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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...


Publicola: Observations on Paine's Rights of Man in a series of letters

by John Quincy Adams & Will Butts

The letters of Publicola, a fascinating window into the debate that occurred in the early days of the French Revolution, before significant blood had been shed in France, before the French people had beheaded...


¡Fidel is Dead!: The Future of the Failed Cuban Revolution

by Kathy Reyes & Hugo Villabona

"Isolation has not worked...it's time for a new approach" - President Barack Obama, Dec. 17, 2014 Cuba was forever changed by Fidel Castro's revolution that turned the island into a single-party Communist state....


Chancellorsville

by Stephen W. Sears

Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall...


Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point

by David Lipsky

Lipsky, a Rolling Stone writer and an award-winning novelist, chronicles daily life at the U.S. Military Academy during the most tumultuous period in its history.

In 1998, West Point made David Lipsky an unprecedented...


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


Criminal Irish Drunkards: The Inebriate Reform System 1900-1920

by Conor Reidy

This book examines the Inebriate Reformatory system in Ireland from its foundation in 1900 until its closure in 1920 and the three institutions charged with punishing or rehabilitating habitual drunkards: the...


The Little Book of Dundrum

by Hugh Oram

The Little Book of Dundrum is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about one of Dublin's most important suburbs. Here you will find out about Dundrum's myth and legend, its proud...


Battle Story Passchendaele 1917

by Chris McNab

The Battle of Passchendaele is perhaps one of the most iconic of the First World War, coming to symbolise the mud and blood of the battlefield like no other. Fought for over 3 months under some of the worst...


Scunthorpe Murders

by Douglas Wynn

This chilling collection of seven murder cases delves into the villainous deeds that have taken place in Scunthorpe between 1953 and 1978. Among those featured are a woman who beat her teenage daughter to death...


The Little Book of Tyrone

by Cathal Coyle

The Little Book of Tyrone is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Tyrone. Here you will find out about Tyrone's myth and legend, its proud sporting heritage, its...


An Introduction to War Theory: A Primer

by Dr Chris Brown

In 2012 author Chris Brown gave a lecture to a group of 50 eminent historians. He asked them two questions: had they ever written about war? Of course they all had, history is war. The second was: how many had...


Heavenly Harmony: Organs and Organists of Exeter Cathedral

by Malcolm Walker & David Davies

Heavenly Harmony tells the fascinating story of the organs and organists of Exeter Cathedral. Beginning in 1284 when Roger de Ropford and his wife and heirs were given responsibility for making bells for the...


Journey on the James: Three Weeks through the Heart of Virginia

by Earl Swift

From its beginnings as a trickle of icy water in Virginia's northwest corner to its miles-wide mouth at Hampton Roads, the James River has witnessed more recorded history than any other feature of the American...


The Tangierman's Lament: and Other Tales of Virginia

by Earl Swift

Go where the story is--that's one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even spelunked--a singular path through...


The Antipedo Baptists of Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1710-2010

by Jr., Roy Talbert & Meggan A. Farish

The Antipedo Baptists of Georgetown is the history of the First Baptist Church of Georgetown, South Carolina, as well as the history of Baptists in the colony and state. Roy Talbert, Jr., and Meggan A. Farish...


Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy: Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005

by Thomas C. Wright

Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume V Victory and Aftermath January 1918-June 1919

by Arthur J Marder

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume III Jutland and After May to December 1916

by Arthur J Marder

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that...