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The Little Book of Edinburgh

by Geoff Holder

The Little Book of Edinburgh 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...


Haunted Boston

by Gemma King

Take an eerie journey through the historic town of Boston, where ghostly friars still occupy the land of their thirteenth-century monastery, and where Sarah Preston's disembodied cries of 'Pestilence!' can sometimes...


Clare Folk Tales

by Ruth Marshall

County Clare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the tales surrounding the tomb of the sun goddess Grianne in...


Channel Island Murders

by Nicola Sly

Although an idyllic setting, where violent crime is thankfully rare, the Channel Islands have a shadier side. Contained within the pages of this book are twenty-five historic cases of murder committed in the...


The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan

by Eric R. Crouse

The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan, by Eric R. Crouse, offers important insights on why Reaganomics was a major reason conservative Christians supported Reagan at the...


The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Documentary History

by Bruce A. Kimball

Based upon the author's twenty-five years of experience leading seminars concerning the history of liberal education, this collection presents a uniquely comprehensive and salient set of documents, ranging from...


It's All Greek To Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World

by Charlotte Higgins

Why is ancient Greece important? Because, quite simply, if we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty...


Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats....


Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues,...


Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant

by Norman Gelb

While many people are familiar with King Herod’s famous (or infamous) mention in the Bible, his life touches on many compelling stories of the ancient world—from Antony and Cleopatra to the Olympics, and...


The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Restruction in Japan

by J. Charles Schenking

In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake and subsequent firestorms devastated nearly half of Japan’s capital, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. Using a rich array of source...


Historical Dictionary of Slovakia

by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

The Historical Dictionary of Slovakia offers in its second edition an up to date series of entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993...


Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary

by Mitch Weiss & Kevin Maurer

The hunt for Ernesto "Che" Guevera was one of the first successful U.S. Special Forces missions in history. Using government reports and documents, as well as eyewitness accounts, Hunting Che tells the untold...


The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War

by David Laskin

From the author of The Children's Blizzard comes an epic story of the sacrifice and service of an immigrant generation.

When the United States entered World War I in 1917, one-third of the nation's population...


Over Here!: New York City During World War II

by Ms. Lorraine B. Diehl & Lorraine B. Diehl

A wonderfully nostalgic and inspiring look at the center of the home front during World War II—New York City

More than any other place, New York was the center of action on the home front during World War II....


If By Chance

by Major General John Strawson

Could Napoleon have won the battle of Waterloo? And what would have happened if he had? Or suppose Nelson had not destroyed the French fleet at Aboukir, would Napoleon have conquered India and become Emperor...


Che in Paona Bazar

by Kishalaya Bhattacharjee

North-East India is not an Imagined community,' separated from the politics and policies that govern the rest of the country. It is as real as the violence that has torn the land apart, leaving its people grappling...


The Himmler Brothers

by Katrin Himmler

Katrin Himmler’s cool but meticulous examination of the Himmler story reveals – in all its dark complexity – the gulf between the ‘normality’ of bourgeois family life and the horrors perpetrated by...


The Shackled Continent

by Robert Guest

Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the past three decades. Why? Robert Guest's fascinating book seeks to diagnose the sickness that continues to hobble Africa's development. Using reportage,...


A History of the World

by Andrew Marr

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional...