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Marijuana Nation: One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization

by Roger Roffman

As public attitudes about pot undergo rapid change, Roger Roffman's portrait of marijuana in America rises above punditry and rhetoric Roger Roffman first discovered marijuana while serving as a US Army officer...


History of Philosophy

by Julian Marias

Thorough and lucid survey of Western philosophy from pre-Socratics to mid 20th century — major figures, currents, trends. Valuable section on contemporary philosophy — Brentano, Ortega, Heidegger, others....


The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World

by Leslie Dunton-Downer

English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity...


Direct Action & Sabotage: Three Classic Iww Pamphlets from the 1910s

by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Walker C. Smith & William E. Trautmann

The pamphlets reprinted in this collection were first published in the 1910s amidst great controversy; the significant works included are “Direct Action and Sabotage” by William E. Trautmann, “Sabotage:...


1950s Childhood: Growing up in post-war Britain

by Janet Shepherd

The generation who grew up in Britain immediately after the Second World War are popularly called ‘The Baby Boomers’. As children, they experienced life in Britain from wartime austerity to the relative...


Spas and Spa Visiting

by Ian Rotherham

The spa came into its own in Georgian Britain, with thousands flocking to take the waters at towns such as Bath, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells. As these towns grew, mixing with fashionable society became probably...


Austerity: The Great Failure

by Florian Schui

Austerity is at the center of political debates today. Its defenders praise it as a panacea that will prepare the ground for future growth and stability. Critics insist it will precipitate a vicious cycle of...


The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know about Itself

by Andrew Pettegree

Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip,...


Education-at-Large: Student Life and Activities in Singapore 1945â¿¿1965

by CHEOW THIA CHAN & HUAY LENG LEE

The first part of the book contains documentation of a groundbreaking exhibition held in 2007 on student activities and societal engagements during post-war Singapore 1945–1965 and transcripts of forums held...


An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention

by Matthew Kneale

What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived since, shaping thousands of generations of shamans, pharaohs, Aztec...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge

A thrillingly intimate portrait of one of history's most illustrious knights—William Marshal—that vividly evokes the grandeur and barbarity of the Middle Ages

William Marshal was the true Lancelot of his...


A Retrospect on the Dust-Laden History: The Past and Present of Tekong Island in Singapore

by LEONG SZE LEE & POH SENG CHEN

Chen Poh Seng's great grandfather lived in Pulau Tekong, his 50-over cousins were born and educated there. He lived in Changi Point which is 30 minutes away by ferry.

Lee Leong Sze is a Malaysian, graduated from...


A Short History of Polar Exploration

by Nick Rennison

An absorbing history, bringing explorers' tales vividly to life 

Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men who went to Antarctica with Captain Scott, said "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated...


The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

by David Brion Davis

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making.

David Brion Davis is one of the...


American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

by John Beckman

Here is an animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out America’s unruly past by describing the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential part of what...


Snow Hill: In the Shadows of the Ephrata Cloister

by Denise Seachrist

A fascinating exploration of a now-lost communal society During the first half of the eighteenth century, Pennsylvania became home to a variety of German-speaking sectarians who rebelled against the oppression...


American Big Game in its Haunts

by Theodore Roosevelt & George Bird Grinnell

Originally published in 1904 and remastered by the Boone and Crockett Club in 2012. This fourth book in the acclaimed Acorn Series includes a collection of unique hunting adventures by Members of the Boone and...


Trail and Campfire

by George Bird Grinnell & Theodore Roosevelt

The third volume of the Club's Acorn series, Trail and Camp Fire, follows suit with its predecessors featuring hunting stories and adventure in North America as well as Africa. Along with the hunting stories,...


Hunting in Many Lands

by Theodore Roosevelt & George Bird Grinnell

Originally published in 1895 and remastered by the Boone and Crockett Club in 2012. This second volume in the Club's Acorn series features unique hunting adventures from around the world by members of the Boone...


The Labouring Classes in Early Industrial England, 1750-1850

by John G. Rule

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of current research on the social conditions, experiences and reactions of working people during the period 1750 - 1850.