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Blood of Revolution: From the Reign of Terror to the Arab Spring

by Erik Durschmied

In this fascinating book, the author of The Hinge Factor and The Weather Factor surveys revolutions across the centuries, vividly portraying the people and events that brought wrenching, often enduring—and...


Hearts and Minds: A People's History of Counterinsurgency

by Hannah Gurman

The first book of its kind, Hearts and Minds is a scathing response to the grand narrative of U.S. counterinsurgency, in which warfare is defined not by military might alone but by winning the "hearts and minds"...


An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 1

by Alexander Fenton & Margaret A. Mackay

The publication of An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton....


A People's History of the U.S. Military

by Michael A. Bellesiles

In A People’s History of the U.S. Military, historian Michael A. Bellesiles draws from three centuries of soldiers’ personal encounters with combat—through fascinating excerpts from letters, diaries, and...


The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

by Stephen Brennan

No matter who you identify with—Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or Green Party, Independent or something else altogether— we the people should read: 

• The Constitution of the United States of America ...


The English Village Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

English villages conjure up rural harmony and a history of happy communities woven into the broader pageant of England's past. But each of them has a different story to tell, and it is usually a vibrant and...


Jefferson on Freedom: Wisdom, Advice, and Hints on Freedom, Democracy, and the American Way

by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first...


Across Cultural Borders: Historiography in Global Perspective

by Eckhardt Fuchs & Benedikt Stuchtey

This ambitious work offers the first comprehensive transcultural history of historiography. The contributors transcend a Eurocentric approach not only in terms of the individual historiographies they assess...


The British Execution: 1500-1964

by Stephen Banks

If life is a drama, then for some men and women their most noteworthy moment on the stage has been at their unwilling exit. If Anne Boleyn's memory lives on it is because her head was lost, and the same fate...


Conundrum: Why Every Government Gets Things Wrong - And What We Can Do About It

by Richard Bacon & Christopher Hope

Government failure is affecting everyone. The single mum worried sick by a tax credit demand from HMRC to ‘repay’ thousands of pounds she never received; the family whose holiday was ruined because the Passport...


Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

by David Aaronovitch

A history so funny, so true, so scary, it's bound to be called a conspiracy.

"Meticulous in its research, forensic in its reasoning, robust in its argument, and often hilarious in its debunking, Voodoo Histories...


Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

by Mark Baildon, Kah Seng Loh & Ivy Maria Lim

This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book's authors offer numerous insights, examples, and...


Exploring the History of Lee-On-The-Solent

by John W Green & Robin A Money

Walking around Lee-on-the-Solent provides tantalising glimpses into its past - whether it's the balconied Victorian buildings in Pier Street, the Art Deco frontages above the shops in Marine Parade West, the...


The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies

by Mark Booth

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Pursuit of History

by John Tosh

This classic introduction to the study of history invites the reader to stand back and consider some of its most fundamental questions - What is the point of studying history? How do we know about the past?...


Modern Honor: A Philosophical Defense

by Anthony Cunningham

This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor's rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor's influence, but...


See America First: Tourism and National Identity, 1880-1940

by Marguerite Shaffer

In See America First, Marguerite Shaffer chronicles the birth of modern American tourism between 1880 and 1940, linking tourism to the simultaneous growth of national transportation systems, print media, a national...


Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

by Joyce Appleby

An engrossing history of the voyages of exploration that ignited curiosity about nature and gave birth to modern science. When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and...


Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary

by Kent J. McGaughy

In bridging the gap between Lee's private interests and public career, J. Kent McGaughy seeks to overturn many of the misconceptions about Lee and shows that, throughout his life, he remained dedicated to his...


Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism

by Michael Mays

Drawing on diverse cultural forms, and ranging across disciplinary boundaries, Nation States maps the contested cultural terrain of Irish nationalism from the Act of Union of 1800 to the present. In looking...