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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...


The Highland Division: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

The Highland Territorials were made up of the 51st Division, who had fought bravely in the Great War, and entered WWII with a fearsome and loyal reputation. Here Erik Linklater draws from letters and War diaries...


The Northern Garrisons: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

The Northern Garrisons visits the soldiers of WWII in some of the most barren and inhospitable of outposts. Eric Linklater, in his mission to document the lives, trials and achievements of these men, travelled...


Maximilian Affair

by Sara Yorke Stevenson

Of all the Eye-Witness books the Sara Yorke Stevenson's Maximilian in Mexico: A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862 - 1867 is one of the most lucid, informed, and balanced. He write this reportage...


American Civil war 150 years and 150 photos

by Luca Stefano Cristini

This book is a terrific collection of finest re-coloured and restored shots of the men and soldiers of the Great American War. The American Civil War that start the April 12, 1861, it was, with the Crimean Conflict...


Winners & Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from the Vietnam War (reissue)

by Gloria Emerson & Frances FitzGerald

The National Book Award–winning classic on the Vietnam War, reissued for the war’s fiftieth anniversary. Based on interviews with both Americans and Vietnamese, Winners and Losers is Gloria Emerson’s powerful...


The Bonfire Of Berlin

by Helga Schneider

Abandoned by her mother, who left to pursue a career as a camp guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau, loathed by her step-mother, cooped up in a cellar, starved, parched, lonely amidst the fetid crush of her neighbours,...


'A Senseless, Squalid War': Voices from Palestine; 1890s to 1948

by Norman Rose

The events in Palestine between the end of the Second World War in May 1945 and the declaration of the State of Israel in May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world....


Let Me Go

by Helga Schneider

When Helga Schneider was four, her mother, Traudi, abandoned her to pursue her career. In 1998, Helga received a letter asking her to visit Traudi, now 90-years old, before she dies. Mother and daughter have...


The Bonfire Of Berlin

by Helga Schneider

Abandoned by her mother, who left to pursue a career as a camp guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau, loathed by her step-mother, cooped up in a cellar, starved, parched, lonely amidst the fetid crush of her neighbours,...


'A Senseless, Squalid War'

by Norman Rose

The events in Palestine between the end of the Second World War in May 1945 and the declaration of the State of Israel in May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world....


The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics

by W. Sydney Robinson

Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated...


When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

by Francois Furstenberg

In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the face of financial insolvency and bitter political and regional divisions. When the United...


Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

by Alastair Bonnett

A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take...


Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, updated edition

by Ron Rosenbaum

Updated edition of an enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, the explainers, and ourselves.


Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel

by Joshua Muravchik

During the Six Day War of 1967, polls showed that Americans favored the Israelis over the Arabs by overwhelming margins. In Europe, support for Israel ran even higher. In the United Nations Security Council,...


Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia

by Michael Farquhar

“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer...