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Ministering Angels: A History of Nursing from The Crimea to The Blitz

by Stella Bingham & Yvonne McEwen

In the eighteenth century professional nurses were often written off as drunk, slovenly, or cruel. In the Crimea, under Florence Nightingale’s direction, they had become known as ‘Ministering Angels’. By...


The Royal Fjord: Memories of Jervis Inlet

by Ray Phillips

The most accessible and popular of British Columbia’s great scenic fjords, Jervis Inlet punches 60 kilometres into the Coast Mountains a day’s cruising north of Vancouver. It deserves to be called the “Royal...


The Storms: Adventure and tragedy on Everest

by Mike Trueman

In August 1979 twenty-seven-year-old Mike Trueman set sail from the south-west coast of Wales, en route to Cornwall. The young army helicopter pilot was helping to move his friend’s yacht from Northern Ireland...


Indulgences after Luther: Pardons in Counter-Reformation France, 1520-1720

by Elizabeth C Tingle

Indulgences have been synonymous with corruption in the Catholic Church ever since Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the church door in Wittenberg in 1517. Tingle explores the nature and evolution...


We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program

by Richard Paul & Steven Moss

The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy...


Moshe Dayan

by Martin Van Creveld

Martin van Creveld's Moshe Dayan tells the story of one man and of one people, to whom he was a figurehead - a symbol of their patriotism and their determination to survive. Born in a kibbutz in 1915, Dayan...


Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers

by Ann Braude

Pundits on both the right and the left often portray religion and feminism as inherently incompatible, as opposing forces in American culture. Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers seeks to dispel that notion...


A Passion for Paris

by David Downie

"A top-notch walking tour of Paris. . . . The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search...


Went the Day Well?: Witnessing Waterloo

by David Crane

Midnight, Sunday, June 18, 1815. Britain holds its breath. Since Napoleon’s escape from Elba in February, Europe has been jolted from eleven months of peace back into the frenzied panic of a war it believed...


Rocamora

by Donald Michael Platt

No man is closer to a woman than her confessor, not her father, not her brother, not her husband. -Spanish saying Vicente de Rocamora, the epitome of a young renaissance man in 17th century Spain, questions...


Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

by Janice P. Nimura

“Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall); “beautifully crafted . . . subtle, polished, and poised” (Stacy Schiff).

In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United...


Waiting: A Novel of Uganda's Hidden War

by Goretti Kyomuhendo & Margaret Daymond

Ugandans in a remote but closely knit community survive the end of Idi Amin's rule.


The Gallic Wars (Rediscovered Books): The Commentaries of C. Julius Cæsar on his War in Gaul

by C. Julius Caesar

Cæsar portrayed his invasion of Gaul as being a defensive pre-emptive action. Most historians agree that the wars were fought primarily to boost Cæsar's political career and to pay off his massive debts. Even...


Genghis Khan: his life and battles

by Jacob Abbott

The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited Central Asia, and has been...


Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

by Jorge Rodríguez Beruff & José L. Bolívar Fresneda

An illuminating study of the Caribbean island's contributions to the American war effort


Enquiring History: Italian Unification 1815-1871

by Ed Podesta & Pam Canning

Think more deeply and work more independently at A level History through a carefully thought-out enquiry approach from SHP.

Enquiring History: It makes you think!

The OFSTED report on school history suggests...


Scottish History: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by David Allan

Scottish History: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again...


Daydreams and Nightmares: A Virginia Family Faces Secession and War

by Brent Tarter

The decision of the eventual Confederate states to secede from the Union set in motion perhaps the most dramatic chapter in American history, and one that has typically been told on a grand scale. In Daydreams...


The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail

by Sam P. Ridings

This frontier classic is one of the best books written about the world’s greatest cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail, a trail that was approximately eight hundred miles long, running from San Antonio, Texas...


The Wests of Texas: Cattle Ranching Entrepreneurs

by Bruce Shackelford & Marise McDermott

With the Wests of Texas, noted author Bruce M. Shackelford tells the story of the West family of Lavaca County, forgotten Texas legends.

Originally from Tennessee, Washington and Mary West moved to Lavaca County,...