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RETROSPECT ON THE DUST-LADEN HISTORY, A: THE PAST AND PRESENT OF TEKONG ISLAND IN SINGAPORE: 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...


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...


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...


On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld

From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the...


Women, Resistance and Revolution: A History Of Women And Revolution In The Modern World

by Sheila Rowbotham

This classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World. Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges...


A Renegade History of the United States: How Drunks, Delinquents, and Other Outcasts Made America

by Thaddeus Russell

In this groundbreaking book, noted historian Thaddeus Russell tells a new and surprising story about the origins of American freedom. Rather than crediting the standard textbook icons, Russell demonstrates that...


The Complete Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage, Life of Greece, Caesar and Christ, Age of Faith, Renaissance, Age of Reason Begins, Age of

Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery

by Scott Higham & Sari Horwitz

It was the mystery that gripped the nation during the summer of 2001: the sudden disappearance of Chandra Levy, a young, promising intern, and the possible involvement of Congressman Gary Condit. And then the...


The History of the Snowman

by Bob Eckstein

Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved,...


The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization

by Michael Balter

Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists...


Flappers

by Judith Mackrell

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness...


Distory

by Robert Schnakenberg

Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults is a hilarious collection of insulting historical quotations in the vein of The Portable Curmudgeon that will have history buffs and readers of humor books in stitches....


Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

by Simon Winder

A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania

For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture...


Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II

by Richard Goldstein

In the stirring signature number from the 1944 Broadway musical On the Town, three sailors on a 24-hour search for love in wartime Manhattan sing, "New York, New York, a helluva town."

The Navy boys’ race...


Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!

by Richard Ned Lebow

The “Great War” claimed nearly 40 million lives and set the stage for World War II,  the Holocaust, and the Cold War.  One hundred years later, historians  are beginning  to recognize how unnecessary...


The Elusive State of Jefferson: A Journey through the 51st State

by Peter Laufer

By 1941, a nascent statehood movement began to coalesce into an active and explicit secession campaign seeking to carve from Northern California and Southern Oregon a new State of Jefferson. Yreka, California,...


Juvenile Nation: Youth, Emotions and the Making of the Modern British Citizen, 1880-1914

by Stephanie Olsen

In the first five months of the Great War, one million men volunteered to fight. Yet by the end of 1915, the British government realized that conscription would be required. Why did so many enlist, and conversely,...