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Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre

by David P. Jordan

In changing forever the political landscape of the modern world, the French Revolution was driven by a new personality: the confirmed, self-aware revolutionary. Maximilien Robespierre originated the role, inspiring...


Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI

by Kenneth Weisbrode

For fans of The King's Speech, the intriguing bond between monarch and prime minister and its crucial role during World War II

The political and personal relationship between King George VI and Winston Churchill...


The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

by John Powell & Wallace Stegner

One of the great works of American exploration literature, this account of a scientific expedition forced to survive famine, attacks, mutiny, and some of the most dangerous rapids known to man remains as fresh...


The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the GreatestRescue Mission of World War II

by Gregory A. Freeman

Now in paperback the "amazing"( James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers) never-before-told story of the greatest escape of the Second World War.

In 1944 the OSS set out to recover...


Where Were You?: America Remembers the JFK Assassination

by Harry Moses, Gus Russo & Tom Brokaw

November 22, 1963. A policeman’s wife was fetching their sick child from school. A young shoe store manager had no idea what lay in wait for him that day. A future president was tending to his farm. A future...


The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

by Caroline Alexander

More than two centuries after Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has...


The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

by William B. Helmreich

As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there....


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions

by Simon P. Newman & Peter S. Onuf

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent service with the Continental Army, his publication...


Archaeology of Early Buddhism

by Lars Fogelin

How do archaeologists explore the various dimensions of religion? Lars Fogelin uses archaeological work at Thotlakonda in Southern India as his lens in a broader examination of Buddhist monastic life. He discovers...


NATO and the Warsaw Pact: Intrabloc Conflicts

by Mary Ann Heiss

There is no shortage of literature addressing the workings, influence, and importance of NATO and the Warsaw Pact individually or how the two blocs faced off during the decades of the Cold War. However, little...


The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns and the Landscape of Race in Antebellum America

by Gordon S. Barker

On June 2, 1854, crowds lined the streets of Boston, hissing and shouting at federal authorities as they escorted the fugitive slave Anthony Burns to the ship that would return him to his slaveholders in Virginia....


Reading the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine: American Literature and Culture, 1870-1894

by Mark J. Noonan

During the 1870s, the organization and stewardship of American culture by the upper classes began to take hold on a mass scale, due in part to the founding of museums, municipal libraries, symphony halls, theaters,...


California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts: True Tales of California Crazies, Crackpots and Creeps

by David Kulczyk

A freewheeling catalog of misfits, eccentrics, creeps, criminals, and failed dreamers, this compendium profiles 45 bizarre personalities who exemplify the Golden State’s well-deserved reputation for nonconformity....


Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

by Patrick Hunt

The world’s greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations

Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise...


On the Threshold of Central Africa (1897): A Record of Twenty Years Pioneering Among the Barotsi of the Upper...

by Francois Coillard

An eye-witness account of the events which shook South-Central Africa before the advent of Colonial rule. It presents an account of the Lozi, a record of Coillard's journeys and his work in establishing the...


Records Relating to the Gold Coast Settlements from 1750 to 1874

by Major J.J. Crooks

First Published in 1973. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The British Press and the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910

by Hirokichi Mutsu

The Japan-British exhibition in London, 1910 was the most concerted and systematic attempt by Meiji Japan to explain its traditional society and arts, modern industry and empire, to its most important international...


Modern Arab Historiography: Historical Discourse and the Nation-State

by Youssef Choueiri

Inclusing a new introduction and conclusion, this revised second edition deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It covers...


Some Early and Later Houses of Pity

by John Morrison Hobson

From around the eleventh century until the Reformation, a close connection between the Church and hospitals was formed as they became a refuge for the ill, ostracised and poor. First published in 1926, John...


Refractions of Violence

by Martin Jay

A new collection of essays by the internationally recognized cultural critic and intellectual historian Martin Jay that revolves around the themes of violence and visuality, with essays on the Holocaust and...