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Changing Times

by Martin Chick

This is a study of how, and why, the British economy has changed since 1951. It covers the Golden Age of 1945-1973 when unemployment was below one million; when governments built millions of council houses and...


A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift. In response to the dire economic conditions in eighteenth-century Ireland, A Modest Proposal ironically exhorts the poor to provide their offspring as food to the rich. Skilfully...


Revolutionary Days

by Julia Cantacuzène

Julia Dent Grant Cantacuzène Spiransky, Princess Cantacuzène, Countess Spiransky (6 June 1876 – 4 October 1975), was an American author and historian. She was the eldest child of Frederick Dent Grant and...


Reflections on the origin of Freemasonry

by Nicola Bizzi

It might seem unbelievable or unlikely, and in some way even paradoxical, that an initiatory institution such as Freemasonry – which has several centuries of glorious history and a widespread diffusion all...


The Witnesses to the Historicity of Jesus

by Arthur Drews

In view of the vagueness, effectiveness, and vulnerability of the evangelical accounts of Jesus, as far as his historical reality is concerned, the witnesses in non-Christian literature have always occupied...


Geographical Evolution

by Archibald Geikie

It must be owned that man, in most of his struggles with the world around him, has fought blindly for his own ultimate interests. His contest, successful for the moment, has too often led to sure and sad disaster....


Tales of the enchanted islands of the Atlantic

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The ancient contacts between Europe and North America and the pre-columbian knowledge of the “Fourth Continent” by the ancient peoples of the Old World (Minoans, Phoenicians, Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, Celts,...


The North-West Is Our Mother

by Jean Teillet

There is a missing chapter in the narrative of Canada’s Indigenous peoples—the story of the Métis Nation, a new Indigenous people descended from both First Nations and Europeans

Their story begins in the...


Atlas of Lebanon

by Mouïn Hamzé, Ghaleb Faour & Eric Verdeil

After fifteen years of reconstruction in a relatively peaceful environment spanning the years 1990 to 2004, Lebanon has experienced successive violent political events resulting from complex entangled internal...


The Warfare of Science: Struggle for the Liberty of Science

by Andrew Dickson White

"I purpose to present an outline of the great, sacred struggle for the liberty of science — a struggle which has lasted for so many centuries, and which yet continues. A hard contest it has been; a war waged...


The Bad Trip

by James Riley

The Sixties, for many, was a time of new ideas, freedom, and renewed hope – from the civil rights movement to Woodstock. But towards the end of 1969 and the start of the 1970s, everything seemed to implode....


Radical Ritual

by Neil Shister

This captivating history of the Burning Man festival and its promise for America's future proposes that what Florence was to the Renaissance, Black Rock City is to an unfolding cultural epoch that remains to...


Preserving Islamic Tradition

by Nathan Spannaus

The end of the eighteenth century was a transformational period for the Muslim communities of the Russian Empire and their relationship with the tsarist state. Though they had been under Russian rule since the...


Back Where I Came From

by A. J. Liebling

A collection of New Yorker columns describes the ups and downs of life in New York in the 1930s and some of the unusual people who made the city the way it was, written by one of the best-known and most widely...


This Year in History 1986.

by Kerry Butters

This Year in History 1986 by Kerry Butters is a reference Book from that year, included in it are things in the News, Famous Births and Deaths, Weddings, cost of living, Music and Sport, 1986 Fun Facts etc....


This Year in History 1969.

by Kerry Butters

This Year in History 1969 by Kerry Butters is a reference Book from that year, included in it are things in the News, Famous Births and Deaths, Weddings, cost of living, Music and Sport, 1969 Fun Facts etc....


This Year in History 1970

by Kerry Butters

This Year in History 1970 by Kerry Butters is a reference Book from that year, included in it are things in the News, Famous Births and Deaths, Weddings, cost of living, Music and Sport, 1970 Fun Facts etc....


Jacob's Room

by Virginia Woolf

Jacob's Room is the third novel by Virginia Woolf.

Set in pre-war England, the novel begins in Jacob's childhood and follows him through college at Cambridge and into adulthood. The story is told mainly through...


Memories Of 1957.

by Kerry Butters

Memories of 1957 by Kerry Butters is a reference Book from that year, included in it are things in the News, Famous Births and Deaths etc. Great for birthday presents. Look out for other years in the series...


Night Raiders

by Eloise Moss

Night Raiders is the first history of burglary in modern Britain. Until 1968, burglary was defined in law as occurring only between the 'night-time' hours of nine pm and six am in residential buildings. Time...