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The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty

by Christopher Lane

The Victorian era was the first great “Age of Doubt” and a critical moment in the history of Western ideas. Leading nineteenth-century intellectuals battled the Church and struggled to absorb radical scientific...


Arming the Fleet Highlights: Providing Our Warfighters the Decisive Advantage

by Navy Dept. (U.S.) & Wallace T. Martin

 Arming The Fleet (ATF) Highlights includes very current and basic information on the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) and is 159 pages in ePub file format (76 pages in print) versus the larger...


Modernist America: Art, Music, Movies, and the Globalization of American Culture

by Richard Pells

America s global cultural impact is largely seen as one-sided, with critics claiming that it has undermined other countries languages and traditions. But contrary to popular belief, the cultural relationship...


Sedition: Everyday Resistance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev

by Vladimir A. Kozlov & Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick

This book explores Soviet prosecution records to tell the hidden story of ordinary citizens who were arrested for expressing discontent during the Khrushchev and Brezhnev years.


The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes

by Lucius Beebe

The Big Spenders was Lucius Beebe's last and many think his best book. In it he describes the consumption of the Gilded Age. Beebe enjoys it all immensely, and so do we his readers, whether it is James Gordon...


Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

by Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

This volume seeks to address the questions of poverty, charity, and public welfare, taking the nineteenth-century London Foundling Hospital as its focus. It delineates the social rules that constructed the gendered...


The Great Famine: Ireland's Agony 1845-1852

by Ciar¿n ¿ Murchadha

Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts...


Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England

by Louise J. Wilkinson

As sister of Henry III and aunt of the future Edward I, Eleanor de Montfort was at the heart of the bloody conflict between the Crown and the English barons. At Lewes in 1264 Simon de Montfort captured the king...


A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

by Andrew Jotischky

The Egyptian hermit Onuphrios was said to have lived entirely on dates, and perhaps the most famous of all hermits, John the Baptist, on locusts and wild honey. Was it really possible to sustain life on so little...


The Human Face of War

by Jim Storr

Warfare is hugely important. The fates of nations, and even continents, often�rests on the outcome of war and thus on how its practitioners consider war. The Human Face of War is a new exploration of military...


Nobility, Faith and Masculinity: The Hospitaller Knights of Malta, c.1580-c.1700

by Emanuel Buttigieg

This is an important study of elite European noblemen who joined the Order of Malta. The Order - functioning in parallel with the convents that absorbed the surplus daughters of the nobility - provided a highly...


The Chevalier d'Eon and his Worlds: Gender, Espionage and Politics in the Eighteenth Century

by Simon Burrows, Jonathan Conlin & Russell Goulbourne

Cross-dressing author, envoy, soldier and spy Charles d'Eon de Beaumont's unusual career fascinated his contemporaries and continues to attract historians, novelists, playwrights, filmmakers, image makers, cultural...


Reinventing Warfare 1914-18: Novel Munitions and Tactics of Trench Warfare

by Anthony Saunders

No army went to war in 1914 ready to conduct trench warfare operations. All the armies of the First World War discovered that prolonged trench warfare required new types of munitions alongside the conventional...


Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War

by Richard S. Grayson

This is the story of men from either side of West Belfast's sectarian divide during the Great War. Richard S. Grayson follows the volunteers of the 36th and 16th divisions who fought on the Somme and side-by-side...


A History of Pergamum: Beyond Hellenistic Kingship

by Richard Evans

The Kingdom of Pergamum emerged from the great period of instability which followed the death of Alexander the Great. Over the next century Pergamum was to become one of the wealthiest states in the eastern...


The Leadership, Direction and Legitimacy of the RAF Bomber Offensive from Inception to 1945

by Peter Gray

This book offers a fresh approach to the debate on the RAF's bomber offensive by using modern strategic leadership theory as an analytical tool to examine the campaign. In particular, it looks at the legality...


Jane Austen and Marriage

by Hazel Jones

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." -Pride and Prejudice

The question of marriage lies at the center of Jane Austen's novels....


The Origins of the Second World War: An International Perspective

by Frank McDonough

Many major world events have occurred since the last key anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, and these events have had a dramatic impact on the international stage: 9/11, the Iraq War, climate...


The Rise of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England: Plantagenet Kings and the Search for the Philosopher's Stone

by Jonathan Hughes

Alchemists did more than try to transmute base metals into gold: they studied planetary influences on metals and people, refined plants and minerals in the search for medicines and advocated the regeneration...


SOE and The Resistance: As told in The Times Obituaries

by Michael Tillotson

SOE and The Resistance describes the extraordinary contribution to the allied war effort made by the Special Operations Executive, from its formation in 1940 to the end of the war. Within a broadly chronological...