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Sea Devils: Pioneer Submariners

by John Swinfield

Pioneer submariners built astonishing contraptions which made perilous voyages or sank like stones. Some were driven by muscle-power or steam engines with chimneys. Others had wheels with which to trundle along...


Northamptonshire Folk Tales

by Kevan Manwaring

Take a walk through this curious county in the heart of England in the entertaining company of a local storyteller. Kevan Manwaring, born and raised in Northampton, regales you with tales ancient and modern....


And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

by Jacques LUSSEYRAN

Jacques Lusseyran's gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published.


Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945

by Barrett Tillman

WHIRLWIND is the first book to tell the complete, awe-inspiring story of the Allied air war against Japan—the most important strategic bombing campaign inhistory. From the audacious Doolittle raid in 1942...


Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

by Glenn Beck & Kevin Balfe

THE FACTS.

THE FUTURE.

THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA—

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of chaos.” Why? Glenn Beck thinks...


1970: "I" Hotel

by Karen Tei Yamashita

The third novella in I Hotel, a 2010 National Book Award finalist and epic of America’s struggle for civil rights.


Rethinking the Unthinkable: New Directions for Nuclear Arms Control

by Ivo H. Daalder & Terry Terriff

Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment. Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and...


A Civilised Savagery: Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa 1884-1926: Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa, 1884-1926

by Kevin Grant

In the two decades before World War One, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. Rather than campaigning against...


Classical Sparta: Techniques Behind Her Success: Techniques Behind Her Success

by Anton Powell

This collection, first published in 1989, investigates aspects of the Spartan polity which have often been overlooked or underestimated. Viewed at least until the Renaissance as the epitome of classical virtues,...


An African Victorian Feminist: The Life and Times of Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford 1848-1960

by Adelaide M Cromwell

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Media in China: Consumption, Content and Crisis

by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Yin Hong & Michael Keane

Multinational media companies increasingly look to China as a highly important market for the future, but with what degree of confidence should they do so? Media in China is about a new kind of revolution in...


American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacy: Their Lives and Their Legacy

by Lewis L. Gould

This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the...


Science and Spectacle: The Work of Jodrell Bank in Postwar British Culture

by John Agar

Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. From radar and atomic weapons, to the Festival of Britain and, later, Harold Wilson's rhetoric...


The Norwegian Intelligence Service, 1945-1970

by Olav Riste

This is a history of the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) during the Cold War, based on its secret archives. The author describes a service that grew from a handful of specialists in 1946 to a multi-faceted...


Sacred Enigmas: Literary Religion in the Hebrew Bible

by Stephen Geller

Sacred Enigmas assesses the religious and intellectual significance of the Hebrew Bible both as a document of its time and as an important step in the development of thought. It presents the major aspects of...


My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy

by Nora Titone

The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar:...


Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival

by Ted C. Fishman

The New York Times bestselling author of China, Inc. reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of an aging world.

The world’s population is rapidly aging—by the year 2030, one billion...


Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context

by Phd, John Dececco & Vern L Bullough

Explore the early history of the gay rights movement!In the words of editor Vern L. Bullough: “Although there was no single leader in the gay and lesbian community who achieved the fame and reputation of Martin...


Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture

by Ami Elad-Bouskila

Studies of Palestinian society, economy, and politics are appearing with increasing frequency, but works in English about Palestinian literature, particularly that written in Israel, are still scarce. This book...


Lynching Reconsidered: New Perspectives in the Study of Mob Violence

by William D. Carrigan

The history of lynching and mob violence has become a subject of considerable scholarly and public interest in recent years. Popular works by James Allen, Philip Dray, and Leon Litwack have stimulated new interest...