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Passionate Amateurs: Theatre, Communism, and Love

by Nicholas Ridout

Passionate Amateurs tells a new story about modern theater: the story of a romantic attachment to theater's potential to produce surprising experiences of human community. It begins with one of the first great...


Critical Perspectives on Colonialism: Writing the Empire from Below

by Fiona Paisley & Kirsty Reid

This collection brings much-needed focus to the vibrancy and vitality of minority and marginal writing about empire, and to their implications as expressions of embodied contact between imperial power and those...


Ebby: The Man Who Sponsored Bill W.

by Mel B.

In 1934, Ebby Thatcher called an old drinking buddy to tell him about the happiness he was finding in sobriety. His friend's name was Bill Wilson, and this book is the story of their life-long friendship. It...


A People's Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice

by Nicolas Lampert

Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough–and–tumble...


The Cinema of Víctor Erice: An Open Window

by Linda C. Ehrlich

This anthology examines the aesthetic, historical, and sociological forces at work in Victor Erice's films and includes an extensive interview with the director. This broad array of writings provides insight...


The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon's Years of Revolution

by James Mitchell

Nineteen-seventy-one was the year John Lennon left London and pop stardom for a life in New York City as a solo artist, record producer and activist looking to help end the war in Vietnam. He settled in Greenwich...


The Red Lion Brewery: Hoare & Co.

by Victoria Hutchings

A fascinating history of the Red Lion Brewery, established in the 16th century, and owned for over 100 years by Hoare's, the bankers from 1802 - 1933. The Red Lion Brewery became Hoare and Co, to distinguish...


John Adam: The Mulbuie Murderer

by Graham Clark

The fascinating account of the last public hanging, on 16th October 1835 in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. The man on the gallows was John Adam, known as The Mulbuie Murderer. Graham Clark...


Upstairs & Downstairs: Life in a Country House

by Edward Haywood

During the reigns of Queen Victoria and her son, King Edward VII, almost everyone either had servants or had been one at some stage of their life. Many of those 'in service' came from backgrounds where life...


Life in the Mine

by Anthony Burton

Over 4,000 years of history lie in the seams of British mines. Large-scale coal mining in Britain developed during the Industrial Revolution, providing energy for industry and transportation in industrial areas...


Life on the Railway

by Anthony Burton

The first steam locomotive chuffed its way down the tracks in 1804, but it was not until 1830, with the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, that the Railway Age really got under way. There followed...


Life on the Farm

by Anthony Burton

Though not all of Britain was suitable for arable farming, for centuries life on the farm depended on two things - manpower and horsepower. The first major change began in the 17th century with the enclosure...


Life in a Monastery

by Stephen Hebron

The golden age of the monastery in Britain was between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the dissolution of the monasteries (1536-40). This guide examines the lives of the monks in the seclusion of the great monasteries,...


Life in Medieval England

by Rupert Willoughby & Shelley Grimwood

The castles, cathedrals and churches of England are the visible legacies of the Middle Ages - but what of the life that went on inside them? These were the haunts of colourfully clad lords and ladies, clergymen...


Life in a Victorian Workhouse

by Peter Higginbotham

The word 'workhouse' has a grim resonance even today, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. Almost every town had at least one workhouse, and most people dreaded ending up there. Here...


Life in a Wartime House

by Brian Williams

This guide documents everyday life continuing while bombs fell. With stories from individuals who experienced it first hand, this gives a true insight into life during the Second World War.


Life in a Victorian School

by Pitkin

In early Victorian England, most children did not go to school and grew up unable to read or write. Instead they were sent out to work and earned money for their families. Fortunate children from well-off families...


A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America

by Jacqueline Jones

In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one of his slaves, an Angolan man named Antonio who refused to work the fields. Over three centuries later, a Detroit labor organizer named Simon Owens...


Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945

by Kenneth Henshall

The early history of Japan is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations,...


Historical Dictionary of Iraq

by Beth K. Dougherty & Edmund A. Ghareeb

The Historical Dictionary of Iraq, Second Edition covers the history of Iraq through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred...