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Who's Who in Nazi Germany

by Robert S. Wistrich

Who's Who in Nazi Germany looks at the individuals who influenced every aspect of life in Nazi Germany. It covers a representative cross-section of German society from 1933-1945, and includes:

* Nazi Party leaders;...


This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995

by James Lough

During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Alan Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone. This...


Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, & Einstein's Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, From Antiquity to the Moder

by Harvey Rachlin

Leap across time with bestselling author Harvey Rachlin as he collects over 50 of the most fascinating objects in the world, under one book. The Mounted Hide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle Horse, The Black Obelisk,...


The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century

by Linda Mahood

The nineteenth century witnessed a discursive explosion around the subject of sex. Historical evidence indicates that the sexual behaviour which had always been punishable began to be spoken of, regulated, and...


Silent Sisterhood: Middle-Class Women in the Victorian Home

by Patricia Branca

This perceptive book studies the Victorian woman in the home and in the family. One of the central purposes is to rescue Victorian woman from the realm of myth where her life was spent in frivolous trifles and...


Perspectives, Insights, & Priorities: 17 Leaders Speak Freely of Librarianship

by Norman Horrocks

This collection brings together some of the premier minds of library and information science in North America to reflect on where the field has been, where it is now, and most importantly, where it is going...


Stonehenge Completed and the Fibonacci Code

by Neil L Thomas

STONEHENGE COMPLETED & THE FIBONACCI CODE principally concerns three ancient monument groups built in the fourth millennium BC in north-western Europe and the Isles ; the Knowth and Newgrange mounds group in...


The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music

by Jonathan C. Friedman

The major objective of this collection of 28 essays is to analyze the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical devices used in popular music to illuminate the human condition. By comparing and contrasting musical...


Gilded Prostitution'

by Maureen E. Montgomery

This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American...


Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

by Richard C. Carrier

This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayes’s Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the...


Glasshouses

by Fiona Grant

The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above...


It's About Time: How Long History Took

by Mike Flanagan

Sparked by the fateful 73-second Challenger voyage, It's About Time began as a newspaper feature chronicling key moments in history and the length of time each took to occur. This fascinating book, complete...


Salt: A World History

by Mark Kurlansky

From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World

 

In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history:...


The A to Z of the United States-Mexican War

by Edward H. Moseley & Paul C., Jr. Clark

The first reference work of its kind, this volume on the United States-Mexican War encompasses the decade of the 1840s, focusing on the war years of 1846-1848. More than a dozen maps were drawn for this book,...


Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy

by Peter Y. Paik & Merry Wiesner-Hanks

From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore...


The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War

by Rotem Kowner

The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War provides considerable breadth and depth of coverage based on Japanese, Russian, and Western sources. The breadth is accomplished through a wide-ranging introduction, a detailed...


History's Greatest Hits: Famous Events We Should All Know More About (Unillustrated Edition)

by Joseph Cummins

In this unillustrated edition, Joseph Cummins recounts thirty-seven of the best-known episodes from the past. Not only does he relate and re-create these events in captivating fashion, he also analyzes their...


Ready For a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America

by Mark Kurlansky

Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was recorded at Motown’s Hitsville...


The World of Mary O'Connell 1778-1836

by Erin L. Bishop

In 1800 Daniel O'Connell, a young Kerry barrister who had just made his first forays into national politics, began a clandestine correspondence with his distant cousin Mary O'Connell of Tralee. Two years later...


The Thinking Space: The Café as a Cultural Institution in Paris, Italy and Vienna

by Leona Rittner & W. Scott Haine

The café as an institutional site has been the subject of renewed interest amongst scholars in the past decade, and its role in the development of art, ideas and culture has been explored in some detail. However,...