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The Fiction of History

by Alexander Lyon Macfie

The Fiction of History sets out a number of themes in the relationship between history and fiction, emphasising the tensions and dilemmas created in this relationship and examining how various writers have dealt...


D-Day Encyclopedia: Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion

by Barrett Tillman

This unique encyclopedia provides detailed entries for everything you ever wanted to know about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Organized alphabetically, the entries give detailed descriptions of weapons, equipment,...


Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York

by Ted Steinberg

This is the story of the monumental struggle between New York and the natural world. From Henry Hudson’s discovery of Mannahatta to Hurricane Sandy, Gotham Unbound is Ted Steinberg’s sweeping ecological...


Messiah: Love, Music and Malice at a Time of Handel

by Sheena Vernon

The faltering steps of Harry Walsh as he makes his way to success and happiness performing in the playhouses of Georgian London.


Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

by Mariusz Szczygiel & Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Winner of the Europe Book Prize

One of Europe’s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic—the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka—to explore...


The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone: History, Archaeology and Conservation

by Warwick Rodwell

Constructed in 1297−1300 for King Edward I, the Coronation Chair ranks amongst the most remarkable and precious treasures to have survived from the Middle Ages. It incorporated in its seat a block of sandstone,...


Space Unveiled: Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio

by Carla Jackson Bell

Since the early 1800s, African Americans have designed signature buildings; however, in the mainstream marketplace, African American architects, especially women, have remained invisible in architecture history,...


Women of the World

by Helen McCarthy

Throughout the twentieth century and long before, hundreds of determined British women defied the social conventions of their day in order to seek adventure and influence on the world stage. Some became travellers...


Child Workers and Industrial Health

by Peter Kirby

Historians have long recognised the importance of child health during the Industrial Revolution, but few have explored the health of working children in any analytical detail. In this comprehensive study, Peter...


Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

by Sandra Cavallo & Lyndan Warner

This new collection of essays brings together brand new research on widowhood in medieval and early modern Europe. The volume opens with an introductory chapter by the Editors which looks generally at the conditions...


More than Munitions: Women, Work and the Engineering Industries, 1900-1950

by Clare Wightman

Clare Wightman explores the key issue of gender in explaining the experience of men and women at work. She uses women's employment in the engineering industries between 1900 and 1950 to confront many of the...


A New History of Mississippi

by Dennis J. Mitchell

Creating the first comprehensive narrative of Mississippi since the bicentennial history was published in 1976, Dennis J. Mitchell recounts the vibrant and turbulent history of a Deep South state. The author...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Grace Higgens's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Grace Higgens's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. This unique history tracks the housekeeper's fortunes during a period of relentless social change - starting shortly...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Hannah MacKenzie's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Hannah Mackenzie's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Hannah Mackenzie's career in domestic service encompassed the Victorian industrialist middle classes, the Edwardian...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Sarah Wells's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Sarah Wells's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Mrs Wells was bad at accounts, bad at managing her girls, ill experienced in buying stores and economising - and this...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Ellen Penketh's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Ellen Penketh's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Erddig - or Erthig, to the Welsh - was an anchor in a fast-changing world. For five years it was home to Ellen Penketh,...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Dorothy Doar's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Dorothy Doar's story, one of five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. As one of the cabal that ran the estate of the Duke of Sutherland, this is an evocative and poignant story providing a moving...


Nymphs of the Pavement: Sin, Scandals and Vice in Victorian Lincolnshire

by Richard Gurnham

In 1842 the major of Lincoln reportedly lamented that 'there is more debauchery in Lincoln than in any other town of its size in the kingdom.' Lincoln races had long been a magnet for vice: by 1828, one newspaper...


Lure of the Mountains: The life of Bentley Beetham, 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer

by Michael D. Lowes

Lure of the Mountains is the first published biography of accomplished photographer, ornithologist, teacher and 1924 Everest expedition member Bentley Beetham (1886-1963). Written by the late Michael D. Lowes,...


A 1940s Childhood: From Bomb Sites to Children's Hour

by James Marsh

Do you remember collecting shrapnel and listening to Children's Hour? Carrying gas masks or sharing your school with evacuees from the city? The 1940s was a time of great challenge for everyone who lived through...