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Constitutional Dictatorship - Crisis Government In The Modern Democracies

by Clinton L. Rossiter

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...


South Carolina Fire-Eater: The Life of Laurence Massillion Keitt, 1824-1864

by Holt Merchant

South Carolina Fire-Eater is the first book-length biography of Laurence Massillon Keitt, one of South Carolina's most notorious advocates of secession and apologists for African American slavery. A politician...


Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

by James H. Johnson

"The entire town is disguised," declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks-nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men-could be found mixing at every level of...


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...


South Africa - The Present as History: From Mrs Ples to Mandela and Marikana

by John S. Saul & Patrick Bond

In 1994, the first non-racial elections in South Africa brought Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress to office; elections since have confirmed the ANC's hold, both popular and legitimate, on power....


Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10

by Robin Netherton & Gale R. Owen-Crocker

The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy;...


Foundations of an African Civilisation: Aksum and the northern Horn, 1000 BC - AD 1300

by David W. Phillipson

This well-illustrated book provides an up-to-date survey of a key period in the history of northern Ethiopia and south-central Eritrea. It is accessible to the general reader, but its comprehensive references...


The Battle of Barrosa: Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War

by John Grehan & Martin Mace

By the winter of 1810–11, the armies of Napoleon had overrun most of Spain and Joseph Bonaparte sat on the throne in Madrid. But the Spanish Government had found refuge in the fortress-port of Cadiz and the...


The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed

by Jay Margolis & Richard Buskin

Since Marilyn Monroe died among suspicious circumstances on the night of August 4, 1962, there have been queries and theories, allegations and investigations, but no definitive evidence about precisely what...


Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA's First Paramilitary Strike Against the Iron Curtain

by Albert Lulushi

In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA (the precursor of today’s National Clandestine Service), flush with money and burning with determination to roll back the Iron Curtain, embarked on the first paramilitary...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

From the redwood forest to the Mexican border, the Pacific coastline to the Mojave Desert, California is the most populous state in the Union and the eighth-largest economy in the world. And what better way...


D-Day Encyclopedia: Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion

by Barrett Tillman

This unique encyclopedia provides detailed entries for everything you ever wanted to know about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Organized alphabetically, the entries give detailed descriptions of weapons, equipment,...


John Paul Jones: Fighter for Freedom and Glory

by Lincoln Lorenz

This is the true life story of the Scottish gardener’s son, John Paul, who became America’s greatest naval hero, John Paul Jones. British midshipman, African slaver, traveling actor, merchant captain, accused...


The Wpa Guide to Massachusetts

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

by Elizabeth Mitchell

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France,...


Adlestrop Revisited: An Anthology Inspired by Edward Thomas's Poem

by Anne Harvey

Edward Thomas never left the train that stopped briefly at a Cotswold station of Adlestrop, just before World War I, but what he saw resulted in on of the best known and loved English poems, 'Adlestrop'. This...


Victoria's Spymasters: Empire and Espionage

by Stephen Wade

Covering the lives and achievements of five English intelligence officers involved in wars at home and abroad between 1870 and 1918, this exceptionally researched book offers an insight into spying in the age...


Nymphs of the Pavement: Sin, Scandals and Vice in Victorian Lincolnshire

by Richard Gurnham

In 1842 the major of Lincoln reportedly lamented that 'there is more debauchery in Lincoln than in any other town of its size in the kingdom.' Lincoln races had long been a magnet for vice: by 1828, one newspaper...


The Workers' War: British Industry and the First World War

by Anthony Burton

The First World War: famous for the unprecedented loss of life on a global scale that affected the world forever. However, it wasn't only in terms of bloodshed that the war rocked the nation, but also with its...


Great War Britain: The First World War at Home

by Lucinda Gosling

The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the next four years. Popular, weekly magazines...