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Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

by Bernard Bailyn

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always...


Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism

by Richard A. Gordon

A unique contribution to film studies, Richard Gordon's Cinema, Slavery, and Brazilian Nationalism is the first full-length book on Brazilian films about slavery. By studying Brazilian films released between...


Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Times

by Sydney George Fisher & Wayne LaPierre

“In travelling from Massachusetts to the Carolinas one passed through communities of such distinct individuality that they were almost like different nations,” writes author Sidney George Fisher in his preface...


Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire

by Bayard Taylor

A journalist’s eyewitness account of the explosive 1849 California gold rush and his travels through Mexico.

In 1849, a young, wide-eyed reporter from New York ventured West not to seek riches, but to report...


The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

by Jan Jarboe Russell

The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.

From 1942 to 1948,...


Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story

by Thanassis Cambanis

An award-winning journalist tells the inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by following two courageous and pivotal leaders—and their imperfect decisions that changed the world.

In January 2011, in Cairo’s...


Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923

by R. F. Foster

A masterful history of Ireland’s Easter Rising told through the lives of ordinary people who forged a revolutionary generation.

On Easter Monday, 1916, Irish rebels poured into Dublin’s streets to proclaim...


Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez: Challenges to Militarization

by Kathleen Staudt & Zulma Y. Méndez

Ciudad Juárez has recently become infamous for its murder rate, which topped 3,000 in 2010 as competing drug cartels grew increasingly violent and the military responded with violence as well. Despite the atmosphere...


North Africa, Revised Edition: A History from Antiquity to the Present

by Phillip C. Naylor

North Africa has been a vital crossroads throughout history, serving as a connection between Africa, Asia, and Europe. Paradoxically, however, the region's historical significance has been chronically underestimated....


The Little Book of Mary, Queen of Scots

by Mickey Mayhew

Mary Queen of Scots is perhaps one of the most controversial and divisive monarchs in regal history. Her story reads like a particularly spicy novel, with murder, kidnap, adultery, assassination and execution....


Margaret Douglas: The Other Tudor Princess

by Mary McGrigor

Margaret Douglas: The Other Tudor Princess brings to life the story of Margaret Douglas, a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history - but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle...


Voices from the Dark Years: The Truth About Occupied France 1940-1945

by Douglas Boyd

What was life really like in German-occupied France during the Second World War? Douglas Boyd paints the clearest picture yet, using hitherto unpublished first-person accounts of ordinary men and women who lived...


The Dublin King: The True Story of Lambert Simnel and the Princes in the Tower

by John Ashdown-Hill

A year after Richard III's death, a boy claiming to be a Yorkist prince appeared as if from nowhere. He said he was Richard III's heir and the rightful King of England. In 1487, in a unique ceremony, this boy...


A Delicate Affair' on the Western Front: America Learns How to Fight a Modern War in the Woëvre Trenches

by Terrence J Finnegan

Could the newly arrived American troops be trusted? They were greenhorns, having seen practically no action. The surprise attack at Seicheprey on April 20 was spearheaded by the elite German stormtroopers (Stosstruppen)...


Chief Executive to Chief Justice: Taft betwixt the White House and Supreme Court

by Lewis L. Gould

As our 27th president from 1909 to 1913, and then as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1921 to 1930, William Howard Taft was the only man ever to lead two of America's three governing branches. But between...


The Baby Boomer Generation: A Lifetime of Memories

by Paul Feeney

Do you remember washing in a tin bath by the fire, using outside lavatories and not having a television? Did you grow up in the 1950s and were you a teenager in the swinging sixties? If the Festival of Britain,...


Rainforest Asylum: The Enduring Legacy of Colonial Psychiatric Care in Malaysia

by Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

The author argues that psychiatric services in Malaysia retain many of the premises of colonial psychiatry, while little influenced by more recent concepts such as service-user empowerment. Also present in Malaysian...


Malvern College: A 150th Anniversary Portrait

by Roy Allen

"I remember the 25th January very well. The

only house finished was McDowall’s (No. 1)

and about fourteen of us assembled there.

It had snowed all night, and in the morning

was about two feet deep and drifted...


SPECIAL EXTENSIVE EDITION of The  Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Including Additional Views, Minority Views & Additional Minority Vi

by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence & Diane Feinstein

Long awaited: This is THE SPECIAL EXTENSIVE EDITION (Standard Reflowable Flexible Ebook) of the Official Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation...


Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

by Eric Foner

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.

More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history....