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Corruption in Ancient Rome

by Natale Barca

Corruption is a social disease: it creeps into the hearts and minds of individuals, into the folds of politics, business relationships, taking various forms, from something which is close to a venial sin to...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Middle East Relations

by Peter L. Hahn

The current state of affairs between the United States and the Middle East is probably the most volatile and absorbing relationship the U.S. is involved in today. Prior to 1941, however, the U.S. preferred to...


Historical Dictionary of Laos

by Martin Stuart-Fox

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Laos-through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places,...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relations

by Norman E. Saul

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Russian/Soviet relations and places them in the context of the complex...


Holiday Isle

by John Beckerson

The Golden Era of the Manx Boarding House from the 1870s to the 1970s. This colourful book overflows with life and fascinating old photographs. It tells the story of how the Isle of Man developed from a quiet...


Underground To Everywhere: London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital

by Stephen Halliday

London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the...


Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori

by Antony Cummins & Yoshie Minami

A retainer of our doman, Renpeido Chikamatsu Hikonoshin Shigenori, each morning washing his face and hands, dressed himself in Hakama and prayed in front of the kamidana alter… His prayer was thus: "Please...


Women at War 1939-1945

by Carol Harris

Long before the outbreak of the Second World War, official calculations showed Britain would be short of the manpower needed to fight the enemy and keep up production of weapons, food and other essentials. It...


Glamour in the Skies: The Golden Age of the Air Stewardess

by Libbie Escolme-Schmidt

Ex-hostess Libbie Escolme-Schmidt has lovingly compiled many hundreds of memories to present the ultimate history of the British Airways air hostess. Collating a multitude of stories from the forties and fifties...


Rotherham Workhouse

by Margaret Drinkall

This fascinating volume explores all aspects of life in that dread institution, the workhouse. From the staff who lived and worked here to the lunatics who were kept, sometimes unsuccessfully, in the medical...


The Woman Writer: The History of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists

by Sylvia Kent

Founded by a man, Joseph Snell Wood, in May 1894, the Society of Women Writers could never claim to be a politically 'feminist' organisation. In its early days the Society primarily attracted lady journalists,...


Druids: Preachers of Immortality

by Anne Ross

This book strips away modern myths about the druids. Druidism was the religion of the Celts. The richest sources of information about the druids is the vernacular material from Ireland and Wales. The author's...


Europe's Reformations, 1450-1650: Doctrine, Politics, and Community

by James D. Tracy

In this widely praised history, noted scholar James D. Tracy offers a comprehensive, lucid, and masterful exploration of early modern Europe's key turning point. Establishing a new standard for histories of...


The Essential Antifederalist

by William B. Allen & Gordon Lloyd

This edited collection of readings from Antifederalist thought was first published in 1985. Here presented with a completely revised and updated interpretive essay from the editors and expanded to cover the...


Between the Middle Ages and Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World

by Charles H. Parker & Jerry H. Bentley

This groundbreaking book examines the complex relationships between individuals and communities in the profound transitions of the early modern period. Taking a global and comparative approach to historical...


The Rhetorical Leadership of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham in the Age of Extremes

by Timothy H. Sherwood

Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham were America’s most popular religious leaders during a period within the Age of Extremes, specifically the 1950s and early 1960s, when America’s world...


Give Us Bread But Give Us Roses: Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

by Sarah Eisenstein

Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes,...


Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

by Charles L. Zelden

Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before...


Revisionist Histories

by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Revision and revisionism are generally seen as standard parts of historical practice, yet they are underexplored within the growing literature on historiography. In this accessibly written volume, Marnie Hughes-Warrington...


The American Middle Class: A Cultural History

by Lawrence R Samuel

The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country's democracy and prosperity. Most Americans believe they belong to this group, and few politicians can hope to be elected...