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Hair: A Human History

by Kurt Stenn

A microhistory in the vein of Salt and Cod exploring the biological, evolutionary, and cultural history of one of the world's most fascinating fibers. Most people don't give a second thought to the stuff on...


History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli, the first great Italian historian, and one of the most eminent political writers of any age or country, was born at Florence, May 3, 1469. He was of an old though not wealthy Tuscan family,...


Waiting for Buddy Guy: Chicago Blues at the Crossroads

An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics

by Michael K. J. Goodman

An easy-to-read presentation of the early history of mathematics

Engaging and accessible, An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics provides a captivating introduction to the history of ancient...


An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics

by Michael K. J. Goodman

An easy-to-read presentation of the early history of mathematics

Engaging and accessible, An Introduction to the Early Development of Mathematics provides a captivating introduction to the history of ancient...


The Wheel: Inventions and Reinventions

by Richard W. Bulliet

In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels...


I Did Inhale — Memoir of a Hippie Chick

by W. M. Raebeck

In this chronicle about life on the hippie trail, W. M. Raebeck provides a funky flashback to what now seems an easier era. Through her marginal feats and misadventures, you'll always be siding with the bad...


Union in Separation

by Autori Vari

Union in Separation presents a series of case studies on diasporic groups in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. It explores how Armenian, Byzantine/Greek, Florentine, Genoese,...


Look Homeward, Angel

by Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American novelist of the early twentieth century.[1]Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels, plus many short stories, dramatic works and novellas....


The Young Visiters

by Daisy Ashford

“The Young Visiters”(1919) is a short “society novel” written by Miss Daisy Ashford at the age of nine. Its child's view of high society (dukes and earls having ‘levies’ and residing in the ‘Crystall...


The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise From its Ashes

by Avraham Burg

Modern-day Israel, and the Jewish community, are strongly influenced by the memory and horrors of Hitler and the Holocaust. Burg argues that the Jewish nation has been traumatized and has lost the ability to...


What Is Global History?

by Sebastian Conrad

Until very recently, historians have looked at the past with the tools of the nineteenth century. But globalization has fundamentally altered our ways of knowing, and it is no longer possible to study nations...


Daniel Defoe and the Bank of England: The Dark Arts of Projectors

by Valerie Hamilton & Martin Parker

Why is a novel like a corporation? How is Daniel Defoe connected to the Bank of England?


I Manifesti del Futurismo (Italian Edition)

by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Il Manifesto del futurismo (vedi testo) fu scritto da Filippo Tommaso Marinetti e pubblicato in forma di declamatoria per fornire una raccolta concisa di pensieri, convinzioni e intenzioni dei Futuristi il 5...


Great Big World of Computers - History and Evolution : 5th Grade Science Series: Fifth Grade Book History Of Computers for Kids

by Baby Professor

There's no denying the fact that we are moving towards a "computer world." You want your child to keep up with the pace of learning and you can help make that possible through the introduction of the right resources....


6th Grade American History: Founding Fathers and Leaders: American Revolution Kids Sixth Grade Books

by Baby Professor

Make history fun even with all the dates and information in tact with the use of this accurately summarized history book. The use of pictures and select texts attract the attention and make the lesson much more...


Study and Teaching Guide: The History of the Medieval World

by Julia Kaziewicz

A curriculum guide to accompany The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade, by Susan Wise Bauer. Susan Wise Bauer’s narrative world history series is widely...


Enemies to Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory

by Brian C. Etheridge

At the close of World War II, the United States went from being allied with the Soviet Union against Germany to alignment with the Germans against the Soviet Union -- almost overnight. While many Americans came...


Alexander the Great

by Paul Cartledge

Paul Cartledge, one of the world’s foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 BC), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new...


Some Eccentrics & a Woman

by Lewis Melville

Of the eight papers printed here, “Some Eighteenth-Century Men About Town,” “A Forgotten Satirist: ‘Peter Pindar’,” “Sterne’s Eliza,” and “William Beckford, of Fonthill Abbey,” have appeared...