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A Temperate Empire

The Later Renaissance

by David Hannay

The general rules by which this series is governed have been fully stated by the Editor in the first published volume, The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory. It will therefore not be necessary...

The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters

by Scott G. Bruce

The dead live again in this haunting compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.


Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural...

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

by Jill Jonnes

“Far-ranging and deeply researched, Urban Forests reveals the beauty and significance of the trees around us.” Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction

“A comprehensive...

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

by Susan Quinn

A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant...


by John Haywood

From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings—a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom.

In AD 800, the Scandinavians were...

New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film

by Vinodh Venkatesh

Recent critically and commercially acclaimed Latin American films such as XXY, Contracorriente, and Plan B create an affective and bodily connection with viewers that elicits in them an emotive and empathic...

Irena's Children

by Tilar J. Mazzeo

One of Kirkus Reviews' Ten Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of Fall 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler—the “female...

American Independence and the French Revolution

by S. E. Winbolt

This series of English History Source Books is intended for use with any ordinary textbook of English History. Experience has conclusively shown that such apparatus is a valuable—nay, an indispensable—adjunct...


by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore

These chapters are mainly a republication of the series of letters appearing in the columns of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat during the summer of 1883, and in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and the New York Times...

A Manual of American Literature

by Theodore Stanton

The “Collection of British Authors,” or, as it is more popularly known on the European Continent, the “Tauchnitz Edition,” was instituted in 1841, at Leipsic, by one of the most distinguished of German...

The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt

by W. M. Flinders Petrie

This present handbook is intended to aid in the understanding of Egyptian art, and the illustrations and descriptions are selected for that purpose only. The history of the art would require a far greater range...

Time Travel: A History

by James Gleick

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding...

The Land Is Our History

Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

by Reese Erlich & Noam Chomsky

Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both...

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

by Candice Millard

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War


At age twenty-four,...

A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster

by Joshua Partlow

The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the United States, brilliantly portrayed here by the former...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An American Hero

by Jr. Ronald D. Lankford

The amazing story behind the classic Christmas character

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

by Patrick Phillips

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.

Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home...

The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict: Eighth Revised and Updated Edition

by Walter Laqueur & Dan Schueftan

An essential resource, completely revised and updated for the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Israel

In print for forty years, The Israel-Arab Reader is a thorough and up-to-date guide to the continuing...