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Modigliani: A Life

by Jeffrey Meyers

In 1920, at the age of thirty-five, Amedeo Modigliani died in poverty and neglect in Paris, much like a figure out of La Bohéme. His life had been as dramatic as his death. An Italian Jew from a bourgeois family,...


Truth of a Hopi: Stories Relating to the Origin, Myths and Clan Histories of the Hopi

by Edmund Nequatewa

In the Truth of a Hopi, Edmund Nequatewa relates the Hopis' myths, legends, belief systems, and oral history. Nequatewa's writings give us a glimpse into the psyche of the Hopi in the way that only a Hopi could....


The Price of Peace

by James B Johnston

The 1998 Belfast Peace Agreement signals the end to thirty years of conflict in Northern Ireland. But victims of The Troubles soon realize there's a price to pay- the early release from prison of the very people...


The Ugly Animals: We Can't All Be Pandas

by Simon Watt

The Ugly Animals is a collection of 60 of the world's most ugly (and endangered) animals, featuring rare imagery and explanatory text. The author is a high-profile biologist and TV presenter but also a stand-up...


Haunted Halifax

by Kai Roberts

Nestled amidst the windswept moorlands of the South Pennines, Halifax has always had a wild reputation: 'From Hell, Hull and Halifax, good Lord deliver us' ran the Beggars' Litany. But was it just a grisly fate...


Great War Britain: Swindon: Remembering 1914-18

by Mike Pringle

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


Sennen Cove Lifeboats: An Illustrated History

by Nicholas Leach

Considered one of the most treacherous areas of Britain's coastline, Land's End has seen many shipwrecks over the past 2,000 years. Where the waters of the Atlantic meet those of the English Channel, storms...


My Family and Other Scousers: A Liverpool Boy's Summer of Adventure in '69

by Dave Joy

This is an evocative memoir of Liverpool in the summer of 1969, as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Deejay. Infused with a distinctive Scouse sense of humour, this book tells the story of how Deejay...


Kildare Folk Tales

by Steve Lally

County Kildare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by professional storyteller Steve Lally. Included in this collection are the exploits of the Wizard...


First World War Folk Tales

by Taffy Thomas & Helen Watts

From 2014 to 2018, people all over the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. They will not only be honouring those who lost their lives on the battlefield...


The Final Over: The Cricketers of Summer 1914

by Christopher Sandford

August 1914 brought an end to the 'Golden Age' of English cricket. At least 210 professional cricketers (out of a total of 278 registered) signed up to fight, of whom 34 were killed. Cricket stands as both a...


A Toby in the Lane: A History of London's East End Markets

by Paul Morris

A Toby in the Lane reveals the rich fabric of the East End markets, primarily in Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane, and celebrates the street traders and stalls which all these London institutions home. This is...


The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

by David Eimer

Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage...


Spells, Images, and Mandalas: Tracing the Evolution of Esoteric Buddhist Rituals

by Koichi Shinohara

Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization...


The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

by Edward Dolnick

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.

In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot...


First Words

by Rosetta Loy

An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility

In 1937,...


The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States

by Terryl L. Givens & Reid L. Neilson

This anthology provides rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. Brief introductions describe the theological...


Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


Violins of Hope

by James A. Grymes

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin...


The Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life and Loves of Robert Bateman

by Nigel Daly

An astonishing rediscovery of a neglected artist and of a scandalous love affair. A remarkable and page-turning historical detective story.