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The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and […]

The Public Diplomacy Reader

The first in the IWP course reader series, The Public Diplomacy Reader provides a look at slices of public diplomacy: the art of communicating with foreign publics to influence international perceptions, attitudes and policies. Like any art form, the real definition of public diplomacy is subjective, and can be the source of lively and often bitter debates. Rather […]

A Crack in the Earth

The Jordan Rift Valley, stretching from the Red Sea to Lebanon, was ripped open millions of years ago by vast forces within the earth. This geological object has also been a part of human history ever since early humans used it as a path in their journey out of Africa. And for a quarter of […]

The Role of Pastors & Christians in Civil Government

How should a Christian contribute to public affairs? Investigate the examples of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Mayhew, Roger Sherman, Charles Thomson and other Christians at the vanguard of the Revolution. The Church and its leaders played a vital role in achieving American independence and they established a precedent for today’s Christians to follow. Discover Biblical […]

The Holocaust

This volume in the Problems in European Civilization Series offers students both the history and differing interpretations of the Holocaust. Combining primary sources, essays, and personal narratives, the text’s approach promotes critical thinking and reading on this infamous era.   Author: Donald L. Niewyk Published: 1997  Boston, Ma., Houghton Mifflin 291 Pages Subjects:  Holocaust, Jewish […]

The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805

A real-life thriller from acclaimed historian and author of The Pirate Hunter, Richard Zacks — the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees. In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out in 1805 on a secret […]

Rehnquist

The impact of Chief Justice William Rehnquist — who served as a Supreme Court justice for a third of a century and headed the federal judiciary under four presidents — cannot be overstated. His dissenting opinion in Roe v. Wade, and his strongly stated positions on issues as various as freedom of the press, school […]

The Nazi Legacy: Klaus Barbie and the International Fascist Connection

This investigation reveals, neo-Fascist terrorists from Germany and Italy clustered round Barbie – young men inspired by the ideology of the Third Reich, ready to torture and kill to achieve their aims. Amongst their ranks: suspects of the 1980 bombing of the Bologna train station. The Authors of this gripping, previously untold story are all […]

Hitler and the Holocaust

Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism and modern Jewry. Robert S. Wistrich examines Europe’s long history of violence against its Jewish populations, looks at the forces that shaped Hitler’s belief in a “satanic Jewish power” that must be […]

Blacklisted By History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy

Accused of creating a bogus Red Scare and smearing countless innocent victims in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. History has judged him such a loathsome figure that even today, a half century after his death, his name remains synonymous with witch […]