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  • Neither Enemies nor Friendsby Suzanne Oboler; Anani Dzidzienyo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 39.00

    In this collection, leading scholars focus on the contemporary meanings and diverse experiences of blackness in specific countries of the hemisphere, including the United States. The anthology introduces new perspectives on comparative forms of racialization in the Americas and presents its implications both for Latin American societies, and for Latinos'... more...

  • The Annalsby Cornelius Tacitus; J. C. Yardley; Anthony A. Barrett

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero and the brutality that marked their reigns. Tacitus deplores their depravity, proof of the corrupting force of absolute power. J.C. Yardley's vivid and accurate translation is complemented by a thorough introduction and notes. - ;'He was atrocious in his brutality,... more...

  • In Small Things Forgottenby James Deetz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    History is recorded in many ways. According to††author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully††by studying the small things so often forgotten.††Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical††instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the††cracks between large historical events and depict††the intricacies of daily life. In his completely††revised... more...

  • The Cyprus Problemby James Ker-Lindsay

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    For nearly 60 years--from its uprising against British rule in the 1950s, to the bloody civil war between Greek and Turkish Cypriots in the 1960s, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in the 1970s, and the United Nation's ongoing 30-year effort to reunite the island--the tiny Mediterranean nation of Cyprus has taken a disproportionate share of the international... more...

  • We Band of Angelsby Elizabeth Norman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    † But the worst was yet to come. After Bataan and Corregidor fell, the nurses were herded into internment camps where they would endure three years of fear, brutality, and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. Here,... more...

  • Great American Cityby Robert J. Sampson; William Julius Wilson

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 20.00

    For over fifty years numerous public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that community is dead. Some would have us believe that we act solely as individuals choosing our own fates regardless of our surroundings, while other theories place us at the mercy of global forces beyond our control. These two perspectives dominate contemporary... more...

  • In Action With the Sasby Roy Close

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 5.99

    Roy Close's wartime experiences make breathtaking reading. Mobilized in 1939 he became part of the BEF and was fortunate to avoid death or captivity during the German blitzkrieg and escape through Dunkirk. Sent to North Africa, he joined the Paras and, from there, to the SAS. In 1944 he operated behind enemy lines with the Maquis in France, who were... more...

  • Recognizing Race and Ethnicityby Kathleen Fitzgerald

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 47.99

    This refreshing text stresses institutional and cultural themesórather than individual racial/ethnic categoriesóallowing students to grapple with the complexities of race, privilege, and racism within broad historical and sociological contexts. † more...

  • Detroitby Scott Martelle

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    At its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Detroit's status as epicenter of the American auto industry made it a vibrant, populous, commercial hub?and then the bottom fell out. Detroit : A Biography takes a long, unflinching look at the evolution of one of America's great cities and one of the nation's greatest urban failures. This authoritative yet... more...

  • The Tommy Koh Readerby Tommy T. B. Koh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 111.00

    Professor Tommy Koh is Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rector of Tembusu College, Special Adviser of the Institute of Policy Studies, and Chairman of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. In his distinguished career, Prof Koh has served as Singapore's Permanent Representative... more...