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The Wartime Garden: Digging for Victory

by Twigs Way

‘This War is a Food War…’ In 1941 Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, was determined that the Garden Front would save England: ‘Dig for Victory’ was the slogan, digging for dinner the reality. With food...


The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

by Steve Fraser

A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished.

From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement,...


The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

by Mary Pilon

The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's...


Design and the Question of History

by Tony Fry, Clive Dilnot & Susan Stewart

Design and the Question of History is not a work of Design History. Rather, it is a mixture of mediation, advocacy and polemic that takes seriously the directive force of design as an historical actor in and...


Life Among the Apaches: The Classic History of Native American Life on the Plains

by John C. Cremony

One of the original seventeenth-century historical accounts of the Apaches and the southwestern American Indians.

John C. Cremony’s first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s,...


Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

by Nicholas B. Dirks

The decades between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century saw the disciplines of history and anthropology draw closer together, with historians paying more attention to social and cultural factors and the...


Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions

by Asaad al-Saleh

Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals involved in the Arab Spring, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and...


Mourning Lincoln

by Martha Hodes

The news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865, just days after Confederate surrender, astounded the war-weary nation. Massive crowds turned out for services and ceremonies. Countless expressions...


A Hangman's Diary: The Journal of Master Franz Schmidt, Public Executioner of Nuremberg, 1573¿1617

by Franz Schmidt

From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career....


The End of Apartheid

by Robin Renwick

In 2 February 1990, FW de Klerk made a speech that changed the history of South Africa. Nine days later, the world watched as Nelson Mandela walked free from the Viktor Verster prison. In the midst of these...


Canada and Aboriginal Canada Today - Le Canada et le Canada autochtone aujourd’hui

by Paul Martin

Dans la conférence prononcée comme récipiendaire de la médaille Symons en 2013, le très honorable Paul Martin, vingt-et-unième premier ministre du Canada, s’appuie sur tout le savoir et le vécu de sa...


The Excruciating History of Dentistry

by James Wynbrandt

For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose...


Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail: The Classic History of the American Indians and the Taos Revolt

by Lewis H. Garrard

The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians.

In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and...


In These Times

by Jenny Uglow

A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian

We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars—but what of those...


The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews

by Captain Charles Johnson & C. Lovat Fraser

There is a fascination surrounding the subject of pirates and pirate lore that centers around the romanticized impression of lawless, brutal ruffians pillaging ships, hunting for gold and treasure, and traveling...


When the Facts Change: Essays, 1995-2010

by Tony Judt & Jennifer Homans

In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and...


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...


History and Utopia

by E. M. Cioran, Richard Howard & Eugene Thacker

“Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,” writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett.

In History and Utopia, Cioran...


Mayan Temple Discovered In Pompeii Italy

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

The archaeological site of Pompeii in southern Italy was an ancient Roman town/city situated near modern Naples. It was covered in (4-6) meters of ash and pumice by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D....


Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan: The 'Khartoum Springs' of 1964 and 1985

by W. J. Berridge

In the wake of the protests that toppled regimes across the Middle East in 2011, Sudanese activists and writers have proudly cited their very own 'Arab Springs' of 1964 and 1985, which overthrew the country's...