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The English Village Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

English villages conjure up rural harmony and a history of happy communities woven into the broader pageant of England's past. But each of them has a different story to tell, and it is usually a vibrant and...


Jefferson on Freedom: Wisdom, Advice, and Hints on Freedom, Democracy, and the American Way

by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first...


Across Cultural Borders: Historiography in Global Perspective

by Eckhardt Fuchs & Benedikt Stuchtey

This ambitious work offers the first comprehensive transcultural history of historiography. The contributors transcend a Eurocentric approach not only in terms of the individual historiographies they assess...


The British Execution: 1500-1964

by Stephen Banks

If life is a drama, then for some men and women their most noteworthy moment on the stage has been at their unwilling exit. If Anne Boleyn's memory lives on it is because her head was lost, and the same fate...


Conundrum: Why Every Government Gets Things Wrong - And What We Can Do About It

by Richard Bacon & Christopher Hope

Government failure is affecting everyone. The single mum worried sick by a tax credit demand from HMRC to ‘repay’ thousands of pounds she never received; the family whose holiday was ruined because the Passport...


Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

by David Aaronovitch

A history so funny, so true, so scary, it's bound to be called a conspiracy.

"Meticulous in its research, forensic in its reasoning, robust in its argument, and often hilarious in its debunking, Voodoo Histories...


Controversial History Education: History Textbook Controversies and Teaching Historical Controversy in Asian Contexts

by Mark Baildon, Kah Seng Loh & Ivy Maria Lim

This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book's authors offer numerous insights, examples, and...


Exploring the History of Lee-On-The-Solent

by John W Green & Robin A Money

Walking around Lee-on-the-Solent provides tantalising glimpses into its past - whether it's the balconied Victorian buildings in Pier Street, the Art Deco frontages above the shops in Marine Parade West, the...


The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies

by Mark Booth

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Pursuit of History

by John Tosh

This classic introduction to the study of history invites the reader to stand back and consider some of its most fundamental questions - What is the point of studying history? How do we know about the past?...


Modern Honor: A Philosophical Defense

by Anthony Cunningham

This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor's rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor's influence, but...


See America First: Tourism and National Identity, 1880-1940

by Marguerite Shaffer

In See America First, Marguerite Shaffer chronicles the birth of modern American tourism between 1880 and 1940, linking tourism to the simultaneous growth of national transportation systems, print media, a national...


Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

by Joyce Appleby

“Uncommonly good . . . makes a compelling case that . . . intellectual curiosity not only changed Europe, but launched modernity.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer When Columbus first returned to Spain from the...


Richard Henry Lee of Virginia: A Portrait of an American Revolutionary

by Kent J. McGaughy

In bridging the gap between Lee's private interests and public career, J. Kent McGaughy seeks to overturn many of the misconceptions about Lee and shows that, throughout his life, he remained dedicated to his...


Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism

by Michael Mays

Drawing on diverse cultural forms, and ranging across disciplinary boundaries, Nation States maps the contested cultural terrain of Irish nationalism from the Act of Union of 1800 to the present. In looking...


Modern America and the Legacy of Founding

by Ronald J. Pestritto & Thomas G. West

The authors of this book address how the fundamental tensions between modern liberalism and the ideas of the founders have played out in the context of contemporary thought and practice in American politics....


History of Oral History: Foundations and Methodology

by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers & Rebecca Sharpless

Part I and II of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.


The Future of Identity: Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson

by Kenneth Hoover

Erik Erikson's lifetime of clinical and interdisciplinary work on human development centered on the formation and maintenance of identity among people of diverse backgrounds. In this volume key scholars of identity...


The Roots of Democracy: American Thought and Culture, 1760 1800

by Robert E. Shalhope

In The Roots of Democracy Robert E. Shalhope traces the dramatic shifts in attitudes and behavior from before the Revolution, through the war itself, and then on to the confederation period, the creation of...


Moving a House with Preservation in Mind

by Peter Paravalos

Moving a House with Preservation in Mind provides step-by-step instructions on the process of moving a historic building, from the initial decision-making to the actual move. With detailed information on moving...