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Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

by Anya Schiffrin

Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption....


A Lively Stone

by Ferron A. Olson

It is October of 1838 as a volunteer cavalry of Mormons gather in the woods. Ill-prepared for battle, they organize as best they can to face hundreds of mobbers who, with the governor's support, have besieged...


The Price of Peace - A Conspiracy of Silence

by Irene Lewis Ward

This fascinating, full-length historical novel is based firmly upon facts. Set in the nineteenth century it tells how, in order to avoid a war, a new-born child was smuggled secretly into exile abroad simply...


The African Diaspora: Slavery, Modernity, and Globalization

by Toyin Falola

The African diaspora is arguably the most important event in modern African history. From the fifteenth century to the present, millions of Africans have been dispersed -- many of them forcibly, others driven...


The Prime Minister and His Mistress

by Sir Oliver Popplewell

Herbert Henry Asquith had a heart that burned for politics - and women. At sixty-years old in 1912, he had five children by his first wife and two by his second wife. He was also the prime minister of Great...


Outpost Scotland: A World War II Novel

by Abbott A Brayton

Colonel David McKenna, a retired officer of the Black Watch, is recalled to active service to develop a plan for securing the Highlands from German invasion. Author Abbott Brayton captures a remarkable period...


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...


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...