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A Woman Lived Here: Alternative Blue Plaques, Remembering London's Remarkable Women

by Allison Vale

At the last count, the Blue Plaque Guide honours 903 Londoners, and a walking tour of these sites brings to life the London of a bygone era. But only 111 of these blue plaques commemorate women.

Over the centuries,...


Ten Days That Shook the World

by John Reed

Ten Days That Shook the World is a book by the American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which Reed experienced firsthand. Reed followed many of the prominent...


How I Found Livingstone

by Henry M. Stanley

How I Found Livingstone is Stanley's personnel account of his trip from Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika on this quest, including time spent exploring the area with Livingstone.

Henry M. Stanley is famously quoted...


Eureka

by Edgar Allan Poe

Eureka is a lengthy non-fiction work by American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) which he subtitled "A Prose Poem", though it has also been subtitled as "An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe"....


The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

by Simon Baatz

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world.

In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect...


Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Best Works

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This ebook compiles Charlotte Perkins Gilman's greatest writings, including novels, short stories, essays and poems such as "The Yellow Wallpaper", "In This Our World", "Women and Economics", "The Home: Its...


Atheists in American Politics

by Richard J. Meagher

Today atheists, it seems, are everywhere. Nonbelievers write best-selling books and proudly defend their views in public; they have even hired a lobbyist. But, as political scientist Richard J. Meagher shows,...


Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City

by David Churchill

The history of modern crime control is usually presented as a narrative of how the state wrested control over the governance of crime from the civilian public. Most accounts trace the decline of a participatory,...


Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

by Albert Marrin

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic--and the chances for another worldwide pandemic.

In spring of 1918, World War...


The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD

by Bill Minutaglio & Steven L. Davis

From Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, authors of the PEN Center USA award-winning Dallas 1963, comes a madcap narrative about Timothy Leary's daring prison escape and run from the law.

On the moonlit evening...


Divine Variations

by Terence Keel

Divine Variations offers a new account of the development of scientific ideas about race. Focusing on the production of scientific knowledge over the last three centuries, Terence Keel uncovers the persistent...


Contraceptive Diplomacy

by Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci

A transpacific history of clashing imperial ambitions, Contraceptive Diplomacy turns to the history of the birth control movement in the United States and Japan to interpret the struggle for hegemony in the...


American Hannibal

by Jim Stempel

On January 17, 1781, a remarkable battle took place in the backwoods of South Carolina. British Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton, handpicked by General Charles Cornwallis for command due to his dash and record...


Frankenstein: How A Monster Became an Icon: The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley's Creation

by Sidney Perkowitz & Eddy von Mueller

Few creations have risen from literary origins to reach world-wide importance like Frankenstein.  This landmark volume celebrates the bicentenary of Mary Shelley's creation and its indelible impact on art and...


The Crowd Pleasers: A History of Airshow Misfortunes from 1910 to the Present

by Fusco Pete

An adventure-filled romp through one of aviation's most notable, dangerous and entertaining pursuits: airshows! In the early days of aviation, all flights were airshows. Spectators gathered whenever a new flying...


Ocean Notorious: Journeys to Lost and Lonely Places of the Deep South

by Matt Vance

Stories from outposts of the Southern Ocean, the windiest, roughest, most isolated and most important ocean on the planet. Venture to the deep south and you will experience a world like no other – forbidding...


African Dominion

by Michael A. Gomez

A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context

Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery....


Black flags and social movements

by Dana M. Williams

Anarchism may be the most misunderstood political ideology of the modern era, and one of the least studied social movements by English-speaking scholars. Black flags and social movements addresses this deficit...


The New Negro

by Jeffrey C. Stewart

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call...


Brokering Servitude: Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century

by Andrew Urban

The history of domestic labor markets in 19th century America                        From the era of Irish Famine migration to the passage of quota restrictions in the 1920s, household domestic...