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by Patrick N Hunt

One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees.

Hannibal Barca...

Wellington: pocket GIANTS

by Gary Sheffield

Wellington is a giant because he was one of the greatest military commanders in British history, an important figure in the emergence of Britain as a great imperial power, a man who dominated British society...

Lone Bull's Mistake: A Lodge Pole Chief Story

by James Willard Schultz

Lone Bull's Mistake: A Lodge Pole Chief Story, is the account of Black Otter, a Pikuni (or ‘Blackfoot’) Indian cast out from his tribe for breaking the hunting rules and forced to wander the wilderness in...

Long Live the King: The Mysterious Fate of Edward II

by Kathryn Warner

In Long Live the King, medieval historian Kathryn Warner explores in detail Edward's downfall and forced abdication in 1326/27, the role played in it by his wife Isabella of France, the wide variation in chronicle...

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...

Setting the Record Straight

by Carl Scully

In his political memoir, Carl Scully brings a confronting perspective to the challenges and obstacles an aspiring politician experiences daily to achieve political success — from the process of winning pre-selection,...

Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine

by Lawrence Goldstone

The controversial history of the attack submarine—and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland—that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare. From Twenty Thousand...

Twenty Years at Hull House

by Jane Addams

Hull-House is a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Located in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, Hull-House opened its doors to the...

Schoolboy, Servant, GWR Apprentice: The Memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892

by David Wilkins

A unique glimpse into the life of a young servant boy and GWR apprentice in the late nineteenth century

The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House

by Daniel Mark Epstein

The dramatic story of a founding father, his illegitimate son, and the tragedy of their conflict during the American Revolution—from the acclaimed author of The Lincolns.

Ben Franklin is the most lovable of...

How Different It Was

by Michael J. Goodspeed

  • Canada in the Victorian era was markedly different from the UK, Europe, and America of the same age, and this is the first book to show specifically how unique it was
  • 2017 will be Canada’s sesquicentennial...

Andrew Jackson Potter - The fighting parson of the Texan frontier

by Hiram Atwill Graves

Andrew Jackson Potter was an Indian fighter, race rider, common soldier in the U. S. army, chaplain in C. S. army, and circuit rider on the Texan frontier at a time when it required courage and judgment. The...

Maria Montessori: A Biography

by Rita Kramer

"Highly recommended for educators, parents, and moderate feminists who seek inspiration from one of the most accomplished women of this or any other age."-Publishers Weekly

The definitive biography of Maria...

Henry Ford

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Henry Ford in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Henry Ford....

Joan of Arc

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Joan of Arc in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of Joan of Arc. As the Hundred Years’...

Einstein in Berlin

by Thomas Levenson

In a book that is both biography and the most exciting form of history, here are eighteen years in the life of a man, Albert Einstein, and a city, Berlin, that were in many ways the defining years of the twentieth...

When I Grow Up I Want To Be...Third Edition

by Gino Narboni & Charlotte Narboni

As a young boy living a sheltered life in a predominately Sephardic Jewish enclave in pre-WWII North Africa, Gino Narboni dreamed of a military life in service to his country.

But life has a way of intruding...

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

by C. Suetonious Tranquillus

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign...

Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856

by Sidney Blumenthal

“Masterful.” —Los Angeles Times

“Deeply fascinating...intelligent and rigorous.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“Magnificent.” —BookPage

Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark...

The Gettysburg Address

by Abraham Lincoln

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November...