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A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters: An Evacuee's Life in WWII a Personal Memoir

by Geoffrey Iley

A boy writes home during WWII, revealing his own fascinating story, full of zest for life, information and humour.


The World the Railways Made: Wolmar''s Railway Library: Wolmar''s Railway Library

by Nicholas Faith

Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways...


Agincourt: My Family, the Battle and the Fight for France

by Ranulph Fiennes

600 years after the Battle of Agincourt, Sir Ranulph Fiennes casts new light on this epic event that has resonated throughout British and French history. On 25th October 1415, on a French hillside near the village...


The Case Against the Supreme Court

by Erwin Chemerinsky

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky,...


The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union: A Transatlantic Story of Antiracist Protest

by Stephen Tuck

Less than three months before he was assassinated, Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union-the most prestigious student debating organization in the United Kingdom. The Oxford Union regularly welcomed heads of state...


Four Four Jew: Football, Fans and Faith

by Joanne Rosenthal

Four Four Jew is a major exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the story of football and Jews in Britain from the turn of the century to the present day. It brings together previously unseen material...


The Secret Behind the Rape of Nanking: A Spiritual Confession by Iris Chang

by Ryuho Okawa

IS THE RAPE OF NANKING A BOOK BASED ON FACTS?

China has been rapidly gaining strength in recent years and is about to establish its status as a hegemony. At the same time, the Chinese government is taking the...


The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

by Timothy B. Smith

The first examination of the entire convention and the men who deliberated there


Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

by Abby Burnett

A rich survey of folk practices prior to mortuaries and the funeral industry


Ed King S Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer

by Rev. Ed King & Trent Watts

An extraordinary photographic documentary from behind the scenes during the struggle for civil rights


Victor Two: Inside Iraq: the Crucial SAS Mission

by Peter Crossland

The Israeli government was persuaded at the last minute not to enter the Gulf War when they were told that it was the SAS who were hunting for Scud missiles and disrupting Iraqi communications. The SAS forces...


Der Lange Türkenkrieg (1593-1606) Vol. I

by Bruno Mugnai & Christopher Flaherty

After more than half-a-century of wars in Hungary, the conflict between the Habsburgs and the Sublime Porte explodes in 1593, after a series of border incidents. The confrontation was soon regarded as crucial...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts

The vibrant story of America’s great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color.

A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake....


The Yanks Are Coming!: A Military History of the United States in World War I: A Military History of the United States in World War I

by III, H. W. Crocker

Bestselling military historian H. W. Crocker III (The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee on Leadership, etc.) now turns his guns on the epic story of America’s involvement in the First...


Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath

by John Toland

Bestselling author and historian John Toland’s expertise and skill as a narrator were awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for his sweeping Rising Sun. In Infamy, Toland extends and corrects his account of the...


Yesterday's Train

by Terry Pindell

Since 1988, Terry Pindell has been exploring North America, seeking integration of past and present, history and headlines. The result has been three highly acclaimed book spinning a beautiful web of culture,...


Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

by Marion Katz

Juxtaposing Muslim scholars’ debates over women’s attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women’s activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this study shows how over the...


Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

by Anne Holland

Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones

by Marta Effinger-Crichlow

Staging Migrations toward an American West examines how black women's theatrical and everyday performances of migration toward the American West expose the complexities of their struggles for sociopolitical...