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The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes

by Liese Anne Sherwood-Fabre

Step back to London, 1895.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are full of references to everyday activities and events from Victorian times that make the twenty-first century reader run to the reference shelf....


Don Mills

by Scott Kennedy

  • A colourful local history that ties Toronto’s pioneer roots to its modern form, including an inside look at numerous historic structures to discover
  • Learn how the Evergreen Brick Works, an internationally...


The People's War

by Mark Hewitson

How did ministers, journalists, academics, artists, and subjects in the German lands imagine war during the nineteenth century? The Napoleonic Wars had been the bloodiest in Europe's history, directly affecting...


Absolute War

by Mark Hewitson

Wars have played a fundamental part in modern German history. Although infrequent, conflicts involving German states have usually been extensive and often catastrophic, constituting turning-points for Europe...


Heartthrobs

by Carol Dyhouse

What can a cultural history of the heartthrob teach us about women, desire, and social change? From dreams of Prince Charming or dashing military heroes, to the lure of dark strangers and vampire lovers; from...


The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

by Owen Davies

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Telling the story from the dawn of writing in the ancient world to the globally...


Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

by David Armitage

A highly original history, tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day.

We think we know civil war when we...


Get Well Soon

by Jennifer Wright

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio—and a celebration of the heroes who fought them

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing...


Danish Reactions to German Occupation

by Carsten Holbraad

For five years during World War II, Denmark was occupied by Germany. While the Danish reaction to this period of its history has been extensively discussed in Danish-language publications, it has not until now...


Great Crossings

by Christina Snyder

In Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, prize-winning historian Christina Snyder reinterprets the history of Jacksonian America. Most often, this drama focuses on whites who...


Kentucky Heirloom Seeds

by Dobree Adams, Bill Best, A. Gwynn Henderson & Brook Elliott

Saving seeds to plant for next year's crop has been key to survival around the globe for millennia. However, the twentieth century witnessed a grand takeover of seed producers by multinational companies aiming...


Christopher Columbus

by 50 minutes

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Christopher Columbus in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Christopher Columbus. Christopher...


The Chernobyl Disaster

by 50 minutes

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Chernobyl disaster in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Chernobyl disaster....


Leif Eriksson

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and travels of Leif Eriksson in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Leif Eriksson’s life...


Tales of the Alhambra

by Washington Irving

The Alhambra : a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards was published in May 1832, Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book."...


Fifty Years Honouring Canadians: The Order of Canada, 1967–2017

by Christopher McCreery

Over the past fifty years more than 6,000 Canadians have been appointed to the Order of Canada. This illustrated history traces the Order’s origins, along the way explaining how the merit-based honour got...


The Transatlantic Kindergarten

Reflections on the Revolution in France

by Edmund Burke

Reflections on the Revolution in France is a 1790 book by Edmund Burke, one of the best-known intellectual attacks against the (then-infant) French Revolution. In the twentieth century, it much influenced conservative...


The Norton Trilogy

by Jack L. August

From the author of Dividing Western Waters comes a book on the development of the arid West--in particular the development of Arizona--as seen through the experiences of three generations of John Ruddle Nortons...


Famous Brand Names and Their Origins

by Kathy Martin

Many brands, including Boots, Hoover and Kelloggs, were named after their founders whilst others have less obvious origins; for instance, did you know that Velcro comes from velours and crochet, the French words...