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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...


Spain: Inventing the Nation

by Carsten Humleb¿k

Part of the successful 'Inventing the Nation' history series, this book provides an authoritative and compelling history of Spain in the modern period. Humleb�k places a strong emphasis on the construction...


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...


Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook

by Luca Asmonti

This volume presents a wide range of literary and epigraphic sources on the history of the world's first democracy, offering a comprehensive survey of the key themes and principles of Athenian democratic culture....


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...


First to Jump

by Jerome Preisler

The U.S. Army Pathfinders. The vanguard of the Allied forces in World War II Europe. Countless times they preceded invasions and battles vital to bringing the enemy to its knees.

Because before the front lines...


Reconstruction Updated Ed

by Eric Foner

With a New Introduction

From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern...


Her Brilliant Career

by Rachel Cooke

In Her Brilliant Career, acclaimed journalist Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at ten women in the 1950s—pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge

A thrillingly intimate portrait of one of history's most illustrious knights—William Marshal—that vividly evokes the grandeur and barbarity of the Middle Ages

William Marshal was the true Lancelot of his...