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History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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by Tessler Mark
Mark Tessler's highly praised, comprehensive, and balanced history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the earliest times to the present - now fully updated for students in the 21st century - provides a constructive framework for understanding recent developments and assessing the prospects for future peace. Drawing upon a wide array of documents and on research by Palestinians, Israelis, and others, T...
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The Making of the Georgian Nation

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by Suny, Ronald Grigor
"...the best study in English to date for an understanding of Georgian nationalism." -Religious Studies Review "...the standard account of Georgian history in English." -American Historical Review "...tour de force research...fascinating reading." -American Political Science Review Like the other republics floating free after the demise of the Soviet empire, the independent republic of Georgia is reinven...
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One More Train to Ride: The Underground World of Modern American Hoboes

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by Williams, Clifford
Drawn from intimate interviews with 14 modern-day "steel rail nomads," One More Train to Ride provides a revealing picture of today's American hobo. Interspersed with their stories are original poems and songs echoing the ancient lyricism and loneliness of life on the road. Their connections with the past make the experiences of these hoboes even more striking, as they ride freight trains and jungle up in h...
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Corsican Fragments

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by Candea, Matei
The island of Corsica has long been a popular destination for travelers in search of the European exotic, but it has also been a focus of French concerns about national unity and identity. Today, Corsica is part of a vibrant Franco-Mediterranean social universe. In this ethnographic study of a Corsican village, Matei Candea explores nationalism, language, kinship, and place. He traces ideas about inclusion ...
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Kiev Jewish Metropolis

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by Meir, Natan M.
Populated by urbane Jewish merchants and professionals as well as new arrivals from the shtetl, Imperial Kiev was acclaimed for its opportunities for education, culture, employment, and entrepreneurship but cursed for the often pitiless persecution of its Jews. Kiev, Jewish Metropolis limns the history of Kiev Jewry from the official readmission of Jews to the city in 1859 to the outbreak of World War I. It...
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Tasting the Good Life

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by Gmelch/1
Five million visitors a year travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the good life: to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Tourism is the world's largest employer, and tourists today want to experience the world through all five senses. Tasting the Good Life tells the story of Napa tourism through the words of ...
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Moscow Stories

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by Loren Graham
The distinguished American historian of Russian and Soviet science Loren R. Graham recounts with warmth and wit his experiences during 45 years of travelling and researching in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, from 1960 to 2005. Present for many historic events during this period, Graham writes not as a political correspondent or an analyst, but as an ordinary American living through these years alo...
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Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century

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by Davis, Rochelle A.
Recent developments in Palestinian political, economic, and social life have resulted in greater insecurity and diminishing confidence in Israel's willingness to abide by political agreements or the Palestinian leadership's ability to forge consensus. This volume examines the legacies of the past century, conditions of life in the present, and the possibilities and constraints on prospects for peace and sel...
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Africa

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by Grosz-Ngate, Maria
Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture-civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene-and provides an overview of significant them...
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Modern Algeria

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by John Ruedy
The second edition of "Modern Algeria" brings readers up to date with the outcome of the 2004 Algerian elections. Providing thorough coverage of the 1990s and the end of the Algerian Civil War, it addresses issues such as secularist struggles against fundamentalist Islam, ethnic and regional distinctions, gender, language, the evolution of popular culture, and political and economic relationships with Franc...
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Preserving Petersburg: History, Memory, Nostalgia

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by Helena Goscilo
For more than three centuries, St. Petersburg, founded in 1703 by Peter the Great as Russia's westward-oriented capital and as a visually stunning showcase of Russia's imperial ambitions, has been the country's most mythologized city. Like a museum piece, it has functioned as a site for preservation, a literal and imaginative place where Russians can commune with idealized pasts. Preserving Petersburg repre...
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