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Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World

by Beatrice Moring

This collection of essays looks at the various ways in which women have coped financially in a male-dominated world. Chapters focus on Europe and Latin America, and cover the whole of the modern period.


Strange But True Facts about the Civil War

by Patrick M. Reynolds

Here in an entertaining illustrated format are hundreds of little-known facts about the always-fascinating Civil War.


Best Little Stories from the White House: More Than 100 True Stories

by C. Brian Kelly & Ingrid Smyer

Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best...


The History Buff's Guide to World War II: Top Ten Rankings of the Best, Worst, Largest, and Most Lethal People and Events of World War II

by Thomas R. Flagel

Did you know that neither Hitler nor Stalin graduated from high school? Or that the Allies often employed teenage girls as spies? In The History Buff's Guide to World War II, Thomas R. Flagel leaves no stone...


The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents: Top Ten Rankings of the Best, Worst, Largest, and Most Controversial Facets of the American Presidency

by Thomas R. Flagel

Did you know that Warren G. Harding played poker in the White House at least once a week? Or that Richard Nixon was a Quaker? The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents takes a peek behind the scenes, revealing...


Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry

by John J. Robinson

Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in London in 1717. Once known, Freemasonry spread throughout the world and attracted kings, emperors,...


Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades

by John J. Robinson

Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson...


A Wake for the Living

by Andrew Nelson Lytle

"The Last Agrarian" portrays the history and character of the people of the mid-South through a history of his family, giving, in the words of critic J. A. Bryant, Jr., a "rendering of a bygone world that brings...


Killer 'Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928

by Robert Mykle

On the night of September 16, 1928, a hurricane swung up from Puerto Rico and collided, quite unexpectedly, with Palm Beach, Florida. The powerful winds from the storm burst a dike and sent a twenty-foot wall...


Major General Maurice Rose: World War II's Greatest Forgotten Commander

by Don R. Marsh, Stephen L. Ossad & Martin Blumenson

Major General Maurice Rose (1899-1945) is the highest-ranking American Jewish officer ever killed in battle, and the only individual casualty to spark a War Crimes Investigation. This book tells the dramatic...


The Chronicle of Duke Erik: A Verse Epic from Medieval Sweden

by Peter C. Hogg, Erik Carlquist & Eva Osterberg

Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of...


Lost Treasures of American History

by W. C. Jameson

With his storyteller's gift, Jameson relates episodes from early explorers through the colonial period, the Civil War, the settling of the West, and the roaring 1920s. As a professional treasure hunter, he has...


Warrigal's Way

by Warrigal Anderson

Autobiography of Warrigal Anderson, an aborigine who runs away from the Department he thinks is coming to get him in Moonee Ponds and hops a train he thinks will take him to Swan Hill. Instead he finds himself...


Every Secret Thing

by Marie Munkara

When culture and faith collide . . . nothing is sacred. In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture. Every Secret Thing is a rough,...


The Sausage Tree

by Rosalie Medcraft & Valda Gee

The Sausage Tree celebrates the favorite childhood game of the authors Rosalie Medcraft and Valda Gee. This award-winning memoir tells of the sisters' childhood spent during the Depression in smalltown Tasmania....


In the American Grain (Second Edition)

by William Carlos Williams & Rick Moody

A new edition of William Carlos Williams' loving and groundbreaking book about American history, with a new introduction by Rick Moody.Although admired by D. H. Lawrence, this modern classic went generally unnoticed...


Whispers of This Wik Woman

by Fiona Doyle

This absorbing and personal account of Wik activist Jean George Awumpun offers a rare understanding of Aboriginal identity and traditional land. To illustrate her proud Alngith Wikwaya beginnings, Awumpun's...


Yesterday's Country Customs: A History of English Folk Traditions

by Hentry Buckton

In England today we enjoy a rich diversity of folk traditions, many of which can trace their beginnings back hundreds of years. They stem from every phase of our antiquity and embody all the peoples who have...


Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia's Lost Generation

by Ross McMullin

For Australia, a new nation with a relatively small population, the death of 60,000 soldiers during World War I was catastrophic. This book seeks to retrieve the stories of the extraordinary individuals who...


One Law for All?: Aboriginal People and Criminal Law in Early South Australia

by Alan Pope

In the planned colony of South Australia, Aboriginal people were to be British subjects, held accountable for their actions by English law and fully entitled to its protection. The reality, however, failed to...