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  • Rebel Raiderby James A. Ramage

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 19.95

    "The first full biography of the famous Confederate cavalry leader from Kentucky. It provides fresh, unpublished information on all aspects of Morgan's life and furnishes a new perspective on the Civil War. In a highly original interpretation, Ramage portrays Morgan as a revolutionary guerrilla chief. Using the tactics of guerrilla war and making... more...

  • Success and Failure in Limited Warby Spencer D. Bakich

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Common and destructive, limited wars are significant international events that pose a number of challenges to the states involved beyond simple victory or defeat. Chief among these challenges is the risk of escalation?be it in the scale, scope, cost, or duration of the conflict. In this book, Spencer D. Bakich investigates a crucial and heretofore... more...

  • After They Closed the Gatesby Libby Garland

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. By allocating only small quotas to the nations of southern and eastern Europe, and banning almost all immigration from Asia, the new laws were supposed to stem the tide of foreigners considered especially inferior and dangerous. However, immigrants... more...

  • All the Presidents' Bankersby Nomi Prins

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 32.99

    Prins shows how powerful Wall Street bankers partnered with presidents to became the unelected leaders of the 20th century. more...

  • Woodrow Wilson and World War Iby Richard Striner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    This book is a story of Presidential failure, a chronicle of Woodrow Wilson?s miscalculations in war, and a harrowing account of the process through which an intelligent American leader fell to pieces under a burden he could not bear. Historian Richard Striner argues persuasively that President Woodrow Wilson failed his responsibilities as a wartime... more...

  • "Wir aber sind damals und jetzt immer die gleichen"by Maria Osmers

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 71.74

    <P>Die Griechen bezogen sich in klassischer Zeit gern und häufig auf ihre Vergangenheit. Wurde jedoch in der Außenpolitik Geschichte als Argument verwendet, so schlug sich diese Strategie selten in den getroffenen Entscheidungen nieder. Um diesem Widerspruch nachzugehen, prüft Maria Osmers mit Hilfe eines kommunikationshistorischen Ansatzes,... more...

  • Die Plünderung des Yuanming yuanby Ines Eben v. Racknitz

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 55.54

    <P>Waren Plünderungen und Kunstraub während der Kolonialfeldzüge des 19. Jahrhunderts gesetzlich sanktioniert, und wie gingen sie vor sich? Die Plünderung und anschließende Verbrennung des Yuanming yuan während des britisch-französischen Chinafeldzuges von 1860 gilt als einer der spektakulärsten Fälle von Kulturvandalismus im 19. Jahrhundert.... more...

  • Nordamerika aus süddeutscher Perspektiveby Rainald Becker

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 71.74

    <P>Gab es süddeutsche Amerika-Bilder? Rainald Becker nimmt die (Nord-)Amerika-Wahrnehmungen im Süddeutschland des "langen" 18. Jahrhunderts von 1648 bis 1776 in den Blick. Obwohl hier keine koloniale Basis bestand, spielten sie für das zeitgenössische Bewusstsein eine dominante Rolle. Insbesondere die Kommunikationsmilieus der gelehrten... more...

  • Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Womenby Blain Roberts

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South more...

  • African American Community Practice Modelsby Iris Carlton-Laney; N Yolanda Burwell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    African American Community Practice Models shows you what you can ?see? and ?learn? when people of African American descent are put in the center of community analysis and change. This text celebrates African American experiences and challenges you to understand the black experience from the inside out rather than from the outside in. The contributors... more...