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The Story of Leeds

by David Thornton

This new history of Leeds covers all the main political, social and economic developments of the city: The Harrying of the North devastated the surrounding area in 1069; the Civil War saw a battle fought in...


Irish Brigades Abroad: From the Wild Geese to the Napoleonic Wars

by Stephen McGarry

Irish Brigades Abroad examines the complete history of the Irish regiments in France, Spain, Austria and beyond. Covering the period from King James II's reign of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and...


Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan

by Henry R. Nau

Debates about U.S. foreign policy have revolved around three main traditions--liberal internationalism, realism, and nationalism. In this book, distinguished political scientist Henry Nau delves deeply into...


Gaddafi's Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya

by Annick Cojean & Marjolijn De Jager

Soraya was just fifteen, a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, “the Guide,” on a visit he was making to her school...


Oops: 20 Life Lessons from the Fiascoes That Shaped America

by Martin J. Smith & Patrick J. Kriger

Americans’ failures are as spectacular as their successes: bridges that collapse; flying cars that crash; sports promotions run amok; deodorant that nearly destroyed the earth; even failures that failed to...


Defying the Law of the Land: Agrarian Radicals in Irish History

by Carla King & Brian Casey

This history of Ireland is inextricably linked with our relationship with the land. In this book, based on extensive research and investigation, the authors examine some of the key figures in Irish agrarian...


Once a Grand Duchess: Xenia, Sister of Nicholas II

by John Van der Kiste

This biography of Xenia, sister of Nicholas II gives a new angle on the Romanov story and provides new information on relationships within the family after the Revolution. Important new letters and photographs...


Kaiser Wilhelm II: Germany's Last Emperor

by John Van der Kiste

Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, this biography examines the complex personality of Germany's last emperor. Born in 1859, the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Prince Wilhelm was torn between...


Crowns in a Changing World: The British and European Monarchies, 1901-36

by John Van der Kiste

At the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, almost every European nation was a monarchy, most linked by close family ties to her and Edward VII, the 'uncle of Europe'. Prior to the outbreak of World War I, the personal...


The Romanovs 1818-1959

by John Van der Kiste

This work examines Alexander iI's life and reign, and the lives of his children, including his successor Tsar Alexander III, whose determination to purge the empire of all terrorism and protect the autocracy...


How the Scots Won the English Civil War: The Triumph of Frazer's Dragoones

by Alisdair McRae

This history of the battles, marches and sieges of the Scottish Covenanter Army and its one dragoon regiment - Colonel Hugh Frazer's dragoones - shows how they were instrumental in Parliament's victory in northern...


Trinity Student Pranks: A History of Mischief & Mayhem

by John Engle

Trinity College Dublin 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...


Wicklow Folk Tales

by Brendan Nolan

These lively and entertaining traditional folk tales from Ireland's 'Garden County' are vividly retold by local storyteller Brendan Nolan. Their origins lost in the mists of time, these thirty stories from across...


Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz: The Tragic Love Story of Queen Victoria's Eldest Daughter and the German Emperor

by John Van der Kiste

This work tells the love story of the royal couple against the changing background of 19th-century Germany. It looks at the differing political sympathies of the couple, revealed through letters, and re-examines...


Fortress Britain: All the Invasions and Incursions Since 1066

by Ian Hernon

As Stuart Laycock's book All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: and the Few We Never Got Round To shows, the British have not been backward in coming forward when it comes to aggressive visits abroad. But it...


Chelsea FC in the Swinging '60s: Football's First Rock 'n' Roll Club

by Greg Tesser

Kings Road was the pace to be in the 1960s, and their residents Chelsea FC were the original fashionable football club. More than forty years after Chelsea conquered Real Madrid in a dramatic European final,...


Leitrim Folk Tales

by Susie Minto

Leitrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the burial place of the mythical hunter-warrior Fionn MacCumhaill,...


Sacred Secrets: Freemasonry, the Bible and Christian Faith

by Mike Neville

Masonic 'secrets' are of great interest to a wide audience - whether Freemasons or not. The popularity of Dan Brown's books has shown the enormous interest in Masonry. There is, however, no other book that offers...


The Norwich Book of Days

by Carol Twinch

Discover the rich and colourful history of Norwich with this collection of tales from across the city. Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes tales of skirmishes, rebellions and battles as...


North London Murders

by Geoffrey Howse

Based on original documents, trial and inquest transcripts, personal stories and contemporary newspaper reports, North London Murders is a study of cases that have shocked both capital and country.