No Higher Law: American Foreign Policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776
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No Higher Law: American Foreign Policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776

Dismantling the myths of United States isolationism and exceptionalism, No Higher Law is a sweeping history and analysis of American policy toward the Western Hemisphere and Latin America from independence to the present. From the nation's earliest days, argues Brian Loveman, U.S. leaders viewed and treated Latin America as a crucible in which to test foreign policy and from which to expand American global influence. Loveman demonstr...

Warfare in the Eighteenth Century
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Warfare in the Eighteenth Century

This volume covers all the major conflicts of the 18th century. In the west, this includes the Wars of European Succession, the American War of Independence and the French Revolution. In the east, it covers China's conquests of Mongolia, Sinkiang and Tibet, Russia's advances against Islam in the Balkans, and the Afghan invasion of Persia and India. The conflict between Native Americans and settlers is also studied. It is an account o...

The European Anarchy
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The European Anarchy

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part o...

Die Römische Republik
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Die Römische Republik

Wer sich für antike Geschichte interessiert, greift zu dieser knappen und gut lesbaren Geschichte der Römischen Republik, geschrieben von einem der bekanntesten Althistoriker Deutschlands. Jochen Bleicken (1926-2005) führt den Leser von der Zeit der Etrusker bis zum Ende der Republik, das die Herrschaft Caesars besiegelte. Alle wichtigen Phasen der republikanischen Geschichte entfalten sich: die Ständekämpfe, Aufstieg Roms zur Welthe...

Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
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Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence

“The book demonstrates that young women often acted to a considerable degree on their own initiative to ensure the functioning of an extermination camp. . . . By elucidating the horrific ‘workaday routines’ of these female perpetrators in Majdanek and confronting the abysmal anthropological depths of a topic that is still taboo, the author helps to reconstruct how the murder of Europe’s Jews could become reality.”

The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers
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The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers

Hollywood's make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can't hold a candle to real-life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon. Rigorously researched,...

What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China
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What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China

"The source base for this work is remarkable. It is a synthesis of diffuse genres, answering questions that few have thought to ask. The subject matter is compelling. Its value to historians wishing to understand the nineteenth century (in China and elsewhere) is very high―only a few scholars have dealt with the long impact of the Taiping War, fewer still have looked at these materials, and only Professor Meyer-Fong has synthesized t...

The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia
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The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia

"The greatest risk today in U.S.-Chinese relations is the South China Sea, through which passes 40% of world trade. China’s assertion of ‘indisputable sovereignty’ over it riles other nations bordering those waters and is beginning to be challenged by the United States. In The South China Sea, Bill Hayton explains how this all came about and points to the growing risks of miscalculation and escalation."—Daniel Yergin, Wall Street Jou...

Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650
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Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650

This fast-paced survey of Western civilization's transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life. Carlos Eire, popular professor and gifted writer, chronicles the 200-year era of the Renaissance and Reformation with particular attention to issues that persist as concerns in the present day. Eire connects the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in new and profound ways, and he demonstrates c...