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Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed

by Ahdaf Soueif

From the best-selling author of The Map of Love, here is a bracing firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution—told with the narrative instincts of a novelist, the gritty insights of an activist, and the...


Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

by Nicholas Griffin

THE SPRING OF 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After twenty-two years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a détente—achieved not by politicians...


The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

by Toby Lester

"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of...


Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

by Erez Aiden & Jean-Baptiste Michel

"One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists." - Steven...


America at War: Concise Histories of U.S. Military Conflicts From Lexingtonto Afghanistan

by Terence T. Finn

War-organized violence against an enemy of the state-seems part and parcel of the American journey. Indeed, the United States was established by means of violence as ordinary citizens from New Hampshire to Georgia...


The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and aFamily Secret

by Catherine Bailey

For fans of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI

After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest...


A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer

by Scott Andrew Selby

As the Nazi war machine caused death and destruction throughout Europe, one man in the Fatherland began his own reign of terror.

This is the true story of the pursuit and capture of a serial killer in the heart...


de Imperio: An Extract 27-45

by Cicero, Katharine Radice & Catherine Steel

De Imperio Cn. Pompeii (in support of Pompey), or Pro Lege Manilia, (in favour of the Manilian law) was Cicero�s first speech on public affairs. Delivered in 66 AD when Cicero was praetor, he argued in support...


Britain, Germany and the Battle of the Atlantic: A Comparative Study

by Dennis Haslop

The length, scale and intensity of the Battle of the Atlantic led the British and German navies to make substantial changes to their organisation, strategy and tactics. In this book, Dennis Haslop examines the...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Aristotle

by Claudia Baracchi

Aristotle is one of the most crucial figures in the history of Western thought, and his name and ideas continue to be invoked in a wide range of contemporary philosophical discussions. The Bloomsbury Companion...


An Environmental History of Wildlife in England 1650 - 1950

by Tom Williamson

While few detailed surveys of fauna or flora exist in England from the period before the nineteenth century, it is possible to combine the evidence of historical sources (ranging from game books, diaries, churchwardens'...


Landmarks of Russian Architect

by Brumfield

A comprehensive guide to Russian architecture, this volume is designed for students and other readers wishing to gain an understanding of the subject.


The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870

by Eric J. Evans

In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world's first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change...


Body Trade: Captivity, Cannibalism and Colonialism in the Pacific

by Barbara Creed & Jeanette Hoorn

Body Trade exposes myths surrounding the trade in heads, cannibalism, captive white women, the display of indigenous people in fairs and circuses, the stolen generations, the 'comfort' women and the making of...


Notes for the Nile

by Hardwicke D. Rawnsley

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Feminism and the Women's Movement: Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism

by Barbara Ryan

In Feminism and the Women's Movement, Barbara Ryan integrates a broad historical view with an analytical framework drawn from the theory of social movements. Relying on participation and observation of diverse...


Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema and History

by Maria Wyke

Brought vividly to life on screen, the myth of ancient Rome resonates through modern popular culture. Projecting the Past examines how the cinematic traditions of Hollywood and Italy have resurrected ancient...


Reviving the Tribe: Regenerating Gay Men's Sexuality and Culture in the Ongoing Epidemic

by Eric Rofes

Reviving the Tribe creates a rich and brutally honest portrait of contemporary gay men's lives amidst the seemingly endless AIDS epidemic and offers both autobiographical self-examination and a relentless critique...


Poverty and Poor Law Reform in Nineteenth-Century Britain, 1834-1914: From Chadwick to Booth

by David Englander

The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 is one of the most important pieces of social legislation ever enacted. Its principles and the workhouse system dominated attitudes to welfare provision for the next 80 years....


The Korean War

by Steven Hugh Lee

 Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its...