History

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The Modern History of Iraq

Phebe Marr with Ibrahim al-Marashi

Fourth Edition • February 21, 2017 • 500 pages

Print: $47.00 USD/$60.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$43.99 CAD

The Modern History of Iraq is a readable account of the emergence of modern Iraq, placing in historical perspective the crises and upheavals that continue to afflict the country.

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Russia: A Historical Introduction from Kievan Rus’ to the Present

John M. Thompson and Christopher J. Ward

Eighth Edition • July 5, 2017 • 416 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$64.99 CAD • Ebook: $34.99 USD/$44.99 CAD

This balanced and succinct presentation of Russian history covers the entire expanse of Russian history from Kievan Rus’ to the present day.

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Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

Curtis Keim and Carolyn Somerville

Fourth Edition • July 5, 2017 • 248 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$49.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

This book explores the many misperceptions and stereotypes about Africa in the United States—with both historical and contemporary examples, from high culture and pop culture.

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Cold War: An International History

Carole K. Fink

Second Edition • December 13, 2016 • 352 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$41.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Carole Fink’s comprehensive retelling provides new insights and perspectives on key Cold War events, emphasizing people, power, ideas, and culture.

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Julia Lathrop: Social Service and Progressive Government

Miriam Cohen

First Edition • February 14, 2017 • 192 pages

Print: $22.00 USD/$28.50 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$12.99 CAD

This new biography of Julia Lathrop examines her life and career in order to illustrate the obstacles and challenges faced by women in politics, employment, and education in early 20th-century America.

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A History of the Modern Middle East

William L. Cleveland, Martin Bunton

Sixth Edition • July 12, 2016 • 600 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$71.50 CAD • Ebook: $35.99 USD/$35.99 CAD

The definitive history of the Modern Middle East, focusing primarily on the past two centuries of profound and dramatic change in the region.

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Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman

Kathleen A. Feeley

First Edition • February 23, 2016 • 192 pages

Print: $22.00 USD/$28.50 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$12.99 CAD

Click here to read a sample from Mary Pickford. On screen and off, movie star Mary Pickford personified the “New Woman” of the early 1900s—a moniker given to women who began to demand more autonomy inside and outside the home. Well educated and career-minded, these women also embraced the new mass…

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Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History

Rodger Streitmatter

Fourth Edition • July 28, 2015 • 320 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$51.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

In this engaging examination of the news media’s influence on US history and politics, Rodger Streitmatter visits sixteen landmark episodes, from the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement to the present-day Barack Obama administration. In each of these case studies, Streitmatter illustrates the enormous role that journalism has played…

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A Concise History of the Middle East

Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. with Aomar Boum

Eleventh Edition • July 7, 2015 • 524 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$36.99 CAD

A straightforward, chronological narrative of the history of the Middle East; a classic in its field.

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The U.S. Intelligence Community

Jeffrey T. Richelson

Seventh Edition • July 28, 2015 • 632 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

The role of intelligence in U.S. government operations is more critical than ever to domestic security and foreign policy. This authoritative and highly researched book written by Jeffrey T. Richelson provides a detailed overview of America’s vast intelligence empire, from its organizations and operations to its management structure. Drawing from…

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