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How I Didn't Become a Beatle: Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s

by Brian J Hudson

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Liverpool was an exciting place to be a university student. For Yorkshire-born Brian Hudson, schooled in the south of England, it was a joy to be back in the north, and on Merseyside...


Square Mile Bobbies: The City of London Police 1839-1949

by Stephen Wade

Square Mile Bobbies is a history and casebook of the City of London Police between 1839, when the force was first established after general recognistion that London was not being policed effectively, and the...


Hanged at Pentonville

by Steve Fielding

Over the years the high walls of London's Pentonville Prison have contained some of the most infamous criminals. Taking over from the dreaded Newgate Gaol at the turn of the century as the place of execution...


My Lancashire Childhood

by Catherine Rothwell

Catherine Rothwell grew up in Lancashire in the 1920s and 30s, and this charming account of her childhood is a valuable insight into another world. Here we read about daily life in the county, family, schooldays,...


Hanged At Liverpool

by Steve Fielding

Over the years the high walls of Liverpool's Walton Gaol have contained some of the infamous criminals from the north of England. Fully illustrated with photographs, cuttings and engravings, this title is suitable...


Hanged at Durham

by Steve Fielding

For decades the walls of Durham Gaol have contained some of the country's most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for convicted killers from...


Criminal Liverpool

by Daniel K Longman

Criminal Liverpool is an entertaining and informative round-up of some of the strangest, most bloodthirsty, despicable and comical crimes that took place in and around Liverpool from the Victorian era up to...


A Paignton Scrapbook

by Peggy Parnell

Peggy Parnell has lived in Paignton all her life, and has been fascinated by the town's history for as long as she can remember. Her new book is neither a volume of old photographs nor a chronological history;...


Suffolk Strange But True

by Robert Halliday

Suffolk Strange But True illustrates and describes people, places and incidents that are unusual, odd or extraordinary. We discover the truth about 'the fasting woman of Shottisham', who was alleged not to have...


Wirral Tragic Tales

by Dan Longman

Fresh from his researches into the dark side of Wirral's history, in his first book Criminal Wirral, Dan Longman has plunged back into a brand new selection of terrible and tragic tales. Rather than focusing...


The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England

by Adrian Tinniswood

The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history. These three decades witnessed the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric...


The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812

by George C. Daughan

Shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out at the helm of the USS Essex, intent on rounding Cape Horn and hunting British whaling and merchant ships in the Pacific Ocean. Porter’s...


By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey

by Erskine Clarke

In late 1832, a young missionary couple sailed from the Chesapeake Bay, headed for western Africa. John Leighton Wilson and his wife, Jane, were traveling to the colony of Liberia, where they—and their fellow...


Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

by Marilynne K. Roach

A narrative that allows readers to experience the history of the Salem witch trials through the eyes of those who lived it


Aspects of European History 1494-1789

by Stephen J. Lee

First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Eugenics, Human Genetics and Human Failings: The Eugenics Society, Its Sources and Its Critics in Britain

by Pauline Mazumdar

This scholarly and penetrating study of eugenics is a major contribution to our understanding of the complex relation between science, ideology and class.


Southeast Asia: Past and Present

by D R SarDesai

A balanced, accessible, and authoritative account of the history of Southeast Asia from ancient to contemporary times


The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

by Ervand Abrahamian

In August 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the swift overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next twenty-six...


International Dimensions of Authoritarian Persistence: Lessons from Post-Soviet States

by Michael E., Jr. Aleprete, Rachel Vanderhill & Thomas Ambrosio

how international factors interact with domestic conditions in ways that enable the persistence of authoritarianism in post-Soviet states. Several of these states are generally understudied in political science...


Alien Crash at Roswell: The UFO Truth Lost In Time

by Jesse Marcel

The most enigmatic and universally known UFO incident in history needs only one name - ROSWELL. Roswell will never fade as it represents the true ushering in of the UFO phenomenon for time immemorial. Dwarfing...