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History of the Conquest of Mexico

by William Hickling Prescott

History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes By William Hickling Prescott. Illustrations from the Montezuma Edition....


The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

by Ernest Scott

The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott. Contains the full illustrations of the original. Captain Matthew Flinders (1774–1814) was a distinguished navigator and cartographer, who was the first...


Edgehill From the keyhole

by Edwin Alfred Walford

The Battle of EdgeHill of 22 October 1642 was the first great engagement of the English Civil War. It was fought in the open fields between the villages of Radway and Kineton in Warwickshire. At the end of the...


Vasco Nunez De Balboa

by Frederick A. Ober

Vasco Nunez De Balboa by Frederick A. Ober. Balboa is most famous for discovering the Pacific ocean, but this was but one incident in a swashbuckling life. After running amok in Hispaniola, Balboa escaped from...


The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition

by Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition, with almost two hundred illustrations. Marco Polo almost the first European man to reach the wonderful world of East Asia. The Travels...


The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia

by Sir William Alexander Craigie

The native religion of the ancient Scandinavians was in its main features only a special form of that common to all the Germanic peoples, and this again was only a particular development of primitive beliefs...


When Daddy Came Home

by Barry Turner & Tony Rennell

Compelling and moving real-life accounts of the impact on family life of the return of the troops at the end of the Second World War.

Summer 1945. Britain was in jubilant mood. At last, the war was over. Soon...


The A-Z of Curious County Durham

by Martin Dufferwiel

This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the County Palatine of Durham; a historical land of saints and warlords. Inspired in part by the chronicles and compendiums of County Durham's eighteenth- and...


Agent Cicero: Hitler's Most Successful Spy

by Mark Simmons

This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist. Bazna worked as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed...


The British Army 1914-1918

by Andrew Rawson

The only indispensable guide to Britain's Army covers the 'Old Contemptibles' - the professTerritorials, Kitchener's 'New Army' and 'Derby's Men', the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser's armies five...


SOS Venezuela: Disillusioned in the Age of Chavez

by Gabriel Mata Guzmán & Hugo Villabona

A group of Venezuelans interested in politics experience a transformation as their views and lives start to restructure. This shifting of ideologies, a result of fourteen years of Bolivarian Revolution, is only...


The Lighthouse: The Mystery of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

by Keith McCloskey

On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief lighthouse men and fresh provisions. Staffed by three keepers, the lighthouse had been in operation for...


The Lost Novel of F W Harvey: A War Romance

by F W Harvey

Published to coincide with performances of the play 'Will Harvey's War' at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham from 30th July to 2nd August 2014. Part of the Gloucestershire Remembers World War I programme. Discovered...


Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War

by Elisabeth Shipton

This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat. Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions...


Never Mind the Hoops: The Ultimate Celtic Quiz Book

by David Potter

This is the ultimate quiz book on Celtic FC. Informative and fun, this is the perfect companion for those long car journeys to Inverness or Aberdeen or nights down the local. An ideal gift for Hoops fans of...


Shooting 007: And Other Celluloid Adventures

by Alec Mills & Sir Roger Moore

In Shooting 007, beloved camerman and director of photography Alec Mills, a veteran of seven James Bond movies, tells the inside story of his twenty years of filming cinema's most famous secret agent. Among...


The Victorian City

by Judith Flanders

From the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change,...


A Sweet and Glorious Land

by John Keahey

In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea, in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece...


The Fall of the Kingdom of Punjab

by Khushwant Singh

A forgotten classic from India’s favourite storyteller This riveting historical narrative is more full of drama than any fiction. With the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the great Punjab empire he had built...


The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

by David Eimer

In 1949, Mao Zedong announced the birth of the People�s Republic of China, a proclamation to the world that, after centuries of war and social conflict, China had emerged as one nation. Since then, this idea...