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Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives: The Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

by Sue Wilkes

Working families in Victorian Lancashire had few choices. Work; starve; or face the workhouse and the break up of their family. Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives recreates everyday life for textile workers, canal...


Life in a Wartime House

by Brian Williams

This guide documents everyday life continuing while bombs fell. With stories from individuals who experienced it first hand, this gives a true insight into life during the Second World War.


The Little Book of Gaelic Football

by Andy Watters & Neil Loughran

Ireland's love affair with Gaelic Games in general, and Gaelic football in particular, has never dimmed. Through the lean days of hunger and emigration, through the champagne-mojito-flavoured years of the Celtic...


The Grand Fleet 1914-19: The Royal Navy in the First World War

by Daniel G Ridley-Kitts MBE

The First World War was the first real time in 100 years that the reputation of the British Royal Navy was put on the line in defence of the country. This book tells of the creation and development of the Grand...


Life in a Victorian School

by Pitkin

In early Victorian England, most children did not go to school and grew up unable to read or write. Instead they were sent out to work and earned money for their families. Fortunate children from well-off families...


VCs of the First World War: The Naval VCs: The Naval VCs

by Stephen Snelling

Here is a complete record of almost fifty men who won the Victorian Cross while serving the Royal Navy during the First World War. They include the conflict's youngest and oldest winners in operations ranging...


The Archaeology of Sutton Park

by Michael Hodder

Sutton Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. It was always set apart as 'special' and remains so, as a large and well-used public park. Its creation as a deer park in the twelfth century preserved...


Death on the Don: The Destruction of Germany's Allies on the Eastern Front, 1941-1944

by Jonathan Trigg

Nazi Germany's assault on the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941, Operation Barbarossa, was the largest invasion in history. Almost 3.5 million men smashed into Stalin's Red Army, reaching the gates of Leningrad,...


Portsmouth's World War One Heroes: Stories of the Fallen Men and Women

by James Daly

Over 5,000 men from Portsmouth are believed to have been killed during the First World War - the greatest loss of life that the city has ever known. Not only were thousands of Portsmouth's solders killed on...


Life in Tudor Palaces and Houses

by Alison Sim

Our nation is a treasury of outstanding palaces and fine merchant houses from this rich period in our past. Here we uncover what these remarkable buildings can tell us about Tudor lives and times: what life...


The Hebrew Republic: How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise Will Bring Israel Peace At Last

by Bernard Avishai

Political economist Bernard Avishai has been writing and thinking about Israel since moving there to volunteer during the 1967 War. now he synthesizes his years of study and searching into a short, urgent polemic...


A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America

by Jacqueline Jones

In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one of his slaves, an Angolan man named Antonio who refused to work the fields. Over three centuries later, a Detroit labor organizer named Simon Owens...


A Death in San Pietro: The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston, and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley

by Tim Brady

A Death in San Pietro chronicles the quietly heroic and beloved Captain Waskow and his company as they make their way into battle. Waskow’s 36th (“Texas”) Division would ultimately succeed in driving the...


Warsaw 1944

by Alexandra Richie

The full untold story of how one of history’s bravest revolts ended in one of its greatest crimes

In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city’s...


Hell Riders

by Terry Brighton

On the 150th anniversary of the world's most famous cavalry charge comes a revisionist retelling of the battle based on firsthand accounts from the soldiers who fought there

In October 1854, with the Crimean...


Glorious War

by Thom Hatch

Glorious War, the thrilling and definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer’s Civil War years, is nothing short of a heart-pounding cavalry charge through the battlefield heroics that thrust the gallant...


Alliance of Enemies

by Agostino von Hassell, Sigrid MacRae & Simone Ameskamp

Alliance of Enemies tells the thrilling history of the secret World War II relationship between Nazi Germany’s espionage service, the Abwehr, and the American OSS, predecessor of the CIA. The actors in...


The Second Century: U.S.- Latin American Relations Since 1889

by Mark T. Gilderhus

The Second Century: U.S.-Latin American Relations since 1889 focuses on U.S. relations with Latin America during the second century, a period bounded by the advent of the New Diplomacy late in the nineteenth...


A History of New Jersey Libraries, 1997-2012

by Christine M. Keresztury

For the first time, a library history is focused on the way in which libraries of all kinds have developed within a single state. The growth of public libraries, the state library, school libraries, academic...


Women Music Educators in the United States: A History

by Sondra Wieland Howe

Although women have been teaching and performing music for centuries, their stories are often missing from traditional accounts of the history of music education. In Women Music Educators in the United States:...