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Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide

by Charles D., Jr. Thompson

"We were trying to change the vision and the conversation about border fears."Border Odyssey takes us on a drive toward understanding the U.S./Mexico divide: all 1,969 miles-from Boca Chica to Tijuana-pressing...


M-Mother: Dambuster Flight Lieutenant John 'Hoppy' Hopgood

by Jenny Elmes & Shere Fraser Lowe

John Hopgood was one of the pilots of the 19 Lancaster bombers that took part in the Dambusters raid of May 1943. Wounded by flak and with his aircraft falling apart, 'Hoppy' managed to gain height for two of...


Through the Keyhole: Sex, Scandal and the Secret Life of the Country House

by Susan C Law

The potent allure of sex, money and power has always created a public appetite for juicy tales of scandal in the hidden private lives of the English aristocracy. Millions of viewers are captivated by the television...


A Quiet Country Town: A Celebration of 100 Years of Westland at Yeovil

by David Gibbings

Aircraft have been designed, manufactured and tested at Yeovil since 1915. Many famous aircraft have been built by Westland, including the Lysander, used to transport British agents to Europe during World War...


The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: Transforming Public Space

by Gregor Kalas

In The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity, Gregor Kalas examines architectural conservation during late antiquity period at Rome's most important civic center: the Roman Forum. During the fourth...


The Courthouses of Central Texas

by Brantley Hightower

The county courthouse has long held a central place on the Texas landscape-literally, as the center of the town in which it is located, and figuratively, as the symbol of governmental authority. As a county's...


Merseyside Tales: Curious and Amazing True Stories from History

by Ken Pye

This fantastic collection of true tales celebrates the strange and curious secrets of Merseyside history. The fifty stories inside - from the tight-rope walking lion at the zoo to the twelve young women 'smothered...


East Yorkshire Folk Tales

by Ingrid Barton

East Yorkshire is ripe with tales of fairy gold and illusive characters. The county's folklore is engrained in every port, cliff and bridge, passed on through whispered accounts of witches long dead, legends...


Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place

by Traci Ardren

Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands plumbs the archaeological record for what it can reveal about the creation of personal and communal identities in the Maya world. Using new primary data...


Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia

by Jeffrey Hoelle

The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve...


Gothic Cathedrals: A Guide to the History, Places, Art, and Symbolism

by Karen Ralls

Cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages and explore the illuminating wisdom, beauty and art of the Gothic cathedrals, stunning wonders of the medieval era for all to see today. From bejewelled...


Five Nights in Paris

by John Baxter

An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors...


Studies of Roman Life and Literature

by Frank Frost Abbott

This book deals with the life of the common people, with their language and literature, their occupations and amusements, and with their social, political, and economic conditions. We are interested in the common...


Srebrenica. The days of shame

by Luca Leone

Srebrenica represents a dark and painful chapter in late twentieth-century European history. Here, a still unknown number of Bosnian Muslim citizens were tortured and killed in July 1995. About 8.500 deaths...


The Anatomist, the Barber-Surgeon, and the King: How the Accidental Death of Henry II of France Changed the World

by Seymour I. Schwartz

This unique study examines a critical juncture in the history of the Renaissance brought about by a freak accident. Combining both a history of sixteenth-century medicine and European politics, the author describes...


Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

by Henry M. Paulson & Michael Carroll

DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism.

Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner....


Mrs. Lee's Rose Garden: The True Story of the Founding of Arlington National Cemetery

by Carlo Devito

Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden is an intimate retelling of Arlington National Cemetery’s tragic beginnings, and sheds new light on this profound chapter in American history.

Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden is the intensely...


Shocking Paris

by Stanley Meisler

For a couple of decades before World War II, a group of immigrant painters and sculptors, including Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin dominated the new art scene of Montparnasse...


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by Nikolaus Wachsmann

The first comprehensive history of the Nazi concentration camps

In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception...


The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

by Brian Fagan

Animals, and our ever-changing relationship with them, have left an indelible mark on human history. From the dawn of our existence, animals and humans have been constantly redefining their relationship with...