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Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon

by Elizabeth Wilson

Tennis's gladiatorial beauty, its stylish duelling and fashionable court-wear make it a romantic's dream. Ever since young men and women first came together to play on vicarage lawns, this most Victorian of...


Western Europe: Economic and Social Change since 1945

by Max-Stephan Schulze

This major new text offers a clearly structured introduction to the economic and social development of Western Europe since the Second World War. A team of experts explore key aspects of postwar Europe's economy...


Gender and the Historian

by Johanna Alberti

Why are most famous historians men? How have women changed the writing of history over the last decades? What lives and stories have been hidden from history?

Until recently history was predominantly the domain...


We Can Take It!

by Mark Connelly

`We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical...


We Can Take It!

by Mark Connelly

`We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical...


100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts

by Eric Kasum & Michael N. Smith

What were they thinking?

Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas.

From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth...


Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way...


A Perfect Fit

by Jenna Weissman Joselit

A striking and inventive social history of the role of clothing in the making of modern Americans.

While fashions of the rich and famous have been lushly chronicled, little attention has been paid to the meaning...


Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

by Heather Menzies

An engaging and intimate journey of personal and political discovery.


The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present

by Margaret Lewis Furse

In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend.

In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From...


A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

by Maegan Parker Brooks

A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against...


A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

by Maegan Parker Brooks

A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against...


The Road from Versailles

by Munro Price

What becomes of leaders when absolute power is wrested from their hands? How does dramatic political change affect once-absolute monarchs? In acclaimed historian Munro Price’s powerful new book, he confronts...


Shapers of Urban Form: Explorations in Morphological Agency

by Peter J. Larkham & Michael P. Conzen

People have designed cities long before there were urban designers. In Shapers of Urban Form, Peter Larkham and Michael Conzen have commissioned new scholarship on the forces, people, and institutions that have...


A History of British Elections since 1689

by Chris Cook & John Stevenson

A History of British Elections since 1689 represents a unique single-volume authoritative reference guide to British elections and electoral systems from the Glorious Revolution to the present day.

The main...


Is It True?: The Facts Behind the Things We Have Been Told

by Max Cryer

In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social...


Absent Through Want of Boots: Diary of a Victorian School in Leicestershire

by Robert Elverstone

Following the 1870 Forster Elementary Education Act, Albert Road Board School in Leicestershire opened on 2nd September 1878 with an average role of 500 children. Drawn from the first-hand accouns of the headmasters...


Marijuana Nation: One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization

by Roger Roffman

As public attitudes about pot undergo rapid change, Roger Roffman's portrait of marijuana in America rises above punditry and rhetoric Roger Roffman first discovered marijuana while serving as a US Army officer...


Parliamentary Enclosure in England: An Introduction to its Causes, Incidence and Impact, 1750-1850

by Gordon E Mingay

Enclosure transformed the old open fields and common lands of England to create the modern rural landscape. It changed forever the life of many villages, but provided food for a rapidly rising population. Its...


Growth of the Medieval City, The: From Late Antiquity to the Early Fourteenth Century

by David M Nicholas

The first part of David Nicholas's massive two-volume study of the medieval city, this book is a major achievement in its own right. (It is also fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use it...