Reveals how, after the Kenyans fought alongside Allied forces in World War II, the British colonial government detained more than one million Kenyan minorities in prisons and work camps where many met their deaths as a result of a British attempt to destroy official records of the attempt to stop the Mau Mau uprising. 60,000 first printing.
Documents the fate of 350 American POWs, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, who were singled out by the Nazis because of their Jewish origins or Jewish appearance, sent to a concentration camp as slave labor, brutalized and starved, and led on a death march that ended with liberation, and explains why their story was largely forgotten. 75,000 first printing.
Citing the 2003 looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad that resulted in the destruction of countless antiquities, a lavishly illustrated volume seeks to reconstruct the museum and its lost ancient treasures, discussing how numerous pieces offered insight into ancient Mesopotamian life. 25,000 first printing.
A comprehensive study of African-American politics since the civil rights era argues that the black movement has been coopted by mainstream institutions, due to the political traditions of blacks themselves and the decay of the black community. Simultaneous. UP.
A first-person narrative details the author's witness to the war in Chechnya, describing the events surrounding the Samashki Massacre while offering perspectives on the small town's legacy and the fate of a local resistance leader. 20,000 first printing.
A medical and surgical historian takes a close-up look at the status of medicine during the Civil War, examining the problems confronting medical practitioners, as well as the outstanding work of numerous relief agencies, including the U.S. Santitary Commission.
Chronicles the evolution of American pop culture throughout the past century, explaining how consumer trends and product popularity shaped the nation's self-image, transformed neighborhoods, impacted international style, and changed perspectives on mainstream value. 40,000 first printing.
A detailed portrait of the Turkic people explores events since World War I that have rendered the nation a vital NATO ally and the site of a secular Islamic democracy, tracing centuries of citizen ancestry to offer insight into how Turkish culture has significantly impacted history. By the co-author of Turkey Unveiled. 20,000 first printing.
The author of Abandoned Prayers provides an eye-opening account of the deadly fire that devastated the Sunshine Mine in Kellogg, Idaho, in May 1972, a disaster that claimed more than ninety lives, and the dramatic rescue of two miners who survived more than a week underground, in a study of a community wracked by an unimaginable tragedy. 40,000 first printing.
An international economic advisor shares a wide-spectrum theory about how to enable economic success throughout the world, posing solutions to top political, environmental, and social problems that contribute to poverty.
Featuring a new introduction by the author, a lavishly illustrated, slip-cased edition of the best-selling work features thirty-five removable facsimiles of historical documents, including Washington's commissions as commander-in-chief, his hand-drawn maps of Boston, and diary entries from enlisted soldiers. 250,000 first printing.