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SNAFU Situation Normal All F***ed Up: Sailor, Airman, and Soldier Slang of World War II

by Gordon Rottman

A follow-up to 2007's highly successful FUBAR: Soldier Slang of World War II,SNAFU covers the slang of sailors and airmen, as well as soldiers. 

Military life has always been ruled by its own language, specific...


Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty-first Century: The Crisis of Spiritual Care on the NHS

by Christopher Swift

This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second...


Belonging and Estrangement in the Poetry of Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley

by Rory Waterman

Focusing on the significance of place, connection and relationship in three poets who are seldom considered in conjunction, Rory Waterman argues that Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley epitomize...


Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler

by Gary Kamiya & Jeffrey Smith

Pulp History brings to life extraordinary feats of bravery, violence, and redemption that history has forgotten. These stories are so dramatic and thrilling they have to be true.

 

In SHADOW KNIGHTS, everyday...


The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

by Myra MacPherson

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century...


Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

by Mark Harris

In Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the...


Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight

by Robert Mnookin

One of the country’s most eminent practitioners of the art and science of negotiation offers practical advice for the most challenging conflicts—when you are facing an adversary you don’t trust, who may...


The Spartacus War

by Barry Strauss

The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries...


Freedom by Any Means: Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad

by Betty DeRamus

In this powerful follow-up to her Essence bestseller Forbidden Fruit, Betty DeRamus explores the ingenious ways slaves wrestled freedom for themselves and their loved ones.

In Forbidden Fruit DeRamus told the...


The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World's Grandest Garden

by Alain Baraton & Christopher Brent Murray

For gardening aficionados and Francophiles, a love letter to the Versailles Palace and grounds, from the man who knows them best. In Alain Baraton's Versailles, every grove tells a story. As the gardener-in-chief,...


From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms

by Thomas F.X. Noble

This prestigious collection of essays by leading scholars provides a thorough reassessment of the medieval era which questions how, when and why the Middle Ages began, and how abruptly the shift from the Roman...


The Chaos Conundrum: Essays on UFOs, Ghosts & Other High Strangeness in Our Non-Rational and Atemporal World

by Aaron John Gulyas

In "The Chaos Conundrum," historian Aaron John Gulyas examines how the paranormal has intersected and influenced our culture in myriad ways, from the conspiracy beliefs of William Cooper and Exopolitics to the...


Tradition and Innovation in English Retailing, 1700 to 1850: Narratives of Consumption

by Ian Mitchell

Three decades of research into retailing in England from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries has established a seemingly clear narrative: fixed shops were widespread from an early date; 'modern' methods...


Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist's Frontline Account of Life, Love, and War in His Homeland

by Basharat Peer

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

by David J. Bettez

A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Major General Logan Feland (1869--1936) played a major role in the development of the modern Marine Corps. Highly decorated for his heroic actions during the battle of Belleau...


Shifting Priorities in Russia's Foreign and Security Policy

by Roger E. Kanet & Rémi Piet

Given the resurgence of Russian economic capabilities and of Russia's role as a regional, even global, political actor, much of the literature written more than 4-5 years ago is already dated. The editors and...


Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston

by Cornelia H. Dayton & Sharon V. Salinger

Robert Love's Warnings follows the walks of one otherwise obscure townclerk, Robert Love, as he warned itinerants and sojourners to depart the town in fourteen days. Love's meticulous records reveal the complex...


Samurai Revolution: The Dawn of Modern Japan Seen Through the Eyes of the Shogun's Last Samurai

by Romulus Hillsborough

Japan's dramatic rise from a political backwater to a great power; an inside look at the men and their times that shaped a nation.

Samurai Revolution tells the fascinating story of Japan's transformation from...


Irish Heart, English Blood: The Making of Youghal

by Michael Twomey

Youghal town, in County Cork has a long history which predates most others in Ireland. The area was settled by vikings (Danes) and later, the town was fortified with walls built by the Normans in the 1100s....


Garden Cities

by Sarah Rutherford

Garden Cities: the phrase is redolent of Arts and Crafts values and nineteenth-century utopianism. But despite being the culmination of a range of influential movements, and having global influence themselves,...