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The Tsar's Doctor

by Mary McGrigor

Born in Kincardine in 1767, James Wylie became one of the most celebrated doctors in Europe and the centre of two of the most fascinating and enduring conspiracy theories in Russian history. Having performed...


A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s

by Roger Kahn

Jack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought, the time when the United States first felt the throb of its own overwhelming power. For eight years and two months after World War I, Dempsey,...


Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

by Michael R. Veach

On May 4, 1964, Congress designated bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States, and it remains the only spirit produced in this country to enjoy such protection. Its history stretches back almost...


Historical Dictionary of the Old South

by William L. Richter

Historical Dictionary of the Old South, Second Edition covers the history of the Old South through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section...


What Time and Sadness Spared: Mother and Son Confront the Holocaust

by Doron S. Ben-Atar

Roma Ben-Atar resisted until late in life the urging of her family to share the memories of her Nazi-era experiences. The Holocaust exerted a dark pressure on all of their lives but was never openly discussed....


A Private History of Happiness: Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy from Around the World

by George Myerson

A chronicle of happiness and pleasant moments from ancient Greece to more recent times, this collection contains 99 passages designed to give an uplifting perspective to modern life. Instead of advocating the...


Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholars' Initiative

by Charles Ingrao & Thomas A. Emmert

It has been two decades since Yugoslavia fell apart. The brutal conflicts that followed its dissolution are over, but the legacy of the tragedy continues to unsettle the region. Reconciliation is a long and...


Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs:: More of America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

by John Avlon & Jesse Angelo

We are living in a time when obituaries for the newspaper industry are being written every day. And yet, opinion writing is finding new life online as never before. A new generation deserves access to the best...


Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community and the Great War

by Stephen Bourne

In 1914 there were at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage, fiercely loyal to their Mother Country. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army during the First...


Birmingham Canals

by Ray Shill

It is said that there are more miles of canals in Birmingham than in Venice. The canals contributed much to the growth of Birmingham bringing coal and merchandise into the town. From 1838 to 1932 Birmingham...


They Spread Their Wings: Six Courageous Airmen in Combat in the Second World War

by Alastair Goodrum

What turns an ordinary man into an extraordinary one? The answer lies in the stories of Fg Offs Howard Clark and Jack Cheney, Wg Cdr Walter Dring, Flt Lt James Crampton, Sqd Ldr Kenneth Summerson and WO Arthur...


Wooden Fishing Boats of Scotland

by James A Pottinger

With the gradual phasing out of wooden fishing boats in Scotland it is timely to record some of these handsome vessels. The general opinion is that in the era 1960-80 builders produced some of the most shapely...


Haunted Tunbridge Wells

by Neil Arnold

Tunbridge Wells is a town steeped in history - and history, of course, means ghost stories. Join Neil Arnold for a unique and spine-tingling excursion into the darkest corners and eeriest locations of this old...


The Hop Bin: An Anthology of Hop Picking in Kent and East Sussex

by Fran Doel & Geoff Doel

For 400 years Kent was vividly associated with the cultivation of hops. The harvesting of the hop was done by an itinerant workforce drawn mainly from London's east end, and gypsies coming from as far away as...


Education and Ontario Family History: A Guide to the Resources for Genealogists and Historians

by Marian Press

This book outlines the resources available for education from about 1785 to the early 20th century. Many historical resources are currently being digitized, and Ontario and education are no exception. These...


Students Catullus: Third Edition

by Daniel H. Garrison

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Wars of the Roses

by Robin Neillands

The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that thirty-year period of strife and bloodshed saw the...


Follow Me Through: The Ups and Downs of a RAF Flying Instructor

by Mike Brooke

Following his success as a Cold War Canberra pilot, Mike Brooke was dispatched to become a flying instructor at the Central Flying School in the 1970s. 'Follow him through', as he would instruct his trainees,...


The Spellmount Guide to London in the Second World War

by James Beardon

During the lead up to and over the course of the Second World War, London was a city transformed as it simultaneously became the front line and the command centre of Allied operations. The scale and speed of...


Upstairs & Downstairs: Life in a Country House

by Edward Haywood

During the reigns of Queen Victoria and her son, King Edward VII, almost everyone either had servants or had been one at some stage of their life. Many of those 'in service' came from backgrounds where life...