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Much to Be Done: Private Life in Ontario From Victorian Diaries

by Frances Hoffman & Ryan Taylor

Much To Be Done provides accounts of everyday life and special occasions in Victorian Ontario, drawn from diary accounts of both the gentry and the ordinary individual.


Korea: The Impossible Country

by Daniel Tudor

[Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined...


Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory

by Thomas Cleary

[Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare is Thomas Cleary's translation of the seminal writings attributed to Yamamoto Kansuke (1501-1561) on Japanese martial arts and military service.] A mysterious man of humble...


Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

by Lettice Cooper

On the fifth of November every year, children all over England delightedly light bonfires, swish sparklers and gobble toffee apples in celebration of Bonfire Night, and the death of Guy Fawkes.

But what really...


How the Scots Took Over London

by David Stenhouse

From Fleet Street to the world of medicine, from the City of London to the corridors of power in Whitehall, Scots have exerted a determining influence on key areas of British life since the Union of the Parliaments...


Healing Cambodia One Child at a Time: The Story of Krousar Thmey, A New Family

by Benoit Duchateau-Arminjon & David Rorke

After years of civil war, the bloody Khmer Rouge regime, and occupation by Vietnam, Cambodia finds itself decimated and divided.  Benoît Duchâteau-Arminjon, a.k.a. Bénito, discovers this world when he visits...


The Juno Beach Trilogy: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, June 6th - August 21, 1944

by Mark Zuehlke

Together in one convenient ebook, three of Mark Zuehlke's epics of Canadian soldiers in World War II take us from the dramatic events of D-Day (June 6, 1944) to the days following, and the final push. Juno Beach...


Lusitania: Saga and Myth

by David Ramsay

An objective and enthralling account of the sinking of the Lusitania, which unravels many of the myths and, for the first time, explains the true significance of that terrible disaster.The saga of the Lusitania...


The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed

by Ivan Eland

Delving into the concept of the United States as an empire, this investigation examines U.S. interventions around the world—from the Spanish-American War to the invasion of Iraq—demonstrating how they not...


Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s

by Diarmaid Ferriter

'Hard-nosed scholarship and moral passion underpin Diarmaid Ferriter's work.' Now he turns to the key years of the 70s, when after half a century of independence, questions were being asked about the old ways...


Slavery and Manumission: British Policy in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf in the First Half of the 20th Century

by Jerzy Zdanowski

I am a free-born woman, and not a slave of anyone' , Manuy bint Khalfan, Speaking to a British Agency in Sharjah on 24th October 1938. Manuy bint Khalfan was a female slave who was sold and mortgaged several...


Hope, Pain and Patience: The Lives of Women in South Sudan

by Friederike Bubenzer & Orly Stern

An edited collection of new research and analysis by a selection of authors—both from Sudan and abroad—this narrative outlines the experiences and contributions of the remarkable women who guided South Sudan...


Prickly Pears of Palestine: The People Behind the Politics

by Hilda Reilly

An account providing a human face to the realities of life in Palestine The Palestinian–Israeli conflict is one of the most widely reported and long standing struggles in the world, yet for many, misunderstanding...


Crime and Community in Reformation Scotland: Negotiating Power in a Burgh Society

by J R D Falconer

Based on church and state records from the burgh of Aberdeen, this study explores the deeper social meaning behind petty crime during the Reformation. Falconer argues that an analysis of both criminal behaviour...


Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Malcolm Quinn

The mid-nineteenth century saw the introduction of publicly funded art education as an alternative to the established private institutions. Quinn explores the ways in which members of parliament applied Bentham's...


The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: An Insiders' Account of the Shocking Medical Experiment Conducted by Government Doctors Against African American Men

by Fred D. Gray

In 1932, the U.S. Public Health Service recruited 623 African American men from Macon County, Alabama, for a study of "the effects of untreated syphilis in the Negro male." For the next 40 years - even after...


The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of its Communists, Ba`thists a

by Hanna Batatu

This comparative study analyses the traditional elite of Iraq and their sucessors - the Communists, the Bathists and Free Officers - in terms of social and economic relationships in each area of the country....


The Frozen Thames

by Helen Humphreys

In its long history, the river Thames has frozen solid forty times. These are the stories of that frozen river.

And so opens this breathtaking and original work of forty vignettes based on events that actually...


Mr. Rockefeller's Roads: The Untold Story of Acadia's Carriage Roads

by Ann Rockefeller Roberts

The beautiful carriage roads of Mount Desert Island fit so perfectly into the land it seems as though they have always been there. Actually, they are the result of decades of planning and painstaking effort...


According to Tradition

by Phathekile Holomisa

A thoughtful collection of newspaper articles and speeches, this book offers a compelling indigenous African perspective on contemporary issues and traditional values. With a framework for an alternative...