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Walter Dew: The Man Who Caught Crippen

by Nicholas Connell

To this day the name of Dr Crippen is universally recognised as one of the most infamous in the annals of crime and his notoriety is second only to that of Jack the Ripper. It was the job of one man to catch...


George Stephenson: The Remarkable Life of the Founder of the Railway

by Hunter Davies

Much is known about the achievements of George Stephenson and of his infamous creation, the Rocket, yet little is known of the man himself. This volume is a profile of the self-taught and often testy Geordie,...


Food and Feast in Tudor England

by Alison Sim

A readable overview of Tudor food and eating habits.

 

Popular representations of the Tudors at the table have caricatured them as loud, gross and lacking any manners. This is actually far from the case, as...


The Robin Hood Handbook: The Outlaw in History, Myth and Legend

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

Robin Hood, whether riding through the glen, robbing the rich to pay the poor or giving the Sheriff of Nottingham his come-uppance, is one of the most captivating and controversial legendary figures. Was there...


Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class Between the Wars

by Catherine Horwood

The British have always been concerned about accent, appearance and class, but at no time during the twentieth century was 'keeping up appearances' more important than during the 1920s and 1930s. From the impecunious...


The Men of the Mary Rose: Raising the Dead

by Ann Stirland

A J Stirland uses archaeological and skeletal evidence to give the reader a welcome insight into the lives and soldiers of the Mary Rose, from their ages and height to their health, diet and physical condition....


The Unknown Warrior: The Archaeology of the Common Soldier

by Richard Osgood

If history, in terms of warfare, is told from the side of the victor, then it is also very often told by the commanders. Rarely does the story of those who do most of the fighting - the footsoldier - come forward....


Fashion and Fetishism: Corsets, Tight Lacing and Other Forms of Body-Sculpture

by David Kunzie

From corsets to codpieces, stockings to stilettos and piercing to push-up bras, fashion and sex have always enjoyed a very close relationship. This new edition of David Kunzie's rich and revealing history of...


Hope and Glory: Epic Stories of Empire and Commonwealth

by Melissa Blackburn, Steve Humphries & Nick Maddocks

This work covers tales from local people whose journey through life has taken them from their homeland to Britain as well as those who left the Southwest for a life overseas. Testimonies and reconstructions...


The Archaeology of Animal Bones

by Terry O'Connor

Animal bones are one of the most abundant types of evidence found in archaeological sites dating from pre-historic times to the Middle Ages, and they can reveal a startling amount about the economy and way of...


Folklore of Yorkshire

by Kai Roberts

The beautiful county of Yorkshire is the largest in Britain, and yet still possesses a strong and cohesive regional identity. Built on centuries of shared tradition, a characteristic body of folklore has thrived...


The Golden Age of Air Travel

by Nina Hadaway

Air travel has always held a strong allure for many. Today, low-cost, no-frill airlines enable lots of people to fly easily and to visit different countries around the world. For much of its history, however,...


Thinking About Crime

by James Wilson

As crime rates inexorably rose during the tumultuous years of the 1970s, disputes over how to handle the violence sweeping the nation quickly escalated. James Q. Wilson redefined the public debate by offering...


Queer Street: Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985

by James Mccourt

"A heroically imaginative account of gay metropolitan culture, an elegy and an apologia for a generation."-New York Times Book ReviewA fierce critical intelligence animates every page of Queer Street. Its sentences...


The A to Z of Journalism

by Ross Eaman

The A to Z of Journalism relates how journalism has evolved over the centuries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on...


The A to Z of African-American Television

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks

From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters, this work covers it all. There are entries on all different genres and performers. Additionally, information can be found on general issues, ranging from...


The A to Z of the Lesbian Liberation Movement: Still the Rage

by JoAnne Myers

The A to Z of the Lesbian Liberation Movement: Still the Rage is a comprehensive overview and resource guide for one of the most invisible social political movements: the Lesbian Liberation Movement. This book...


Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties

by Harold F., Jr. Bass

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties addresses the historical development, organization, operation, and leadership of the parties, as well as their broader environment....


The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

by Dan Ariely & Dr. Dan Ariely

The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest...


Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty

by Nancy Etcoff

Beauty is not a myth.  According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism.

Survival...