The Status and Development Trend of Russian Military Satellite System

Currently, the world has realized that the role of information in combat power generation, and has begun to actively develop military satellite system. This paper begins with introducing communication satellites, reconnaissance, early warning satellites and navigation satellites, discusses the number, specific models, launch time and operating conditions of USA and Russia's military satellite system and […]

Hardboiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories Oxford University Press USA Bill Pronzini

What are the ingredients of a hard-boiled detective story? “Savagery, style, sophistication, sleuthing and sex,” said Ellery Queen. Often a desperate blond, a jealous husband, and, of course, a tough-but-tender P.I. the likes of Sam Spade or Philop Marlowe. Perhaps Raymond Chandler summed it up best in his description of Dashiell Hammett’s style: “Hammett gave […]

Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales Oxford University Press USA Kirin Narayan

Oral tales establish relationships between storytellers and their listeners. Yet most printed collections of folktales contain only stories, stripped of the human contexts in which they are told. If storytellers are mentioned at all, they are rarely consulted about what meanings they see in their tales. In this innovative book, Indian-American anthropologist Kirin Narayan reproduces […]

Locating Privacy in Tudor London Oxford University Press USA Lena Cowen Orlin

Locating Privacy in Tudor London asks new questions about where private life was lived in the early modern period, about where evidence of it has been preserved, and about how progressive and coherent its history can be said to have been. The Renaissance and the Reformation are generally taken to have produced significant advances in […]

"A New Kind of War": America’s Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece Oxford University Press USA Howard Jones

America’s experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a “victory” for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America’s deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960’s. Greece became the battlefield for a new […]

The Revolutions in Europe 1848-1849: From Reform to Reaction Oxford University Press USA R. J. W. Evans

This collection of essays provides a new introduction to the revolutions of 1848. In that year Europe’s traditional order broke down dramatically across much of the continent. Here, well-known experts in the field provide both a vivid account of the events themselves and a compelling analysis of their profound impact on the development of modern […]

The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government’s Relations to Slavery Oxford University Press USA Don E. Fehrenbacher

William Lloyd Garrison argued–and many leading historians have since agreed–that the Constitution of the United States was a proslavery document. Garrison called it “a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell.” But in The Slaveholding Republic, one of America’s most eminent historians, Don E. Fehrenbacher, argues against this claim, in a wide-ranging, landmark history […]

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 2: Purgatorio Oxford University Press USA Dante Alighieri

The second volume of Oxford’s new Divine Comedy presents the Italian text of the Purgatorio and, on facing pages, a new prose translation. Continuing the story of the poet’s journey through the medieval Other World under the guidance of the Roman poet Virgil, the Purgatorio culminates in the regaining of the Garden of Eden and […]

Beyond the Boundaries: Life and Landscape at the Lake Superior Copper Mines 1840-1875 Oxford University Press USA Larry Lankton

Spanning the years 1840-1875, Beyond the Boundaries focuses on the settlement of Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, telling the story of reluctant pioneers who attempted to establish a decent measure of comfort, control, and security in what was in many ways a hostile environment. Moving beyond the technological history of the period found in his previous […]

Black Puritan Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes 1753-1833 Oxford University Press USA John Saillant

Born in Connecticut, Lemuel Haynes was first an indentured servant, then a soldier in the Continental Army, and, in 1785, an ordained congregational minister. Haynes’s writings constitute the fullest record of a black man’s religion, social thought, and opposition to slavery in the late-18th and early-19th century. Drawing on both published and rare unpublished sources, […]