Black Elk Peak: A History (Paperback)

The history of Black Elk Peak–previously known as Hinhan Kaga and, more recently, as Harney Peak–remained segmented and scattered throughout the shadows of antiquity, until now. The natural landmark’s namesake, Black Elk, experienced his great vision here, solidifying his status as a Sioux holy man. Obstructed by the insurmountable granite, General Custer and his horse […]

The Science of Roman History (Paperback)

How the latest cutting-edge science offers a fuller picture of life in Rome and antiquityThis groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. Walter Scheidel brings together leading historians, anthropologists, and geneticists at the cutting edge of their fields, who […]

The Oxford History of Modern War (Paperback)

According to General J.F.C. Fuller, “the musket made the infantryman and the infantryman made the democrat.” In short, modern war and modern society are inextricably linked. But how has war changed over the centuries?This highly informative and engaging work investigates the techniques, technology, and theory of warfare. From the military revolution of the seventeenth century […]

Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations (Paperback): The H…

Every school and public library should update its resources on Spain with this lively and succinct narrative of Spain’s long and rich historical experience. Emphasizing people rather than abstract developments, this narrative makes Spanish history readable and engaging. Based on the most recent scholarship, it examines the politics, society, economy, and culture of Spain chronologically, […]

A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living (Pape…

Once known as the “Great American Desert,” Nebraska’s plains and native grasslands today make it a domestic leader in producing food, feed and fuel. From Omaha to Ogallala, Nebraska’s founding farmers, ranchers and agribusiness leaders endured hardships while fostering kinships that have lasted generations. While many continued on the trails leading west, others from around […]