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Abigail Adams: A Writing Life

by Edith B. Gelles

In this book, Edith B. Gelles asserts that Abigail Adams' vivid, insightful letters are "the best account that exists from the pre to the post-Revolutionary period in America of a woman's life and world." Adams'...


Pope John Paul II

by Tad Szulc

Pope John Paul II is one of the pivotal figures of this century, the spiritual head of more than one billion believers and a world statesman of immense stature and influence. Yet, at the age of seventy-six and...


Here We Stand: Women Changing the World

by Helena Earnshaw & Angharad Penrhyn Jones

A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they were changed by the process of changing the world.


Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister

by Michael Jago

Elected in a surprise landslide in 1945, Clement Attlee was the first ever Labour leader to command a majority government. At the helm for twenty years, he remains the longest-serving leader in the history of...


The Mendelssohn Family 1729-1847 - From Letters And Journals

by Sebastian Hensel

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity: The Crisis That Created a Classic

by Paul McCusker

Mere Christianity is one of the best books of Christian apologetics ever written. Arguably, no book other than the Bible itself has had as much influence for the cause of the gospel over the past 60 years. The...


The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew At His Side

by Damien Lewis

An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute...


Lion Rampant: The Memoirs of an Infantry Officer from D-Day to the Rhineland

by Robert Woollcombe

Lion Rampant is Robert Woollcombe’s graphic account of his experiences as a front-line infantry officer with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers during the desperate battle for Normandy and the Allied advance...


Hitler's Heroine: Hanna Reitsch

by Sophie Jackson

Hanna Reitsch longed to fly. Breaking records and earning the respect of the Nazi regime, she became the first female Luftwaffe test pilot, earning significant awards and becoming a personal heroine of Hitler's....


Pericles of Athens

by Vincent AZOULAY, Janet Lloyd & Paul Cartledge

Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. “Periclean” Athens witnessed tumultuous...


Mother and Me: Escape from Warsaw 1939

by Julian Padowicz

When bombs began to fall on Warsaw, Julian's world crumbled. His beloved governess Kiki returned to her family in Lodz; Julian's stepfather joined the Polish army and the grief-stricken boy was left with the...


Say the Name: A Survivor's Tale in Prose and Poetry

by Judith Sherman & Davíd| Carrasco

The experiences of a fourteen-year-old girl imprisoned in the Ravensbruck concentration camp during World War II. Illustrated with drawings made secretly by other camp inhabitants.


Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study Of The Years 1900-1925

by Vera Brittain

In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable...


The Wives of Henry VIII

by Antonia Fraser

The six-week New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from an acclaimed biographer. "Admirably succeed(s) in bringing to life the six women who married England's ruler. ....


Boy Soldier and Beyond

by Alan Brown

From his humble beginnings as a raw recruit aged 15 to his departure from the army aged 27 and a fully qualified Helicopter Air Gunner/Pilot, Alan Brown recounts anecdotes and tales from his life as a soldier...


A Song of Their Own: The Fight For Votes For Women in Ipswich

by Joy Bounds

What did women from the Ipswich area have to do with getting the vote? Surely it was only in London that suffragettes chained themselves to railings, held enormous processions, went to prison, and burnt down...


The Giant of the French Revolution: Danton, A Life

by David Lawday

One of the Western world’s most epic uprisings, the French Revolution ended a monarchy that had ruled for almost a thousand years. George-Jacques Danton was the driving force behind it. In the first biography...


Cromwell

by Antonia Fraser

In Cromwell, award-winning biographer Antonia Fraser tells of one of England's most celebrated and controversial figures, often misunderstood and demonized as a puritanical zealot. Oliver Cromwell rose from...


Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln & Jr. William B. Jones

Abraham Lincoln, also known as "Honest Abe", was one of America's most prolific presidents, frontiersman, and statesman, known best as the man who freed the slaves. Before his heroic stand against slavery and...


The Roughrider

by Theodore Roosevelt & Jr. William B. Jones

Follow the "Bigger than Life" American  hero Theodore Roosevelt from his birth in New York City to Harvard graduate, to rancher, to organizer of a volunteer regiment-The Rough Riders in the war with Spain,...