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Titans of History

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

In Titans of History Simon Sebag Montefiore, one of our pre-eminent historians, presents the lives of the giants who have made our world. The cast varies from conquerors, poets, kings, empresses and whores to...


Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World

by Mark Haskell Smith

People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows in Naked at Lunch, being a nudist is more complicated than...


The Secrets of the Ku Klux Klan

by Ezra Asher Cook

"To the old Ku-Klux Klan which rode through the south in the days following the civil war the new Ku-Klux Klan is a relative only in name. It is not tied by blood. It holds the same position to its southern...


Women of Valor

by Ellen Hampton

Women of Valor tells the extraordinary story of the Rochambelles, the only women's unit to serve on the front lines of World War II. Some of them had been proper young ladies stranded abroad by the German invasion...


Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century

by Konrad H. Jarausch

A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise.

Konrad Jarausch describes how the European...


1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar

by Eric Burns

One of the most dynamic eras in American history—the 1920s—began with this watershed year that would set the tone for the century to follow. "The Roaring Twenties” is the only decade in American history...


America the Black Point of View - An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe and the Autobiography of an American Gh

by Tony Rose

AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE....savagely written and beautifully told. An autobiographical history book. The book, America The Black Point of View: An Investigation and Study of The White People of America and Western...


Children of the Raj

by Vyvyen Brendon

Vyvyen Brendon's evocative, at times heart-tugging book, runs from the 18th century and the East India Company, through the Afghan wars, the Indian mutiny and the more settled era of the Queen Empress, and culminates...


Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975

by Barbara J. Love & Nancy F Cott

Documenting key feminists who ignited the second wave women's movement


Achebe and Friends at Umuahia

by Terri Ochiagha

This is the first in-depth scholarly study of the literary awakening of the young intellectuals who became known as Nigeria's "first-generation" writers in the post-colonial period. Terri Ochiagha's research...


A Companion to Julian of Norwich

by Liz Herbert McAvoy

Julian of Norwich, the fourteenth/early fifteenth-century anchoress and mystic, is one of the most important and best-known figures of the Middle Ages. Her Revelations, intense visions of the divine, have been...


Through the Keyhole: Sex, Scandal and the Secret Life of the Country House

by Susan C Law

The potent allure of sex, money and power has always created a public appetite for juicy tales of scandal in the hidden private lives of the English aristocracy. Millions of viewers are captivated by the television...


The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession

by Virginia Jenkins

Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive...


Air Vagabonds: Oceans, Airmen, and a Quest for Adventure

by Anthony J. Vallone

Air Vagabonds is the story of the amazing, true (mis)adventures of a band of rogues piloting aircraft alone into exotic and deadly destinations.

In the late 1970s and through the 1980s the demand for light aircraft...


Martial Arts Studies: Disrupting Disciplinary Boundaries

by Paul Bowman

This book disrupts disciplinary boundaries to make a case for the future direction and growth of martial arts studies as a unique field


The Policing of Belfast 1870-1914

by Mark Radford

The Policing of Belfast, 1870-1914 examines the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in late Victorian Belfast in order to see how a semi-military, largely rural constabulary adapted to the problems that a city posed....


Sherlock Holmes in Advertising

by Amanda J Field

This fascinating book explores the way that Sherlock Holmes has been appropriated by British businesses to advertise everything from carpets and tyres, to honey and whisky. Somerset Maugham believed that Holmes...


Orwell's Faded Lion: The Moral Atmosphere of Britain 1945-2015

by Anthony James

Orwell's Faded Lion traces the history of Britain from the end of the Second World War, during the darkest days of which George Orwell wrote The Lion and the Unicorn, calling for a British revolution, to the...


Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

by Bryan Burrough

From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s

The Weathermen. The Symbionese...


The Old Boys: The Decline and Rise of the Public School

by David Turner

To many in the United Kingdom, the British public school remains the disliked and mistrusted embodiment of privilege and elitism. They have educated many of the country's top bankers and politicians over the...