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Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds (February 2022)
Aimé Bonpland and Alexander von Humboldt
Andrea Nye - Author

 
 
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York (February 2022)
Including Ghostly Tales of the Bronx, Westchester County, and Long Island Sound
Blake A. Bell - Author

 
 
Lore and Verse
Lore and Verse (January 2022)
Poems on History in Early Medieval China
Yue Zhang - Author

Explores how poetry was used to disseminate and interpret history in early medieval China.

Lore and Verse is the first English-language book dedicated entirely to studying poems on history (yongshi shi) in premodern China. Focusing on works by poets from the entire range of early medieval China (220–589), Yue Zhang explores how history was disseminated and interpreted...(Read More)
 
 
Return to Point Zero
Return to Point Zero (January 2022)
The Turkish-Kurdish Question and How Politics and Ideas (Re)Make Empires, Nations and States
Murat Somer - Author

Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.

How did the Kurdish-Turkish Conflict arise? Why have Turks and Kurds failed for so long to solve it? How can the...(Read More)
 
 
Amnesia
Amnesia (December 2021)
A History of Democratic Idealism in Modern Thailand
Arjun Subrahmanyan - Author

Describes the profound social impact of the overthrow of the Thai absolute monarchy in 1932, and explains the importance of democracy in a country long known for authoritarian politics.

Thailand’s monarchy and military have dominated the narrative of the country’s modern history, and their leadership is often accepted as evidence of a cultural preference for authoritarianism. Despi...(Read More)
 
 
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects (December 2021)
Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives
Jared Kemling - Editor

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects seeks to understand the value and efficacy of objects, places, and times that take on cultural power and reverence to such a degree that they are treated (whether metaphorically or actually) as “persons,” or as objects wi...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Noble Gendarme
The Last Noble Gendarme (November 2021)
How the Tsar's Last Head of Security and Intelligence Tried to Avert the Russian Revolution
Vladimir G. Marinich - Author

Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.

The Last Noble Gendarme is the first biography of Major General Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev and his wife, Sofia. Tsar Nicholas II’s last chief of security, Globachev was an eyewitness to the seething turmoil in the capital of the Russian Empire. Beginning in 1915 he tried to avert ...(Read More)
 
 
The Tyranny of Common Sense
The Tyranny of Common Sense (November 2021)
Mexico's Post-Neoliberal Conversion
Irmgard Emmelhainz - Author

Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.

As one of the first countries to implement a neoliberal state apparatus, Mexico serves as a prime example of the effects of neoliberal structural economic reform on our sensibility. Irgmard Emmelhainz argues that, in addition to functioning as a form of politi...(Read More)
 
 
Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan (October 2021)
The Players and the Plays
Kurt Gänzl - Author

Highlights the original cast members--both the well-known and the (until now) wholly unknown--who staged the duo's comic operas in Britain and in America.

In this, the first book to focus on the original cast members of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, world-renowned musical theater expert Kurt Gänzl provides a concise history of the writing and production of each op...(Read More)
 
 
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York (October 2021)
Jay Gould - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

 
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