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The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession

by James Ward

This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed...


Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975

by Barbara J. Love & Nancy F Cott

Documenting key feminists who ignited the second wave women's movement


Achebe and Friends at Umuahia

by Terri Ochiagha

This is the first in-depth scholarly study of the literary awakening of the young intellectuals who became known as Nigeria's "first-generation" writers in the post-colonial period. Terri Ochiagha's research...


A Companion to Julian of Norwich

by Liz Herbert McAvoy

Julian of Norwich, the fourteenth/early fifteenth-century anchoress and mystic, is one of the most important and best-known figures of the Middle Ages. Her Revelations, intense visions of the divine, have been...


Liberty's Apostle - Richard Price, His Life and Times

by Paul Frame

With a setting that encompasses the American and French Revolutions and a cast of characters that includes the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Joseph Priestley, Liberty's Apostle tells the story...


Through the Keyhole: Sex, Scandal and the Secret Life of the Country House

by Susan C Law

The potent allure of sex, money and power has always created a public appetite for juicy tales of scandal in the hidden private lives of the English aristocracy. Millions of viewers are captivated by the television...


Studies of Roman Life and Literature

by Frank Frost Abbott

This book deals with the life of the common people, with their language and literature, their occupations and amusements, and with their social, political, and economic conditions. We are interested in the common...


Srebrenica. The days of shame

by Luca Leone

Srebrenica represents a dark and painful chapter in late twentieth-century European history. Here, a still unknown number of Bosnian Muslim citizens were tortured and killed in July 1995. About 8.500 deaths...


The Policing of Belfast 1870-1914

by Mark Radford

The Policing of Belfast, 1870-1914 examines the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in late Victorian Belfast in order to see how a semi-military, largely rural constabulary adapted to the problems that a city posed....


The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe

by Michael Pye

An epic adventure ranging from the terror of the Vikings to the golden age of cities: Michael Pye tells the amazing story of how modernity emerged on the shores of the North Sea. Saints and spies, pirates and...


Sherlock Holmes in Advertising

by Amanda J Field

This fascinating book explores the way that Sherlock Holmes has been appropriated by British businesses to advertise everything from carpets and tyres, to honey and whisky. Somerset Maugham believed that Holmes...


Orwell's Faded Lion: The Moral Atmosphere of Britain 1945-2015

by Anthony James

Orwell's Faded Lion traces the history of Britain from the end of the Second World War, during the darkest days of which George Orwell wrote The Lion and the Unicorn, calling for a British revolution, to the...


Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

by Bryan Burrough

From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s

The Weathermen. The Symbionese...


The Old Boys: The Decline and Rise of the Public School

by David Turner

To many in the United Kingdom, the British public school remains the disliked and mistrusted embodiment of privilege and elitism. They have educated many of the country's top bankers and politicians over the...


An Irish Volunteer

by Juliet Cardinal

An Irish Volunteer is based on the true stories of Joe Plunkett and Grace Gifford. Joe is an eccentric, mystical poet and the Catholic son of a count. He joins a secret rebel organization of writers, professors,...


Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

by Aaron Chapman

The untold story of a rock’n’roll landmark in Vancouver that has hosted a who’s who of music greats.


Inside the GPO 1916

by Joe Good, Maurice Good & Robert Ballagh

A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath brings alive the historic events that ushered in the beginnings of an independent Irish state. 

A Londoner and a member of the Irish Volunteers, Joe...


Engineering Agriculture at Texas A&M

by Henry C. Dethloff & Stephen W. Searcy

The abundance of agricultural production enjoyed in the United States is the result of a federal-state partnership that relies on land grant universities to respond to the needs of society through research,...


Lady Constance Lytton

by Lyndsey Jenkins

Lady Constance Lytton (1869–1923) was the most unlikely of suffragettes. One of the elite, she was the daughter of a Viceroy of India and a lady in waiting to the Queen. She grew up in the family home of Knebworth...


Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

by Mark Adams

“Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.” –Hampton Sides

“Infused...