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Jews and Moors in Spain

by Joseph Krauskopf

With the decline of Mohammedan power, and the expulsion of the Moors by the Spaniards, the Jews were again reduced to a pitiable state. Spain arose to enormous power, but that, too, has waned, and the population...

Serpent Rouge the secret behind the code - A new version of the Avant-Propos

by Milena Mazzarella

The sign left by Delacroix in the Church of Saint-Sulpice, a sleeping beauty waiting somewhere to be saved, a demon guarding a cursed treasure, and 64 scattered stones... For the first time, the Avant-Propos...

The Complete Victoria Cross: A Full Chronological Record of All Holders of Britain's Highest Award for Gallantry

by Kevin Brazier

This fully revised paperback edition of the complete chronological record of VC holders is an essential work of reference for every student of military history. All the British and Commonwealth servicemen who...

Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz

by Lauren Arrington

Constance Markievicz (1868–1927), born to the privileged Protestant upper class in Ireland, embraced suffrage before scandalously leaving for a bohemian life in London and then Paris. She would become known...

The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen's London

by Nile Green

In July 1815, six Iranian students arrived in London under the escort of their chaperone, Captain Joseph D’Arcy. Their mission was to master the modern sciences behind the rapid rise of Europe. Over the next...

Chinese Education in Singapore: An untold story of conflict and change

by Zhang & Zhixiong

Strife. That’s the Chinese word tattooed on the wrist of the raised fist. The story about conflict in Singapore’s Chinese community was always told from the viewpoint of the British colonizers. The perspective...

Fighting over Fidel: The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution

by Rafael Rojas & Carl Good

New York in the 1960s was a hotbed for progressive causes of every stripe, including women’s liberation, civil rights, opposition to the Vietnam War—and the Cuban Revolution. Fighting over Fidel brings this...

Fox Tossing: And Other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games

by Edward Brooke-Hitching

In the spirit of Schott’s Miscellany and The Dangerous Book for Boys, a quirky collection of history’s most bizarre sports and stories of mankind’s most daring and ridiculous recreational pursuits—from...

This Victorian Life: Modern Adventures in Nineteenth-Century Culture, Cooking, Fashion, and Technology

by Sarah A. Chrisman

Part memoir, part micro-history, this is an exploration of the present through the lens of the past.

We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it's spoken, but can...

On Killing

by Dave Grossman & Back Bay Books

The twentieth century, with its bloody world wars, revolutions, and genocides accounting for hundreds of millions dead, would seem to prove that human beings are incredibly vicious predators and that killing...

The 50s: The Story of a Decade

by The New Yorker Magazine, Henry Finder & David Remnick

Including contributions by Elizabeth Bishop • Truman Capote • John Cheever • Roald Dahl • Janet Flanner • Nadine Gordimer • A. J. Liebling • Dwight Macdonald • Joseph Mitchell • Marianne Moore...

The Longest Trail: Writings on American Indian History, Culture, and Politics

by Alvin M. Jr Josephy

Alvin Josephy Jr.’s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection,...

Who's Afraid of the Easter Rising? 1916-2016

by James Heartfield & Kevin Rooney

One hundred years on from the Rising that set Ireland free, Ireland's leaders in politics and letters are running scared from their history.

Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty

by Dan Jones

"Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds of representative government." —Antonia Fraser

From the...

The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

by Alain Bresson & Steven Rendall

This comprehensive introduction to the ancient Greek economy revolutionizes our understanding of the subject and its possibilities. Alain Bresson is one of the world’s leading authorities in the field, and...

Drinking in America: Our Secret History

by Susan Cheever

In DRINKING IN AMERICA, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked...

G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

by Jonathan H. Ebel

Jonathan Ebel has long been interested in how religion helps individuals and communities render meaningful the traumatic experiences of violence and war. In this new work, he examines cases from the Great War...

The Negro in the American Rebellion

by William Wells Brown

Feeling anxious to preserve for future reference an account of the part which the Negro took in suppressing the Slaveholders' Rebellion, I have been induced to write this work. In doing so, it occurred to me...

The Mythical Indies and Columbus's Apocalyptic Letter: Imagining the Americas in the Late Middle Ages

by Elizabeth Moore Willingham

With his letter of 1493 to the court of Spain, Christopher Columbus heralded his first voyage to the present-day Americas, creating visions that seduced the European imagination and birthing a fascination with...

Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese

by Gordon Edgar

And what it can tell us about our history, cultural identity, and food politics

One of the oldest, most ubiquitous, and beloved cheeses in the world, the history of cheddar is a fascinating one. Over the years...