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The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the Lothians, Borders & Ayrshire

by J. Murray Neil & Kathleen McPhee

In the second of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland relating to Edinburgh and the Lothians, Borders and Ayrshire. It includes a selection...


Turned Out Nice Again: The Story of British Light Entertainment

by Louis Barfe

With a cast of thousands, including Peter Cook, Ken Dodd, Dusty Springfield, Spike Milligan, Rolf Harris, Bruce Forsyth and Reeves and Mortimer, Turned Out Nice Again reveals a world of comedians and cavorters,...


William Marshal

by Georges Duby

Recreates in detail the life of this advisor to the Plantagnets and knight extraordinaire.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Memory and the Mediterranean

by Fernand Braudel

A grand sweep of history by the late Fernand Braudel–one of the twentieth century’s most influential historians–Memory and the Mediterranean chronicles the Mediterranean’s immeasurably rich past during...


Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

by Eugene D. Genovese

This landmark history of slavery in the South—a winner of the Bancroft Prize—challenged conventional views of slaves by illuminating the many forms of resistance to dehumanization that developed in slave...


In the Realm of a Dying Emperor

by Norma Field

When the Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Japanese newspapers had to use a special, exalted word to refer to his death, and had to depict his life uncritically, as one beginning in turbulence but ending in magnificent...


Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 2011

by Maya Jasanoff

On November 25, 1783, the last British troops pulled out of New York City, bringing the American Revolution to an end. Patriots celebrated their departure and the confirmation of U.S. independence. But for tens...


The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

by Bettany Hughes

We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did; in his unwavering commitment to truth and in the example of his own life, he set the standard for all subsequent Western philosophy. And yet, for...


The Tibetan History Reader

by Gray Tuttle & Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Answering a critical need for an accurate, in-depth history of Tibet, this single-volume resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies. Covering the social,...


Sources of Tibetan Tradition

by Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Matthew T. Kapstein & Gray Tuttle

The most comprehensive collection of classic Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social movements of Tibetan civilization from its earliest...


Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines

by Mitchell Rolls

The Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines relates the history of Australia's indigenous inhabitants from their arrival on the continent 60,000 years ago to the centuries long European colonization process...


Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

by Steven E. Sidebotham

The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire's heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the Egyptian...


Pacific Skies

by Jerome Klinkowitz

From 1941 to 1945 the skies over the Pacific Ocean afforded the broadest arena for battle and the fiercest action of air combat during World War II. It was in the air above the Pacific that America's involvement...


Unsung Davids: Ten Men Who Battled Goliath Without Glory

by Ben Barrack

The story of David vs. Goliath is perhaps the best personification of the fight between good and evil. Righteousness was overmatched and evil was overconfident. Each of the ten men featured in this book knows...


Dublin Nazi No. 1: The Life of Adolf Mahr

by Gerry Mullins

In the 1930s, Dr Adolf Mahr was head of the National Museum of Ireland, where he earned the title ‘the father of Irish archaeology’. He was also the head of the Nazi Party in Ireland, and was dubbed ‘Dublin...


Bulawayo Burning: The Social History of a Southern African City, 1893-1960

by Terence Ranger

This book is designed as a tribute and response to Yvonne Vera's famous novel 'Butterfly Burning', which is set in the Bulawayo townships in 1946 and dedicated to the author. It is an attempt to explore what...


A Perceforest Reader: Selected Episodes from 'Perceforest': The Prehistory of Arthur's Britain

by Nigel Bryant

Perceforest' is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness...


Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis

by Deborah Hayden

From Beethoven to Oscar Wilde, from Van Gogh to Hitler, Deborah Hayden throws new light on the effects of syphilis on the lives and works of seminal figures from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.Writing...


The Battle of Flodden 1513

by John Sadler

The Battle of Flodden in 1513 was the largest battle ever to take place between England and Scotland. James IV himself led an army of 30,000 men over the border into England, ostensibly in revenge for the murder...


D-Day Diary: Life on the Front Line in the Second World War

by Carol Harris

6 June 1944 is one of the most memorable dates of the Second World War. It marked the beginning of the end of the conflict as Allied forces invaded Normandy and fought their way into Nazi-occupied Europe. Operation...