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Salerno 1943: The Allies invade southern Italy

by Angus Konstam & Steve Noon

In mid-September 1943, as the opening move of the Allied campaign to liberate the mainland of Italy, an Anglo-American invasion force landed on the beaches of the Gulf of Salerno, only a few dozen miles to the...


Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82

by Sean Mclachlan & Mark Stacey

The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday,...


Japanese Destroyer Captain

by Tameichi Hara, Fred Saito & Roger Pineau

This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in...


First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign: Naval Fighter Combat from August to November 1942

by John B. Lundstrom

From huddled command conferences to cramped cockpits, John Lundstrom guides readers though the maelstrom of air combat at Guadalcanal in this impressively researched sequel to his earlier study. Picking up the...


Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution

by Margot Adler

Starting in 1964, writes Margot Adler in this dazzling memoir, “I found myself mysteriously at the center of extraordinary events.” Now a correspondent for National Public Radio, Adler was a young woman...


The Craft of Intelligence: America's Legendary Spy Master on the Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering for a Free World

by Allen W. Dulles

If the experts could point to any single book as a starting point for understanding the subject of intelligence from the late twentieth century to today, that single book would be Allen W. Dulles's The Craft...


Escape from Broadmoor: The Trials and Strangulations of John Thomas Straffen

by Gordon Lowe

John Thomas Straffen - England's longest serving prisoner - was the first patient to escape from Broadmoor Hospital. He killed within hours. Prior to this, at his home in Bath, he was dismissed as an imbecile,...


Gypsies of Britain

by Janet Keet-Black

This title tells the story of the Romany Gypsies in Britain. Where they came from, how they arrived. It explores their travelling way of life and their traditional occupations, including harvesting, making baskets,...


Colonial Food

by Ann Chandonnet

Of the one hundred Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth in 1620, nearly half had died within months of hardship, starvation or disease. One of the colony’s most urgent challenges was to find ways to grow and prepare...


Royal Coronations

by Lucinda Gosling

In 1953, Britain celebrated the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, an event greeted at the time with widespread, nationwide enthusiasm. Sixty years on, the images and memories of the event still resonate, partly...


The Tudor Garden: 1485-1603

by Twigs Way

Contrived, colourful, and cultured, the garden of the Tudor period was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twined plants vying...


A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic

by Simon P. Newman

A New World of Labor connects developments in seventeenth-century Britain with the British experience of slavery on the West African coast and with the initial development of African chattel slavery in Barbados,...


Citizenship and the Origins of Women's History in the United States

by Teresa Anne Murphy

Citizenship and the Origins of Women's History in the United States challenges twenty-first-century assumptions of nineteenth-century women's history by tracing the ways women's history was politicized, particularly...


Ellis Island Nation: Immigration Policy and American Identity in the Twentieth Century

by Robert L. Fleegler

Examining the shift between American immigrant policy between 1924 and 1964, Ellis Island Nation traces the emergence of "contributionism," the belief that the newcomers from eastern and southern Europe contributed...


Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City

by Steve Miller

The definitive account of rock in the city that has produced louder, prouder, more in-your-face rock than anywhere else on Earth


One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century

by Nancy Foner

In this absorbing anthology, in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, including the Chinese, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Koreans, Liberians, Mexicans, and Jews from the former Soviet Union reveal surprising...


The Beggar¿s Benison: Sex Clubs of Enlightenment Scotland

by David Stevenson

Two clubs, dedicated to proclaiming the joys of libertine sex, thrived in mid and late 18th-century Scotland. The Beggar's Benison (1732), starting from local roots in Fife, became large and sprawling, with...


America 1933: The Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Shaping of the New Deal

by Michael Golay

DURING THE HARSHEST year of the Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, a top woman news reporter of the day and intimate friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, was hired by FDR’s right-hand man Harry Hopkins to embark upon...


The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace

by Paul Moses

An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil that has strong resonance in today's divided world.

For many of...


The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village

by Henrietta Harrison

The Missionary's Curse tells the story of a Chinese village that has been Catholic since the seventeenth century, drawing direct connections between its history, the globalizing church, and the nation. Harrison...