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Ancestor's Footsteps: The Somme 1916

by Andrew Rawson

This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this...


The First Day of the Somme: Gommecourt to Maricourt, 1 July 1916

by Jon Cooksey & Jerry Murland

Many guidebooks cover the Somme offensive in 1916, the five-month struggle that has come to be seen as one of the defining episodes in the history of the fighting on the Western Front during the First World...


The Old Farmer's Almanac 2017: Special Anniversary Edition

by Old Farmer's Almanac

What is 225 years old yet always of the moment? The Old Farmer’s Almanac! America’s oldest continuously published periodical, beloved by generations for being “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,”...


The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition: A Compendium of Knowledge from the Classical Islamic World

by Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri & Elias Muhanna

For the first time in English, a catalog of the world through fourteenth-century Arab eyes—a kind of Schott’s Miscellany for the Islamic Golden Age

 

An astonishing record of the knowledge of a civilization,...


Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on artists...


The Devil's Dictionary - With a Preface by the Author and a Short Biography of Ambrose Bierce

by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, United States in 1842. Bierce is critically best remembered for his fiction and many other writings are also generally regarded as some of the best war...


The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control--and Live to Tell the Tale

by Alice Mattison

A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher

Writing...


Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Constitution

by Richard S. Conley

The Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Constitution contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key figures...


How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication

by Mark Shaw

Written by a published author for aspiring authors, How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication provides practical advice for every writer who dreams of becoming published. Guaranteed to inspire, this...


OptaJoe's Football Yearbook 2016: That thing you thought? Think the opposite.

by Duncan Alexander

Kane or Vardy?

Pep or José?

Pulis or ... anybody else?

Football is a game of opinions. A world where received wisdom and the law of the hunch reign supreme. But football is becoming more intelligent. The history...


The Test Match Special Quiz Book

by Dan Waddell

For over 50 years, Test Match Special has provided listeners with every Test cricket ball, batting average, and planety of views from the boundary, too. But how well do you know your cricket?

Pit your wits against...


Her Ladyship's Guide to Greeting the Queen: and Other Questions of Modern Etiquette

by Caroline Taggart

Choosing how to behave in unfamiliar situations is one of the many minefields with which modern life abounds. In this amusing yet practical guide to modern manners, Her Ladyship offers invaluable advice on every...


Her Ladyship's Guide to the British Season

by Caroline Taggart

Great Britain has a long tradition of spectacular seasonal events, parties, pomp and ceremony. But times have moved on since the days of formal manners and dress codes and with many exclusive events now accessible...


Get Published in Literary Magazines: The Indispensable Guide to Preparing, Submitting and Writing Better

by Allison K Williams & Jay Ashworth

Getting published isn't a lottery or a slim chance—it’s the result of a thoughtful, deliberate submissions process. Learn how to identify your publication goals, judge your own level and find journals that...


Unearthing Family Tree Mysteries

by Ruth A Symes

The intriguing characters in these real family history mysteries include an agricultural labourer who left secrets behind in Somerset when he migrated to Manchester, a working-class woman who bafflingly lost...


Tracing Your Kent Ancestors: A Guide for Family and Local Historians

by David Wright

Genealogically and historically, Kent is an important maritime county which has played a prime defensive role in English history. It is large and diverse and replete with great houses, castles and other family...


The Official DVSA Guide to Riding - the essential skills (3rd edition)

by The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Whether you're a learner, an experienced motorcyclist or an instructor, this book will help you to develop safe riding skills for life.

Fully updated for 2016, this essential publication now includes information...


Historical Dictionary of Denmark

by Alastair H. Thomas

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Denmark contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on important...


Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhe

by Lisa Cron

Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.

It’s...


Critical Government Documents on Law and Order

by Don Philpott

Critical Government Documents on Law and Order reviews of many law and order issues facing us today. The book does not offer any new science not attempt to take sides. It is, however, an attempt to gather together...