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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...


No.131 (County of Kent) Squadron 1941 - 1945

by Phil H. Listemann

A deep study of this unit which includes history, the men who flew with it, details on losses, claims, statistics with plenty of photos and colour profiles. Three printable posters are also included.


Constant Battles

by Steven A. LeBlanc, Steven Le Blanc, Katherine E. Register & Steven A. Le Blanc

With armed conflict in the Persian Gulf now upon us, Harvard archaeologist Steven LeBlanc takes a long-term view of the nature and roots of war, presenting a controversial thesis: The notion of the "noble savage"...


Andalusian Morocco: A Discovery in Living Art

by 'Abdelaziz Touri, Naïma El-Khatib Boujibar & Kamal Lakhdar

As early as the beginning of the eighth century, having just reached this extreme territory of the Maghreb, Moroccan Islam started to cast its eye to the other side of the Straits of Gibraltar and shortly after...


Lenin and His Comrades: The Bolsheviks Take Over Russia 1917-1924

by Yuri Felshtinsky

Reads like a true crime investigation. Hard-hitting anti-communist slant by dissident critic of the communist regime.


Verdict On India

by Beverley Nichols

A fascinating window onto the British mind-set concerning India during the early and mid-20th century.


William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary

by Peter Linebaugh & E. P. Thompson

This biographical study is a window into 19th-century British society and the life of William Morris—the great craftsman, architect, designer, poet, and writer—who remains a monumental and influential figure...


The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

by Frances Stonor Saunders

The astonishing untold story of a woman who tried to stop the rise of Fascism and change the course of history

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 1926, a woman stepped out of the crowd on Rome's Campidoglio Square....


The Buried Book

by David Damrosch

Adventurers, explorers, kings, gods, and goddesses come to life in this riveting story of the first great epic—lost to the world for 2,000 years, and rediscovered in the nineteenth century

Composed by a poet...


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,...


Lula of Brazil: The Story So Far

by Richard Bourne

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's dramatic life story has captured the imagination of millions, and his progressive politics have brought hope and excitement to Brazil-and the world. This compelling work is the first...


The Strange Death of Liberal England

by George Dangerfield

This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.


Combat Biplanes of World War II

by Peter C Smith

The era of the combat biplane is usually thought to have been between 1914 and 1938. By the outbreak of World War II, most of the advanced air forces of the world had moved on to monoplane aircraft for their...


Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World In Our Time

by Carroll Quigley

TRAGEDY AND HOPE shows the years 1895-1950 as a period of transition from the world dominated by Europe in the nineteenth century to the world of three blocs in the twentieth century. With clarity, perspective,...


The Blast that Tears the Skies

by J.D. Davies

1665. The land is at war and plague stalks London, but conspiracies against King Charles II are rife. Captain Matthew Quinton finds himself thrust unexpectedly into the midst of the deadliest of them when he...


Rodney and Nelson

by Les Brown & Robert Brown

The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject...


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2010

by Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible...