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Nero (Serapis Classics)

by Jacob Abbott

Antium was situated on the sea-coast about thirty miles south of the Tiber. A bold promontory here projects into the sea, affording from its declivities the most extended and magnificent views on every side....

On Sympathetic Grounds

by Naomi Greyser

With its filigreed, formidable representations of tears and suffering, sentimentalism has remained a divisive genre and category of analysis. On Sympathetic Grounds offers a new interpretation of the sentimental...

Philip II of Spain (Serapis Classics)

by Martin Hume

FOR three hundred years a bitter controversy has raged around the actions of Philip II. of Spain. Until our own times no attempt even had been made to write his life-history from an impartial point of view....

How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain

by Alan Pell Crawford

A detailed and humorous account of the various disastrous money schemes and entrepreneurial pursuits of Mark Twain, who was noted for his spectacularly bad financial decisions during the Gilded Age


The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won

by Victor Davis Hanson

A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian

World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and...

Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City

by Kate Winkler Dawson

A real-life thriller in the vein of The Devil in the White City, Kate Winkler Dawson's debut Death in the Air is a gripping, historical narrative of a serial killer, an environmental disaster, and an iconic...

Queen Victoria: Scenes and Incidents of Her Life and Reign

by G. Henty

Experience in stark detail the life of one of the most powerful women in history.

The Butchering Art

by Lindsey Fitzharris

"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly

"Fascinating and shocking." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The gripping...

On the Chocolate Trail

by Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Take a delectable journey through the religious history of chocolate—a real treat!

In this new and updated second edition, explore the surprising Jewish and other religious connections to chocolate in this...

Forgotten Disease: Illnesses Transformed in Chinese Medicine

by Hilary A. Smith

Around the turn of the twentieth century, disorders that Chinese physicians had been writing about for over a millennium acquired new identities in Western medicine-sudden turmoil became cholera; flowers of...

American Freemasonry: Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future

by Alain de Keghel, Margaret C. Jacob & Arturo de Hoyos

Explores the American Masonic system and its strengths and failings

• Examines the history of Freemasonry in the United States from the colonial era and the Revolutionary War to the rise of the Scottish branch...

Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

by Anne Nelson

A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold...

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

by Raj Patel & Jason W. Moore

Nature, Work, Care, Food, Energy, Money and Lives: these are the seven cheap things that made our world and will shape its future. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of indigenous...

Barbed-Wire Imperialism

by Aidan Forth

Camps are emblems of the modern world, but they first appeared under the imperial tutelage of Victorian Britain. Comparative and transnational in scope, Barbed-Wire Imperialism situates the concentration and...


Market Encounters

by Bianca Murillo

In Market Encounters, Bianca Murillo explores the shifting social terrains that made the buying and selling of goods in modern Ghana possible. Fusing economic and business history with social and cultural history,...

Ships and Sealing Wax and Many Things

by Roger Paine

Roger Paine, retired Navy commander and former secretary to the trustees of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, has authored a collection of true stories about fascinating people and places. If you have...

Living with Nkrumahism

by Jeffrey S. Ahlman

In the 1950s, Ghana, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People’s Party, drew the world’s attention as anticolonial activists, intellectuals, and politicians looked to it as a model...

Making Money

by Colleen E. Kriger

A new era in world history began when Atlantic maritime trade among Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas opened up in the fifteenth century, setting the stage for massive economic and cultural change. In Making...

Following the Ball

by Todd Cleveland

With Following the Ball, Todd Cleveland incorporates labor, sport, diasporic, and imperial history to examine the extraordinary experiences of African football players from Portugal’s African colonies as they...