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A Social History of Mexico's Railroads: Peons, Prisoners, and Priests

by Teresa Van Hoy

Largely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted...


Hotchkiss: A Chronicle of an American School

by Ernest Kolowrat

This engaging chronicle asks and answers the question, 'How has Connecticut's Hotchkiss School managed to accomodate a hundred years of unprecedented change?'


Mestizo: The History, Culture and Politics of the Mexican and the Chicano --The Emerging Mestizo-Americans

by Arnoldo Carlos Vento

This text covers over 2,000 years, tracing the roots of the contemporary Mexican-American. It utilizes the fields of history, political science, cultural anthropology, folklore, literature, sociolinguistics,...


Air-Sea Rescue: 1941-1952

by FastPencil Premiere

World War II arrived at a time when airplanes were scarcely thirty years old. Engines were small, passenger capacity was limited and only the biggest of the flying boats had the fuel tanks and safety features...


Then They Started Shooting: Children of the Bosnian War and the Adults They Become

by Lynne Jones

An illuminating, decades-spanning analysis of children’s experience during wartime and its reverberation into their adulthood


The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople

by Susan Wise Bauer

A lively and fascinating narrative history about the birth of the modern world. Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume—the third in the series that began with The History of...


Palmetto Profiles: The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to the South Carolina Hall of Fame

by W. Eric Emerson & Walter Edgar

An introduction to the inspirational lives of extraordinary South Carolinians recognized for their lasting legacies to the Palmetto State and beyond.


Fashion and Fetishism

by David Kunzie & David Kunzle

Presenting the history of corsetry and body sculpture, this edition shows how the relationship between fashion and sex is closely bound up with sexual self-expression. It demonstrates how the use of the corset...


Crown in Candlelight

by Rosemary Hawley Jarman

Katherine of Valois, raised amidst the madness and lechery of the French court, wed to a conquering English king, Henry V, and now alone and afraid in a world of treachery and violence. Owen Tudor, incredibly...


Keeping Up Appearances

by Catherine Horwood

This engagingly written and illustrated book explores the social mores behind one of society's most popular activities, and reveals not only how we dressed but why.


A Guide to Middle Earth

by Colin Duriez

A guide to Middle Earth.


Newgate

by Stephen Halliday

There have been more prisons in London than in any other European city. Of these, Newgate was the largest, most notorious and worst. This work tells the story of Newgate's origins, the criminals it held, the...


The Men of the Mary Rose

by Ann Stirland & A J Stirland

A J Stirland uses archaeological and skeletal evidence to give the reader a welcome insight into the lives and soldiers of the Mary Rose, from their ages and height to their health, diet and physical condition....


Troop Leader

by Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy was a young officer in the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars from 1943 to 1945. He witnessed many of his contemporaries killed in action. This work offers an account of one man's experience of the...


AD 33

by Colin Duriez

AD 33 was the year when an obscure religious teacher died a criminal's death in an outpost of the Roman Empire, an event which had world-changing consequences in the form of the beginnings of Christianity. What...


Ancient Warfare

by John Carman & Anthony Harding

Sets out to establish an understanding of human aggression and conflict in the distant past. Examining the evidence of warfare in prehistoric times and in the early historical period, this titles focuses on...


The Robin Hood Handbook

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

A reference work providing a comprehensive guide to the characters, places, people, stories and background of Robin Hood. The author ranges far and wide in his quest to present as complete a picture as possible....


Born Adventurer

by Stephen Haddelsey

The story of Frank Bickerton (1889-1954). This work follows him through his experiences, from his flying career in the First World War to his time in California, mixing with the aristocracy of the Hollywood...


A Field Guide to Narnia

by Colin Duriez

Whether this is your first visit to C S Lewis's wonderful fantasy world or you have been there many times, you'll want to bring along this handy companion to the landscape and inhabitants of Narnia, including...


Christmas on the Home Front

by Mike Brown & Carol Harris

The outbreak of war in 1939 saw the disappearance of many traditional British celebrations. Guy Fawkes night went immediately - gunpowder production was needed for the war effort and bonfires contravened the...