Current Releases

 In the Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship, edited by Richard Wightman Fox and Robert B. Westbrook

In the Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship

This collection of accessible essays affords a view of the current state of moral inquiry in the American academy, and it offers fresh departures for ethically informed, interdisciplinary scholarship. The authors aim to foster discussion about inquiry and moral judgment, and demonstrate that moral inquiry need not be either dispassionate and value-free or moralistic and preachy.

Brothers in Arms: The Rise and Fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1945-1963, edited by Odd Arne Westad

Brothers in Arms: The Rise and Fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance 1945-1963

This volume brings together young scholars from China, Russia, the United States, and Western Europe who, drawing on much newly available documentation, analyze the complicated and often stormy history of the Sino-Soviet relationship from World War II to the 1960s. It offers new insights and many revaluations of the various apsects of the alliance between China and the Soviet Union.

Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family by Betty Friedan

Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family

Author(s)
Betty Friedan

As the author of The Feminine Mystique and head of the National Organization for Women, Betty Friedan helped spark a movement that revolutionized the fight for equal rights and opportunities for women. In Beyond Gender, Friedan argues that the old solutions no longer work. The time has come, she contends, for women and men to move forward from identity politics and gender-based, single-issue political activism.

Churchill as Peacemaker, edited by James W. Muller

Churchill as Peacemaker

Winston Churchill had an acute appreciation of what belongs to war and what belongs to peace; we remember his resistance to Nazi tyranny during the Second World War and his actions as a man of war. In this book, American, British, and South African scholars examine his other actions and comments that reflect the primary focus of Churchill’s career: his attempts to keep and restore peace from Queen Victoria’s little wars to the Cold War.

 Reconstructed Lives: Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution by Haleh Esfandiari

Reconstructed Lives: Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution

Author(s)
Haleh Esfandiari

The 1979 Islamic Revolution transformed all areas of Iranian life. The state set out to restrict women’s hard-won legal and social rights and to dictate aspects of their lives, including their dress, education opportunities, and relations with men. In Reconstructed Lives, Iranian women tell in their own words what the revolution attempted and how they responded.

 American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of U.S. Policy in Europe, 1989-1992 by Robert L. Hutchings

American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of U.S. Policy in Europe, 1989-1992

Author(s)
Robert L. Hutchings

As the National Security Council director for European affairs from 1989 to 1992, Robert Hutchings was at the heart of U.S. policymaking toward Europe and the Soviet Union during the dissolution of the Soviet bloc. American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War presents an insider's report on a crucial turn of world history.

The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain: History, Rhetoric, and Fiction, 1500-1800, edited by Donald R. Kelley and David Harris Sacks

The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain: History, Rhetoric, and Fiction, 1500-1800

These essays explore the overlap, interplay, and interaction between supposedly truthful history and fact-based fiction in British writing from the Tudor period to the Enlightenment. Despite the many theoretical questions posed, the discussions primarily focus on concrete works, including those of Thomas More, John Foxe, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, and Edward Gibbon.

 Beyond the Monolith: The Emergence of Regionalism in Post-Soviet Russia, edited by Peter J. Stavrakis, Joan DeBardeleben, and Larry Black

Beyond the Monolith: The Emergence of Regionalism in Post-Soviet Russia

In the wake of the Soviet breakup, the constituent subjects of the Russian Federation emerged as political players, grasping power for local policies from a weakened central authority and electing legislators who have altered the complexion of the central government. Beyond the Monolith examines the political, economic, and social transformation caused by Russia’s emerging regionalism.

The Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace by Sumit Ganguly

The Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace

Author(s)
Sumit Ganguly

This book traces the origins of the insurgency in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. The first theoretically-grounded account, and the most complete, it is based on extensive interviews. Ganguly’s central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by political mobilization and institutional decay.

 For Democracy's Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe by Kevin F. F. Quigley

For Democracy's Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe

Author(s)
Kevin F. F. Quigley

 This pathbreaking study examines foundations’ democracy assistance programs in Central Europe in the years immediately following the fall of the Berlin Wall, both measuring their size and evaluating their strategies.

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