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I Came Out of the Eighteenth Century

by John Andrew Rice & Mark Bauerlein

John Andrew Rice's autobiography, first published to critical acclaim in 1942, is a remarkable tour through late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America. When the book was suppressed by the publisher...


The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front

by Peter Hart

One of the bloodiest battles in world history—a military tragedy that would come to define a generation. On July 1, 1916, the British Army launched the “Big Push” that was supposed to bring an end to the...


The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-1940

by Robert Edwards

"Edwards recounts events, both shameful and heroic, with insight, conviction and considerable wit."—Publishers Weekly On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union's Red Army invaded the young nation-state of Finland,...


Black Ops: The Rise of Special Forces in the CIA, the SAS, and Mossad

by Tony Geraghty

A hard-hitting history of special-forces operations over the past fifty years in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel.

After eight challenging years in Afghanistan, the new U.S. strategy, aimed at winning...


Sean Connery: A Biography

by Christopher Bray

A biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life.

Sean Connery’s creation of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema,...


Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World

by Thomas Feiling

Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.

Cocaine is big business and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on a losing war against it,...


The Siege of Vienna: The Last Great Trial Between Cross & Crescent

by John Stoye

"In his splendid study The Siege of Vienna, the Oxford historian John Stoye provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Mr. Stoye's description of the siege...


Snailing Round the South Seas: The Partula Story

by Justin Gerlach

The story of the tree snails of the Pacific Islands spans 250 years of the history of biology as a science. This runs from Captain Cook's first voyage of exploration, through the start of evolutionary theory...


India under British Rule

by James Talboys Wheeler

A hundred years ago, when the lively Miss Frances Burney was weeping over the wrongs of Warren Hastings, and the learned and portly Gibbon was still lamenting that he had not entered on an Indian career, there...


The Great War

by Isobel Charman

During the First World War three quarters of a million British people died - a figure so huge that it feels impossible to give it a human context. Consequently we struggle to truly grasp the impact this devastating...


Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

by Matt Higgins

"[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets." --Daily Beast

"Matt Higgins...


Sydney Anglicans

by Stephen Judd & Kenneth Cable

From its origins as a convict chaplaincy to the challenges of expansion today, Sydney Diocese has grown through turbulent years of Church-State controversy and the traumas of economic depression and war. Throughout...


1914: The Outbreak of War to the Christmas Truce: Key Dates and Events from the First Year of the First World War

by Saul David

This special ebook has been created by historian Saul David from his acclaimed work 100 Days to Vistory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, which was described by the Mail on Sunday as 'Inspired' and by Charles...


The Defence of Calais: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

It is a tale of defeat, but when defeat is characterised by valour of a certain pitch and quality, its memory may outlast a tale of victory. And like the Burghers who came with ropes about their necks, to offer...


Volume X: Anasta

by Vladimir Megre & Susan Downing

People will find it hard to believe such things. So what? What will be left to one who has no faith in power? Birth? Yes, it's so! But for what purpose? If life has no sense, then the death comes. And the question...


"We who are so cosmopolitan"

by Sophie De Schaepdrijver, Bebooks Editions, Archives De L'Etat & Rijksarchief Un België

Constance Graeffe (1874-1950), the wife of an affluent businessman and a mother of five, lived in Brussels during World War One. Her background was English and French; her husband was of German descent. The...


The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

by Ken Alder

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way...


The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

by Rupa Viswanath

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of...


The Nixon Tapes (WITH AUDIO CLIPS): 1971-1972

by Douglas Brinkley & Luke Nichter

The infamous Nixon White House taping system captured 3,700 hours of Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and Camp David conversations between 1971 and 1973, automatically taping every single word spoken.  These audio...


Ambon: The Truth About One of the Most Brutal POW Camps in World War II and the Triumph of the Aussie Spirit

by Roger Maynard

Survival, heroism, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares.

In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the Japanese army and the Allied forces defending it were captured....