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A Quaker Goes to Spain: The Diplomatic Mission of Anthony Morris, 1813-1816

by H. L. Dufour Woolfley

A Quaker Goes to Spain is a multifaceted historical narrative. It recounts in detail a unique but virtually forgotten U.S. diplomatic initiative during The War of 1812, interwoven with a far more personal account...


Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France

by Christine A. Jones

French artisans began trials to reproduce fine Chinese porcelain in the 1660s. That challenge proved impossible, but inspired radical forms of experimentation. Potters invented artificial alternatives to Chinese...


Fifteenth Air Force against the Axis: Combat Missions over Europe during World War II

by Kevin A. Mahoney

In Fifteenth Air Force against the Axis: Combat Missions over Europe during World War II, Kevin Mahoney provides a detailed combat history of the critical role played by this Air Force unit during World War...


The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story

by Benjamin Franklin, III Cooling

In The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story, historian B.F. Cooling documents the story of President Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Fort Stevens in July 1864. Standing apart in American history...


Fort Laurens, 1778-1779: The Revolutionary War in Ohio

by Thomas I. Pieper & James B. Gidney

While the main action of the Revolution swirled along the Atlantic seaboard. Ohio was a no man's land between the Colonists' Fort Pitt and the British Fort Detroit. A campaign to neutralize Detroit and win the...


Armistice 1918

by Bullitt Lowry

The five armistices arranged in the fall of 1918 determined the course of diplomatic events for many years. The armistice with Germany, the most important of the five, was really a peace treaty in miniature....


Creating the British Atlantic: Essays on Transplantation, Adaptation, and Continuity

by Jack P. Greene

Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has been developing throughout his distinguished...


Cocoa at Midnight: The True Story of My Life as a Housekeeper

by Tom Quinn

Kathleen Clifford was born in 1909. Her family lived in a tiny flat near Paddington Station and her earliest memories were of the smell of horses and the shrill whistle of steam trains. For a girl from the slums...


Innocent Flowers: Women in the Edwardian Theatre

by Julie Holledge

The Edwardian actress, glamorous and privileged, was the sex symbol of her time. Yet her life was a paradox: off stage she could marry, divorce and take lovers with impugnity; on stage she had to play dutiful...


Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

by W. F. Bynum & Roy Porter

This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled...


Withstanding Hitler

by Michael Balfour

This is the first book in English to give a comprehensive account of how soldiers, officials, Christians and workers in Germany fought together to frustrate Hitler's aims.


Che in Paona Bazar

by Kishalaya Bhattacharjee

North-East India is not an Imagined community,' separated from the politics and policies that govern the rest of the country. It is as real as the violence that has torn the land apart, leaving its people grappling...


Viva Cristo Rey!: The Cristero Rebellion and the Church-State Conflict in Mexico

by David C. Bailey

Between 1926 and 1929, thousands of Mexicans fought and died in an attempt to overthrow the government of their country. They were the Cristeros, so called because of their battle cry, ¡Viva Cristo Rey!-Long...


The Making of Victorian England

by G. Kitson Clark

Based on the Ford Lectures, delivered at Oxford in 1960, the author describes some of the forces which created what we call `Victorian England'.


Rethinking Europe: Social Theory and the Implications of Europeanization

by Gerard Delanty & Chris Rumford

Dominant approaches to the transformation of Europe ignore contemporary social theory interpretations of the nature and dynamics of social change. Here, Delanty and Rumford argue that we need a theory of society...


Technology, Gender and China S Great Transformations

by Francesca Bray

What can the history of technology contribute to our understanding of late imperial China? Most stories about technology in pre-modern China follow a well-worn plot: in about 1400 after an early ferment of creativity...


Routledge Handbook of the History of Nursing

by Patricia D'Antonio, Julie A. Fairman & Jean C. Whelan

The Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the art and science of nursing history, as a generation of researchers turn to...


The Red Army Faction, a Documentary History: Volume 2: Dancing with Imperialism

by Andre Moncourt, J Smith & Ward Churchill

The long-awaited second volume of the first-ever English-language study of the Red Army Faction (RAF)—West Germany’s most notorious urban guerillas—covers the period immediately following the organization’s...


Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

by Kathleen Wellman

This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnès Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in 1444; including...


Restless Valley

by Philip Shishkin

It sounds like the stuff of a fiction thriller: two revolutions, a massacre of unarmed civilians, a civil war, a drug-smuggling highway, brazen corruption schemes, contract hits, and larger-than-life characters...