasia, including some regions under direct or indirect Chinese control.

Market: 
Asia, Asian Studies, Russia, Russian Empire, Russian History, Eurasia, Eurasian Studies, Central Asia, Science, Ethnography, Imperial Studies, Colonization, China, Imperial China, Turkestan, Geography
Release Date: 
June 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680530872: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
284
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The African Theater of the Middle East Conflict: Studies in Arab Neo-Colonialism in Black Africa, 1952-1993

Author: 

Nwaezeigwe, Nwankwo Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Senior Lecturer, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

In this engaging study of African diplomacy, Nigerian scholar Nwankwo Nwaeziegwe revisits the issue of cooperation between Arab nationalist governments and the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. The book clinically explores the proper bases, character, and implications of Arab-Sub-Saharan relations through the lens of Arab nationalist diplomatic initiative and collective Black African development initiatives.

Market: 
Africa, Middle East, International History, Nationalism, Arab Nationalism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Development Studies, Twentieth Century History, World History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Gamal Abdel Nassar, Third World, Developing World
Release Date: 
June 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680534962: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
378
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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