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The Sailor's Word: A Complete Dictionary of Nautical Terms from the Napoleonic and Victorian Navies

by W.H. & Belcher, H. Smyth

Almost 800 pages • 12,764 Definitions. The Most Complete Reference of Its Kind It's one thing to compile a dictionary of nautical terms from the Age of Sail; but it's quite another when the people doing the...


Women Constructing Men: Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750D2000

by Sarah S. G. Frantz

Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in


Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

by Stephen Fried

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three...


Andes

by Michael Jacobs

For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that “everything here is grander and more majestic than...


Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776

by Ian Williams

Ian Williams describes in captivating detail how Rum and the molasses that it was made from was to the 18th century what oil is today.

Rum was used by the colonists to clear Native American tribes and to buy...


Tales of the Seven Seas: The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien

by Dennis M. Powers

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in the early 1930s on the U.S. West Coast. This book tells of sailing over the oceans...


From History to Theory

by Kerwin Lee Klein

From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces...


Wheat Fields

by Joseph A. Byrne

Wheat Fields is the story about the social trauma of change brought on by the introduction of the mobile combine harvester. On another level, the story is about the very meaning of life. Of particular interest...


Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City

by Carla L. Peterson

Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, Black Gotham is Carla Peterson’s riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. As she shares their stories...


The Future of History

by John Lukacs

For more than sixty years, John Lukacs has been writing, teaching, and reading about the past. In this inspired volume, he turns his attention to the future. Throughout The Future of History Lukacs reflects...


Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement

by Stephen Eric Bronner

This book tackles an obvious yet profound problem of modern political life: the disorientation of intellectuals and activists on the left. As the study of political history and theory has been usurped by cultural...


Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50: Gender, Power and Social Policy

by Helen Jones

An examination of the ways in which women challenged the British educational, employment and welfare systems after the franchise. Helen Jones explores how women adapted their strategies to confront the system...


History Meets Fiction

by Beverley C. Southgate

Is history factual, or just another form of fiction?

Are there distinct boundaries between the two, or just extensive borderlands?

How do novelists represent historians and history?

 

The relationship between...


Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

by John Geiger, Owen Beattie & Margaret Atwood

The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845–48 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin...


Medici Money: Banking, metaphysics and art in fifteenth-century Florence

by Tim Parks

The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and...


The Great Indoors: At home in the modern British house

by Ben Highmore

'House' has long been synonymous with 'home': the significance of four walls and a roof lies far deeper than simply shelter from the elements. A house stands for sanctuary, family, belonging, privacy and our...


Cruise Through History: Itinerary 1 - London to Rome

by Sherry Hutt

Cruise through History is a collection of short stories grouped by the sequence of many popular cruise itineraries, rather than by country, or period of history. An enjoyable cruise itinerary, particularly for...


Stormtroopers (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust): A Social, Economic and Ideological Analysis 1929-35

by Conan Fischer

This examination of Hitler's stormtroopers provides vital insights into the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the establishment of the Nazi state. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources and extensive...


Expedition Into Empire: Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World

by Martin Thomas

Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based...


Nazi Propaganda (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust): The Power and the Limitations

by David Welch

Based on a detailed examination of specific aspects of Nazi propaganda, this book (originally published in 1983) enhances the understanding of National Socialism by revealing both its power and its limitations....