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  • After Sputnik

    By Alan J. Levine

    On October 4, 1957 in the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first artificial earth satellite. For the West, and especially the United States, it was a shattering blow to national morale and pride. It led to a deep-seated fear that the Soviet Union would surpass the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-26 
    Routledge

  • A Press Divided

    Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War

    By David B. Sachsman

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Journalism

  • Louis I. Kahn—Architect

    Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him

    By Jr. Charles E. Dagit

    Few people in the history of art and architecture have planted a seed of inspiration that grew to become a towering oak of lasting influence. There are those, particularly colleagues and students of Louis I. Kahn, who would say that he was one of these people. Certainly Kahn was one of the foremost…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Textbooks as Propaganda

    Poland under Communist Rule, 1944–1989

    By Joanna Wojdon

    Textbooks as Propaganda analyses post-Second World War Polish school textbooks to show that Communist indoctrination started right from the first grade. This indoctrination intensified as students grew older, but its general themes and major ideas were consistent regardless of the age of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Crucible of a Generation

    How the Attack on Pearl Harbor Transformed America

    By J. Kenneth Brody

    Crucible of a Generation tells the story of the fifteen days surrounding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the pages of eight leading American newspapers. Focusing on publications such as The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, J. Kenneth Brody paints a vivid picture of U.S.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge

  • The Intriguing Life and Ignominious Death of Maurice Benyovszky

    By Andrew Drummond

    Published in 1790, Maurice Benyovszky’s posthumous memoir was an instant sensation. A tale of exploration and adventure beginning with his daring escape from a Siberian prison and ending with his coronation as King of Madagascar, it was translated into several languages and adapted for the theatre…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge

  • Sasha Pechersky

    Holocaust Hero, Sobibor Resistance Leader, and Hostage of History

    By Selma Leydesdorff

    On October 14, 1943, Aleksandr "Sasha" Pechersky led a mass escape of inmates from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland. Despite leading the only successful prisoner revolt at a World War II death camp, Pechersky never received the public recognition he deserved in his home country of Russia. This…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Memory and Narrative

  • Reflections of a Veteran Pessimist

    Contemplating Modern Europe, Russia, and Jewish History

    By Walter Laqueur

    Having been exposed early in life to the dangers of extreme nationalism, journalist and historian Walter Laqueur chose to align his thinking with Victor Hugo’s ideal of a “European Brotherhood” where the European nations would merge into a “superior unit” overcoming war and strife. However, as time…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge

  • Alexander Hamilton and the Growth of the New Nation

    By John C. Miller

     Probably no American statesman displayed more constructive imagination than did Alexander Hamilton. Prodigal of ideas, bursting with plans for diversifying the economy, and obsessed by a determination to make the United States a powerful nation under a centralized government, he left an…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
    Routledge

  • After the War

    The Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900

    Edited by David B. Sachsman

    After the War presents a panoramic view of social, political, and economic change in post-Civil War America by examining its journalism, from coverage of politics and Reconstruction to sensational reporting and images of the American people. The changes in America during this time were so dramatic…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17
    Routledge

  • Stealth Altruism

    Forbidden Care as Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

    By Arthur B. Shostak

    Though it has been nearly seventy years since the Holocaust, the human capacity for evil displayed by its perpetrators is still shocking and haunting. But the story of the Nazi attempt to annihilate European Jewry is not all we should remember. Stealth Altruism tells of secret, non-militant,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24
    Routledge

  • The Golden Vanity

    By Isabel Paterson, Stephen Cox

    In The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald told the tale of a high society love affair that became an iconic depiction of life during the Jazz Age of the 1920s. After the 1929 stock market crash, life took an ironic downturn even for the wealthy. Written in light of these events, The Golden Vanity is…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
    Routledge
    Lost Urban Classics

  • First Amendment Under Fire

    America's Radicals, Congress, and the Courts

    By Milton Cantor

    The First Amendment is perhaps the most important - and most debated - amendment in the US Constitution. It establishes freedom of speech, as well as that of religion, the press, peaceable assembly and the right to petition the government. But how has the interpretation of this amendment evolved?…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01
    Routledge

  • Across Space and Time

    Architecture and the Politics of Modernity

    By Patrick Haughey

    Modernity tends to be considered a mostly Western, chronologically recent concept. Looking at locations in Brazil, Java, India, Georgia, and Yugoslavia, among others, Across Space and Time provides architectural and cultural evidence that modernity has had an impact across the globe and for much…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01
    Routledge

  • The Death Camps of Croatia

    Visions and Revisions, 1941-1945

    By Raphael Israeli

    Throughout Yugoslavia during World War II, anti-Semitism was both deeply rooted and widespread. Raphael Israeli traces the circumstances and the historical context in which the pro-Nazi Ustasha state, encompassing Croatia and Bosnia, erected the Jadovno and Jasenovac death camps. He distils fact…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge

  • Intermarium

    The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas

    By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

    History and collective memories influence a nation, its culture, and institutions; hence, its domestic politics and foreign policy. That is the case in the Intermarium, the land between the Baltic and Black Seas in Eastern Europe. The area is the last unabashed rampart of Western Civilization in…

