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The Story of World War II: Revised, expanded, and updated from the original t

by Donald L. Miller & Henry Steele Commager

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror...


The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

by Robert B. Strassler & Victor Davis Hanson

Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession for all time," and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered...


Cuban Anarchism: The History of a Movement

by Frank Fernández & Charles Bufe

This inspiring history of the Cuban anarchist movement is also a history of the Cuban labor movement. It covers both from their origins in the mid-19th century to the present, and ends with an enlightening analysis...


The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957

by Frank Dikötter

A groundbreaking chronicle of the violent early years of the People's Republic of China, by the author of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize�winning Mao's Great Famine.

�The Chinese Communist party refers to its...


Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, September 11, 1973

by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

On the fortieth anniversary of revolution and rebellion in Chile, a searching history of the rise and fall of the world's first and only democratically elected Marxist president.

On September 11, 1973, President...


Election Year 1968: The Turning Point

by Dennis D. Wainstock

Election year 1968 revisited and analyzed.

The candidates were Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace.

Riots in Chicago streets.


The City in Which I Love You

by Li-Young Lee

Lee's poems are made from his life with his life, his poems are earned. He dares to be simple.


Rose

by Li-Young Lee & Gerald Stern

Winner of the 1990 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award.


Smokescreen: A True Adventure

by Robert Sabbag

With his drug-smuggling documentary short on financing, moving marijuana seemed the obvious way for cinematographer Allen Long to raise the necessary cash. Millions of dollars later the film had not been made,...


Brighton in Diaries

by Paul K Lyons

This fascinating collection of extracts contains diarist famous and ordinary, young and old, serious and cynical, but with Brighton always setting the scene. Many legendary writers - including Walter Scott,...


Haunted London Underground

by David Brandon & Alan Brooke

London's Underground is associated with a multitude of ghostly stories and sightings, particularly on stations and abandoned lines, many of which are in close proximity to burial sites from centuries ago. This...


Dog Boats at War

by Leonard C Reynolds

Built of plywood and measuring 115 feet long, powered by four supercharged petrol engines and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons, the 'D' Class Motor Gun Boats (MGBs) and Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs) were better...


Cambridge Student Pranks: A History of Mischief & Mayhem

by Jamie Collinson

Cambridge University is famed for the resourcefulness and innovation of its students. However, not all the undergraduates have devoted their talents to academia; instead they spent their time devising ingenious...


Oxford Student Pranks: A History of Mischief & Mayhem

by Richard O Smith

Oxford University is famed for the intelligence and innovation of its students. However, not all the undergraduates have devoted their talents to academia; instead they spent their time devising ingenious and...


Meath Folk Tales

by Richard Marsh

Meath, the 'Royal County', has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of the first occupation...


All the Kaiser's Men: The Life and Death of the German Soldier on the Western Front

by Ian Passingham

Convinced that both God and the Kaiser were on their side, the officers and men of the German Army went to war in 1914, confident that they were destined for a swift and crushing victory in the West. The vaunted...


A Grim Almanac of Georgian London

by Graham Jackson & Cate Ludlow

The Georgian era was perhaps one of the most shocking, gory, vice-ridden and downright surprising in the capital's history. From an anaconda attack at the Tower of London to a ghost in Regent's Park, a murder...


The Little Book of Sussex

by David Arscott

The Little Book of Sussex is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most...


Never Mind the Toffees: The Ultimate Everton FC Quiz Book

by Gavin Buckland

From top scorers to lowest crowds, highesst appearance makers to one-hit wonders, this Ultimate quiz book covers the whole history of the club from its foundation at St Domingo's in 1878 to FA Cup glory and...


Lancashire's Historic Pubs

by Peter Thomas

If you enjoy the occasional pub meal, a drink at the bar, or if you're interested in Lancashire's social history, you're sure to find something entertaining in Peter Thomas's introduction to the county's pubs....