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H. G. Wells' Short History of The World

by H. G. Wells

A Short History of the World is a non-fictional historic work. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. The book is summarising the scientific knowledge of the time...


Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture

by Mehammed Mack

Sexagon examines how Muslim immigrants from North Africa-as well as their French descendants-have had their level of assimilation to French Culture evaluated according to their attitudes about gender and sexuality....


Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark

by James Willard Schultz

An Indian girl, Sacagawea, the Bird Woman of the Shoshones, led the Lewis and Clark Expedition across the desert and over the difficult mountain passes to the Pacific Coast during the seasons of 1804-06.

Sacagawea...


Bridge at Remagan: 9th Armoured Infantry Division

by Andrew Rawson

In Spring 1945 one final hurdle faced the American and British Armies under Ike's supreme command - the Rhine. This mighty river was literally the last ditch for the defence of Hitler's Germany. Crossing it...


La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

by Francis Parkman

René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687), one of the most legendary explorers of the New World, is best known for claiming the entire Louisiana Territory for France in 1682. Two years later, he was given...


Command or Control?: Command, Training and Tactics in the British and German Armies, 1888-1918

by Dr Martin Samuels & Martin Samuels

This is a comparative study of the fighting systems of the British and German armies in The Great War. Taking issue with revisionist historians, Samuels argues that German success in battle can be explained...


1788: Text Classics

by Watkin Tench & Tim Flannery

In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet. This curious young captain of the marines was an effortless storyteller. His account of the infant colony is the first classic of Australian...


The First and The Last

by Adolf Galland

Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (1912 -1996) was a German Luftwaffe General and one of the greatest flying aces of World War II. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western and the Defence...


The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiril Sor Jamed Gordon

by Bryan Perrett

Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began to delight and enthral readers, there has been speculation as to whether his adventures were based on the career of a real naval officer. Several...


A Short History of Scotland

by Andrew Lang

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a rich, diverse past. The nation’s recorded history began with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, when the province of Britannia reached...


High Albania

by M. Edith Durham

Mary Edith Durham (1863-1944) was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropological accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century.

She sailed to Montenegro and began a love...


The Satyricon — Complete

by Petronius Arbiter

The Satyricon is a Roman work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius or Petronius Arbiter, as he is more commonly known. The book is an example of Menippean satire, which is very different...


Around the World Submerged: The Voyage of the Triton

by Edward L. Beach

When the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton was commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward L. Beach, planned a routine shakedown cruise in the North Atlantic. Two weeks before the...


The Confessions of Nat Turner (Illustrated)

by Nat Turner

Nat Turner (1800 - 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. His story is the basis for the controversial film The...


Women of the Titanic Disaster

by Sylvia Caldwell & Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Sylvia Caldwell was onboard the Titanic when it sank in 1912. As one of the disaster's survivors, she took it upon herself to write an account of what happened in the event's aftermath. Women of the Titanic...


Obedient Unto Death: A Panzer-Grenadier of the Leibstandarte- SS Adolf Hitler Reports

by Werner Kindler

Between 1941 and 1944 Waffen-SS Oberscharführer (Sergeant) Werner Kindler took part in 84 days of close combat, qualifying him for the Close Combat Clasp in Gold, the Third Reich's highest decoration for a...


The Exploration Of The World

by Jules Verne, Leon Bennett, Paul Philippoteaux & Dora Leigh

Jules Verne, in this chief of his works, has set himself to tell the story of all the most stirring adventure of which we have any written record—to give the history, "from the time of Hanno and Herodotus...


The Wehrmacht in Russia

by Bob Carruthers

On June 22nd 1941 three huge German Army Groups launched a surprise attack on Soviet Russia. The most barbaric and brutal struggle in history was about to be played out to the death. History is always written...


Panzer Combat Reports

by Bob Carruthers

"Tank units should move at night, and in the daytime they should move only when they can be hidden from enemy airplanes." 'Tactical Handbook for the Troop Commander' This fascinating compilation of wartime battlefield...


Magnificent Disaster: The Failure of  Market Garden, The Arnhem Operation, September 1944

by David Bennett

After Normandy, the most spectacular Allied offensive of World War II was Operation Market Garden, which saw three divisions of paratroopers dropped behind German lines, to be joined by massive armored columns...