347 Titles


The U.S. Forest Service, Revised Edition

Harold K. Steen
The U.S. Forest Service celebrates its centennial in 2005. With a new preface by the author, this edition of Harold K. Steen’s classic history (originally published in 1976) provides a broad perspective on the Service’s administrative and policy controversies and successes. Steen updates the book with discussions of a number of recent concerns, among them the spotted owl issue; wilderness and roadless areas; new research on habitat, biodiversity, and fire prevention;...

The U.S. Marine Corps in Crisis

Keith Fleming
In 1956, a Marine drill instructor led his recruit platoon on a punitive night march across Ribbon Creek, a tidal stream at the Parris Island, South Carolina, recruit depot. Six men drowned, and the resulting court-martial became a national media sensation putting the future of the corps into question. Written by a senior historian at the Marine Corps Historical Center, The U.S. Marine Corps in Crisis explores the social, political, and historical context of this tragic...

U.S. Naval Gunfire Support in the Pacific War

Donald K. Mitchener
On November 20, 1943, the U.S. military invaded the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands as part of the first American offensive in the Central Pacific region during World War II. This invasion marked more than one first, as it was also the introductory test of a doctrine developed during the interwar years to address problems inherent in situations in which amphibious assaults required support by naval gunfire rather...

The U.S. South and Europe

edited by Cornelis A. van Minnen, Manfred Berg, with contributions byCornelis A. van Minnen, Manfred Berg, William Link, Thomas Clark, Daniel Nagel, Kathleen Hilliard, Lawrence T. McDonnell, Don H. Doyle, Stefano Luconi, Sarah L. Silkey, William R. Glass, Melvyn Stokes, Louis Mazzari, Matthias Reiss, Clive Webb, Daniel Geary, Jennifer Sutton
The U.S. South is a distinctive political and cultural force—not only in the eyes of Americans, but also in the...

The U.S. Supreme Court and the Electoral Process, Second Edition

edited by David K. Ryden, foreword by Lee Epstein
The U.S. Supreme Court—at least until Bush v. Gore—had seemed to float along in an apolitical haze in the mind of the electorate. It was the executive branch and the legislative branch that mucked about in politics getting dirty, the judicial branch kept its robes—and nose—clean. The U.S. Supreme Court and the Electoral Process makes it abundantly clear however that before, during, and after the judicial decision that made George W. Bush the...

The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority

edited by Kent J. Kille
Once described by Trygve Lie as the "most impossible job on earth," the position of UN Secretary-General is as frustratingly constrained as it is prestigious. The Secretary-General's ability to influence global affairs often depends on how the international community regards his moral authority. In relation to such moral authority, past office-holders have drawn on their own ethics and religious backgrounds—as diverse as...

US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy

Derek S. Reveron, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Mackubin Thomas Owens
Safe from the battlefields of Europe and Asia, the United States led the post–World War II global economic recovery through international assistance and foreign direct investment. With an ardent decolonization agenda and a postwar legitimacy, the United States attempted to construct a world characterized by cooperation. When American optimism clashed with Soviet expansionism, the United States started...

US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy

edited by Andrew Johnstone, Andrew Priest, with contributions byAndrew Johnstone, J. Simon Rofe, Michael F. Hopkins, Steven Casey, Scott Lucas, Sylvia Ellis, Thomas Tunstall Allcock, Sandra Scanlon, Thomas Alan Schwartz, Andrew Priest, Robert Mason, David Ryan, Robert A. Strong, Richard B. Schwartz, Robert David Johnson
While domestic issues loom large in voters' minds during American presidential elections, matters of...

The US Senate and the Commonwealth

Mitch McConnell, Roy E. Brownell, II, afterword by Lamar Alexander
Kentucky has long punched above its weight in the US Senate, as some of the nation's most distinguished senators have hailed from the Commonwealth. Despite its relatively small population for much of American history, Kentucky has produced a record two Senate majority leaders, a record three Senate majority whips, and one of the country's greatest lawmakers, Henry Clay. These...

USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast

edited by C. Herbert Gilliland
Today the twenty-gun sloop USS Constellation is a floating museum in Baltimore Harbor; in 1859 it was an emblem of the global power of the American sailing navy. When young William E. Leonard boarded the Constellation as a seaman for what proved to be a twenty-month voyage to the African coast, he began to compose a remarkable journal. Sailing from Boston, the Constellation, flagship of the U.S. African Squadron, was charged with the...

