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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...


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

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...


Canadianity

The Double Game

by James Cameron

How did the United States move from a position of nuclear superiority over the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1960s to one of nuclear parity under the doctrine of mutual assured destruction in 1972? Drawing...


The Living Theatre

by Bianca Tarozzi, Jeanne Foster & Alan Williamson

In this first US publication of celebrated Italian poet Bianca Tarozzi, narrative poems (presented bilingually in both English and the original Italian) carry us through the poet's childhood memories of World...


Ghost-haunted land

by Declan Long

Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 - the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern 'Troubles' - contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances...


Male voices on women's rights

by Martine Monacelli

Male voices on women's rights is a timely complement to the studies undertaken in recent years on men's roles in the history of feminism.This unique collection of seminal, little-known or forgotten writings,...


The state as master

by Maria Agren

We tend to think of state service as the typical male form of work. However, this notion does not do justice to the early history of states and their servants, and it obscures the role of women and gender entirely....


Tea and Empire

by Angela McCarthy & T. M. Devine

This book brings to life for the first time the remarkable story of James Taylor, 'father of the Ceylon tea enterprise' in the nineteenth century. Publicly celebrated in Sri Lanka for his efforts in transforming...