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Assia Djebar's L'Amour La Fantasia and the historiographic approach

by Laura Aletti

This essay will discuss Hutcheon's theory about “historiographic metafiction” in order to explain the meanings of Djebar's work; it will introduce Djebar's approach to history from a gender and post-colonized...


A Letter to a Hindu

by Leo Tolstoy

The letter printed below is a translation of Tolstoy's letter written in Russian in reply to one from the Editor of Free Hindustan. After having passed from hand to hand, this letter at last came into my possession...


Yac̔ūb Ṣannū ̒, ̒Abd Allāh Nadīm and the New Egyptian Reading Public

by Laura Aletti

This essay will try to shed light on the development of new speech genres in the 19th century Egyptian context as a result of the birth of a new reading public. Thus, it will address Ṣannū ̒ and Nadīm's...


"I'll Be There for You": Talking About Friends

by Warren Littlefield

An eBook short.

A behind-the-scenes look at Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time—a wide-ranging interview with the cast and creators, excerpted from Top of the Rock, by former NBC President...


Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

by Lawrence Wright

A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the...


An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

by Nick Bunker

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war...


Predator

by Richard Whittle

The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation

The creation of the first weapon in history...


Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical

by Judith E. Smith

A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television...


The Other First World War: The Blood-Soaked Russian Fronts 1914-1922

by Douglas Boyd

Unlike the stalemate of the trenches in Flanders, the little-known eastern front of the First World War was a war of movement that cost 12 million casualties, including female combatants. It spanned thousands...


Harold Jarman: Bristol Rovers Local Hero

by Mike Jay & Ian Haddrell

Harold Jarman, a Bristolian, had a fascinating fourteen season career with Bristol Rovers from 1959 until 1973. A highly talented winger he made over 500 appearances for his home town club, scoring over a century...


No Pyrrhic Victories: The 1918 Raids on Zeebrugge and Ostend - A Radical Reappraisal

by E C Coleman

In early 1918, it seemed to many that the British people and their allies were close to defeat. At home, the chief culprit was the German U-boat. Sailing almost unopposed from the North Sea ports of Zeebrugge...


The Gaelic Games Quiz Book: Kerry

by Andy Watters

This is the ultimate Gaelic games quiz book for Kerry supporters. An ideal gift for fans of all ages, this is your chance to interact with the counties' long and eventful history in Gaelic football and hurling...


German Assault Troops of the First World War: Stosstrupptaktik - The First Stormtroopers

by Stephen Bull

To many it would later seem as if the rule book of war had been torn up and thrown away. The First World War is usually characterised as a static war of attrition, but by its end a new doctrine of fire and movement...


Haunted Kirkcaldy

by Gregor Stewart

Compiled by paranormal investigator Gregor Stewart, this book contains a chilling range of spooky tales from around Kirkcaldy. From haunted public houses, which have left both customers and staff terrified,...


Who Takes Britain To War?

by James Gray, Mark Lomas QC & Secretary of State for Defence Hammond

The long-standing Parliamentary convention known as the 'Royal Perogative' has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any...


The Secret Premier League Diary of a Cardiff City Fan

by David Collins, Gareth Bennett & Jason Perry

Re-live an almighty season for Cardiff City as the boys take us on a step by step tour of Cardiff City's first ever season in the Premier League. Enjoy Gareth's intricate descriptions of each game and David's...


Haunted Teesside

by Rebecca Hall

From unexplained sightings to the search for evidence of ghosts, this book contains a chilling range of spooky tales from the towns and villages scattered along the banks of the River Tees. Compiled by paranormal...


Great War Britain Birmingham: Remembering 1914-1918

by Sian Roberts

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Birmingham offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow...


Battle Story Mafeking 1900

by Edmund Yorke

The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most famous actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of over 8,000 men with only 1,500 troops. The town of Mafeking was designated...


South West Secret Agents: True Stories of the West Country at War

by Laura Quigley

This amazing book collects together true tales of South West spies in the Second World War from across the West Country and the South West. From the Plymouth rescue operations as the exodus from France began...