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Cleveland's Harbor: The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority

by Jay C. Ehle

On July 22, 1796, General Moses Cleveland established the mouth of the Cuyahoga River as the port of entry for the Ohio frontier. He could not have foretold the developments that would turn this hostile marsh...


Conspiracy of One: Tyler Kent's Secret Plot against FDR, Churchill, and the Allied War Effort

by Peter Rand

Officers from the U.S. Embassy, Scotland Yard, and MI5 broke into Tyler Kent’s bedroom. They found the suave young American code clerk beside his unmade bed, wearing striped pajama bottoms. His mistress was...


We Remember the Battle of Britain

by Frank Shaw & Joan Shaw

'I was talking and laughing with a school friend in the street when suddenly there was the eerie wailing notes of the air raid siren filling the air. I can remember that our laughter stopped straight away, and...


The Devonshires

by Roy Hattersley

William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII. Bess, his second wife, was gaoler-companion to Mary Queen of Scots during her long imprisonment in England. Arbella Stuart,...


A Mother's War

by Yvonne Collinson Heath

Yvonne Collinson Heath will never forget the telephone call that changed her life for ever. On 23 March 2002, her eldest son, James - a private with the Royal Logistic Corps - was found dead in mysterious circumstances...


Operation Crossbow

by Allan Williams

The story of the photographic intelligence work undertaken from a country house at Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, is one of the great lost stories of the Second World War .

At its peak in 1944, almost 2,000 British...


Amoskeag

by Tamara K. Hareven

Through the prism of one turn-of-the-century factory-city, Tamara Hareven and Randolph Langenbach have captured the historic experience of millions of Americans. We hear for the first time the eloquent voices—sometimes...


Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

by Raymond Arsenault & Orville Vernon Burton

Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney brings together essays by some of the nation's most distinguished Southern historians. Each contributor has a personal as well as professional connection to Sheldon...


The Party of Humanity

by Peter Gay

THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as “shallow and pretentious intellectualism,...


Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas

by Carl L. Becker

The Declaration of Independence

Carl L. Becker's important study is an analysis of the concepts expressed in the Declaration. Here is a lucid explanation of what the Declaration really is, what views it sets...


Democratising the EU from Below?: Citizenship, Civil Society and the Public Sphere

by Ulrike Liebert & Alexander Gattig

This original contribution to the debate about democratic citizenship vis-à-vis the challenges of economic globalization and European political integration presents critical explorations of different fields...


English Jesuit Education: Expulsion, Suppression, Survival and Restoration, 1762-1803

by Maurice Whitehead

Analysing a period of 'hidden history', this book tracks the fate of the English Jesuits and their educational work through three major international crises of the eighteenth century: the Lavalette affair, the...


British Generals in Blair's Wars

by Jonathan Bailey & Richard Iron

This is a truly unique and invaluable book. For the first time, we are offered first-hand testimony about Britain's involvement in recent campaigns by senior participants. In addition to touching on themes like...


Defending the Revolution: The Church of Scotland 1689-1716

by Jeffrey Stephen

The period between 1689 and 1716 witnessed a fundamental reordering of the political, religious and cultural map of the British Isles. Exploring the ecclesiastical settlement in Scotland, this book provides...


Invoking Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination

by Srividhya Swaminathan & Adam R. Beach

In the eighteenth century, literary representations of slavery encompassed a range of physical and metaphysical conditions beyond the transatlantic slave trade. Without eliding the real and important differences...


Political Rock

by Mark Pedelty & Kristine Weglarz

Political Rock is a comparative, cultural history of luminary figures in rock music who have played important roles in social movements. Individual chapters are devoted to The Clash and Fugazi, Billy Bragg,...


Studies of Skin Color in the Early Royal Society: Boyle, Cavendish, Swift

by Cristina Malcolmson

Arguing that the early Royal Society moved science toward racialization by giving skin color a new prominence as an object of experiment and observation, Cristina Malcolmson provides the first book-length examination...


Religion, Identity and Conflict in Britain: From the Restoration to the Twentieth Century: Essays in Honour of Keith Robbins

by Stewart J. Brown & Frances Knight

The British state between the mid-seventeenth century to the early twentieth century, was essentially a Christian state, in which Christianity permeated all aspects of society. This book brings together a distinguished...


The Crusade of Varna, 1443-45

by Colin Imber

The Crusade of Varna of 1443-45 was one of the decisive events of the late Middle Ages. This book presents the first English translation of three important works which provide eyewitness accounts from the Christian...


Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries

by Malcolm Barber & Keith Bate

This volume presents translations of a selection of the letters sent by crusaders and pilgrims from Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine. There are accounts of all the great events from the triumph of the capture...