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Historical Dictionary of Somalia

by Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture....


Bending Toward the Sun

by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

A miraculous lesson in courage and recovery, Bending Toward the Sun tells the story of a unique family bond forged in the wake of brutal terror. Weaving together the voices of three generations of women, Leslie...


Hearts West: True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier

by Chris Enss

Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough...


Fighting Cancer With More Than Medicine: A History of Macmillan Cancer Support

by Paul N Rossi

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the UK's best-loved and largest charities. It is most widely known for its Macmillan nurses, who give care and support to people living with cancer and their families. But...


Pistols at Dawn: A History of Duelling

by John Norris

In modern society the thought that someone would organise a deadly competition with a rival, risking his life over a point of honour, is incomprehensible. That this form of resolution would become an accepted...


The Battle of Aughrim 1691

by Michael Mcnally

With over 60,000 combatants, the Battle of the Boyne, which took place on 1 July 1690 was the largest battle ever fought on Irish soil, and has long been regarded as the pivotal event of the Williamite War....


The Battle of Berlin 1945

by Tony Le Tissier

The Battle of Berlin was truly a battle on an unprecedented scales. The Soviets massed 1.6 million troops for 'Operation Berlin', and Marshal Zhukov in the centra had half of them, but his initial attack floundered,...


Islam's War Against the Crusaders

by W B Bartlett

The first history in English to study the Crusades from the Islamic point of view, by an established historian of the Crusades.


Loos 1915

by Nick Lloyd

In little over three weeks of intensive fighting, which not only witnessed the first British use of poison gas, but also the debut of New Army divisions filled with citizen volunteers, British forces at Loos...


From Churchill's War Rooms: Letters of a Secretary 1943-45

by Joanna Moody

This period saw some of the most important events of the Second World War, and few were fully aware of the decisions that were to affect the outcome of a global conflict. Yet a young wartime secretary, Olive...


The Plagues of London

by Stephen Porter

Plague was the most deadly disease across Europe for more than four hundred years after the onset of the Black Death in the 1340s. Because of the number of its victims, the foulness of the disease, the disruption...


The Byzantine Wars

by John Haldon

A history of the wars between Byzantium and its numerous foes - the Goths, Arabs, Slavs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. By the middle of the sixth century the Byzantine emperor rules a mighty empire that straddled...


Camping for Boys

by H W Gibson

Do you know how to make a camp bed, test the freshness of an egg or light a match when there is nothing to strike it on? From setting up camp to choosing a motto, treating blisters to making a bow and arrow,...


The Well-Bred Person's Book of Etiquette

by George Routledge

Before the days of unruly teenagers; 'ladettes'; aand a public obsessed with scandal, there existed a time of gentility and manners. Setting the standards of propriety was The Well-Bred Person's Book of Etiquette,...


Plain Clothes and Sleuths: A History of Detectives in Britain

by Stephen Wade

The detective is a familiar figures in British history, from the Victorian truncheon-bearing bobby to the undercover sleuth of the twenty-first century. But there is much in the history of our investigative...


The Welsh Wars of Independence

by David Moore

Independent Wales was defined in the centuries after the Romans withdrew from Britain in AD 410. The Welsh achieved this despite Irish and Viking raids and colonisation, despite the growing power of the Anglo-Saxon...


The Cowboy Way: An Exploration of History and Culture

by Paul H Carlson

The lives of American cowboys have been both real and mythic. This work explores cowboy music, dress, humour, films and literature in sixteen essays and a bibliography. These essays demonstrate that the American...


The SS Hunter Battalions: The Hidden History of the Nazi Resistance Movement 1944-45

by Perry Biddiscombe

Conventional wisdom suggests that the Allies and the Soviets were the only side in the Second World War to support resistance movements. This book shows that Hitler had his own version of the SOE and OSS, and...


Zulu!: The Battle for Rorke's Drift 1879

by Edmund Yorke

A history of the Battle of Rorke's Drift 1879


Robert the Bruce's Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Byland 1322