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Port Jews: Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centres, 1550-1950

by David Cesarani

The history of Jews in cosmopolitan maritime trading centres is a field of research that is reshaping our understanding of how Jews entered the modern world. These studies show that the utility of Jewish merchants...


Five Letters 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortés

First published in 1928.

'These letters, well edited tell of a great conqueror, fighting for God and his king, and reveal the might proportions of the truly Elizabethan character that was Hernando Cortés.' Times...


The English-American: A New Survey of the West Indies, 1648

by Thomas Gage & A. P. Newton

First published in 1928.

'Can be safely named unique and can never quite lose its value.' Times Literary Supplement.

'This should be bought not borrowed.' Saturday Review

The publication in 1648 of the first...


Commentaries of Ruy Freyre de Andrada

by C. R. Boxer

First published in 1930.

'The Broadway Travellers consolidates its already high reputation by issuing this volume...' Spectator

This is the first translation of the Commentarios since original publication in...


You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" about . . . the Communist Revolution and the Real Path to Emancipation: Its History and Our Future

by Raymond Lotta

This book takes on and refutes the conventional wisdom that communist revolution has been a disaster and nightmare. In a wide-ranging, provocative, and richly detailed interview, Raymond Lotta, a political economist...


Presidents' Body Counts: The Twelve Worst and Four Best American Presidents Based on How Many Lived or Died Because of Their Actions

by Al Carroll

Endorsed by the Thom Hartmann Show! Over 1000 downloads! Most rankings of presidents are popularity contests based on most recognized or best liked based on the political bias of the judges. This book abandons...


Monarchism in America

by William B. B. Moody

Great Britain's American colonies thrived for more than 150 years under a limited monarchial form of government. When the United States gained its independence, all the major nations of the world were monarchies....


Area 51 - Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base

by Bill Yenne

Area 51's most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format. When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It's easy to...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Canada

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

Uncle John and the folks at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute love all things Canadian and figure that just because we weren’t lucky enough to be born in the Great White North doesn’t mean we can’t devote...


Blood Brotherhoods: A History of Italy's Three Mafias

by John Dickie

MAFIA. CAMORRA. ’NDRANGHETA.

The Sicilian mafia, known as Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy’s only dangerous criminal fraternity. The country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra from Naples; and,...


The Supermarine Spitfre V in the Far East

by Phild H. Listemann

A detailed study of the operations of the Spitfire Mk.V in the Far East.Introduced in the Far East at the end of 1943, the Spitfire played a major role in the following months. With plenty of photographs and...


Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

by Lynne Olson

The acclaimed author of Troublesome Young Men reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players...


The First Crash: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble

by Richard Dale

For nearly three centuries the spectacular rise and fall of the South Sea Company has gripped the public imagination as the most graphic warning to investors of the dangers of unbridled speculation. Yet history...


Be Bold

by Frederick Rosier & David Rosier

Towards the end of a long and distinguished career, Sir Fred Rosier was persuaded by his son David to write his autobiography. He did so and the result is an extremely engaging and enlightening account of his...


Studies in World History Volume 2 (Student): The New World to the Modern Age (1500 AD to 1900 AD)

by James P. Stobaugh

The course examines the world from the clash of cultures, through Europe and the Renaissance, the Reformation, revolutions, and more! Students will see history come to life no matter what their pace or ability....


Petersburg Campaign, The: The Western Front Battles, September 1864 - April 1865, Volume 2

by Edwin Bearss & Bryce Suderow

The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance...


Zeebrugge Raid

by Philip Warner

On 23 April 1918 a force drawn from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines launched one of the most daring raids in history. The aim was to block the Zeebrugge Canal, thereby denying U-boat access, although this meant...


Sword of Scotland

by Anthony Leask

The Sword of Scotland is the story of Scotland's military heritage. Scotland's fighting men have played a part in shaping the history of our world, and many of the individual countries in it. Its contribution...


Gubbins & SOE

by Peter Wilkinson & Joan Astley

General Colin Gubbins was in charge of SOE during World War Two. This is the first biography of a man who was destined to live his life in the shadows. A biography of General Colin Gubbins, who was in charge...


Counter Insurgency: Lessons from History

by Ian Beckett & John Pimlott

Insurgencies are at the centre of most of the conflicts that confront the modern world, and they have been since the Second World War. Leading armies across the globe have well-developed strategies for fighting...