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No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers

by Katharine Quarmby

They are reviled. For centuries the Roma have wandered Europe; during the Holocaust half a million were killed. After World War II and during the Troubles, a wave of Irish Travellers moved to England to build...


Libya: From Colony to Revolution

by Ronald Bruce St. John

Combining a historian’s balance with an analyst’s insight to skilfully navigate Libya's eventful past and present, Ronald Bruce St John updates his authoritative history of this turbulent North African state...


Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews in Palestine

by Klaus-Michael Mallmann & Martin Cuppers

The planned extermination of the Jews living in Palestine was only weeks away . . . In 1941-42 Nazi Germany appeared to be invincible in North Africa, and many Arab nationalists looked to a leader, the Grand...


Revolution in Danger

by Victor Serge

Assailed by counter-revolution from within and without, Victor Serge brings to life the unwavering revolutionary commitment of red Petrograd.


The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel

by Michael Totten

The Road to Fatima Gate is a first-person narrative account of revolution, terrorism, and war during history's violent return to Lebanon after fifteen years of quiet. Michael J. Totten's version of events in...


101 Secrets of the Freemasons

by Barb Karg & Jon K. Young

From the illustrious George Washington and the infamous J. Edgar Hoover to brilliant imaginer Walt Disney and bad boy of baseball Ty Cobb, Freemasons have influenced every aspect of American life. Yet this secret...


Honest Abe

by Brian Thornton

One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. In this engaging,...


In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

by Mrinalini Chakravorty

In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereoptypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes...


Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626

by Joshua Rodda

With a focus on England from the accession of Elizabeth I to the mid-1620s, this book examines the practice of public, academic religious disputation between opposing Catholic, Protestant and nonconformist puritan...


Art, Literature and Religion in Early Modern Sussex: Culture and Conflict

by Matthew Dimmock, Andrew Hadfield & Paul Quinn

Essays in this volume offer interdisciplinary studies of a county that was at the forefront of religious, political and artistic developments in early-modern England. Ranging from the schism of Reformation to...


God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish

by Brandie R. Siegfried & Lisa T. Sarasohn

Only recently have scholars begun to note Cavendish's references to 'God,' 'spirits,' and the 'rational soul,' and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking up the...


Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France

by Paula J. Martin

Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on...


Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660-1760

by Sarah Apetrei & Hannah Smith

The essays contained in this volume examine the particular religious experiences of women within a remarkably vibrant and formative era in British religious history. Scholars from the disciplines of history,...


The Battle of Ap Bac: from A Bright and Shining Lie

by Neil Sheehan

An eBook short.

In the opening years of the Vietnam War, a small group of American military advisors and their South Vietnamese allies were facing down the Viet Cong. The confident Americans were there to do...


The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of The New York Times

by Anthony DePalma

This dramatic story of how a New York Times reporter helped Castro come to power offers illuminating insight into the fraught history of Cuban-American relations and the precarious balance between truth and...


Potty Training Girls the Easy Way: A Stress-Free Guide to Helping Your Daughter Learn Quickly

by Harlow Unger

From the top authors in the category, a pediatrician's guide to toilet training girls quickly and easily.


A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us

by Marcus Brotherton

THE "MUST-READ"* BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION

After the Band of Brothers went home, they never forgot the lessons of war...

After chronicling the personal stories of...


Nothing Less Than War

by Justus Doenecke

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, political leaders in the United States were swayed by popular opinion to remain neutral; yet less than three years later, the nation declared war on Germany. In Nothing...


Surface and Destroy

by Michael Sturma

World War II submariners rarely experienced anything as exhilarating or horrifying as the surface gun attack. Between the ocean floor and the rolling whitecaps above, submarines patrolled a dark abyss in a fusion...


Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City

by Carla L. Peterson

Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, Black Gotham is Carla Peterson’s riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. As she shares their stories...