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One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life

by Mitch Horowitz

From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step...


The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

by Toby Lester

"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of...


Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

by Erez Aiden & Jean-Baptiste Michel

"One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists." - Steven...


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

by Michael Leigh

Swingers and swappers, strippers and streetwalkers, sadists, masochists, and sexual mavericks of every persuasion; all are documented in The Velvet Underground, a legendary exposé of the diseased underbelly...


Policing Notting Hill: Fifty Years of Turbulence

by Tony Moore & Lord Blair

Notting Hill is one of the most sought after locations in London. But its progress from 'ghetto' to gentrification spans half-a-century within which it was one of the most turbulent places in Britain-plagued...


Consumerism in the Ancient World: Imports and Identity Construction

by Justin St. P. Walsh

Greek pottery was exported around the ancient world in vast quantities over a period of several centuries. This book focuses on the Greek pottery consumed by people in the western Mediterranean and trans-Alpine...


David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition

by Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman

The exciting field of biblical archaeology has revolutionized our understanding of the Bible -- and no one has done more to popularise this vast store of knowledge than Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman,...


The Horns of Moses. Setting the Bible in its Historical Context

by Pierre Corvol, Collège de France & Liz Libbrecht

Developments in literary methodologies and archaeology have led scholars to question the traditional conception of biblical chronology and historiography. The starting point for Maximalist studies is the idea...


Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations

by Beverly Southgate

Using examples from antiquity to the present, this timely and relevant volume argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author...


Constantinople

by Philip Mansel

Philip Mansel's highly acclaimed history absorbingly charts the interaction between the vibrantly cosmopolitan capital of Constantinople - the city of the world's desire - and its ruling family. In 1453, Mehmed...


You'll Ruin Your Dinner: Sweet Memories from Irish childhood

by Damian Corless

Iced Caramels, Golly Bars, Pushpops, Spangles, Choc Ices, aniseed balls and liquorice allsorts ? all these and more feature in this assortment of reminiscences from twentieth century Ireland in a book that?s...


A Swag of Memories: Australian Bush Stories

by Brian Taylor

A quintessential Australian bushman, Brian Taylor has spent most of his life on the land. Working as a drover, a stockman, a fencer, a shearer and a saddler, he has gathered a swag of stories over the years...


Our Glasgow

by Piers Dudgeon

This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. This oral history of Glasgow spans most of the last century - a time of economic...


Our East End

by Piers Dudgeon

This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. This oral history of London's East End spans the period after the First World...


The Romans: All That Matters

by John Manley

In The Romans: All That Matters, John Manley focuses on some of the fundamental aspects of the Roman Empire, especially those topics that have relevance beyond the study of Antiquity itself - how its material...


My Revision Notes Edexcel (B) GCSE Schools History Project

by Sally Thorne & Dan Moorhouse

Unlock your full potential with these revision guides which focus on the key content and skills you need to know.

With My Revision Notes for Edexcel (B) GCSE Schools History Project you can:

  • Take control of...

  • Innocent Flowers: Women in the Edwardian Theatre

    by Julie Holledge

    The Edwardian actress, glamorous and privileged, was the sex symbol of her time. Yet her life was a paradox: off stage she could marry, divorce and take lovers with impugnity; on stage she had to play dutiful...


    Edexcel as History: The Experience of Warfare: My Revision Notes

    by Barbara Warnock

    Written by senior examiners and experienced teachers of the course, this student revision workbook for Edexcel AS History Unit 2: The Experience of Warfare closely combines course content with revision activities...


    The Dandy: Peacock or Enigma?

    by Nigel Rodgers

    A look at the phenomenon of the dandy from Regency England to the contemporary Congolese Sapeurs, with stops at Wodehouse, Wilde, Grant, and more The dandy is not just an elaborately or even well-dressed...


    Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes

    by Martin Edmond

    Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Tracing the fiction...