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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

by Scott Korb

What was it like to live in the time of Jesus?

What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe?

The answers,...


Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California

by Lisbeth Haas

Saints and Citizens is a bold new excavation of the history of Indigenous people in California in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, showing how the missions became sites of their authority, memory,...


In The Wake of the Vital Spark: Para Handy's Scotland

by Stuart Donald

For generations, Neil Munro's comic creation - the motley crew of the Vital Spark under the command of Para Handy - has enthralled readers as they sailed through the coastal and island waters of the West Coast...


The Battle for Britain: Scotland and the Independence Referendum

by David Torrance

On 18 September 2014, Scots will decide their future: should the country quit the United Kingdom and take control of its own destiny, or should it remain part of what advocates call the most successful political...


Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930¿1970: The Getting of Bookselling Wisdom

by Jason D. Ensor

‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s...


Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War

by David Killingray & Martin Plaut

During the Second World War over half-a-million African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy and Burma - the largest...


The Battle for Palestine 1917

by John D. Grainger

Three battles for the control of the key fortress-city of Gaza took place in 1917 between the British' force [with units from across the Empire, most notably the ANZACs] and the Turks. The Allies were repulsed...


The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute

by Jonathan Mayo

This is the story of JFK’s assassination as told from the frontline: it is about the people – from the highest to the lowest – who were caught up in that four-day whirlwind in November 1963. From Dallas...


Ebby: The Man Who Sponsored Bill W.

by Mel B.

In 1934, Ebby Thatcher called an old drinking buddy to tell him about the happiness he was finding in sobriety. His friend's name was Bill Wilson, and this book is the story of their life-long friendship. It...


Proceed to Peshawar: The Story of a U.S. Navy Intelligence Mission on the Afghan Border, 1943

by George J. Hill

This is a story of adventure in the Hindu Kush Mountains, and of a previously untold Military and Naval Intelligence Mission along about 800 miles of the Durand Line in World War II. The American officers passed...


The Man Who Never Was: World War II's Boldest Counterintelligence Operation

by Ewen Montagu

As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur...


Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned

by Rufus C. Phillips III

In The Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam described Rufus Phillips as a man one could trust telling President Kennedy during the Vietnam War about the failures of the Strategic Hamlet Program, 'in itself...


No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War

by Hiroo Onoda

In the spring of 1974, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine...


A People's Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice

by Nicolas Lampert

Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough–and–tumble...


Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

by Booker T. Washington & Louis R. Harlan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Conflicts, 2nd Edition

by Steven D. Strauss

Cold hard facts on the world's hot spots.

Now readers can make sense of the daily headlines with an examination of the sides and issues of evolving conflicts. This updated edition provides coverage of all of...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades

by Paul Williams

-- The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to the Crusades will present, perhaps for the very first time in book form, a lively and comprehensive overview of this colorful period in history from an expert in this field....


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture

by Gabrielle Ann Euvino

You're no idiot, of course. You know there's more to Italy's rich tapestry than spaghetti and the Sicilian Mafia, but you also know you have a lot to learn about the country that brought you the paintings of...


The Cinema of Víctor Erice: An Open Window

by Linda C. Ehrlich

This anthology examines the aesthetic, historical, and sociological forces at work in Victor Erice's films and includes an extensive interview with the director. This broad array of writings provides insight...


Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence

by Heros von Borcke

A stirring account of von Borcke's service in the cavalry of the army of Northern Virginia. "Von Borcke's book is one that no student of Confederate history will forget."-Douglas Southall Freeman.