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Alexander's Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors

by Joseph Roisman

From antiquity until now, most writers who have chronicled the events following the death of Alexander the Great have viewed this history through the careers, ambitions, and perspectives of Alexander's elite...


Zaprudered: The Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture

by Øyvind Vågnes

As the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination approaches, the traumatic aspects of the tragedy continue to haunt our perceptions of the 1960s. One reason for this lies in the home movie of the incident...


Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema

by Monika Mehta

India produces an impressive number of films each year in a variety of languages. Here, Monika Mehta breaks new ground by analyzing Hindi films and exploring the censorship of gender and heterosexuality in Bombay...


Enquiring History: The Russian Revolution

by Christopher Culpin

Enquiring History: It makes you think!

The OFSTED report on school history suggests that the current generation of A Level students have been poorly served by exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed students while...


Columba

by Tim Clarkson

Who was Saint Columba? How did this Irish aristocrat become the most important figure in early Scottish Christianity? In seeking answers to these questions this book examines the different roles played by the...


The Picts: A History

by Tim Clarkson

The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their importance in Scottish history they remain shrouded in an aura of myth and misconception....


The Men of the North: The Britons of Southern Scotland

by Tim Clarkson

The North Britons are the least-known among the inhabitants of early medieval Scotland. Like the Picts and Vikings they played an important role in the shaping of Scottish history during the first millennium...


The Makers of Scotland: Picts, Romans, Gaels and Vikings

by Tim Clarkson

During the first millennium AD the most northerly part of Britain evolved into the country known today as Scotland. The transition was a long process of social and political change driven by the ambitions of...


The Dam Builders: Power from the Glens

by Jim Miller

In the 30 years between the end of World War II and 1975, the construction schemes of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board changed the face of the Highlands and brought electricity to almost the whole...


Scapa

by Jim Miller

a fascinating book, in which every reader will find something she/he never knew' – Scots Magazine 'an interesting insight into life in a naval base during two world wars' – Broadly Boats Scapa Flow, one of...


Nightmare at Scapa Flow: The Truth About the Sinking of HMS "Royal Oak"

by H. G. Weaver

Sinking the battleship HMS Royal Oak in the Royal Navy's home anchorage, with the loss of more than 800 of her crew, was Germany's first shattering blow against Britain in the 1939-45 war. Within six weeks the...


Polar Crusader: A Life of Sir James Wordie

by Michael Smith

Sir James Wordie lead arduous expeditions well into his forties, while building his reputation as an academic and mentor. He rose to be President of the Royal Geographical Society. This book captures the drama...


The Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography

by Wilson Meikuaya, Jackson Ntirkana & Susan McClelland

How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world.

They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are...


Victorian Bloomsbury

by Rosemary Ashton

While Bloomsbury is now associated with Virginia Woolf and her early-twentieth-century circle of writers and artists, the neighborhood was originally the undisputed intellectual quarter of nineteenth-century...


History in the Making

by J. H. Elliott

From the vantage point of nearly sixty years devoted to research and the writing of history, J. H. Elliott steps back from his work to consider the progress of historical scholarship. From his own experiences...


Tomorrow You Die

by Andy Coogan

Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall...


Avoid the Void: A Struggle for Decency: A Journey from a Soviet Asylum to Paradise Forgotten

by Gunnar Gjengset

Avoid the Void demonstrates why and how you can master the void that accompanies your decision to control the drinking that is about to take over your life. You'll find an interesting story that is meant to...


The Putin Corporation: The Story of Russia's Secret Takeover

by Yuri Felshtinsky & Vladimir Pribylovsky

Impressive.' TLS 'Dodgy deals and horrible murders.' New Statesman Book of the Year ‘Explosive.’ Daily Telegraph Welcome to the Putin Corporation. Russia’s March 2012 presidential election showed that Vladimir...


Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

by Tim Hannigan

On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital) to conquer the Dutch colony of Java....


Jewish Communities in Exotic Places

by Ken Blady

Jewish Communities in Exotic Places examines seventeen Jewish groups that are referred to in Hebrew as edot ha-mizrach, Eastern or Oriental Jewish communities. These groups, situated in remote places on the...