The USS Flier

Michael Sturma
The fate of the USS Flier is one of the most astonishing stories of the Second World War. On August 13, 1944, the submarine struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Sulu Sea in less than one minute, leaving only fourteen of its crew of eighty-six hands alive. After enduring eighteen hours in the water, eight remaining survivors swam to a remote island controlled by the Japanese. Deep behind enemy lines and without food or drinking water, the crewmen realized that their...


Paul Robert Magocsi
Ukraine is Europe’s second-largest state. Roughly the size of Germany and Great Britain or the states of Arizona and New Mexico combined, it shares borders with seven countries and in 2001 had a population of more than 48 million. This lavishly illustrated volume provides a concise and easy-to-read historical survey of the country from earliest times to the present. Each of the book’s forty-six chapters is framed by a historical map, which graphically depicts the key elements of the chronological...

Ukraine between East and West, second edition

Ihor Sevcenko, foreword by Frank E. Sysyn
Ihor Ševčenko's Ukraine between East and West explores the development of Ukrainian cultural identity under the disparate influences of the Byzantine Empire and western Europe, mediated through Poland. Byzantium was the source from which Kyivan Rus' received Christianity and a highly developed literary and artistic culture, which stimulated Kyiv's own achievements in those fields.

Ukraine during World War II

edited by Yury Boshyk
The events in Eastern Europe and Ukraine during World War II are generally little known and often misunderstood, even though it was here that the war lasted the longest and caused devastation on an unprecedented scale. Millions either lost their lives or became slave laborers. In some areas, underground resistance to Nazi and, later, Soviet rule did not subside until the early 1950s. This book will interest those concerned with the history of Ukraine during World War...

Ukrainian Bishop, American Church

Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak
Constantine Bohachevsky was not a typical bishop. On the eve of his unexpected nomination as bishop to the Ukrainian Catholics in America, in March 1924, the Vatican secretly whisked him from Warsaw to Rome to be ordained. He arrived in America that August to a bankrupt church and a hostile clergy. He stood his ground, and chose to live а simple missionary life. He eschewed public pomp, as did his immigrant congregations.

The Ukrainian Challenge

edited by ILO-CEET
In the coming period it will be essential for Ukraine, which currently has to face a combination of massive economic decline, hyperinflation and growing open as well as hidden unemployment, to give a very high priority to the substantial reform of labour market and social policy. This book attempts to assess the trends in social and labour market policy in Ukraine and to help to identify the priorities to follow in the restructuring of the Ukrainian economy and the...

Ukrainian Genealogy

John D. Pihach
John D. Pihach's Ukrainian Genealogy is a guide to tracing one's Ukrainian ancestry in Europe. Consideration is also given to North American records that are specifically Ukrainian or relate to the immigrant experience. Because the overwhelming majority of people of Ukrainian origin in Canada and the United States have roots in western Ukraine or southeastern Poland, the guide concentrates on the resources of those regions. This handbook is intended primarily for those whose ethnic roots are...

The Ukrainian Impact on Russian Culture 1750-1850

David Saunders
This nine-chapter study, based largely on original research in the archives of Moscow and St. Petersburg, sheds new light on the role played in Russian cultural development by those Ukrainians who chose to identify themselves with the Russian Empire. By stressing the native, Slavic aspects of imperial culture, Ukrainians modified the Russians's understanding of what it meant to be Russian, preventing them from becoming wholly dependent on contemporary Western Europe. In a...

Ukrainian Musical Elements in Classical Music

Yakov Soroker
This monograph is the first comprehensive account of the influence of Ukrainian motifs on the classical music of Europe and Russia from the eighteenth century through the first half of the twentieth. Going beyond earlier, fragmentary treatments that considered direct Ukrainian borrowings by classical composers, Yakov Soroker analyzes Ukrainian elements in the musical language of the composers and regions under study. Beginning with a survey of the modes, melodies, and rhythms...

Ukrainian National Movement in Galicia

Jan Kozik
Study of the development of the Ukrainian national movement in Galicia during the early period of Austrian rule by the Polish historian Jan Kozik (1934-79). The author traces the growth of interest in Ukrainian secular culture and the development of a Ukrainian clerical intelligentsia. The second part of the book examines the Polish-Ukrainian conflict during the Revolution of 1848.