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Chasing Gold: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe's Bullion

by George M. Taber

In the highly anticipated new book from the bestselling author of Judgement of Paris, George M. Taber reveals the integral role gold played in World War II, from its influence on the Nazi war machine to the...


Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary

by Tom Chaffin

In 1845, seven years after fleeing bondage in Maryland, Frederick Douglass was in his late twenties and already a celebrated lecturer across the northern United States. The recent publication of his groundbreaking...


U.S. History 101: Historic Events, Key People, Improtant Locations, and More!

by Kathleen Sears

The stories of politicos and historic events are often turned into snooze-worthy lectures that even Benjamin Franklin would reject. This guide cuts out all the boring details and instead provides you with a...


Torpedo: The Complete History of the World's Most Revolutionary Naval Weapon

by Roger Branfill-Cook

The torpedo was the greatest single game-changer in the history of naval warfare. For the first time it allowed any small, cheap torpedo-firing vessel - and by extension a small, minor navy - to threaten the...


Writing Material Culture History

by Anne Gerritsen & Giorgio Riello

Writing Material Culture History examines the methodologies currently used in the historical study of material culture. Touching on archaeology, art history, literary studies and anthropology, the book provides...


The Last of the Romans: Bonifatius - Warlord and comes Africae

by Jeroen W. P. Wijnendaele

Despite his critical role in the western Roman Empire during the early fifth century AD, Bonifatius remains a neglected figure in the history of the late Empire.

The Last of the Romans presents a new political...


Conflict and Soldiers' Literature in Early Modern Europe: The Reality of War

by Paul Scannell

In Conflict and Soldiers' Literature in Early Modern Europe, Paul Scannell analyses the late 16th-century and early 17th-century literature of warfare through the published works of English, Welsh and Scottish...


Euripides: Hecuba

by Helene P. Foley

Chosen as one of the ten canonical plays by Euripides during the Hellenistic period in Greece, Hecuba was popular throughout Antiquity. The play also became part of the so-called 'Byzantine triad' of three plays...


The Vietnam War: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature

by Brenda M. Boyle

Reverberations of the Vietnam War can still be felt in American culture. The post-9/11 United States forays into the Middle East, the invasion and occupation of Iraq especially, have evoked comparisons to the...


The Agincourt War: A Military History of the Hundred Years War from 1369 to 1453

by Alfred H. Burne

Henry V's stunning victory at Agincourt was a pivotal battle of the Hundred Years War, reviving England's military fortunes and changing forever the course of European warfare.

In this exciting and readable...


The Sea Warriors: Fighting Captains and Frigate Warfare in the Age of Nelson

by Richard Woodman

The Sea Warriors is the true story of the great frigate captains of the Nelsonic Royal Navy who spent long and arduous years away from their homes fighting for king and country, to win and hold control of the...


The Battle Book of Ypres: A Reference to Military Operations in the Ypres Salient 1914-1918

by Beatrix Brice

Of the many hard-fought battles on the Western Front, Ypres stands out as an example of almost inhuman endeavour. For four long years it was the focal point of desperate fighting. Officially there were four...


Under the Silk Hibiscus

by Alice J. Wisler

During World War Two, Nathan and his family are sent to Heart Mountain, an internment camp in Wyoming for Japanese-Americans. Nathan's one desire is to protect the family's gold pocket watch, a family heirloom...


In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab: The Events of 1880-1881

by France Rivet

In August 1880, Abraham and seven other Inuit, aged from 9 months to 50 years old, were recruited by Norwegian Johan Adrian Jacobsen to become the latest exotic attraction in Carl Hagenbeck's ethnographic shows....


The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War

by Robert Eales

In London, the upper class Emily Hobhouse hears that women and children caught in the Boer War are having a difficult time. Concerned, she goes to South Africa - by herself and at her own initiative - to investigate...


Empire of Cotton: A Global History

by Sven Beckert

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.

 

Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding...


Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

by Andrew Lawler

From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe—the chicken.

Queen...


The Pen Is Mightier

by Robert Miraldi

Charles Edward Russell was a muckraking journalist who exposed the dark underside of America’s class system at the turn of the 20th century. The scandals he revealed through investigative reporting led to...


Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency

by Logan Beirne

Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers’ approach to government and this history’s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War,...


All Eyes are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn

by Jason Sokol

From the 19th century, when northern cities were home to strong abolitionist communities and served as a counterpoint to the slaveholding South, through the first half of the 20th century, when the North became...