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Reinventing Revolution: The Renovation of Left Discourse in Cuba and Mexico

Edward J McCaughan

First Edition • August 14, 1998 • 224 pages

Print: $44.00 USD/$51.00 CAD

Based on in-depth interviews with 74 intellectuals of the Lefts in Cuba and Mexico, Reinventing Revolution explores the rapidly changing thinking of progressives on the big — and enduring — questions of democracy, economic alternatives, and national sovereignty. Offering a unique world-systems perspective on the sociology of intellectuals and ideology,…

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China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces the New Millennium

Edited by Samuel S Kim

First Edition • July 1, 1998 • 368 pages

Print: $56.00 USD/$54.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

As the postwar international system continues its dramatic transformation, the fundamental question of what role China will play is becoming increasingly central. Contributors to the volume focus on the developments of the post-Tiananmen years, addressing the issues raised by China’s expanding and increasingly complex relationships with a rapidly changing global…

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Siberia: Worlds Apart

Victor L Mote

First Edition • June 5, 1998 • 256 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$49.99 CAD

Known to most as a realm of exile and labor camps, Siberia is also one of the world’s wealthiest resource bases. This harsh, vast land constitutes nearly three-quarters of Russia’s territory, yet after four centuries of Slavic migration and procreation it is home to a mere 32 million people. In…

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One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies: Battles and Tactics of Chinese Warfare

Ralph D Sawyer

First Edition • May 15, 1998 • 320 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$52.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies was compiled in the fifteenth century, during the Ming Dynasty, as a handbook of tactics based on Chinese military classics. Translated into English for the first time, this unique work draws on over two thousand years of experience in warfare to present a distillation of one…

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The Establishment of Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe, 1944-1949

Edited by Norman Naimark; Leonid Gibianskii

First Edition • May 1, 1998 • 328 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$77.50 CAD

The collaborative effort of scholars from Russia and the United States, this book reevaluates the history of postwar Eastern Europe from 1944 to 1949, incorporating information gleaned from newly opened archives in Eastern Europe. For nearly five decades, the countries of Yugoslavia, Poland, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and the…

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Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Life and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Brothers in Religious Faith and Civil Disobedience

Murray Polner; Jim O'Grady

First Edition • March 1, 1998 • 464 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$53.99 CAD

What transformed Daniel and Philip Berrigan from conventional Roman Catholic priests into holy outlaws — for a time the two most wanted men of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI? And how did they evolve from their traditionally pious, second-generation immigrant beginnings to become the most famous (some would say notorious) religious…

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Pacification: The American Struggle for Vietnam's Hearts and Minds

Richard A Hunt

First Edition • February 27, 1998 • 368 pages

Print: $54.00 USD/$49.99 CAD

During the Vietnam War, the United States embarked on an unusual crusade on behalf of the government of South Vietnam. Known as the pacification program, it sought to help South Vietnam’s government take root and survive as an independent, legitimate entity by defeating communist insurgents and promoting economic development and…

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Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality

Bruce S Thornton

First Edition • February 1, 1998 • 304 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$52.50 CAD

Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality is a controversial book that lays bare the meanings Greeks gave to sex. Contrary to the romantic idealization of sex dominating our culture, the Greeks saw eros as a powerful force of nature, potentially dangerous, and in need of control by society: Eros…

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The Origins of Western Warfare: Militarism and Morality in the Ancient World

Doyne Dawson; James D Dawson

First Edition • January 9, 1998 • 216 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$74.99 CAD

What is the source of the uniquely Western way of war, the persistent militarism that has made Europe the site of bloodshed throughout history and secured the dominance of the West over the rest of the world? The answer, Doyne Dawson persuasively argues in this groundbreaking new book, is to…

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Did Marco Polo Go To China?

Frances Wood

First Edition • January 1, 1998 • 208 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$64.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

We all know that Marco Polo went to China, served Ghengis Khan for many years, and returned to Italy with the recipes for pasta and ice cream. But Frances Wood, head of the Chinese Department at the British Library, argues that Marco Polo not only never went to China, he…

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