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Essays on the Presidents: Principles and Politics

by Paul F. Boller

This collection of essays by Dr. Paul F. Boller Jr. shares the humorous, intriguing, and little-known or widely misunderstood aspects of the American presidency. Personality—of the most interesting presidents...


Wyatt Earp

by Andrew C. Isenberg

In popular culture, Wyatt Earp is the hero of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a beacon of rough cowboy justice in the tumultuous American West. The subject of dozens of films, he...


Against Their Will

by Allen M. Hornblum, Judith Lynn Newman & Gregory J. Dober

During the Cold War, an alliance between American scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and the US military pushed the medical establishment into ethically fraught territory. Doctors and scientists at prestigious...


Everybody's Business: The Unlikely Story of How Big Business Can Fix the World

by John Sadler & Rosie Serdiville

2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, arguably the definitive conflict in the history of Europe. Never before or since has such a great swell of popular sentiment produced such a patriotic...


The Northern Front: A Wartime Diary

by Charles Glass

This is the Iraq war as it really started, amid lies, confusion and profound distrust between the United States and its Iraqi allies. Charles Glass, who first covered the Kurds in 1974 and was in Iraq for their...


Jane Austen¿s Aunt Behind Bars: Writers and their Criminal Relatives and Associates, 1700¿1900

by Stephen Wade

The collected essays explore the lives of several writers in Georgian and Victorian Britain, in terms of their knowledge and experience of prison life. This book focuses on the lives of the writers themselves,...


London's Big Day: The Coronation 60 Years On

by David Long

June 2013 sees the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, only the second time in British history a monarch has reached this remarkable milestone. As the event was famously the first...


The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs

by The Duche The Duchess of Northumberland

Combining the fascinating archive of the first Duchess of Northumberland with the expertise of Jane, the present Duchess and the creator of the famous Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, this illustrated gift book...


The Battle of Poitiers 1356

by David Green

The story of one of the great battles of the Hundred Years War, often ignored in favour of its more celebrated siblings, Crecy and Agincourt. The victory at Poitiers by an English force outnumbered two-to-one,...


A Grim Almanac of Jack the Ripper's London 1870-1900

by Neil R Storey

Chronicles the darker side of life in London between 1870 and 1900. This book features murderers and footpads, pimps and prostitutes, riots, rebels, bizarre funerals, disaster and peculiar medicine. It is illustrated...


A New History of Ireland

by Christine Kinealy

A concise, lucid and nuanced approach to Ireland's complex and fascinating history.


The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Jams, Jellies and Preserves

by The Duche The Duchess of Northumberland

Elizabeth was the first Duchess of Northumberland and established the domestic rules of this dynasty that has ruled for over 700 years. Controlling a household of great power and prestige, she laid down the...


A New History of England

by Jeremy Black

Cecil Rhodes's characteristically nineteenth-century confidence rings rather hollow as England enters the twenty-first century in somewhat reduced circumstances. In his New History of England, leading historian...


Armed Police: The Police Use of Firearms Since 1945

by Mike Waldren

A controversy raged over the increased use of firearms in London due to the increase in secuirty, because in the public mind, the hallmark of British security has always been unarmed policing. Here, former Head...


Gendered Identities: Criticizing Patriarchy in Turkey

by Fazilet Ahu Özmen, Rasim Ösgür Dönmez & Canan Aslan Akman

This book aims to analyze and deconstruct the forms of patriarchy embedded in Turkish society and politics. In this regard, it analyses how patriarchy functions and reconstructs itself by suppressing women and...


Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier

by Emily Brady

In the vein of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief and Deborah Feldman's Unorthodox, journalist Emily Brady journeys into a secretive subculture--one that marijuana built.

Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier...


First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

by Margaret Truman

This well-informed, intimate look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan,...


A History of Food in 100 Recipes

by William Sitwell

A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine.

We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know...


Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania

by Milda Ališauskiene & Ingo W. Schröder

Since the end of state repression against religion, two major processes have taken place in the formerly socialist countries: historically dominant churches strive to reassert their position in society, while...


African Pilgrimage: Ritual Travel in South Africa's Christianity of Zion

by Retief Müller

This book describes a South Africa that is made up of a number of different fragmented worlds. The focus is on the Zion Christian Church, one of the largest religious movements in southern Africa, and a good...