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Victorian England: Portrait of an Age

by G.M. Young

This brilliant and evocative book is now widely regarded as the greatest single study of the age in any language. The late George Kitson Clark characterized it as "an historical essay of unique interest and...


Luminous Traitor

by Martin Duberman

Roger Casement was an internationally renowned figure at the beginning of the 20th century, famous for exposing the widespread atrocities against the indigenous people in King Leopold's Congo and his subsequent...


An Imperial Disaster

by Benjamin Kingsbury

The storm came on the night of 31 October. It was a full moon, and the tides were at their peak; the great rivers of eastern Bengal were full of monsoon rain. In the early hours the inhabitants of the coast...


The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas & MyBooks Classics

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and ?in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress...


Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France

by Anca I. Lasc

This book examines the beginnings of the interior-design profession in nineteenth-century France. Here, the ideal domestic interior was represented and expressed through various media outlets, including collecting...


High culture and tall chimneys

by James Moore

This new study examines how nineteenth-century industrial Lancashire became a leading national and international art centre. By the end of the century almost every major town possessed an art gallery, while...


Clarinda and Henry

by Catherine Blake

Clarinda and Henry tells the story of the Australian Father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, and his wife, Clarinda. 

It is a story of their struggles in England in the early 1800s, their hazardous journey...


The Age of Questions

by Holly Case

A groundbreaking history of the Big Questions that dominated the nineteenth century

In the early nineteenth century, a new age began: the age of questions. In the Eastern and Belgian questions, as much as in...


Talaat Pasha

by Hans-Lukas Kieser

Talat Pasha (1874–1921) led the triumvirate that ruled the late Ottoman Empire during World War I and is arguably the father of modern Turkey. He was also the architect of the Armenian Genocide, which would...


Democracy in Modern Europe

by Jussi Kurunmäki, Jeppe Nevers & Henk te Velde

As one of the most influential ideas in modern European history, democracy has fundamentally reshaped not only the landscape of governance, but also social and political thought throughout the world. Democracy...


Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself

by Henry Bibb & Lucius C. Matlack

Henry Bibb (1815-1854) was born to an enslaved woman named Mildred Jackson in Shelby County, Kentucky. His father was a state senator who never acknowledged him. His narrative documents his persistent attempts...


Marie Curie

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...


Buying Time

by Thomas F. McDow

In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship...


History and the State in Nineteenth-Century Japan

by Margaret Mehl

The nineteenth century saw the emergence both of history as an independent scientific discipline and of national history as a means to legitimize the nation state. In History and the State in Nineteenth-Century...


Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

by Leonard V. Smith

We have known for many decades that the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 "failed", in the sense that it did not prevent the outbreak of World War II. This book investigates not whether the Paris Peace Conference...


The Tallest Tower

by Joseph Harriss

The Paris Universal Exposition of 1889 marked both the centennial of the French Revolution and France's recovery from the humiliating defeat of the Franco-Prussian War.  Gustave Eiffel's thousand-foot tower...


Congress and the People’s Contest

by Donald R. Kennon, Paul Finkelman, Mischa Honeck & Fergus M. Bordewich et al.

The American Civil War was the first military conflict in history to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose...


In Fair Silesia

by Gustav Nieritz & Ireland E Mary

Joseph and Helena are so poor their mother can not afford to feed them. They must go to live with their uncle in Reichenstein. They hope to get a job in the factory like other children do in their time, and...


Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology

by Henry McGhie

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838-1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is largely based on unpublished correspondence...


George Bronson Rea, Propagandist

by Leslie Eaton Clark

George Bronson Rea, Propagandist brings to life the extraordinary story of a journalist, publisher, engineer, spy, lobbyist, blackmailer and fortune hunter, who represents twentieth century journalism gone awry....