Author: W. Michael Byrd, Genre: Reference, Total Page: 624, Publisher: Routledge, ISBN: 9781136600302

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: W. Michael Byrd, Genre: Health & Fitness, Total Page: 900, Publisher: Psychology Press, ISBN: 0415927374

Explores the state of health care in relation to African Americans from the early days of the U.S. to the present, covering topics such as the insurance industry, social and economic factors, eugenics, and medical experiments.

Author: Alan Brinkley, Genre: History, Total Page: , Publisher: , ISBN: 0072846933

Author: Stephen M. Engel, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 262, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521003776

Compares the post-Second World War histories of the American and British gay and lesbian movements.

Author: Alan Brinkley, Genre: History, Total Page: 576, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN: 0077412303

Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling program for the U.S. survey course invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the Unfinished Nation that is the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This edition features a series of Patterns of Popular Culture essays, as well as expanded coverage of pre-Columbian America, new America in the World essays, and updated coverage of recent events and developments that demonstrates how a new generation continues to shape the American story.

Author: Thomas P. Koziara, Genre: Architecture, Total Page: 40, Publisher: Aurifera S.A., ISBN:

Nostra Historia #3 has essays on the Weimar Republic's weaknesses, the Boxer Rebellion, and Rosyjskie Panowanie na Białorusi i Ukrainie.

Author: Charles Frank Robinson, Genre: African Americans, Total Page: 196, Publisher: University of Arkansas Press, ISBN: 1610751191

In the South after the Civil War, segregation--and race itself--was based on the idea that interracial sex posed a biological threat to the white race. In this groundbreaking book, Charles Robinson examines how white southerners enforced antimiscegenation laws. His findings challenge conventional wisdom, documenting a pattern of selective prosecutions under which interracial domestic relationships were punished even more harshly than transient sexual encounters.

Author: Annie Tracy Samuel, Genre: History, Total Page: 302, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 9781108478427

An examination of how Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) view their history and their roles in the Iran-Iraq War.

Author: Mohsen M. Saleh, Genre: Arab countries, Total Page: 422, Publisher: مركز الزيتونة للدراسات والاستشارات, ISBN: 9789953500652

This is a 422 pages edited volume, prepared by a group of prominent scholars from US, UK, Malaysia, UAE and Lebanon. It discusses the domestic settings of American foreign policy and analyzes its impact on issues considered vital to the Muslim world; adhering to the strict academic standards and measures. The first part of this book explains the complex foreign policy making system in the United states and assesses the role of Christian evangelicalism, neoconservatism, the media the pro- Israel lobby and the role of Muslim groups. The second part of the book discusses the characteristics of the American foreign policy. It presents a historical analysis of the most important issues that had an immense impact on the American foreign policy. It also analyses the impact of the US political economy on its foreign policy; and asserts the need for a paradigm shift in American foreign policy. The third part of the book provides an in-depth analysis of American policy towards the most sensitive issues in the Islamic World: the Palestinian cause, Iraq invasion and occupation, Iran’s nuclear issue and Afghanistan. It also discusses the president Obama’s foreign policy. The importance of this study is that it analyzes American foreign policy from the view of scholars who are mostly from the Islamic world, yet they well know the US closely through their academic background, or by living and studying and teaching there. Thus they present their objective view as they see it rather than presenting the views of American think tanks. It is a must read book for those interested in understanding American foreign policy toward the Muslim world, and specialists, and students of Political Science, and International Relations.

Author: Erik O. Eriksen, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 286, Publisher: OUP Oxford, ISBN: 9780191571473

The widening and deepening of the European Union have brought to the fore the question of democracy at the European level. The system of domination already in place at the European level requires and aspires to direct legitimation - from the citizens themselves and not merely indirect, derived from the Member Nation States. Such can only be achieved by making the EU into a democratic polity. But can democracy be disassociated from its putative nation-state foundation? A revised concept of democratic legitimacy based on discourse theory is developed. It is argued that post-national democracy requires a constitution but not necessarily a state. The Union amounts to less than a state but more than an international organisation and a system of transnational governance. In the political theory of the multilevel constellation that makes up the EU, it is conceived of as a regional subset of an emerging cosmopolitan order. The EU is a state-less government. As it is not premised on group identity, it is able to accommodate a high measure of variance with regard to territory and function. The book analyzes the reforms undertaken to bring the EU 'closer to the citizens'. It documents elements of democratization and reduction of arbitrary power. However, democracy requires that the citizens can approve or reject the laws they are subjected to. Since the institutional as well as the civic conditions under which a public justification process would be deemed legitimate are not in place, European post-national democracy remains an unaccomplished mission.