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The Weaker Vessel: Women's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England

by Antonia Fraser

The renowned historian and biographer Lady Antonia Fraser, author of Marie Antoinette, investigates the lot of women in seventeenth-century England. Drawing on period diaries, letters, and other papers, Fraser...


Understanding the Healthcare Machine

by Douglas A. Perednia

This Element is an excerpt from Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions (9780132173254) by Douglas A. Perednia. Available in print and digital formats.

Understand how the...


LIAISON

by Joyce Wadler

The true story that inspired David Hwang's play "M Butterfly", about a French diplomat, Bernard Boursicot, posted to Peking, who fell in love with a seductive opera singer, named Shi Pei Pu, apparently unaware...


Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future

by Neil Postman

At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our...


Provence in Ten Easy Lessons: From Provence A-Z: A Francophile's Essential Handbook

by Peter Mayle

An eBook short.

No one knows Provence like beloved author Peter Mayle, and in this delightful collection—adapted from Provence A-Z: A Francophile’s Essential Handbook—he distills his decades of living in...


Hillbilly Women: Struggle and Survival in Southern Appalachia

by Skye Moody

“This book tells what it means to be a woman when you are poor, when you are proud, and when you are a hillbilly.”

First published in 1973, Skye Moody’s Hillbilly Women shares the stunning and raw oral...


Canada Inside Out

by David Olive

Why are we so hard on ourselves when everyone else thinks we're wonderful?  Walt Whitman, Marlene Dietrich and Bill Clinton all have had admiring things to say about Canada.  At the same time, some of our...


The Second Amendment: A Biography

by Michael Waldman

By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.

At a time of renewed debate...


D-Day: Minute by Minute

by Jonathan Mayo

Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day.

June 6, 1944 was a truly historic day, but it...


Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine

by Dick Couch

Established in 1986, the U.S. Special Operations Command was set up to bring the special operational disciplines of all branches of the military under a single, unified command to act on missions involving unconventional...


The Histories

by Herodotus, Tom Holland & Paul Cartledge

One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation

Herodotus of Halicarnassus-who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history"-wrote his histories around 440...


The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century

by William Rosen

How a seven-year cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history

In May 1315, it started to rain. It didn't stop anywhere in north Europe until August. Next came the four...


The Women's Royal Army Corps

by Shelford bidwell

When the history of the Twentieth Century is written let us hope that the few nobel ideals of our era are not entirely submerged by the scientific miracles and horrors which increasingly dominate our lives....


With 6th Airborne Division in Palestine 1945-1948

by Major-General Dar Wilson CBE MC DL FRGS

The 6th Airborne Division was a major element of the British Security Force in Palestine between September, 1945 and May 1948. Faced with the unenviable task of upholding the law in a lawless country, the individual...


Will We See Tomorrow?: A German Cavalryman At War 1939-1942

by Max Kuhnert

It is a fact not generally remembered that most of the German Army of 1939-45, regarded as the most technologically advanced of its day, was horse-drawn. This is the memoir of Max Kuhnert who was a mounted cavalryman...


War Correspondent: Decreed Unfit for Service, the Author Saw the Normandy Landings, Arnhem, the Battle of the Bulge and Kamikaze Attacks

by Michael Moynihan

The offhand admission to the doctor at the recruiting centre that he suffered from asthma as a boy was enough to put an end to Michael Moynihan's military career even before it started. However, this unpropitious...


Wait for the Waggon

by D J Sutton

The first ever published comprehensive history of the Royal Corps of Transport and its Predecessors, relating the proud part played in helping to develop the highly successful logistic system that the British...


Voices in Flight

by Mauriel Joslyn & Anna Malinovska

Thanks to the foresight of the authors, Voices in Flight is a literary memorial to the hugely gallant men who fought their war in small dangerous and vulnerable aeroplanes. We hear told the stories and thoughts...


Victory Must be Ours: Germany in the Great War 1914-1918

by Laurence V Keegan

Europe went to war in 1914 tot he sound of brass bands and cheering crowds; in every country, civilians and soldiers alike believed that the war would be won by Christmas time. By the time Christmas arrived,...


Ultra Goes to War

by Ronald Lewin

Ultra -- the code word for the greatest secret of World War II -- was the method by which the Allies intercepted German radio transmissions and broke their coded contents. But how was this information transmitted...