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London in the Middle Ages

by William Benham & Charles Welch

Mediæval London—it is a perfectly distinct and real subject, though it might be difficult to give exact dates of beginning and end. Historical periods glide in, and run their course, and fade away or take...


The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

by Joseph J. Ellis

From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide...


The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion

by Herman Bernstein

This is the history of a Lie—of a cruel and terrible Lie invented for the purpose of defaming the entire Jewish people. Given out as fiction, by a German anti-Semitic writer, involved in the Waldeck forgery...


Speeches that Changed the World

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Comprehensively updated with many new speeches including Earl Spencer's lament to "The extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana", Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech of 1956 signalling the beginning of the end of...


Cuba: A History

by Sergio Guerra-Vilaboy & Oscar Loyola-Vega

A concise, readable history beyond the images of cigars, classic cars, Fidel Castro, and Che Guevara.


1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar

by Eric Burns

One of the most dynamic eras in American history—the 1920s—began with this watershed year that would set the tone for the century to follow. "The Roaring Twenties” is the only decade in American history...


The Black Death

by Justus Friedrich Karl Hecker

That Omnipotence which has called the world with all its living creatures into one animated being, especially reveals Himself in the desolation of great pestilences. The powers of creation come into violent...


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...


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...