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Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hol

by Greg Merritt

Part biography, part true-crime narrative, this painstakingly researched book chronicles the improbable rise and stunning fall of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle from his early big screen success to his involvement...


Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal

by Abigail Carroll

We are what we eat, as the saying goes—but we are also how we eat, and when, and where. Our eating habits reveal as much about our national identity as the food on our plates, as food historian Abigail Carroll...


The Easy Day Was Yesterday: The Extreme Life of an SAS Soldier

by Paul Jordan

From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian gaol, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge and curses the miscalculation that robbed him of his freedom. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father...


The Channel Islands Book of Days

by Mark Brocklesby

The Channel Islands are unique - a result of 800 years of independence. Taking you through the year day by day, The Channel Islands Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, momentous and amusing events and facts...


Surviving the Skies: A Night Bomber Pilot in the Great War

by Joe Bamford

Captain Stephen Wynn Vickers joined the Cheshire Regiment in August 1914, but after being badly wounded he remustered to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps). While other young pilots were killed or injured almost as...


Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War

by Daniel Gray

The Spanish civil war was a call to arms for 2,300 British volunteers, of which over 500 were from Scotland. The first book of its kind, 'Homage to Caledonia' examines Scotland's role in the conflict, detailing...


The Employee: A Political History

by Jean-Christian Vinel

The Employee examines how American businesses dominated and influenced labor law as they pushed for an ever-narrower definition of "employee" and maneuvered to exclude workers from the right to organize.


French Revolutionary Infantryman 1791-1802

by Terry Crowdy & Christa Hook

This title, a prequel to Warrior 57 French Napoleonic Infantryman 1803-15, concentrates on the period from the storming of the Bastille in 1789 until Bonaparte's election as Consul for Life in 1802. The meticulously...


Luftwaffe Schlachtgruppen

by John Weal

One of the most important, and yet least publicised, components of the front-line Luftwaffe was the Schlacht, or ground attack, arm. This book details the Schlacht units who were in the thick of the fighting...


Masters of Terror: Indonesia's Military and Violence in East Timor

by Richard Tanter, Desmond Ball & Van Gerry Klinken

The terror campaign by pro-Indonesian armed groups before, during, and after East Timor's independence referendum in 1999 was a blatant challenge to the international community as many of the acts of murder,...


Karl Marx and the Future of the Human

by Cyril Smith

Cyril Smith shows that Marx developed a far richer and liberatory vision of humanity and the alternative to capital than that which has characterized his followers, and he makes a powerful argument that it is...


A Short History of the Civil War at Sea

by Spencer C. Tucker

While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused on the Civil War at sea. And for good reason. Naval operations decided the outcome of the war as the North...


Maine: The Dynamics of Political Change

by Christian P. Potholm

A political insider for more than thirty years, Christian P. Potholm addresses the dynamics of political change in the Pine Tree State by using qualitative analysis and anecdotal situations.


The Rock Island Line

by Bill Marvel

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward...


Latin American Popular Culture: An Introduction

by William H. Beezley & Linda A. Curcio-Nagy

Latin American Popular Culture: An Introduction is a collection of articles that explores a wide range of compelling cultural subjects in the region, including carnival, romance, funerals, medicine, monuments,...


Propriety and Permissiveness in Bourbon Mexico

by Juan Pedro Viqueira Alban, Sonya Lipsett-Rivera & Sergio Rivera-Ayala

The eighteenth century in New Spain witnessed major changes: among these, one of the most significant was the adoption of French customs among the upper groups of society in response to the spreading ideas of...


Race, Culture, and Identity: Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory from NZgritude to CrZolitZ

by Shireen K. Lewis

In this groundbreaking book, Shireen Lewis gives a comprehensive analysis of the literary and theoretical discourse on race, culture, and identity by Francophone and Caribbean writers beginning in the early...


Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and The State in Development

by Michaeline A. Crichlow

Negotiating Caribbean Freedom examines how development programs in Jamaica lock the state and rural smallholders into a relationship that fulfills the agendas of both constituents. It further shows how development...


Charlie Chasers: History of USAF AC-119

by Larry Elton Fletcher

Charlie Chasers tells the amazing story of the AC-119 Shadow gunships and their crews who wreaked havoc on the enemy during the Vietnam War. The fixed-wing aircraft provided close fire support of U.S. and friendly...


A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries

by David Carr

Museums and libraries inspire us to cross the limits of routine thought, into experiences of reflection and possibility. Each of the essays in A Place Not a Place examines the ways these and other cultural institutions...