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To the New Owners

by Madeleine Blais

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a...


The Oxford Illustrated History of Science

by Iwan Rhys Morus

The Oxford Illustrated History of Science is the first ever fully illustrated global history of science, from Aristotle to the atom bomb - and beyond. The first part of the book tells the story of science in...


Grave and Learned Men: The Physicians, 1518-1660: 500 Reflections on the RCP, 1518-2018: 05 Book Six

by Louella Vaughan

The Royal College of Physicians celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark is publishing this series of ten books. Each of the books focuses on fifty themed elements that have contributed...


Metamorphoses

by Ovid, John Dryden (Translator), Alexander Pope (Translator) & Joseph Addison (Translator) et al.

The Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to...


Europe in the Middle Ages

by Ierne Lifford Plunket

The history of Mediaeval Europe is so vast a subject that the attempt to deal with it in a small compass must entail either severe compression or what may appear at first sight reckless omission. The path of...


The Voice of America

by Mitchell Stephens

The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer—the most famous journalist of his time—who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism.

Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this...


Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

by Cate Lineberry

"A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls' astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting...


Journey Through the Philippines

by Kiki Deere

Journey Through the Philippines is the ultimate Philippines travel pictorial for exploring Asia's second largest archipelago, home to some of the world's most beautiful natural landscapes.

Often overlooked by...


Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War

by Philip E. Muehlenbeck

As Marko Dumančić writes in his introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War, "despite the centrality of gender and sexuality in human relations, their scholarly study has played a secondary role in...


Instructions for Chinese Women and Girls

by Zhao Ban, Esther E Jerman & Susan Blumberg-Kason

Little known today, Instructions for Chinese Women and Girls has a storied place in Chinese history as the first educational text for women and a standard reference for them from the first century AD all...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman", and...


The Indian Alps and How We Crossed Them

by Nina Elizabeth Mazuchelli

The Indian Alps and how we crossed them. Being a narrative of two years' residence in the Eastern Himlaya and two months' tour in the Interior. By a Lady Pioneer, Nina Mazuchelli. 

 

"Would you see Nature in...


Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence

by Heros von Borcke

"I do not hesitate to publish my account of battles lost and won, trusting that there are many still left who will read with some interest the simple narrative of a soldier who is proud to have shared the sufferings...


The Theory and Practice of Associative Power: CORDS in the Villages of Vietnam 1967-1972

by Stephen B. Young

This book asserts that the United States needs to use Associative Power in place of both Hard Power and Soft Power to succeed in achieving its national security objectives. The author uses the CORDs program...


RAEMAEKERS CARTOONS OF WWI Vol. 1 - Satirical Newspaper cartoons published during WWI

by Louis Raemaekers

Throughout history cartoons can have had a powerful psychological, emotional, and political impact. One hundred years before WWI, Napoleon is reported to have said that the English caricaturist James Gillray...


An Island Story

by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

An Island Story by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall.

A child's history of England from earliest legendary times delightfully retold. Beginning with the stories of Albion and Brutus, it relates all the interesting...


Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle & Drummond Percy Chase (Translator)

The Ethics of Aristotle is one half of a single treatise of which his Politics is the other half. Both deal with one and the same subject. This subject is what Aristotle calls in one place the "philosophy of...


THE NEW ZEALANDERS AT GALLIPOLI - An Account of the New Zealand Forces during the Gallipoli Campaign

by Major Fred Waite

"The New Zealanders at Gallipoli," was researched and compiled by Major Fred Waite (21 August 1885 – 29 August 1952), D.S.O., N.Z.E., C.M.G., V.D., who served with the main body and the N.Z. & A. Division...


Religion, Tradition, and Restorative Justice in Sierra Leone

by Lyn S. Graybill

In this groundbreaking study of post-conflict Sierra Leone, Lyn Graybill examines the ways in which both religion and local tradition supported restorative justice initiatives such as the national Truth and...


Apocalypse Deferred: Girard and Japan

by Jeremiah L. Alberg

The essays in Part I of Apocalypse Deferred are primarily rooted in the events of World War II. The contributors employ mimetic theory to respond to the use of nuclear weapons and the threat of absolute destruction....