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a True Ladies and Proper Gentlemen: Victorian Etiquette for Modern-Day Mothers and Fathers, Husbands and Wives, Boys and Girls, Teachers and Students

by Sarah A. Chrisman

Regardless of time period, some things hold true: kindness is timeless.

Invasion of privacy; divorce; relationship issues; encounters between people from different places and cultures; new technologies developed...


The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible

by David Sehat

In The Jefferson Rule, historian David Sehat describes how liberals, conservatives, secessionists, unionists, civil rights leaders, radicals, and libertarians have sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their...


Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

by Steve Inskeep

JON MEACHAM, author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

“Steve Inskeep has found an illuminating and provocative way to talk about the American past—and, truth be told, the American present...


Martyrs

by Joyce M. Davis

Martyrs offers compelling and chilling interviews with terrorist trainers, with the families of suicide bombers, fighters and fanatics, and with Muslim scholars offering differing opinions on the legitimacy...


Lost Destiny

by Alan Axelrod

On August 12, 1944, Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., heir to one of America's most glamorous fortunes, son of the disgraced former ambassador to Great Britain, and big brother to freshly minted PT-109 hero...


Leaving Orbit

by Margaret Lazarus Dean

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it

In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our...


Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs

by Michelle Malkin

Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed...


London in the Middle Ages

by William Benham & Charles Welch

Mediæval London—it is a perfectly distinct and real subject, though it might be difficult to give exact dates of beginning and end. Historical periods glide in, and run their course, and fade away or take...


The Ecstasy of Cabeza de Vaca

by Keith Hill

In 1528, a Spanish expedition was shipwrecked in the Gulf of Mexico. Eight years later only four men remained alive. They had over­come starvation, illness, and brutal conditions as they crossed the continent...


Once Upon the Congo

by Chap Harper & Claire Applewhite

Once Upon the Congo is the story of expeditions to a remote diamond quarry first located by Henry Stanley’s 1887 trip through the Congo, and the lives, loves and deaths of those who took part in a great African...


Magna Carta in 20 Places

by Derek J Taylor

Magna Carta in 20 Places is an extraordinary journey from the palaces and villages of England, through the castles and towns of France, via the Middle East and ending in the United States today. Along the way,...


The Struggle for Democracy: Parliamentary Reform, from the Rotten Boroughs to Today

by Roger Mason

The town of Old Sarum, which contains not three houses, sends two members; and the town of Manchester, which contains upwards of sixty thousand souls, is not admitted to send any. Is there any principle in these...


Western Winds: The Brontës' Irish Heritage

by Edward Chitham

The Irish heritage of the Brontë family has long been overlooked, partly because both Charlotte and her father Patrick did their very best to ensure that this was the case and because of the determined effort...


Bignor Roman Villa

by David Rudling & Miles Russell

Discovered in 1811, Bignor is one of the richest and most impressive villas in the first time in 1814, the site also represents one of Britain's earliest tourist attractions, remaining in the hands of the same...


The Borderlands of Race: Mexican Segregation in a South Texas Town

by Jennifer R. Nájera

Throughout much of the twentieth century, Mexican Americans experienced segregation in many areas of public life, but the structure of Mexican segregation differed from the strict racial divides of the Jim Crow...


The Scum of the Earth: What Happened to the Real British Heroes of Waterloo?

by Colin Brown

The Scum of the Earth follows the men Wellington called just that from victory at Waterloo to a Regency Britain at war with itself, and explores some of the myths on the way; such as that the defeat of Napoleon...


The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood: The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secret Agent

by Robert Hutchinson

One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson daringly attempted to seize the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Astonishingly, he managed to escape with the regalia and crown before being apprehended....


Texas Rising

by None & Stephen L. Moore

The epic true story of the Lone Star Republic and the rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846

March 1836: The Republic of Texas, just weeks old, is already near collapse. William Barret Travis and his brave defenders...


The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

by Joseph J. Ellis

From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide...


Darjeeling: A History of the World's Greatest Tea

by Jeff Koehler

Darjeeling's tea bushes run across a mythical landscape steeped with the religious, the sacred, and the picturesque. Planted at high elevation in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, in an area of northern India...