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The Smithsonian Book of Presidential Trivia

by Smithsonian Institution & Amy Pastan

Which president holds the record for the most vetoes? Which president had the largest shoe size? Who was the only president to serve in both World War I and World War II? Who was the tallest president? These...


Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub

by Rosa Lowinger & Ofelia Fox

At Tropicana you could play the roulette wheel, dance to the latest mambo or rumba, or simply ogle the parading goddesses of the flesh. It was the brightest jewel in 1950s Cuban nightlife, and Nat “King”...


Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

by Kathleen York

From homespun to haute couture, the dresses worn by American brides in the first half of the twentieth century had myriad influences. In Bridal Fashion 1900–1950, living-history expert Kathleen York takes...


Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory

by Deborah E. Lipstadt

The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat. Yet there are those who insist that the death of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax...


Guerrilla Nation: My Wars In and Out of Vietnam

by Michael Maclear

Michael Maclear was the first Western television journalist admitted into wartime North Vietnam. He found himself caught in a terrible contradiction: Hanoi didn't censor his reporting, but a nervous CBC distrusted...


Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes

by Sean Kelly

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal. Drawing on interviews with the original artists of the 1980s, this book provides a new perspective on the dreams of musicians...


Seduced, Abandoned, and Reborn: Visions of Youth in Middle-Class America, 1780-1850

by Rodney Hessinger

In attempting to steer young adults safely away from the dangers of market-driven society, reformers in early America created values that came to define the emerging urban middle class.


Spectacles of Reform: Theater and Activism in Nineteenth-Century America

by Amy E. Hughes

In the nineteenth century, long before film and television arrived to electrify audiences with explosions, car chases, and narrow escapes, it was America's theaters that offered audiences such thrills, with...


Conspiracy Theory in Latin Literature

by Victoria Pagan & Mark Fenster

Conspiracy theory as a theoretical framework has emerged only in the last twenty years; commentators are finding it a productive way to explain the actions and thoughts of individuals and societies. In this...


B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World's Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber

by Bill Yenne

 The B-52 is the longest serving and most versatile of the United States Air Force's combat aircraft. The Stratofortress entered active service in 1955 and is scheduled to continue as part of the air force's...


Canada: A Millennium Portrait

by Desmond Morton

Desmond Morton, one of Canadas most respected historians, has given us a short celebration of Canada with a depth of insight that truly helps us to know one another and all the regions of the country.


Treasures Of Canada

by Alan Samuel & John De Visser

This tome is an extensive record of Canadas treasures including art, architecture, historical sites, and spots of natural beauty.


My Revision Notes AQA AS History: Tsarist Russia 1855-1917

by Sally Waller & Laura Williams

Written and edited by senior examiners and experienced teachers, this student revision workbook for AQA AS History Unit 1: Tsarist Russia 1955-1917 closely combines course content with revision activities and...


Access to History for the IB Diploma: Communism in Crisis 1976-89

by Rakesh Pathak & Yvonne Berliner

This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. Each title in the series supports...


The Legend of Dion

by Lionel Jehuda Sanders

This extraordinary study examines how the accounts of a historical figure, the so-called democrat and liberal Dion, have been distorted and reworked by ancient and modern writers alike.


The Ides of March

by Naphtali Lewis

In this fascinating collection of texts, Julius Caesar and his time come alive as ancient writers vividly portray his rise to power, the stunning assassination itself, and the after-effects that changed the...


Greeks In History

by Alan Samuel

Breaking away from traditional chronological recitals of the Greek experience, this unusual new history relates the important events and personalities to themes of broad interest.


Class Conflict: The Pursuit and History of American Justice

by Gregory C. Leavitt

Beginning with the late eighteenth century and ending in the late twentieth century, Leavitt traces the history of class conflict and the struggle for justice among Americans. He argues that class struggles...


Collingwood's the Idea of History: A Reader's Guide

by Peter Johnson

The Idea of History is the best known work of the Oxford philosopher and historian RG Collingwood. Published posthumously in 1946 it is, in effect, two books: a historiography and a philosophy of history. Students...


A Surgeon's Civil War: The Letters and Diary of Daniel M. Holt, M.D.

by James M Greiner, Janet L Coryell & James R Smither

Daniel M. Holt, a successful country doctor in the upstate village of Newport, New York, accepted the position of assistant surgeon in the 121st New York Volunteer Army in August 1862. At age 42 when he was...