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The Wartime Garden

by Twigs Way

This War is a Food War…' In 1941 Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, was determined that the Garden Front would save England: 'Dig for Victory' was the slogan, digging for dinner the reality. With food imports...


Irish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ireland

by Dermot McEvoy

With Irish Miscellany, author Dermot McEvoy lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Irish traditions and folklore. He offers the answers to questions you’ve always had—or never knew...


Life Among the Apaches: The Classic History of Native American Life on the Plains

by John C. Cremony

One of the original seventeenth-century historical accounts of the Apaches and the southwestern American Indians.

John C. Cremony’s first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s,...


Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

by Nicholas B. Dirks

The decades between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century saw the disciplines of history and anthropology draw closer together, with historians paying more attention to social and cultural factors and the...


Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions

by Asaad al-Saleh

Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals involved in the Arab Spring, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and...


Tangible Things: Making History through Objects

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, Sara Schechner & Sarah Anne Carter et al.

In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and...


War and Revolution: Rethinking the Twentieth Century

by Domenico Losurdo

War and Revolution identifies and takes to task a reactionary trend among contemporary historians, one that’s grown increasingly apparent in recent years. It’s a revisionist tendency discernible in the work...


The Captain and "the Cannibal": An Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, and the Broadway Stage

by James Fairhead

Sailing the uncharted waters of the Pacific in 1830, Captain Benjamin Morrell of Connecticut became the first outsider to encounter the inhabitants of a small island off New Guinea. The contact quickly turned...


Mourning Lincoln

by Martha Hodes

The news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865, just days after Confederate surrender, astounded the war-weary nation. Massive crowds turned out for services and ceremonies. Countless expressions...


A Hangman's Diary: The Journal of Master Franz Schmidt, Public Executioner of Nuremberg, 1573¿1617

by Franz Schmidt

From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career....


Insurgent Mexico

by John Reed

Mercado's Federal army, after its dramatic and terrible retreat four hundred miles across the desert when Chihuahua was abandoned, lay three months at Ojinaga on the Rio Grande.


The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

by John Maynard Keynes

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes. The book published in the thirty's, it sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the "Keynesian Revolution", in...


Canada and Aboriginal Canada Today - Le Canada et le Canada autochtone aujourd’hui

by Paul Martin

Dans la conférence prononcée comme récipiendaire de la médaille Symons en 2013, le très honorable Paul Martin, vingt-et-unième premier ministre du Canada, s’appuie sur tout le savoir et le vécu de sa...


The Excruciating History of Dentistry

by James Wynbrandt

For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose...


Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail: The Classic History of the American Indians and the Taos Revolt

by Lewis H. Garrard

The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians.

In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and...


In These Times

by Jenny Uglow

A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian

We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars—but what of those...


The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews

by Captain Charles Johnson & C. Lovat Fraser

There is a fascination surrounding the subject of pirates and pirate lore that centers around the romanticized impression of lawless, brutal ruffians pillaging ships, hunting for gold and treasure, and traveling...


The Story of the Thirteen Colonies

by H. A. (hélène Adeline) Guerber

This book is intended as an historical reader, an elementary text-book in the history of our country, or as an introduction or supplement to any of the excellent text-books on the history of the United States...


Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

by Bernard Bailyn

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always...


Back to the Garden: Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to the Present

by James H. S. McGregor

The garden was the cultural foundation of the early Mediterranean peoples; they acknowledged their reliance on and kinship to the land, and they understood nature through the lens of their diversely cultivated...