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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...


Handbook of the United States of America, 1880: A Guide to Emigration

by Lp Brockett

America’s “golden door” welcomed a huge wave of European immigrants between the 1880s and the 1920s. Millions passed through the gateway of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on their way to becoming...


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...


London Night and Day, 1951: A Guide to Where the Other Books Don't Take You

by Old House Books

This unusual and entertaining guide to the capital gives a snapshot of the best places to visit. Arranged by hour of the day, it takes the reader on a journey around 1950s London, from your morning walk to your...


A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by James Hamilton

Britain in the nineteenth century saw a series of technological and social changes which continue to influence and direct us today. Its reactants were human genius, money and influence, its crucibles the streets...


Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

by Joshua Wolf Shenk

A rigorous and inspiring survey of the workings of creative pairings that shows us how great duos work together and how we can adapt their techniques in our own work and lives.


Berlin Now

by Peter Schneider & Sophie Schlondorff

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe’s most charismatic and enigmatic city

It isn’t Europe’s most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive...


Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World

by Thomas Feiling

Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.

Cocaine is big business and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on a losing war against it,...


Snailing Round the South Seas: The Partula Story

by Justin Gerlach

The story of the tree snails of the Pacific Islands spans 250 years of the history of biology as a science. This runs from Captain Cook's first voyage of exploration, through the start of evolutionary theory...


History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions

by Gavin Hannah

History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions features a wealth of exam-style questions based on the format of the new ISEB Common Entrance exam. Exam Practice Answers is available to accompany this...


History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Answers

by Gavin Hannah

This book contains answers to all questions featured in the accompanying title History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions. - Features worked examples of answers to the evidence and essay questions...


Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

by Alastair Bonnett

A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take...


Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past

by Ray Raphael

First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael’s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael’s trademark wit and flair, Founding...


The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes

by Lucius Beebe

The Big Spenders was Lucius Beebe's last and many think his best book. In it he describes the consumption of the Gilded Age. Beebe enjoys it all immensely, and so do we his readers, whether it is James Gordon...


A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States

by Ilan Stavans

This edition is only readable on tablets. Enough with the dead white men! The true story of the United States lies with its most overlooked and marginalized peoples—the workers, immigrants, housewives, and...


Ireland in the World: Further Reflections

by Garret FitzGerald

A collection of essays, many of which have not previously appeared in print, on Irish history and politics, contemporary Irish society and world affairs by twice former Taoiseach and respected columnist Garret...


Wigston in the First World War: 1914-1918

by Duncan Lucas, Derek Seaton & Patricia Berry

Wigston Magna, in the heart of tranquil Leicestershire, was transformed from a peaceful existence in August 1914, as war-clouds swept across the skies of Europe. This village, the home of farming folk and framework...


The Workers' War: British Industry and the First World War

by Anthony Burton

The First World War: famous for the unprecedented loss of life on a global scale that affected the world forever. However, it wasn't only in terms of bloodshed that the war rocked the nation, but also with its...


Great War Britain: The First World War At Home

by Lucinda Gosling

The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the next four years. Popular, weekly magazines...


Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

by Rob Steen

Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all.

Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary,...