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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00
This book presents the little-studied story of the history and documents of the pardons, passes, paroles and promises of loyalty used by both North and South. The words of the loyalty oaths required for passes, paroles and pardons grew from a few simple lines to several paragraphs, over time. Conditions were added and pre-qualifications modified. This... more...
- Casemate 2013; US$ 18.95
As the Soviet Union teetered on the edge of collapse during the late 1980s, and America prepared to claim its victory, a bloody war still raged in Southern Africa, where proxy forces from both sides vied for control of Angola. The result was the largest battle on the dark continent since Al Alamein, with forces from both sides paying in blood what... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95
In recent decades, the decline of traditional manufacturing--deindustrialization--has been one of the most significant aspects of the restructuring of the American economy. David Koistinen examines the demise of the New England textile industry from the 1920s through the 1980s to better understand the process of industrial decline. He systematically... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 29.00
History helps us understand change, provides clues to our own identity, and hones our moral sense. But history is not a stand-alone discipline. Indeed, its own history is incomplete without recognition of its debt to its companions in the humane and social sciences. In Clio among the Muses , noted historiographer Peter Charles Hoffer relates... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 12.99
The Arctic became part of Canada in 1880 when it was transferred from Britain. How the transfer came about and what Canada did with its new territory is described. The book focuses on the ten marine expeditions that the Dominion government sent north between 1884 and 1912 and examines what these expeditions accomplished. more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99
In Race and Masculinity in Southern Memory Matthew Mace Barbee offers an in-depth analysis of Richmond?s Monument Avenue from its origins through 1996 and pays special attention to the impact of Civil Rights struggles on Monument Avenue. Barbee demonstrates that Monument Avenue has constantly evolved and has broadened to encompass a broader range... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99
In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission: to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence documents, the USS Pueblo was poorly armed and lacked backup by air or sea. Its crew, led by a charismatic, hard-drinking... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99
The Central Intelligence Agency?s reputation in the Middle East today has been marred by waterboarding and drone strikes, yet in its earliest years the agency was actually the region?s staunchest western ally. In America's Great Game , celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford reveals how three colorful CIA operatives—Kermit and Archie Roosevelt,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
In November 1941, near the city of Rovno, Ukraine, German death squads murdered over 23,000 Jews in what has been described as "the second Babi Yar." This meticulous and methodologically innovative study reconstructs the events at Rovno, and in the process exemplifies efforts to form a genuinely transnational history of the Holocaust. more...