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East of the Oder: A German Childhood under the Nazis and Soviets

by Luise Urban

Luise Urban was born into a world about to be turned upside down. Her family lived east of the river Oder, and as the Third Reich crumbled and the Soviet Red Army advanced, she was one of 15 million Germans...


Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

by Keith McCloskey

In January 1959, ten experirenced young skiers set out to travel to a mountain named Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. The name Otorten translates as 'Don't go there' in the local Mansi language. One...


The A-Z of Curious London

by Gilly Pickup

Spooky, gruesome, weird but true things about one of the world's greatest cities come alive in The A-Z of Curious London. Discover London's tiniest house, a 4,000-year-old mouse made from Nile clay, and have...


Battle Story Kohima 1944

by Chris Brown

Kohima was the turning point in the Japanese invasion of India, witnessing the end of their attempt to overthrow the British Raj. It was a bitter battle fought in three stages, spanning three months and ending...


The Sketchbook War: Saving the Nation's Artists in World War II

by Richard Knott

The Sketchbook War is not a book about art but the story of war artists. How men who had previously made a comfortable living painting in studios were transformed by military uniforms and experiences that were...


Liverpool: A Landscape History

by Martin Greaney

The landscape has had a huge impact on the history of Liverpool and Merseyside. The ice age glaciers carved out the Rivers Mersy and Dee; the Sefton coast provided a perfect place for the earliest humans to...


Bloody British History Warwick

by Graham Sutherland

Hundreds of dark and scandalous events have happened in Warwick over the centuries, from the murder of Piers Gaveston, the king's love, who was stabbed and then beheaded on Blacklow Hill, to the incredible histories...


Worcestershire Folk Tales

by David Phelps

Worcestershire is a county of contrasts, with one face turned to the modern buzz of Birmingham and the other turned towards the quiet rural landscape of the West Country. Its folk tales reflect that dichotomy,...


The Little Book of Wales

by Mark Lawson Jones

The Little Book of Wales is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and history in Wales. Here we find out about the country's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants,...


European Socialism: A Concise History with Documents

by William Smaldone

This accessible text offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to European socialism, which arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions launched in the eighteenth century and has...


The Third Reich Sourcebook

by Anson Rabinbach & Sander L. Gilman

No documentation of National Socialism can be undertaken without the explicit recognition that the "German Renaissance" promised by the Nazis culminated in unprecedented horror-World War II and the genocide...


The Ghosts of Happy Valley: Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats

by Juliet Barnes

Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley in the Kenya Highlands, where a small community of affluent, hedonistic white expatriates settled between the wars. While Kenya's early colonial days have...


The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000

by Chris Wickham

A unique and enlightening look at Europe's so-called Dark Ages

Defying the conventional Dark Ages view of European history between A.D. 400 and 1000, award-winning historian Chris Wickham presents The Inheritance...


The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

by Ian Jared Miller

It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan's emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly...


Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor

by Emily Brand

Inspired by the works of Jane Austen, the amusingly tongue-in-cheek Mr Darcy’s Guide to Courtship is written from the perspective of Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy and closely based on real Regency advice...


This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995

by James Lough

During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Alan Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone. This...


Papua New Guinea: Initiation and Independence

by Don Woolford

First published in 1976, Papua New Guinea was the first book to interpret the key events that led to the nation’s independence in 1975. In the book, journalist Don Woolford, a correspondent for the Australian...


Workers in Bondage: The Origins and Bases of Unfree Labour in Queensland 1824¿1916

by Kay Saunders

Based on thorough documentary research in archives and newspapers, Workers in Bondage begins with the origins of servitude during the convict era in Queensland before its separation from New South Wales in 1859....


The Samoan Tangle: A Study in Anglo-German-American Relations 1878¿1900

by Paul M Kennedy

Exploring the diplomatic negotiations that led to the division of the Samoan Islands between Germany, Great Britain and the United States in 1899, this book is a significant study of international relations...


French Musketeer 1622-1775

by Rene Chartrand & Graham Turner

The works of French novelist Alexandre Dumas have been reproduced time and again on stage and screen. Based on a genuine memoir by an officer named D’Artagnan, Dumas published The Three Musketeers. The King’s...