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This book explores the nature of women's activism in the broader context of the economic and medical rehabilitation of the survivors of the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

A riveting cultural history of fitness, from Greek antiquity to the era of the “big-box gym” and beyond, exploring the ways in which human exercise and physical ideals have changed over time—and what we can learn from our past.   How did treadmills and weight machines become the gold standard of fitness? Why have some of us turned our backs on the mirrors and gleaming devices of the traditional gym? What is the appeal... more...

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN RACE AND CIVIL RIGHTS FINALIST FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION THE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 —The Washington Post A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2016 A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2016 A CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016 A ROOT BEST BOOK OF 2016 A BUZZFEED BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016 A BUSTLE BEST BOOK OF... more...

We’ve all heard the saying ‘seize the day’; it is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But what does it really mean? And how can we use it to jump-start our lives? In the age of distraction, carpe diem is more essential than ever: it promises a remedy for the awareness we have that life is short and our time is running out; it asks us to live with greater passion, consciousness and intention; it asks us to live a life with... more...

Seduced, Abandoned, and Reborn exposes the fears expressed by elders about young people in the early American republic. Those authors, educators, and moral reformers who aspired to guide youth into respectable stations perceived new dangers in the decades following independence. Battling a range of seducers in the burgeoning marketplace of early America, from corrupt peers to licentious prostitutes, from pornographic authors to... more...


Born into a low-level literati family in the port city of Ningbo, the seventeenth-century Chinese Christian convert Zhu Zongyuan likely never left his home province. Yet Zhu nonetheless led a remarkably globally connected life. His relations with the outside world, ranging from scholarly activities to involvement with globalizing Catholicism, put him in contact with a complex and contradictory set of foreign and domestic forces. In Global... more...

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Imagine you could eavesdrop on a dinner party with three of the most fascinating historical figures of all time. In this landmark book, a gifted Harvard historian puts you in the room with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt as they meet at a climactic turning point in the war to hash out the terms of the peace. The ink wasn't dry when the recriminations began. The conservatives who hated Roosevelt's New Deal accused him of selling out. Was he too sick?... more...

According to the Oral History Association, the term oral history refers to "a method of recording and preserving oral testimony" which results in a verbal document that is "made available in different forms to other users, researchers, and the public." Ordinarily such an academic process would seem to be far removed from legal challenges. Unfortunately this is not the case. While the field has not become a legal minefield, given its tremendous growth... more...