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The French Revolution: Faith, Desire and Politics

by Noah Shusterman

The French Revolution: Faith, Desire, and Politics offers a fresh treatment of this perennially popular and hugely significant topic, introducing a bold interpretation of the Revolution that highlights the key...


The Dunning School: Historians, Race, and the Meaning of Reconstruction

by J. Vincent Lowery, John David Smith & Eric Foner

From the late nineteenth century until World War I, a group of Columbia University students gathered under the mentorship of the renowned historian William Archibald Dunning (1857--1922). Known as the Dunning...


The Antebellum Crisis and America's First Bohemians

by Mark A. Lause

Amid the social and political tensions plaguing the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War, the North experienced a boom of cultural activity. Young transient writers, artists, and musicians...


Winter in Taos: Facsimile of Original 1935 Edition

by Mabel Dodge Luhan

"Winter in Taos" starkly contrasts Luhan's memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust's "Remembrances of Things Past." They follow her life through three failed marriages, numerous affairs,...


Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime during the Civil War

by George B. Kirsch

During the Civil War, Americans from homefront to battlefront played baseball as never before. While soldiers slaughtered each other over the country's fate, players and fans struggled over the form of the national...


1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

by Robert Arp

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds in history. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to...


Shackleton's Whisky: A Spirit of Discovery: Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the Rare Malt Whisky He Left Behind

by Neville Peat

A vivid account of Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the cases of Mackinlay's single malt whisky that he left behind.

The incredible tale of Antarctica, malt whisky and an epic journey. Sir...


Mawson: And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen

by Peter FitzSimons

The story of Australia's most famous polar explorer and the giants from the heroic age of polar exploration: Scott, Amundsen and ShackletonSir Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, remains Australia's...


The Horse in Australia

by Fiona Carruthers

A beautiful and comprehensive book on horses.From Phar Lap to Makybe Diva, Garryowen to Picasso, and Our Solo to Peppermint Grove, Australians adore their horses. Be it a pony club mount, an Australian Stock...


Batavia

by Peter FitzSimons

Batavia is the greatest story in Australia's history.The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs...


Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney

by John Birmingham

An electrifying, epic history of the city of Sydney as you have never seen her before.'To peer deeply into this ghost city, the one lying beneath the surface, is to understand that Sydney has a soul and that...


Spice Islands

by Ian Burnet

Cloves and nutmeg are indigenous to the Spice Islands of Eastern Indonesia. The book tells of the many uses of these exotic spices and the history of their trade over a period of more than 2000 years. It describes...


Framing a Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

by M. Andrew Holowchak

A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom.

It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with...


A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics: What Do We Believe?

by Warren Ashby

Our intellectual history spans more than 2,000 years, yet, surprisingly, we have had no adequate history of Western ethics. A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics fills this void by providing an engaging,...


State of 'The Union': Marriage and Free Love in the Late 1800s

by Sandra Schroer

This study of the Free Love Movement in the mid-to-late 1800s examines the situated knowledge of women and men who participated in the movement, how they articulated the platform, and contributed to its exposure...


Egyptian Language (Routledge Revivals): Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


The Famine Ships

by Edward Laxton

Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed...


The Baby Chase

by Leslie Morgan Steiner

From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love comes a riveting new narrative about surrogate pregnancy from both sides of the equation—the parents and the gestational carrier.

Once considered a...


The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman: Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches

by David Lowenthal

The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman provides the original texts for 20 of Lincoln's speeches alongside a critical analysis of each speech. Arranged in chronological order, these speeches...


Reading the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine: American Literature and Culture, 1870-1894

by Mark J. Noonan

During the 1870s, the organization and stewardship of American culture by the upper classes began to take hold on a mass scale, due in part to the founding of museums, municipal libraries, symphony halls, theaters,...