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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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Premodern Japan: A Historical Survey

Mikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

Second Edition • November 11, 2014 • 400 pages

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

Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane’s rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan. The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and…

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Barbara Egger Lennon: Teacher, Mother, Activist

Tina Stewart Brakebill

First Edition • February 3, 2015 • 192 pages

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

Facets of Barbara Egger Lennon’s life define her as an ordinary white Midwestern woman of her time: teacher, wife, mother. Her work as a union organizer and political activist, however, complicate that picture. The way in which she balanced these roles illustrates how many women of her time shaped their…

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Europe on Trial: The Story of Collaboration, Resistance, and Retribution during World War II

István Deák

First Edition • January 13, 2015 • 264 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$41.50 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$19.99 CAD

Read a sample from Europe on Trial “István Deák takes the reader on a sweeping survey of some of the bleakest aspects of a bleak period in European history. He dispenses with comforting national myths and unexamined assumptions of national virtue. World War II was, as he writes, ‘one of…

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Transnational France: The Modern History of a Universal Nation

Tyler Stovall

First Edition • February 10, 2015 • 504 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$64.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

In this compelling volume, Tyler Stovall takes a transnational approach to the history of modern France, and by doing so draws the reader into a key aspect of France’s political culture: universalism.

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary

Lara Vapnek

First Edition • February 3, 2015 • 160 pages

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

In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women’s freedom. Quickly recognized as an outstanding public speaker and formidable organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America, “free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice.”…

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Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

James DeFronzo

Fifth Edition • August 12, 2014 • 492 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$64.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

With crucial insights and indispensable information concerning modern-day political upheavals, Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements provides a representative cross section of the most significant revolutions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This fourth edition is revised and updated with special focus on Islamic fundamentalism and Islamic revolutionary movements and a new…

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Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change

Barbara Winslow

First Edition • November 26, 2013 • 208 pages

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A staunch proponent of breaking down racial and gender barriers, Shirley Chisholm had the esteemed privilege of being a pioneer in many aspects of her life. She was the first African American woman from Brooklyn elected to the New York State legislature and the first African American woman elected to…

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Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality

Stacey M. Robertson

First Edition • November 26, 2013 • 176 pages

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Betsy Mix Cowles—a champion of equality whose circle of acquaintances included Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and William Lloyd Garrison—is a brilliant example of what an educated and independent woman can accomplish. A staunch defender of abolitionism, Cowles also took up the cause of women’s rights and dedicated her life to…

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African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present

Edited by Trevor Getz

First Edition • August 27, 2013 • 240 pages

Print: $25.00 USD/$32.50 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$9.99 CAD

Global historical events are too often recounted exclusively through European and American voices. African Voices of the Global Past explores six major historical developments of global significance—the Atlantic slave trade, industrialization, colonialism, the World Wars, decolonization, and the development of modern feminism—from an African perspective. Voices emerge throughout the text…

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