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The New Zealand Family from 1840

"An important and pivotal study that should have a major impact on thinking about New Zealand families [of the] past, present and future. It is a detailed, skillful and scholarly analysis and interpretation of New Zealand demographic transitions" 

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The Modern World, 5 Vol. Set

Grade 7 Up—This engaging, well-written set masterfully chronicles world history from 500 C.E. to the present, with a particular emphasis on how changes throughout the years helped shape contemporary society. The short articles cover topics such as daily life, religion, economy, warfare, government, art and literature, historical events and movements, and technology. Cross-references and a further-reading list are appended to each pie...

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Beer in America

I really enjoyed this book and I have a good reason why. I even gave it four stars, which means that I found it to be a really good book or I had ulterior motives. First off, it is non-fiction which almost garners a star just for being readable. What I really enjoyed about this book though is how it correlates with science. Beer is a healthy drink and water is poisonous. At first I was very dubious about this claim, but in light of h...

German Night Fighters Versus Bomber Command 1943-1945
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German Night Fighters Versus Bomber Command 1943-1945

The book covers the ins and outs of the air war at night between mid 43 and the end of the war. It is not for everyone, however, but any serious student of the air was over Europe will find a lot of historical research here and some points for further investigation Plenty of space is given over to the fates of planes and crews, and you cannot come away without feeling a sense of horror at the brutality endured by night bomber crews a...

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Military Missions in Democratic Latin America

“Pion-Berlin deserves much praise for broadening the perspective of civil–military relations research on Latin America … . the book is well-written and very accessible, the chapters follow a sensible and well-organized structure … . Military Missions in Democratic Latin America will be of particularly value for scholars interested in the diversification of duties faced by the region’s militaries and the increasing complexity of civil...

Behind the 1953 Coup in Iran: Thugs, Turncoats, Soldiers, and Spooks
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Behind the 1953 Coup in Iran

"This extraordinarily impressive study has moved the historiography of the most controversial event in modern Iranian history onto an altogether different plane. In a forensic analysis of four critical days, the actions and motives of the main perpetrators, including for the first time army officers, power brokers, and mobsters, are laid bare in compelling detail." "Ali Rahnema's new book on the 1953 coup presents a comprehensive, ba...

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Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain(Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic)

“Ronald Hutton, Timothy Eastham and their fellow contributors are to be congratulated on a book full of interest. … the book is largely concerned with the English evidence but with a final glance at Australia and United States. Its great merit is that it takes seriously as a subject of study the puzzling graffiti scratched, drawn and painted in buildings. … the book is really the beginning of a conversation rather than the last word ...

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Maori Origins and Migrations

Since Europeans first set foot in New Zealand they have speculated about where the Māori people came from, how they made their way to New Zealand and how they lived when they arrived here. Theories have abounded: some of them have hardened into accepted truth. The result has been an accumulation of Pakeha myths about Māori origins. The process of this mythmaking is the subject of Sorrenson's book: 'It is not an attempt to find an ori...

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A Seventeenth-century Odyssey in East Central Europe

A Seventeenth-Century Odyssey in East Central Europe: The Life of Jakab Harsányi Nagy (History of Oriental Studies) Lam Edition In A Seventeenth-Century Odyssey Gábor Kármán reconstructs the life story of a lesser-known Hungarian orientalist, Jakab Harsányi Nagy. The discussion of his activities as a school teacher in Transylvania, as a diplomat and interpreter at the Sublime Porte, as a secretary of a Moldavian voivode in exile, as ...