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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 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...


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...


My Revision Notes Edexcel (B) Gcse Schools History Project 2nd Edition

by Dan Hartley & Sally Thorne

Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to know for Edexcel (B) GCSE Schools History Project. Written by experienced teachers, this series closely...


History for Common Entrance: The Making of the UK 1485-1750

by Bob Pace

History for Common Entrance: The Making of the UK 1485-1750 ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Making of the UK' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. Clearly presented content, lively illustrations...


History for Common Entrance: Medieval Realms Britain 1066-1485

by Bob Pace

History for Common Entrance: Medieval Realms Britain 1066-1485 ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Medieval Realms' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. Clearly presented content, lively illustrations...


Cromwell was Framed: Ireland 1649

by Tom Reilly

Revealed: The definitive research that proves the Irish nation owes Oliver Cromwell a huge posthumous apology for wrongly convicting him of civilian atrocities in 1649.


The Great Illusion

by Norman Angell

If this, the fourth American edition, is bulkier than its predecessors, it is chiefly because the events of the last two years throw an interesting light upon the bearing of the book's main thesis on actual...


A History of Reading

by Alberto Manguel

At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book-that string of confused, alien ciphers-shivered into meaning, and at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader....


The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

by Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Michelle Yeh & Ming-ju Fan

This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays...


Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White

by Heidi Ardizzone & Earl Lewis

"Too important to be ignored....A fascinating look at America's obsession with race, pride, and privilege."—Essence When Alice Jones, a former nanny, married Leonard Rhinelander in 1924, she became the first...


Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

by John Geiger, Owen Beattie & Margaret Atwood

The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845–48 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin...


Dragon Sea: A True Tale of Treasure, Archeology, and Greed off the Coast of Vietnam

by Frank Pope

Frank Pope pulls back the curtain on the intensely competitive underworld of shipwrecks in this thrilling story of treasure hunting gone wrong. When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound—dubbed the "Indiana Jones...


History for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide

by Ed Adams

History for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide reflects the style and content of the new ISEB Common Entrance syllabus and provides essential support and guidance for thorough exam preparation. - Endorsed by...


The Final Over: The Cricketers of Summer 1914

by Christopher Sandford

August 1914 brought an end to the 'Golden Age' of English cricket. At least 210 professional cricketers (out of a total of 278 registered) signed up to fight, of whom 34 were killed. Cricket stands as both a...


Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London

by Richard M. Ward

In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a �golden age of writing about crime�, when the older genres of criminal...