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The Castle of Tabiano

by Giacomo Corazza

The aim of this book is to illustrate the principal events and styles of life that took place in Tabiano Castle and in its village for more than thousand years. I have examined the old archives in order to discover...


Andes

by Michael Jacobs

For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that ¬ďeverything here is grander and more majestic than...


Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776

by Ian Williams

Ian Williams describes in captivating detail how Rum and the molasses that it was made from was to the 18th century what oil is today.

Rum was used by the colonists to clear Native American tribes and to buy...


Tales of the Seven Seas: The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien

by Dennis M. Powers

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in the early 1930s on the U.S. West Coast. This book tells of sailing over the oceans...


The Coffee-House: A Cultural History

by Markman Ellis

How the simple commodity of coffee came to rewrite the experience of metropolitan life

When the first coffee-house opened in London in 1652, customers were bewildered by this strange new drink from Turkey. But...


Age Of Empire 1875-1914

by Eric Hobsbawm

THE AGE OF EMPIRE is a book about the strange death of the nineteenth century, the world made by and for liberal middle classes in the name of universal progress and civilisation. It is about hopes realised...


Age Of Capital 1848-1875

by Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm's magnificent treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875 is a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism and the consolidation of bourgeois culture. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic...


Eminent Churchillians

by Andrew Roberts

This highly praised book by the Wolfson History Prize-winning author of SALISBURY tackles six aspects of Churchilliana and uncovers a plethora of disturbing facts about wartime and post-war Britain. His revelations...


Napoleon and Wellington

by Andrew Roberts

On the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever...


Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership

by Andrew Roberts

'His book is timely and a triumph. Roberts manages to convey all the reader needs to know about two men to whom battalions of biographies have been devoted' EVENING STANDARD

Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill...


The Alien Invasion

by William Henry Wilkins

I have been asked to write a short preface to a work in which the author proposes to afford the public information with respect to the immigration of destitute aliens into this country. He will discuss the evil...


Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

by Rob Steen

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014

Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all.

Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins,...


Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Teresa Lynn

The Little House on the Prairie books and TV show have inspired generations, but few people know the history of the Ingalls family in Freemasonry. Discover new stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little Lodges...


Women of the World

by Helen McCarthy

Throughout the twentieth century and long before, hundreds of determined British women defied the social conventions of their day in order to seek adventure and influence on the world stage. Some became travellers...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Little Wonder

by Robert Winder

John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement,...


Where the Border Stands

by Roberta Ruffino & Stefania Chinzari

The worth of dialogue with people who come from other cultural traditions was the first important discovery of the ambulance drivers at the front. It led them to care for the wounded on all sides in the war...


Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law: Raw Law

by Irene Watson

This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal...


Rethinking American Women's Activism

by Annelise Orleck

In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization...


Small Towns, Austere Times: The Dialectics of Deracinated Localism

by Steve Hanson

This book explores small town austere Britain. The text argues for a return to both dialectical thinking and politicized community research, in light of the current 'austere' landscape, in order to intellectually...