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Peace And War: Britain In 1914

by Nigel Jones

1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions...


Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre

by Thomas A. Bogar

April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter...


The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms

by Barry Parker

This fascinating blend of popular science and military history examines the science of war, demonstrating the close connection between the discovery of basic physical principles and the development of weaponry...


Corsair: The F4U in World War II and Korea

by Barrett Tillman

This is the remarkable story of an airplane that became a legend--with a sleek silhouette and bent wings, it doubled as a day and night fighter, could fly off carriers or from land, and served both as a dive...


Lighthouses & Keepers: The U.S. Lighthouse Service and its Legacy

by Dennis L. Noble

From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and Hawaiian Islands, this handsome book helps explain the lure of lighthouses in the United States. Among the most recognized structures...


Intervention: How America Became Involved in Vietnam

by George McTurnan Kahin

This book chronicles U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1966, paying particular attention to the chances the U.S. had to cut its losses and discontinue its involvement. This digital edition was derived...


Tuscans and Their Families: A Study of the Florentine Catasto of 1427

by David Herlihy & Christiane Klapisch-Zuber

This work analyzes and considers the significance of the Catasto, the impressive and exhaustive census undertaken by Florence in 1427. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam

by Patricia Crone

This work is a well-researched refutation of the commonly held belief that, at the inception of Islam, Mecca was a trading center thriving on the export of spices to the Mediterranean. This digital edition was...


The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age

by Walter A. Mcdougall

A look at the origins of the Space Age, and the rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States in the space race. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Era of Good Feelings

by George Dangerfield

Winner of the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes, this book examines the transitional period between Jeffersonian democracy and Jacksonian democracy in the United States. This digital edition was derived from ACLS...


Britain and the Balance of Power in North America, 1815-1908

by Kenneth Bourne

An analysis of British foreign policy as shaped by the prospect of war with the U.S. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same...


The Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500-1800

by Lawrence Stone

This book studies the evolution of English families from the 16th century to the 18th century. The evolutions in child rearing, contraception, sexual behavior, marriage, and education are examined. This digital...


The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics

by Dan T. Carter

This biography of George Wallace explains how the Alabama governor and presidential candidate was the "most influential loser in 20th century American politics." The author contends that Wallace's "new conservatism"...


The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation

by Charles Howard McIlwain

This work considers the American Revolution as it relates to the British Empire's constitution. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense: The Formative Years, 1947-1950

by L. Steven Rearden

The first volume of the history of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, written by the division's own Historical Office. Covered are founding and key events, policies, and persons, with a focus on the early...


Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History

by Lani Russwurm & Bob Kronbauer

A vivid and eccentric photographic homage to Vancouver’s past.


Customs and Culture of the Philippines

by Gladys Zabilka

"Customs and Culture of the Philippines is a potpourri of tidbits that touches quickly and lightly on just about every aspect of Filipino life…Much of the little book makes surprisingly interesting and easy...


The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

by Ian Mortimer

The past is a foreign country.

This is your guidebook.

A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you...


Immigration, Ethnicity, and Class in American Writing, 1830-1860: Reading the Stranger

by Leonardo Buonomo

This book examines fiction and nonfiction texts from the period 1830 to 1860 to demonstrate how major and minor American writers constructed their country’s identity by contrasting their own characteristics...


A Voluntary Exile: Chinese Christianity and Cultural Confluence since 1552

by Anthony E. Clark

Western missionaries in China often considered themselves “voluntary exiles” in a distant land, while Chinese considered Christians either the demons of imperialism or the angels of modernization. This collection...