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Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina

by Stuart B. Schwartz

The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines...


The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment

by Dallas G., II Denery

Is it ever acceptable to lie? This question plays a surprisingly important role in the story of Europe’s transition from medieval to modern society. According to many historians, Europe became modern when...


The Match Girl and the Heiress

by Seth Koven

Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden...


Scandinavia in the First World War: Studies in the War Experience of the Northern Neutrals

by Claes Ahlund

Denmark, Norway, and Sweden all managed to stay out of World War I, but all three countries were deeply affected by it. Opening with a systematically comparative introduction to the history of the Scandinavian...


Cultural Histories of Sociabilities, Spaces and Mobilities

by Colin Divall

For the majority of us the opportunity to travel has never been greater, yet differences in mobility highlight inequalities that have wider social implications. Exploring how and why attitudes towards movement...


The Immigrant: One from My Four Legged Stool

by III, Alfred Woollacott

A historical saga that covers a winter of 1650/1651 journey of John Law, a young Scotsman captured by the English Lord Cromwell's forces in seventeenth century Scotland during "The Battle of Dunbar". He survives...


The Healthy Country?: A History of Life & Death in New Zealand

by Alistair Woodward & Tony Blakely

Did Maori or Europeans live longer when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 years—and why...


The Last Escaper

by Peter Tunstall

The riveting untold story of the legendary World War II bomber pilot, "cooler king," and arch escape artist

The product of a lifetime's reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall's unforgettable memoir...


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty YearsThat Changed England

by Catherine Bailey

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey looking for fascinating, real-life stories...


The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War

by Don H. Doyle

When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of...


Heroes of the '90s - People and Money. The Modern History of Russian Capitalism

by Soloviev Alexander, Vladislav Dorofeev & Bashkirova Valeria

Heroes of the 90s is a book composed by journalists of the newspaper Kommersant. The book sheds light on the transformation of the USSR and the country's social, state, financial, economic and civic institutions...


Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

by Tracy Borman

Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured...


Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

by Shawn DuBravac & Gary Shapiro

Our world is about to change.

In Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Live, Work, and Communicate, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics...


The Cornish Coast (South)

by Charles G. Harper

The southern portion of the Cornish Coast may be said to begin at the head of the navigation of the river Tamar, at Weir Head, to which the excursion steamers from Plymouth can come at favourable tides, or a...


Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

by Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott & Anja Werner

Recent scholarship that expands the boundaries of Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic


Asian Comics

by John A. Lent

The wide-ranging, authoritative story of thriving comics production and creativity in Asia


Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856

by Trevor Royle

The Crimean War is one of history's most compelling subjects. It encompassed human suffering, woeful leadership and maladministration on a grand scale. It created a heroic myth out of the disastrous Charge of...


14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix...


Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember: An Oral History

by James Mellon

In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration commissioned an oral history of the remaining former slaves. Bullwhip Days is a remarkable compendium of selections from these extraordinary interviews, providing...


Initiative to Stop the Violence: Sadat's Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence

by al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyah & Sherman Jackson

Formerly one of the largest and most militant Islamic organizations in the Middle East, Egypt's al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyah is believed to have played an instrumental role in numerous acts of global terrorism, including...