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National Identities and Transnational European Élites

by AA.VV., Andrea Ciampani & Rita Tolomeo

In order to encourage further research on the expansion of the European elites able to access the processes of political, economic and social decision-making in the 19th and 20th centuries, this volume focuses...


In Old New York

by Thomas A. Janvier

This charming account of Manhattan's history extends from the arrival of Dutch colonists in the early 1600s through the late nineteenth century. Intriguing details, dozens of illustrations and maps, and historian...


Old Sparky: The Electric Chair and the History of the Death Penalty

by Anthony Galvin

In early 2013, Robert Gleason became the latest victim of the electric chair, a peculiarly American execution method. Shouting Pog mo thin ("Kiss my ass" in Gaelic) he grinned electricity shot through his system....


Strange Intelligence

by Hector C. Bywater & H. C. Ferraby

Hector C. Bywater was perhaps the British secret service’s finest agent operating in Germany before the First World War, tasked with collecting intelligence on naval installations. Recruited by Mansfield Cumming,...


Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima

by Alexander Rose

In the grand tradition of John Keegan’s enduring classic The Face of Battle comes a searing, unforgettable chronicle of war through the eyes of the American soldiers who fought in three of our most iconic...


Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

by Kevin McGruder

Through the lens of real estate transactions from 1890 to 1920, Kevin McGruder offers an innovative perspective on Harlem’s history and reveals the complex interactions between whites and African Americans...


War Plan Red: The United States' Secret Plan to Invade Canada and Canada's Secret Plan to Invade the United States

by Kevin Lippert

It's known as the world's friendliest border. Five thousand miles of unfenced, unwalled international coexistence and a symbol of neighborly goodwill between two great nations: the United States and Canada....


Borderland: A Journey Through The History Of Ukraine

by Anna Reid

In this finely written and penetrating book, Anna Reid combines research and her own experiences to chart Ukraine’s tragic past. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries,...


Arms and the Dudes: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History

by Guy Lawson

The page-turning, inside account of how three kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders—and how the US government turned on them.In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach won a $300...


The Cost of Courage

by Charles Kaiser

This heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance is told by an American writer who has known and admired the family for five decades  In...


Elaine's: The Rise of One of New York's Most Legendary Restaurants from Those Who Were There

by Amy Phillips Penn & Liz Smith

A tribute to legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman and her renowned Manhattan creative melting pot.Elaine’s was a world-famous New York restaurant that became home to writers and celebrities. Owner Elaine...


Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition

by Nisid Hajari

Like the Rape of Nanking, the partition of India was a dramatic, bloody crisis that remains a key historical faultline today.


The Printer and the Preacher

by Randy Petersen

A groundbreaking look at the strange friendship between George Whitefield and Benjamin Franklin, who together defined what it means to be an American.

They were the most famous men in America.  They came from...


Engaging the Past: Mass Culture and the Production of Historical Knowledge

by Alison Landsberg

Reading films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts, Engaging the Past examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage...


A Day in Old Athens

by William Stearns Davis

This little book tries to describe what an intelligent person would see and hear in ancient Athens, if by some legerdemain he were translated to the fourth century B.C. and conducted about the city under competent...


Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction

by Nell Irvin Painter

The first major migration to the North of ex-slaves.


Screenplay of "1000 - The Sword In The Stone"

by Guido Maria Giordano

Historical movie set in Italy between the year 1000 and the year 1180, told through the dialogue of real people. It tells the story of the Sword in the Stone. An adventurous and exciting journey through Medieval...


First World War Front Lines

by Boyd Cable

"...The attack on the wood had begun soon after dawn, and it was no more than 8 a.m. when the Corporal was dropped badly wounded in the advance line of the attack where it had penetrated about four hundred yards...


Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945

by Francis Pike

Hirohito's War offers an original interpretation of the Pacific War, balancing the existing Western-centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict. Francis Pike offers many challenges...


John Forbes: Scotland, Flanders and the Seven Years' War, 1707-1759

by John Oliphant

In November 1758 Brigadier General John Forbes's army expelled the French army from Fort Duquesne at the forks of the Ohio River. Over seven months Forbes had co-ordinated three obstructive and competitive colonies,...