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Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics

by Marilyn Morris

How, and why, did the Anglo-American world become so obsessed with the private lives and public character of its political leaders? Marilyn Morris finds answers in eighteenth-century Britain, when a long tradition...


Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic

by Kate Colquhoun

In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arse-nic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. The "Maybrick Mystery" had all...


Engel's England: Thirty-nine counties, one capital and one man

by Matthew Engel

England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating,...


Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers

by Charles A. Bramble

Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers by Charles A. Bramble first published in 1897. This book includes 12 drawings and 3 maps used as illustrations. Depict the everyday activities of miners en route to and working...


Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning the progress south of...


Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy

by M. William Phelps

Now in paperback, the New York Times best-selling biography—the first in nearly a century—of the legendary Revolutionary War patriot and our country’s first spy


Global Trade and Visual Arts in Federal New England

by Patricia Johnston & Caroline Frank

The impact of global trade on early American visual and material culture


On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

by Richard Norton Smith

From acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller—one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century.

 

Fourteen years in...


The West Point History of the Civil War

by The United States Military Academy, Colonel Ty Seidule & Clifford Rogers

The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of...


Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II

by Geoffrey Parker

Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister...


Hitler's First Victims: The Quest for Justice

by Timothy W. Ryback

The remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nuremberg tribunal.

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The Unsubstantial Air

by Samuel Hynes

The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming...


Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home

by Robert M. Poole

From the acclaimed author of On Hallowed Ground, the heartfelt and revealing story of Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery today, the final resting place for many casualties of our most recent wars.

While...


Mecca: The Sacred City

by Ziauddin Sardar

Mecca is, for many, the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction to which Muslims turn when they pray, and the site of pilgrimage that annually draws some three million Muslims from all...


Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking

by Mark Will-Weber

In the more than two-hundred-year history of the American presidency, there has been one element present in each and every administration: alcohol.

In the beginning, there was George Washington, who sold whiskey...


The Supermarine Spitfire F.21

by Phil H. Listemann

The Spitfire F.21 was the last Spitfire variant to be introduced into service before the end of WW2. It belongs to what we usually call the third generation of Spitfires, and the F.21 was the first of it, preceding...


The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII

by Phil H. Listemann

The full history of the first Griffon engined Spitfire variant is told, squadron per squadron, with the list of all claims, losses. The success of this variant paved the way for the subsequent Griffon engined...


The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943

by Richard Woodman

For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed...


The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development    1906-1922

by D K Brown

The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered in one of the most rapid periods of warship development in history; and only ten years after this all-big-gun, turbine-powered battleship was completed, two entire...


Air Battle of the Ruhr: RAF Offensive March - July 1943

by Alan W Cooper

First published to acclaim in 1992, this book deals with the exploits of Bomber Command during their offensive against German Industry in the Ruhr during World War II. The author begins by describing the role...