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Life in Ancient Britain

by Brian Williams

This guide offers a concise and lively introduction to the prehistory of the British Isles - covering the period from around 500,000 years ago when Palaeolithic hunters camped at Boxgrove in West Sussex, through...


Life in a Wartime House

by Brian Williams

This guide documents everyday life continuing while bombs fell. With stories from individuals who experienced it first hand, this gives a true insight into life during the Second World War.


Life in Tudor Palaces and Houses

by Alison Sim

Our nation is a treasury of outstanding palaces and fine merchant houses from this rich period in our past. Here we uncover what these remarkable buildings can tell us about Tudor lives and times: what life...


In Hot Blood: A Casebook of Historic British Crimes of Passion

by Nicola Sly

This chilling compendium of historic crimes features numerous cases that shocked the nation during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Among the cases featured here is the shooting of Bessie Cross, after...


Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America

by Ella Howard

Homeless explores the efforts of private and public institutions to solve the problem of homelessness by tracing the rise and fall of skid rows in America through the lens of New York's Bowery. Crowded onto...


Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics

by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

Historian Elizabeth Tandy Shermer examines how Barry Goldwater and elite Phoenix businessmen used policy and federal funds to fashion a postwar "business climate," setting off an interstate competition for investment...


Leitrim Folk Tales

by Susie Minto

Leitrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the burial place of the mythical hunter-warrior Fionn MacCumhaill,...


Down Folk Tales

by Steve Lally

County Down, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely caputred in this collection of tales by local storyteller Steve Lally. Discover the...


Clare Folk Tales

by Ruth Marshall

County Clare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the tales surrounding the tomb of the sun goddess Grianne in...


King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic

by John Parascandola

Murder--and chemical warfare--most foul


The Last Great Senator: Robert C. ByrdÆs Encounters with Eleven U.S. Presidents

Stories of the Irish in the American Civil War

by Damian Shiels

This is the story of the forgotten role of the 200,000 Irish men and women who were involved in various ways in the US Civil War. This book is based on several years of research by the author, a professional...


Donegal Folk Tales

by Joe Brennan

Donegal has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the trails where Balor of the Evil Eye once roamed, the footprint...


The Roman Inquisition: A Papal Bureaucracy and Its Laws in the Age of Galileo

by Thomas F. Mayer

As Thomas F. Mayer demonstrates in this first study of the Roman Inquisition as an institution, the Inquisition underwent constant modification as it expanded. Originally aimed to eradicate Protestant heresy,...


The Black History of the White House

by Clarence Lusane

The untold history and politics of the White House from the perspective of African Americans.


Northumbria: The Lost Kingdom

by Edoardo Albert & Paul Gething

Northumbria was one of the great kingdoms of Britain in the Dark Ages, enduring longer than the Roman Empire. Yet is has been all but fogotten. This book puts Northumbria back in its rightful place, at the heart...


Scotch: The Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story

by Robert Bruce Lockhart

A classic work on Scotch and its origins, Lockhart's book has long been regarded as a whisky classic. Including the foreword written by his late son in 1995, fully updated and revised, this book covers some...


The Will To Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America's Strategy for Peace and Security

by Ross Kennedy

A fresh analysis of Woodrow Wilson's national security strategy during World War I"By addressing all sides of the American debate on national security questions, and by showing both the complexity and the nuance...


Proud Servant: The Memoirs of a Career Ambassador

by Ellis Briggs

Ellis O. Briggs (1899-1976) entered the Foreign Service of the United States in 1925. During the next 37 years he was ambassador to seven countries; the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Czechoslovakia, Korea, Peru,...


The Pursuit of Public Power

by Jeffrey P Brown & Andrew R L Cayton

Many of the political institutions that would dominate 19th-century America (and the Midwest in particular) originated and first evolved in Ohio. The Pursuit of Public Power explores the origins and nature of...