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The Immigrant: One from My Four Legged Stool

by III, Alfred Woollacott

A historical saga that covers a winter of 1650/1651 journey of John Law, a young Scotsman captured by the English Lord Cromwell's forces in seventeenth century Scotland during "The Battle of Dunbar". He survives...


The Healthy Country?: A History of Life & Death in New Zealand

by Alistair Woodward & Tony Blakely

Did Maori or Europeans live longer when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 years—and why...


The Last Escaper

by Peter Tunstall

The riveting untold story of the legendary World War II bomber pilot, "cooler king," and arch escape artist

The product of a lifetime's reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall's unforgettable memoir...


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty YearsThat Changed England

by Catherine Bailey

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey looking for fascinating, real-life stories...


Silver Deceptions

by Sabrina Jeffries

In New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’s classic, revised novel, originally written as Deborah Martin, London Theater’s newest actress is determined to find out secrets about her past.

Arriving...


The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War

by Don H. Doyle

When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of...


Heroes of the '90s - People and Money. The Modern History of Russian Capitalism

by Soloviev Alexander, Vladislav Dorofeev & Bashkirova Valeria

Heroes of the 90s is a book composed by journalists of the newspaper Kommersant. The book sheds light on the transformation of the USSR and the country's social, state, financial, economic and civic institutions...


Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

by Tracy Borman

Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured...


Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate

by Shawn DuBravac & Gary Shapiro

Our world is about to change.

In Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Live, Work, and Communicate, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics...


The Cornish Coast (South)

by Charles G. Harper

The southern portion of the Cornish Coast may be said to begin at the head of the navigation of the river Tamar, at Weir Head, to which the excursion steamers from Plymouth can come at favourable tides, or a...


Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

by Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott & Anja Werner

Recent scholarship that expands the boundaries of Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic


Asian Comics

by John A. Lent

The wide-ranging, authoritative story of thriving comics production and creativity in Asia


Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856

by Trevor Royle

The Crimean War is one of history's most compelling subjects. It encompassed human suffering, woeful leadership and maladministration on a grand scale. It created a heroic myth out of the disastrous Charge of...


14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix...


Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember: An Oral History

by James Mellon

In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration commissioned an oral history of the remaining former slaves. Bullwhip Days is a remarkable compendium of selections from these extraordinary interviews, providing...


Initiative to Stop the Violence: Sadat's Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence

by al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyah & Sherman Jackson

Formerly one of the largest and most militant Islamic organizations in the Middle East, Egypt's al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyah is believed to have played an instrumental role in numerous acts of global terrorism, including...


Crossings in Text and Textile

by Katherine Joslin & Daneen Wardrop

A broad interdisciplinary collection highlighting the central place of clothing and textile in literature


Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South

by Reiko Hillyer

Although many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that economic development, rather than...


F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

by William J. Maxwell

Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover’s white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI’s hostility to black protest was energized...