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Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study

by Roger Thompson

Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia....


Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

by Claudia Koonz

From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler's Women's Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women - as followers, victims and resisters - in the rise...


Status and Security in Southeast Asian States

by Nicholas Tarling

Southeast Asia serves as an excellent case study to discuss major transformations in the relationship between states. This book looks at the changing nature of relationships between countries in Southeast Asia,...


The Second Coming: Popular Millenarianism, 1780-1850

by J. F. C. Harrison

First published in 1979, The Second Coming is an experiment in the writing of popular history - a contribution to the history of the people who have no history and an exploration of some of the ideas, beliefs...


The Nazi Organisation of Women

by Jill Stephenson

The Nazi's were implacably opposed to feminism and women's independence. Rosa Luxemburg became a symbol of all that most horrified them in German society, in particular because of her involvement in active politics....


Women, Work, and Protest: A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History

by Ruth Milkman

As paid work becomes increasingly central in women's lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century...


Death Comes to the Maiden: Sex and Execution 1431-1933

by Camille Naish

In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores...


Women Remember: An Oral History

by Anne Smith

In this fascinating book, originally published in 1989, Anne Smith records interviews with a group of octogenerian women, covering all social classes and a great variety of experience. She allows the women to...


Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: Geography, Performance, Privacy

by Angela Vanhaelen & Joseph P. Ward

Broadening the conversation begun in Making Publics in Early Modern Europe (2009), this book examines how the spatial dynamics of public making changed the shape of early modern society. The publics visited...


The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest

by Broughton Coburn

By the author of the New York Times bestselling Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, this chronicle of the iconic first American expedition to Mt. Everest in May 1963 – published to coincide with the climb's 50th...


We Saw Lincoln Shot: One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts

by Timothy S. Good

On the evening of 14 April 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, an entire audience was witness to the tragedy. From diaries, letters, depositions, affidavits, and periodicals,...


LEGACY

by Leigh Straw

A brutal killing and a secret hidden for fifty years.


Those Damn Horse Soldiers

by George Walsh

Many accounts of the Civil War battles, armies, and key figures have been written over the years, but none have looked at the bloodiest war in our nation's history through the eyes of the cavalry. The horse...


Shakespeare's Pub

by Pete Brown

A history of Britain told through the story of one very special pub, from "The Beer Drinker's Bill Bryson" (Times Literary Supplement)

Welcome to the George Inn near London Bridge; a cosy, wood-paneled, galleried...


Promise of Glory

by C. X. Moreau

On September 13, 1862, a Union private found--wrapped around some cigars left behind by fleeing Confederate soldiers--a piece of paper. On that paper was Special Orders No. 191, a message from Lee to his generals...


One Palestine, Complete

by Tom Segev & Haim Watzman

A panoramic and provocative history of life in Palestine during the three strife-torn but romantic decades when Britain ruled and the seeds of today's conflicts were sown

Tom Segev's acclaimed works, 1949 and...


Australia's Great Explorers

by Denis Gregory

The often harsh and unforgiving Australian landscape was a far cry from what the early colonisers were used to, and it proved a daunting obstacle to settlement. AUSTRALIA'S GREAT EXPLORERS looks at the tragedies...


Damage Them All You Can

by George Walsh

“Damage them all you can,” the patrician Lee exhorts, and his Southern army, ragtag in uniform and elite in spirit, responds ferociously in one battle after another against their Northern enemies—from...


1918 Year of Victory

by Ashley Ekins

World War I, 'The Great War' involved the mobilisation of some 70 million soldiers worldwide. It produced images of such pervasive horror on the Western Front that it defined warfare in human memory long into...


Three Crooked Kings

by Matthew Condon

Journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account—a searing story of greed, crime, and corruption—of an era that changed Queensland society; an impact that reverberates across the...