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Mrs. Wakeman vs. the Antichrist: And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History

by Robert D Schneck

American history is more than just what you read in your high school textbooks.

There's a wild and weird side to America's past, filled with strange creatures, bizarre happenings, and fantastical figures. Researcher...


The Isle of Man

by Joseph E. Morris

Either Ruskin or Wordsworth—I forget for the moment which—says somewhere that the English Lake Country begins where its mountains first become visible over the sands of Morecambe Bay. This, indeed, is a...


The Brewer's Tale: A History of the World According to Beer

by William Bostwick

Taste 5,000 years of brewing history as a time-traveling homebrewer rediscovers and re-creates the great beers of the past. The Brewer’s Tale is a beer-filled journey into the past: the story of brewers gone...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts

The vibrant story of America’s great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color.

A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake....


Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

by Anne Holland

Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back...


A Companion to Livy

by Bernard Mineo

A Companion to Livy features a collection of essays representing the most up-to-date international scholarship on the life and works of the Roman historian Livy.

  • Features contributions from top Livian scholars...


Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

by Robert Darnton

This absorbing history by a brilliant scholar and writer deepens our understanding of how censorship works. With his uncanny ability to spark life in the past, Robert Darnton re-creates three historical worlds...


The World's First SWAT Team: W. E. Fairbairn and the Shanghai Municipal Police Reserve Unit

by Leroy Thompson

In turbulent Shanghai in the years between the World Wars, the International Settlement was a mercantile powerhouse that faced unrest from Communist labor unions, criminal gangs, spies, political agitators,...


Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, Volume 33

by Hayden Lorimer & Charles W. J. Withers

Volume 33 of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies adds significantly to the corpus of scholarship on geography's multiple histories and biographies with six essays on individuals who have made major contributions...


The Old Straight Track

by Alfred Watkins, Graham Hancock & Robert Macfarlane

A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside.

First published in 1925, THE OLD STRAIGHT...


The Making of a History: Walter Prescott Webb and the Great Plains

by Gregory M. Tobin

Walter Prescott Webb became one of the best known interpreters of the American West following the publication of The Great Plains in 1931. That book remained one of the outstanding studies of the region for...


Fighting the Boche Underground

by Harry Davis Trounce

IT has been frequently suggested to me that I write of my experiences at the front. As one of the advance-guard of the American army who participated in the great struggle for freedom long before the United...


Who Speaks for the Negro?

by Robert Penn Warren

First published in 1965, this is a unique text in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Robert Penn Warren interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists, and artists across the...


Pillboxes and Tank Traps

by Bernard Lowry

The very real threat of the invasion of Britain in 1940 initiated a huge military construction program. Around the vulnerable coasts of the country, as well as inland, were built thousands of pillboxes, anti-tank...


Cruise Through History: Itinerary 1 - London to Rome

by Sherry Hutt

Cruise through History is a collection of short stories grouped by the sequence of many popular cruise itineraries, rather than by country, or period of history. An enjoyable cruise itinerary, particularly for...


Warlords of Ancient Mexico: How the Mayans and Aztecs Ruled for More Than a Thousand Years

by Peter G. Tsouras

Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico.

More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico....


Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony

by Leslie Carroll

It's no secret that the marriages of monarchs are often made in hell. Here are some of the most spectacular mismatches in five hundred years of royal history....

In a world where many kings, queens, and princes...


The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics

by Kenan Malik

The story of the global search for moral truths

In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer’s Greece to...


Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

by Ronald D. Cohen & Rachel Clare Donaldson

Comparing the impact of the folk revival on each side of the Atlantic


Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy

by Francis Miltoun

This statement is of undeniable merit, as some of us, who so love la belle France—even though we be strangers—well know. The Burgundy of Charlemagne’s time was a much vaster extent of territory than that...