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Mutiny!: The Real History of the H.M.S. Bounty

by Sir John Barrow

The historic voyage of the H.M.S. bounty culminates in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh.


The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon's Years of Revolution

by James Mitchell

Nineteen-seventy-one was the year John Lennon left London and pop stardom for a life in New York City as a solo artist, record producer and activist looking to help end the war in Vietnam. He settled in Greenwich...


False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World

by Alan Beattie

A "provocative...persuasive" (The New York Times) book that examines countries' economic destinies.

In False Economy, Alan Beattie weaves together the economic choices, political choices, economic history,...


The Red Lion Brewery: Hoare & Co.

by Victoria Hutchings

A fascinating history of the Red Lion Brewery, established in the 16th century, and owned for over 100 years by Hoare's, the bankers from 1802 - 1933. The Red Lion Brewery became Hoare and Co, to distinguish...


John Adam: The Mulbuie Murderer

by Graham Clark

The fascinating account of the last public hanging, on 16th October 1835 in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. The man on the gallows was John Adam, known as The Mulbuie Murderer. Graham Clark...


An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics

by David S. Sorenson

Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics...


Cold War: An International History

by Carole K. Fink

Cold War looks beyond the US and USSR and treats the conflict from a global perspective.


Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change

by Barbara Winslow

An accessible and engaging look into the trailblazing life of Shirley Chisholm and her lifelong advocacy for fair treatment, access to education, and equal pay for all American minority groups.


Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War

by Jeffrey Hummel & John Majewski

This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war’s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America’s turning point: simultaneously...


Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943

by James Holland

The night of 16 May, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy...


Haunted West End

by Gilly Pickup

The West End of London has long been popular with theatre-goers and tourists to the capital, but this historic area is also home to a multitude of terrifying ghosts. From the spectre of 'Black Sally' said to...


Bloody British History Winchester

by Clare Dixon, Don Bryan & Geraldine Buchanan

Winchester has one of the darkest and most fascinating histories on record - more than 2,000 years of death, disease, and destruction. Containing dozens of true stories, including the tale of William Walker,...


Defending Cambridgeshire: The Military Landscape from Prehistory to Present

by Mike Osborne

Throughout history, Cambridgeshire has figured in the conflict shaping our nation. Doomed Roman legionaries marched from Longthorpe to defeat by Boudicca's Iceni; Saxons and Danes fought over the edges of the...


Follow Me Through: The Ups and Downs of a RAF Flying Instructor

by Mike Brooke

Following his success as a Cold War Canberra pilot, Mike Brooke was dispatched to become a flying instructor at the Central Flying School in the 1970s. 'Follow him through', as he would instruct his trainees,...


The Spellmount Guide to London in the Second World War

by James Beardon

During the lead up to and over the course of the Second World War, London was a city transformed as it simultaneously became the front line and the command centre of Allied operations. The scale and speed of...


Upstairs & Downstairs: Life in a Country House

by Edward Haywood

During the reigns of Queen Victoria and her son, King Edward VII, almost everyone either had servants or had been one at some stage of their life. Many of those 'in service' came from backgrounds where life...


Life in the Mine

by Anthony Burton

Over 4,000 years of history lie in the seams of British mines. Large-scale coal mining in Britain developed during the Industrial Revolution, providing energy for industry and transportation in industrial areas...


Life on the Railway

by Anthony Burton

The first steam locomotive chuffed its way down the tracks in 1804, but it was not until 1830, with the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, that the Railway Age really got under way. There followed...


Life on the Farm

by Anthony Burton

Though not all of Britain was suitable for arable farming, for centuries life on the farm depended on two things - manpower and horsepower. The first major change began in the 17th century with the enclosure...


Scottish Murders

by Martin Baggoley

This chilling collection of murderous tales brings together a diverse range of cases spanning three centuries and all of which were committed in Scotland. Featuring fifty-two cases that shocked the country,...