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Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation, Premier of NSW, Statesman, Visionary, Political Leader, Poet, HumanistMay 27, 2015 brings the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Parkes. After he died, the London...


Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War

by Joan Beaumont

The Australian experience of war in all its complexity - from the homefront as well as the battlefront - as the men and women who experienced it chose to understand and remember it.


Letters on England

Great Disasters in Australian History

by Jonathan King

From the sinking of the Waratah to the West Gate Bridge collapse to the Granville train disaster to the Black Saturday bushfires, here are twenty-three peacetime disasters that changed Australia forever.


Mr. Selden's Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer

by Timothy Brook

From the author of the award-winning Vermeer�s Hat, a historical detective story decoding a long-forgotten link between seventeenth century Europe and China.

Timothy Brook�s award-winning Vermeer�s Hat...


Daughter of Jerusalem

by Joanne Otto

"Daughter of Jerusalem" takes its 21st-century readers on a journey back to the first-century world of a young rabbi named Yeshua-better known to us as Jesus. Mara, the young heroine of this story, gets to mingle...


Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden: The United States, the Horn of Africa, and the Demise of Detente

by Louise P. Woodroofe

When the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between the Soviet Union and United States faltered during the administration of Jimmy Carter, National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski claimed that "SALT...


Democratic Narrative, History, and Memory

by Carole A. Barbato & Laura L. Davis

The essays in this volume explore the complex relationships among events, memory, and portrayal of those events and the deepest questions of human experience, all viewed through a range of disciplinary lenses...


A Self-Evident Lie: Southern Slavery and the Threat to American Freedom

by Jeremy J. Tewell

A Self-Evident Lie explores and underscores the fear and complex meaning of "slavery" to northerners before the Civil War. Many northerners asked: If slavery was the beneficent and paternalistic institution...


A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War

by Brian Craig Miller

Private Silas W. Haven, a native New Englander transplanted to Iowa, enlisted in 1862 to fight in a war that he believed was God's punishment for the sin of slavery. Only through the war's purifying bloodshed,...


Conflict and Command

by John Hubbell

Fifteen groundbreaking essays from Albert Castel, Gary Gallagher, Mark Neely, Richard M. McMurry, and othersFor more than fifty years the journal Civil War History has presented the best original scholarship...


Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

by Raymond Arsenault & Orville Vernon Burton

Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney brings together essays by some of the nation's most distinguished Southern historians. Each contributor has a personal as well as professional connection to Sheldon...


Heritage, Communities and Archaeology

by Emma Waterton & Laurajane Smith

This book traces the development of 'community archaeology', identifying both its advantages and disadvantages by describing how and why tensions have arisen between archaeological and community understandings...


The Boer War: London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton's March

by Winston Churchill

On October 11th,1899 long-simmering tensions between Britain and the Boer Republics - the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic - finally erupted into the conflict that would become known as the Second...


Historiae Mundi: Studies in Universal History

by Bloomsbury Publishing

"Universal History" is a type of history that attempts to explain the world beyond the immediate surroundings of the author. It reflects a desire to synthesise the mass of written and oral knowledge about the...


The Imperial Season: America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918

by William Seale

This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were...


The War Room: Political Strategies for Business, NGOs, and Anyone Who Wants to Win

by Warren Kinsella

Using personal anecdotes, practical wisdom, historical examples, and humour, Kinsella reveals what it takes to survive challenges not just in politics but in any kind of business.


Experiencing Byzantium: Papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011

by Claire Nesbitt & Mark Jackson

From the reception of imperial ekphraseis in Hagia Sophia to the sounds and smells of the back streets of Constantinople, the sensory perception of Byzantium is an area that lends itself perfectly to an investigation...


Power and Subversion in Byzantium: Papers from the 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 2010

by Dimiter Angelov & Michael Saxby

The 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies in 2010 drew together historians, art historians, and scholars of literature, religion and philosophy, who discussed shared and discipline-specific approaches to...


Vicarious Consumers: Trans-National Meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean World (1730-1808)

by Manuel Pérez-García

The birth of a mass consumer society in Western Europe has been the subject of much scholarly debate in recent years. In order to come to a further understanding of the issue, this book adopts an analytical...