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World War II Map by Map

Casual and serious readers alike will find the engaging cartography of this superb, data-rich volume conveys the exceptional range, duration, costs, and intensity of a war that dramatically altered history.

The World of the Crusades

High school students, undergraduates, and general readers will find this an invaluable and accessible synthesis of traditional sources and current scholarship.

All Things Ancient Egypt: An Encyclopedia of the Ancient Egyptian World

Offering secondary and undergraduate students an introduction to a vast subject, these densely informative volumes might also appeal to lay specialists.


World War I: A Country-by-Country Guide

These volumes’ stellar organization and depth of scholarly coverage make them important supplements to the numerous existing World War I reference works.


25 Events That Shaped Asian American History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

College and advanced high school students, as well as general readers interested in Asian American history, will find these thorough writings a rich source of research ideas.


Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Gods & Goddesses

Readers will find the well-organized, contextualized, wide-ranging coverage here convenient and accessible, with many leads to additional research.

The Best Reference Books of the Year


Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler's Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada

This authoritative, information-packed volume will be invaluable for tourists but also useful to others researching Indian history, heritage, and current cultural production.

A Chickasaw Historical Atlas

This atlas will undoubtedly be of great interest to those with a solid grounding in the subject, but other readers, though attracted by the maps, may be deprived of full understanding of the history reflected here.

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