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The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

by David Goldblatt

The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games—by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time. Renowned sportswriter David Goldblatt has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal...


book III. The Christian Enigma

by Roland Maes

Two thousand years ago, peace reigned in Europe. A peace enforced by violence, brutality, massacres and State terror. It had been like that during the two former millenaries throughout the world, in America...


Book II. From Tribes to empires

by Roland Maes

We live in a world of violence, corruption and deceit. These violence and corruption are obvious throughout the world. Over the last few months, we have witnessed a global revolt against Western forms of government...


The American South: A History

by William J., Jr. Cooper, Thomas E. Terrill & Christopher Childers

In The American South: A History, Fifth Edition, William J. Cooper, Jr., Thomas E. Terrill, and Christopher Childers demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the...


Lift

by Daniel Kunitz

A fascinating cultural history of fitness, from Greek antiquity to the era of the “big-box gym” and beyond, exploring the ways in which human exercise has changed over time—and what we can learn from our...


Methods in World History: A Critical Approach

by Arne Jarrick, Janken Myrdal & Maria Wallenberg Bondesson

Methods in World History is the first international volume that systematically addresses a number of methodological problems specific to the field of World History. Prompted by a lack of applicable works, the...


The Case of the Chocolate Cream Killer: The Poisonous Passion of Christiana Edmunds

by Kaye Jones

“The trial which terminated yesterday…revealed one of the strangest and most horrible stories possibly ever told in a court of justice.” (Morning Post).

When the news broke in 1871 of a series of mysterious...


This Mortal Coil

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

by Nancy Isenberg

“This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

White Trash will change the way we think...


The Victoria Crosses that Saved an Empire: The Story of the VCs of the Indian Mutiny

by Brian Best

The Indian Mutiny struck at the very heart of the British Empire. If India was lost the whole edifice of British domination across its colonies was in jeopardy. Everything was at stake, Britain’s leading role...


The United States of Beer

by Dane Huckelbridge

From the author of Bourbon, “the definitive history” (Sacramento Bee), comes the rollicking and revealing story of beer in America, in the spirit of Salt or Cod.

In The United States of Beer, Dane Huckelbridge,...


Scott's Last Expedition - The Personal Journals Of Captain R. F. Scott, C.V.O., R.N., On His Journey To The South Pole

by R. F. Scott

Originally published in 1913, this volume contains a fascinating and detailed account of Sir Robert Falcon Scott's journey to the South Pole. Offering a complete collection of Scott's diary entries from his...


What They Didn't Teach You in American History Class: The Second Encounter

by Mike Henry

Even though in most cases, the names and events in the book will be recognizable, most of the stories about them will be new to the reader. If you're a young teacher, perhaps you'll find some material to help...


Everything Explained That Is Explainable: On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911

by Denis Boyles

The publication of the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica in 1911 marked the last stand of the Enlightenment and a turbulent end to an era. The Eleventh Edition summed up the high point of optimism...


The Price of Prosperity

by Todd G. Buchholz

In this bold history and manifesto, a former White House director of economic policy exposes the economic, political, and cultural cracks that wealthy nations face and makes the case for transforming those same...


A Citizen's Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa

by Anine Kreigler & Mark Shaw

South Africans care a lot about crime. We think and worry about it, plan and insure against it, develop and share theories about it, read about it, and talk about it… a lot.

But how much do we really know?...


Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York

Verwoerd

by Henry Kenney

On 6 September 1966, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd was assassinated in Parliament by a deranged parliamentary messenger. The architect of apartheid was dead, sending shockwaves throughout South Africa and...


The Alchemy of Empire

Stockport in the Great War

by Glynis Cooper

Interest in the theft of cucumbers initially took precedence over news that war had been declared, but Stockport rallied quickly. Wakes week was cancelled, the local 6th Battalion of the Cheshires went to the...