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Trapped Behind Enemy Lines: Accounts of British Soldiers and their Protectors in the Great War

by John Anderson & Victor Pluk

As 1914 ends, the war which was supposed to be over by Christmas, had settled down to an entrenched stalemate. Trapped behind enemy lines are many British soldiers who are hidden by brave French families. The...


Hit and Run

by Robert Jackson

The book describes some of the most daring air attacks of World War II. Some were outstanding successes and some were unmitigated disasters. North Sea Battle: In the early weeks of World War II, Britain and...


1918 Year of Victory

by Ashley Ekins

World War I, 'The Great War' involved the mobilisation of some 70 million soldiers worldwide. It produced images of such pervasive horror on the Western Front that it defined warfare in human memory long into...


The Frozen Thames

by Helen Humphreys

In its long history, the river Thames has frozen solid forty times. These are the stories of that frozen river.

And so opens this breathtaking and original work of forty vignettes based on events that actually...


Chinese Society in Thailand: An Analytical History

by G. William Skinner

A history analyzing the relationship between Thais and Chinese immigrants in Thailand. Published in 1957, it includes a contemporary description of Chinese society in Thailand at a time when China was a newly-emerged...


In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life

by James Deetz

History is recorded in many ways. According to  author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully  by studying the small things so often forgotten.  Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical  instruments,...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup & Dolen Perkins-Valdez

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING EBOOK

The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt, directed by Steve McQueen, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch,...


Silvered Wings: The Memoirs of Air Vice-Marshal Sir John Severne KCVO OBE AFC DL

by John Severne

John Severne joined the RAF in 1944 and gained his wings two months after World War II ended. This book captures the author's great passion for flying, whether it be in jet-fighters, light aircraft, helicopters...


Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel

by Maryjean Wall

Belle Brezing made a major career move when she stepped off the streets of Lexington, Kentucky, and into Jennie Hill's bawdy house -- an upscale brothel run out of a former residence of Mary Todd Lincoln. At...


History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol 1

by Edward Gibbon

Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are...


The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus

by Flavius Josephus

This collection includes the work of Titus Flavius Josephus, born Joseph ben Matityahu. Josephus was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem—then part of...


Men of the Bombers: Remarkable Incidents of World War II

by Ralph Barker

This is a selection of ten remarkable true accounts of unusual incidents and happenings to Bomber Command aircrew during World War Two. It covers operations of varying natures, such as one of the first leaflet...


Forbidden Science: From Ancient Technologies to Free Energy

by J. Douglas Kenyon

Following the model of his bestselling Forbidden History and Forbidden Religion, J. Douglas Kenyon has assembled forty-two essays by nineteen researchers from his bimonthly journal, Atlantis Rising, material...


The Physics of Sorrow

by Georgi Gospodinov & Angela Rodel

Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.


Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

by Michael Smith

An extraordinary character and one of history’s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible...


Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War

by Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher’s sardonic and unnerving Iraq War memoir uniquely covers the counterinsurgency, when American troops increasingly encountered the mysterious world of Iraq


Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland 1971-74

by Steve Corbett

"It's a very weird sensation to be shot at... Very often you see the gunman when it's too late or you don't see him at all. You might as well just be targets on a rifle range. I often wondered if I would get...


Eastern Europe 1945-1969: From Stalinism to Stagnation

by Ben Fowkes

Here is an essential short guide to the history of Eastern Europe under the early decades of communist rule. The study explores the communists attempt to transpose a uniform economic and social system across...


Fighters Under Construction in World War Two

by Graham Simons

There has been bookshelf after bookshelf of books compiled, written and published about British aircraft, the Royal Air Force and the activities of its pilots during World War Two. Tales of derring do, bravery...


Scandal: Infamous Gay Controversies of the Twentieth Century

by Marc E Vargo

Examine the cornerstone incidents of modern gay political history!Scandal: Infamous Gay Controversies of the Twentieth Century is a compelling and thorough examination of same-sex controversies that range from...