    Paperback – 2016-07-30
    Routledge

  • The Tragedy of European Civilization

    Towards an Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

    By Harry Redner

    The tragedy of European civilization is a protracted historical event spanning the twentieth century and in many ways is ongoing. During this time some of the greatest modern thinkers were active, producing works that both reflected what was happening in history and contributed towards shaping it.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Engels, Manchester, and the Working Class

    By Steven Marcus

    Friedrich Engels' first major work, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, has long been considered a social, political, and economic classic. The first book of its kind to study the phenomenon of urbanism and the problems of the modern city, Engels' text contains many of the ideas…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Sensationalism

    Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting

    Edited by David B. Sachsman

    David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla have gathered a colourful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. The contributors analyse the role of sensationalism and tell the story of both the rise of the penny press in the 1830s and the careers of specific…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge
    Journalism Series

  • Philadelphia

    Patricians and Philistines, 1900-1950

    Edited by John Lukacs

    An unorthodox historian known and respected for his work on the grand conflicts of nations and civilizations, John Lukacs has peopled a smaller canvas in this volume, with seven colourful figures who flourished in Philadelphia before 1950. Their stories are framed by chapters that describe the city…

    Paperback – 2015-09-30
    Routledge

  • Lincoln Mediated

    The President and the Press Through Nineteenth-Century Media

    By David W. Bulla

    Lincoln Mediated provides new information about a historical figure everyone thinks they know. It describes how Abraham Lincoln worked with the press throughout his political career, beginning with his service in Congress in the late 1840s, and detailing how his ties to newspapers in Illinois, New…

    Hardback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge
    Journalism Series

  • Negotiating Normality

    Everyday Lives in Socialist Institutions

    By Daniela Koleva

    This book is about state socialism, not as a political system, but as an "ecosystem" of interactions between the state and the citizens it sought to control. It includes case studies that demonstrate how the major ideological principles of socialism translated into motives guiding people's…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • The Distortion of America

    By Oscar Handlin

    This book is a methodological primer on how historians gather evidence, presume reliability of witnesses, and develop forms of verification in the conduct of analysis and research. It is an introduction to the study of history and an examination of specific instances in which ideology has distorted…

    Paperback – 2015-03-30
    Routledge

  • Miseducating Americans

    Distortions of Historical Understanding

    By Richard F. Hamilton

    In Miseducating Americans, Richard F. Hamilton examines accounts of American history appearing in textbooks and popular accounts and compares these with the reports contained in scholarly monographs. The task: to determine how certain myths and misconstructions became accepted as recorded history.…

    Hardback – 2015-02-28
    Routledge

  • Virgil's Golden Egg and Other Neapolitan Miracles

    An Investigation into the Sources of Creativity

    By Michael A. Ledeen

    Neapolitans are considered the cleverest, most imaginative, most romantic, and the most entertaining people in Italy. The world's finest men's fashions, Italy's most celebrated popular songs and plays, and a high proportion of popular and operatic singers are all from Naples. Past Italian literary…

    Paperback – 2014-09-30
    Routledge

  • Saving Children

    Diary of a Buchenwald Survivor and Rescuer

    By Jack Werber

    In Saving Children, Jack Werber describes in detail what life in Buchenwald was like, painting a haunting picture of his daily struggle for survival. But Werber did more than survive; he made saving children his special mission. In what is one of the most amazing stories of the Holocaust, Jack…

    Paperback – 2014-07-30
    Routledge

  • Chopsticks and Gambling

    By Desmond Lam

    The Chinese are known throughout the world as avid gamblers with a long history of participation in games of chance. Historians have documented wagering on such games as far back as the early Chinese dynasties. Despite measures by ancient Chinese rulers to contain gambling, it proliferated, and…

    Hardback – 2014-07-30
    Routledge

  • Women's Rights and the French Revolution

    A Biography of Olympe De Gouges

    By Sophie Mousset

    Women played a major part in the French Revolution of 1789, but have received very little recognition for their contributions. The many claims and protests put forth by women at that time were suppressed, women's clubs were banned, and Olympe de Gouges, a leading contemporary advocate for women's…

    Paperback – 2014-07-30
    Routledge

  • Double Exposure

    Memory and Photography

    By Olga Shevchenko

    Over the past decade, historians and sociologists have increasingly used visual materials, in particular photographs, in their work. This volume brings together historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and media and visual scholars to articulate how photography, as a practice and as a visual…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
    Routledge

  • Robert F. Kennedy in the Stream of History

    By Terrence Edward Paupp

    This assessment of the statesmanship, principles, and policies of Robert F. Kennedy places him "in the stream of history," to assess what came before his time in political life, what happened during that time, and what happened to his legacy after his assassination. Terrence Edward Paupp evaluates…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
    Routledge

  • Heroes, Villains, and Fools

    The Changing American Character

    By Orrin E. Klapp

    This volume presents three major social types in American society—heroes, villains, and fools—as models for American behaviour. Approaching these models primarily through language, Orrin E. Klapp explores what they may suggest about Americans as a people.Rather than study people, the author…

    Paperback – 2014-02-28
    Routledge

  • Nazi Laws and Jewish Lives

    Letters from Vienna

    By Edith Kurzweil

    Although the period leading up to the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews has been well recorded, few sources convey the incremental effect of specific decrees aimed to dehumanize Jews caught in Hitler's net. To illustrate how these decrees transformed their everyday lives, Edith Kurzweil has translated…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Routledge

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