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The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoys: A Naval Staff History

by Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones

Published here for the first time, this volume presents a superb range of insights into this crucial effort of the Second World War.

This Naval Staff History describes the vital role of the Arctic Convoys, 1941-1945...


Dissidence and Literature Under Nero: The Price of Rhetoricization

by Vasily Rudich

This work inquires into the impact of dissident sensibilities on the writings of the major Neronian authors. It offers a detailed and innovative analysis of essays, poetry and fiction written by Seneca, Lucan...


American Courage

by Herbert W. Warden & Herbert W. Warden, III

Here is the American adventure. This extraordinary book reveals the intrepid spirit of Americans through-out their history -- from William Bradford's account of the Mayflower landing to the hardship of a pioneer...


Claim of Privilege

by Barry Siegel

On October 6, 1948, a U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortress crashed soon after takeoff, killing three civilian engineers and six crew members. In June 1949, the engineers' widows filed suit against the government,...


Alaska

by Walter R. Borneman

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire;...


A Brief History of the House of Windsor: The Making of a Modern Monarchy

by Michael Paterson

The British monarchy may be over a thousand years old, but the House of Windsor dates only from 1917, when, in the middle of the First World War that was to see the demise of the major thrones of continental...


A Brief History of the Roman Empire

by Stephen Kershaw

In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's Satires...


Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty, and the Mad-Doctors in England

by Sarah Wise

The phenomenon of false allegations of mental illness is as old as our first interactions as human beings. Every one of us has described some other person as crazy or insane, and most all of us have had periods,...


Defense Logistics for the 21st Century

by Jr., William Tuttle

The last comprehensive study of defense logistics was published in 1959. In the ensuing forty-five years a revolutionary change in information technology and defense strategy has swept the field and mandated...


Sabres Over MiG Alley: The F-86 and the Battle for Air Superiority in Korea

by Kenneth P. Werrell

This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres...


The Battle of Midway: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy's Greatest Victory

by Thomas C. Hone

The best way for today’s sailors to learn about a battle is from those who fought it. The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes...


Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

by Peter Carlson

Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another,...


The Story of Colchester Zoo

by S C Kershaw

Colchester Zoo is one of the finest zoos in Britain. Yet, unlike almost every other major zoo in the country, its story has never been told. Now, the forgotten figures of Frank and Helena Farrar are brought...


Other Women: The History of the Mistress

by Fiona McDonald

Other Women tells the stories of those women who belonged to a separate part of society: in some ways invisible and socially unacceptable, but in others in positions of influence and power, comfort and even...


Flying Cloud

by David W. Shaw

Flying Cloud is the riveting and thoroughly researched tale of a truly unforgettable sea voyage during the days of the California gold rush. In 1851, navigator Eleanor Creesy set sail on the maiden voyage of...


A 1950s Southampton Childhood

by Penny Legg & James Marsh

The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Southampton. For children growing up during this decade, life was changing fast. They still made their own toys and earned their own pocket, but, on new television...


Feeding Tommy: Battlefield Recipes from the First World War

by Andrew Robertshaw

According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too - yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed under fire or in the trench lines? During the...


Chedworth: Life in a Roman Villa

by Simon Esmonde Cleary

Chedworth is one of the few Roman villas in Britain whose remains are open to the public, and this book seeks to explain what these remains mean. The fourth century in Britain was a 'golden age' and at the time...


From Suffragette to Fascist: The Many Lives of Mary Sophia Allen

by Nina Boyd

Mary Allen first came to notoriety as a thrice-gaoled, window-smashing suffragette. When WSPU activities ceased in 1914, Allen pioneered the first female police force, recruiting and training hundreds of women....


Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2001, National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 2000

by Herbert P. Bix

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign...