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Captain Coignet

by Jean-Roch Coignet

Jean-Roch Coignet (1776-1865) was a French soldier who served in the military campaigns of the Consulate and First French Empire, up through the Battle of Waterloo.

He later wrote his memoirs detailing his military...


Napoleon Bonaparte

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Napoleon Bonaparte in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Napoleon Bonaparte. In the...


The Industrial Revolution

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Industrial Revolution in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Industrial Revolution....


Waterloo: The Aftermath

by Paul O'Keeffe

The ground-breaking account of the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, “told in vivid colors . . . alive with drama and human tragedy” (New York Times) In the early morning hours of June 19, 1815, more...


Joseph Banks, Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772-1820 / Journals, Letters and Documents

by Anna Agnarsdóttir

Sir Joseph Banks was one of the great figures of Georgian England, best known for participating as naturalist in Cook's Endeavour voyage (1768-71), as a patron of science and as the longest-serving President...


French Foreign Legion 1831Â?71

by Martin Windrow & Gerry Embleton

Concluding his bestselling series on the French Foreign Legion, Martin Windrow explores the formation and development of the Legion during its 'first generation'. Raised in 1831, the Legion's formative years...


The Exile's Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World

by Sally McKee

The extraordinary story of African American composer Edmond Dédé, raised in antebellum New Orleans, and his remarkable career in France

In 1855, Edmond Dédé, a free black composer from New Orleans, emigrated...


A Shepherd's Life

by William Henry Hudson

"A Shepherd's Life" is a 1910 novel by Argentinian naturalist and author William Henry Hudson. It is the story of a shepherd called Caleb Bawcombe whose sheep roam the Wiltshire, Dorset, and Hampshire borders....


Les Belges du Wisconsin

by Daniel Dellisse

L’odyssée des émigrants belges au Wisconsin au milieu du XIXe siècle

« Les hautes forêts qui couvrent le pays ont un aspect qui, de prime abord, peut en faire considérer le défrichement comme impossible,...


La Construction de la Belgique (1828-1847)

by Els Witte & Anne-Laure Vignaux

Dans cet ouvrage, Els Witte nous présente une vision neuve de la révolution belge et de la période post-révolutionnaire.

Sur la base de travaux historico-sociologiques menés à l’étranger, d’études...


The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914

by Richard J. Evans

An Economist Best Book of the Year

“Sweeping . . . an ambitious synthesis . . . [Evans] writes with admirable narrative power and possesses a wonderful eye for local color . . . Fascinating.”—Stephen Schuker,...


The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questions: 1873

by Janet Horowitz Murray & Myra Stark

The Englishwoman's Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated...


The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questions: 1875

by Janet Horowitz Murray & Myra Stark

The Englishwoman's Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated...


The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questions: 1907-1908

by Janet Horowitz Murray & Myra Stark

The Englishwoman's Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated...


The First Vcs: The Stories Behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the Definition of Courage

by John Grehan

Officers led and men followed; all were expected to do their duty without thought of reward. Enlisted men rarely penetrated the officer ranks and promotion owed more to money than merit. Then came the Crimean...


The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questions: 1905

by Janet Horowitz Murray & Myra Stark

The Englishwoman's Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated...


The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questions: 1902

by Janet Horowitz Murray & Myra Stark

The Englishwoman's Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated...


The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questions: 1903

by Janet Horowitz Murray & Myra Stark

The Englishwoman's Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated...


The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questions: 1909-1910

by Janet Horowitz Murray & Myra Stark

The Englishwoman's Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated...


The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questions: 1906

by Janet Horowitz Murray & Myra Stark

The Englishwoman's Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated...