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Ancient Near East: The Basics

by Daniel C. Snell

Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great's conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment...


The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century

by Linda Mahood

The nineteenth century witnessed a discursive explosion around the subject of sex. Historical evidence indicates that the sexual behaviour which had always been punishable began to be spoken of, regulated, and...


Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II

by Larry Alexander

A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother.

Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas...


Silent Sisterhood: Middle-Class Women in the Victorian Home

by Patricia Branca

This perceptive book studies the Victorian woman in the home and in the family. One of the central purposes is to rescue Victorian woman from the realm of myth where her life was spent in frivolous trifles and...


Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend

by Paul Acker & Carolyne Larrington

Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis...


On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt

by On Barak

In this pioneering history of transportation and communication in the modern Middle East, On Barak argues that contrary to accepted wisdom technological modernity in Egypt did not drive a sense of time focused...


Edge of the World: Ross Island, Antarctica A Personal and Historical Narrative of Exploration, Adventure, Tragedy, and Survival

by Charles Neider

Author and Antarctic explorer Neider recounts the history of expeditions to the South Pole along with his own adventure stranded on Mt. Erebus after a near-fatal helicopter crash.


Volunteers in the Texas Revolution: The New Orleans Greys

by Gary Brown

The New Orleans Greys were a group of young men, out for the adventure and money to be gained from war. This book details the importance of their participation in the Battle of the Alamo, as well as several...


Perspectives, Insights, & Priorities: 17 Leaders Speak Freely of Librarianship

by Norman Horrocks

This collection brings together some of the premier minds of library and information science in North America to reflect on where the field has been, where it is now, and most importantly, where it is going...


The Hellenistic Settlements in the East from Armenia and Mesopotamia to Bactria and India

by Getzel M. Cohen

This is the third volume of Getzel Cohen's important work on the Hellenistic settlements in the ancient world. Through the conquests of Alexander the Great, his successors and others, Greek and Macedonian culture...


Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

by Kenneth J. Winkle

The stirring history of a president and a capital city on the front lines of war and freedom. In the late 1840s, Representative Abraham Lincoln resided at Mrs. Sprigg’s boardinghouse on Capitol Hill. Known...


One Hundred Myths about the Middle East

by Fred Halliday

Much has been written in recent years about the Middle East. At the same time, no other region has been as misunderstood, nor framed in so many clichés and mistakenly-held beliefs. In this much-needed exposé...


Flodden: A Scottish Tragedy

by Peter Reese

In the breadth of bitter-sweet Scottish history there is no more poignant, not more important, battle than Flodden. Before Scotland's disastrous defeat at the hands of the English under the Earl of Surrey, a...


The Viking Blitzkrieg: 789-1098 AD

by Martyn Whittock & Hannah Whittock

Martyn Whittock argues that without the Viking Wars there would have been no united England in the tenth century, no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor, no Norman connection,...


100 Local Heroes

by Adam Hart-Davis

Adam Hart-Davis here presents the best of British heroes: brilliant and often eccentric pioneers of science, invention and technology


London and the Georgian Navy

by Philip MacDougall

Georgian London was the hub of the world’s largest industrial-military complex, underpinning and securing a global trading empire that was entirely dependent on the Royal Navy for its existence. Philip MacDougall...


The Story of Bradford

by Alan Hall

The Story of Bradford traces the city's history from earliest times to the present, concluding with comments on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the 21st century will present. Rather than being...


If Not Now, When?

by Jacobs (retired), Colonel Jack

A Medal of Honor recipient looks back at his own service-and ahead to America's future. Jack Jacobs was acting as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Severely...


Family Romance of the French Revolution

by Lynn Hunt

This latest work from an author known for her contributions to the new cultural history is a daring, multidisciplinary investigation of the imaginative foundations of modern politics. Hunt uses the term `Family...


Context and Circumstance: The Turkish Military and Politics

by Gareth Jenkins

Debates about military influence on civilian government tend to be partisan and rarely pay sufficient attention to specific contexts. This paper analyses, without condemnation or justification, why and how the...