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The Pre-Dreadnought Revolution: Developing the Bulwarks of Sea Power

by Warren Berry

The late nineteenth century saw an unparalleled revolution in warship development as the Victorian navy found itself grappling with intense technical change to ensure its survival in the modern theatre. From...


Russell Kirk: A Critical Biography of a Conservative Mind

by James E. Person

This first full-length treatment of Russell Kirk's life and accomplishments blends new biographical insights and critical perspectives about the author of the ground-breakingThe Conservative Mind.


Joseph Plunkett: 16Lives

by Honor O Brolchain

Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916) from Dublin was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, the designer of the military plan and the youngest signatory of the Proclamation. A recognised poet, he was already dying...


Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem: The Blackest-Hearted Villains from Irish History

by Joe O'Shea

The Irish are often thought of as a nation of missionaries, explorers, freedom fighters, artists and writers. But for every Tom Crean or Bernardo O’Higgins, there is a Captain William Cotter or Antoine Walsh...


O'Brien Pocket History of Irish Rebels

by Morgan Llywelyn

The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebels, from the sixteenth century to today. From the daring pirate-queen Grace O'Malley, to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, and the courageous...


My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone

by Neal O. Hammon

One of the most famous figures of the American frontier, Daniel Boone clashed with the Shawnee and sought to exploit the riches of a newly settled region. Despite Boone's fame, his life remains wrapped in mystery.The...


Tony Gregory

by Robbie Gilligan

The biography of a true Irish political legend. As harsh economic times return to Ireland, it is time to celebrate this inspirational Irishman who made his name as a grass-roots community activist and went on...


Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny

by R. H. S. Stolfi

This fascinating and richly detailed new biography of Hitler reinterprets the known facts about the Nazi Fuehrer to construct a convincing, realistic portrait of the man. In place of the hollow shell others...


General and Madam de Lafayette: Partners in Liberty's Cause in the American and French Revolutions

by Jason Lane

This biography of French liberator Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) reveals not only how the nineteen-year-old bravely ventured to the infant United States to serve in its War of Independence, but also teh iconoclast's...


Chinese Lives: The People Who Made a Civilization

by Victor H. Mair, Sanping Chen & Frances Wood

3000 years of Chinese history presented through the lives of ninety-six illustrious participants from all periods and all parts of the country

China is the most populous country on earth, with the longest history...


Clarence Dillon: A Wall Street Enigma

by Robert C. Perez & Edward F. Willett

A biography of a Polish immigrant who rose to the top of Wall Street in the Roaring Twenties and abandoned it after the Crash.


Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred

by Mark Gevisser

What happens to a dream deferred? This question, from one of Thabo Mbeki’s favourite poems by Langston Hughes, provides the thread for this magisterial biography of the second president of a democratic South...


The World of Mary O'Connell 1778-1836

by Erin L. Bishop

In 1800 Daniel O'Connell, a young Kerry barrister who had just made his first forays into national politics, began a clandestine correspondence with his distant cousin Mary O'Connell of Tralee. Two years later...


Belmont Castle: or Suffering Sensibility

by Marion Deane

Among the possessions seized from Theobald Wolfe Tone upon his arrest in 1798 were two copies of Belmont Castle, the epistolary novel he wrote and published with his friends Richard Jebb and John Radcliffe in...


Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone: Memoirs, journals and political writings, compiled and arranged by William T.W. Tone, 1826

by Theobald Wolfe Tone & Thomas Bartlett

As I shall embark in a business, within a few days, the event of which is uncertain, I take the opportunity of a vacant hour to throw on paper a few memorandums relative to myself and my family ...' So begins...


In the Footsteps of William Wallace

by Alan Young & Michael J Stead

For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history. Was he the Braveheart of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage, hero...


Alexander Hamilton: A Life

by Willard Sterne Randall

From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy....


Alice

by Hugo Vickers

"In 1953, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Alice was dressed from head to foot in a long gray dress and a gray cloak, and a nun's veil. Amidst all the jewels, and velvet and coronets, and the...


The Essential Edgar Cayce

by Mark Thurston

A complete guide to the work of the remarkable twentieth-century seer Edgar Cayce, featuring Cayce's most intriguing and influential readings, and a biographical introduction to his life.

Edgar Cayce is one...


Barbary Pirate: The Life and Crimes of John Ward

by Greg Bak

In 1603 John Ward, a sailor in James VI & I's navy, led a mass desertion, stole a civilian vessel from Portsmouth and defected to the Ottoman Empire at Tunis. From there, his unbridled and brutal piracy saw...