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Alaska

by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore

These chapters are mainly a republication of the series of letters appearing in the columns of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat during the summer of 1883, and in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and the New York Times...


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An American Hero

by Jr. Ronald D. Lankford

The amazing story behind the classic Christmas character


History of the Expedition under the Command of Cape Pacific Ocean

by William Clark & Meriwether Lewis

"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains, and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed during...


1956: The World in Revolt

by Simon Hall

Vibrantly and perceptively told, this is the story of one remarkable year—a vivid history of exhilarating triumphs and shattering defeats around the world. 1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the...


American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

by Alan Taylor

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America’s founding period.

The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event...


The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin

The Voyage of the Beagle is the title most commonly given to reissues of the book written by Charles Darwin and published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks, bringing him considerable fame and respect. This...


Farmers, Consumers, Innovators: The World of Joan Thirsk

by Christopher Dyer & Richard Jones

Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. Perhaps best known for her research into regional farming, she also wrote much about rural industry, changing tastes and fashions,...


History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970-2016

by Bill Nasson

History Matters is an eloquent selection of writings over four decades by Bill Nasson, one of South Africa's most popular and highly respected historians. The pieces in this compendium are lively and entertaining,...


The Europeans in Australia: Volume One: The Beginning

by Alan Atkinson

The first of three volumes of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia gives an account of early settlement by Britain. It tells of the political and intellectual origins of this extraordinary...


Andrée's Balloon Expedition in Search of the North Pole

by Henri Lachambre

In the 21st century - the age of the budget airline - where quick and reliable air travel is available to a large segment of society, it seems hard to comprehend that it is less than 250 years since the first...


Robert E. Peary and the Discovery of the North Pole

by Robert E. Peary

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


In The Lena Delta

by George W. Melville

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Bind Us Apart

Richard Posner

The Historical Destiny of the United States: The Mystery of the American Money

by Emmet Fox

In order to understand the special work which the United States has been called upon to do in the history of Humanity, we have first to remember that the American people are, historically, that section of the...


Airlines of the Jet Age: A History

by R.E.G. Davies

Airlines of the Jet Age provides the first comprehensive history of the world's airlines from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with an informative introductory chapter on the infancy of flight and...


Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790-1860

by Gergely Baics

New York City witnessed unparalleled growth in the first half of the nineteenth century, its population rising from thirty thousand people to nearly a million in a matter of decades. Feeding Gotham looks at...


Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils

by Lydia Pyne

An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestors

Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned...


A Brief History of Vice: How Bad Behavior Built Civilization

by Robert Evans

"Mixing science, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a vivid picture of how bad habits built the world we know and love."

—David Wong, author of John Dies at the End

History has...


Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy

by Shaun Chamberlin, David Fleming & Rob Hopkins

Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming's extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. That hardback consists of four hundred...