This biography of American colonial frontiersman Robert Rogers examines how his observations of Native American warriors led to combat strategies that are still effective today and laid the groundwork for the Revolutionary War, and how his explorations of the frontier inspired the Lewis and Clark expedition.
xamines the intelligence war behind the sea battles of 1588 to reveal lesser-known factors that led to England's dramatic victory, challenging popular theories to argue that the Spanish Armada was defeated by inclement weather and bad luck.
Native American sports team mascots represent a contemporary problem for modern Native American people. The ideas embedded in the mascot representations about Native Americans go hand-in-hand with the machinations of colonialism and conquest of these people.
In The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two a team of leading historians re-assesses the conflict for a new generation, exploring the course of the war not just in terms of the Allied response but also from the viewpoint of the Axis aggressor states.
Just over a thousand years ago, the Song dynasty emerged as the most advanced civiliation on Earth. Within two centuries, China was home to nearly half of humankind. In this history we learn why the inventiveness of this era has been favorable compared with the European Renaissance, which in many ways, the Song transformation surpassed.
An unprecedented collection of personal accounts, many of them translated for the first time into English, combine with visual sources to convey directly to students the experience of early modern warfare. Incisive document headnotes, maps and illustrations, a chronology, questions to consider, and a bibliography enrich students' understanding of this fateful war.
A challenging new analysis of the "Great War" looks deeply into the swirling quagmire of violence, racism, and grief stirred up by the war and traces the influence of these strong emotions on the course of European history.