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Being Hindu: Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World

Hindol Sengupta · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

There are more than one billion Hindus in the world, but for those who don't practice the faith, very little seems to be understood about it. Followers have not only built and sustained the world's largest democracy but have also sustained one of the greatest philosophical streams...
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Women & Power: A Manifesto

MARY BEARD · Liveright
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

"A modern feminist classic." -- The GuardianFrom the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely manifesto on women and power. At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack...
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The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It

Jeanne Lenzer · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Did you know...- Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America, killing more Americans each year than diabetes, murders, car accidents and AIDS combined. - An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices -- like pacemakers, artificial...
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Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics

RMarie Griffith · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins...
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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Michael Korda · Liveright
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life...
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The White Sniper: Simo Häyhä

Tapio AM Saarelainen · Casemate Publishers
Pages: 190
Format: eBook

Simo Häyhä (1905 - 2002) is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland in 1939 - 1940 he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. He has been a role model for snipers all over the world and paved the way for them...
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Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent: A Fourteenth-century Princess and Her World

Anthony Goodman · Boydell Press
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

Joan Plantagenet (1328 - 1385) , acclaimed in her youth as the "Fair Maid of Kent," became notorious for making both a clandestine and a bigamous marriage in her teens and, in her thirties, a scandalous marriage to her kinsman, Edward III's son and heir, Edward of Woodstock,...
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50 Women Artists You Should Know

Christiane Weidemann · Prestel
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Now available in a new edition, this book offers more than 500 years of achievements in art by women. This beautifully produced, richly detailed, and comprehensive survey of fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details their vast contributions to the art world....
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Jamestown, the Truth Revealed

William M Kelso · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting. In Jamestown, the Truth Revealed,...
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Frontline Turkey: The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East

Ezgi Başaran · I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

Turkey is on the front line of the war which is consuming Syria and the Middle East. Its role is complicated by the long-running conflict with the Kurds on the Syrian border - a war that has killed as many as 80,000 people over the last three decades.In 2011 President Erdoğan promised...
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