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Dr Philip's Empire: One Man's Struggle for Justice in Nineteenth-Century South Africa

by Tim Keegan

Dr John Philip towered over nineteenth-century South African history, championing the rights of indigenous people against the growing power of white supremacy, but today he is largely forgotten or misremembered....


Friend or Foe?: Occupation, Collaboration and Selective Violence in the Spanish Civil War

by Peter Anderson

'Today with the Red Army captive and disarmed, the Nationalist [nacionales] troops have achieved their final military objectives. The war is over.' With these two sentences, on 1 April 1939, General Franco announced...


Historical Research Using British Newspapers

by Denise Bates

Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person...


British Aircraft of the Second World War

by John Frayn Turner

This unique book, now republished, was the first of its kind to be published on British aircraft of the Second World War. Aviation enthusiasts and aero-modellers can see British aircraft as they really were,...


Apache Over Libya

by Will Laidlaw

In May 2011 after a Mediterranean exercise to prove the Apache’s ability to work ship-borne, HMS Ocean and her embarked Apache attack helicopters from 656 Squadron, Army Air Corps were about to head home....


Hunting the Nazarene: The Second Resurrection of Christ

by John Koerner

A groundbreaking new analysis of the Gospel of John provides evidence that Jesus Christ rose from the dead a second time.


A Book of North Wales

by Sabine Baring-Gould

CONCERNING the purpose and scope of this little book I have but to repeat what I have said in the prefaces to my other works of the same nature—A Book of the West, A Book of Dartmoor, A Book of Brittany—that...


The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism

by Mark Zwonitzer

In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William...


A Rage for Order

by Robert F. Worth

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos...


Jungle of Stone

by William Carlsen

“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review)

In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried...


Darwin's Theory of Evolution

by 50MINUTES.Com

After setting sail aboard the Beagle to carry out a scientific expedition, Charles Darwin made some surprising discoveries: using the example of finches on the Galapagos Islands, he concluded that each of the...


George Washington

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Recognized as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, George Washington played a part in the birth of the nation. From the Seven Years’ War against the French to the definition of American...


Neil Armstrong

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“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – it was with these pivotal words that Neil Armstrong became world-famous, being the first man to walk on the Moon and becoming a legend on 21st July...


Operation Desert Storm

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In August 1990, Kuwait was invaded by Iraq, shortly after the beginning of the second Gulf War. Afraid that the situation would become explosive once again, the UN launched Operation Desert Storm on 17th January...


The 1948 Palestine War

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On 15th May 1948, David Ben-Gurion formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. Immediately after the Israeli Declaration of Independence, the neighboring Arab nations came together and decided...


The Battle of Actium

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On 2nd September 31 B.C., the destiny of the Roman Republic was played out in Actium, just off the Greek coast. This definitive battle came after the assassination of Julius Caesar, as Octavius and Mark Antony...