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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,...


Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries

by Malcolm Barber & Keith Bate

This volume presents translations of a selection of the letters sent by crusaders and pilgrims from Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine. There are accounts of all the great events from the triumph of the capture...


Buffalo Bill's British Wild West

by Alan Gallop

Presents the story of how William F Cody, army scout, Indian fighter, stagecoach driver and buffalo hunter, became a 'dime novel' hero and acting sensation in the United States and then followed it up with fame...


Starkeye & Co: Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s

by Berwick Coates

Blitz survivor, ex-evacuee, veteran of five primary schools and denizen of a typical London suburb, Berwick Coates won a scholarship to a grammar school in 1940. All he know about was German aircraft recognition,...


Oyster: A World History

by Drew Smith

Oysters are older than us, older than grass. They have been present at every turn of human history. They have inspired great writers, painters, cooks, sustained whole communities and fashioned legend and history....


Mother Country: Britain's Black Community on the Home Front, 1939-45

by Stephen Bourne

Very little attention has been given to black British and West African and Caribbean citizens who lived and worked on the 'front line' during the Second World War. Yet black people were under fire in cities...


Our Troubles With Food: Fears, Fads and Fallacies

by Stephen Halliday

For millennia the normal, natural and pleasurable activity of eating has been surrounded by fear and anxiety. Religious traditions have long decreed what foods are right for their followers to eat, but secularisation...


Trademarked: A History of Well-Known Brands, from Airtex to Wright's Coal Tar

by David Newton

In the first thirty years of trade registration, between 1876 and 1906, over 250,000 marks were registered in Britain. This book includes a selection of 220 of the interesting and curious of those early brands,...


Harry Peckham's Tour

by Harry Peckham & Martin Brayne

A collection of letters written by Harry Peckham in 1769 while travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It contains insights into the society and culture of the places that he visited, including...


Sexplosion

by Robert Hofler

After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers...


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson

Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey—dainty, immaculate—is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little...


Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession

by Mary Potter Kenyon

Coupon Crazy examines the phenomena of coupon use and the socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors that construct it, from the viewpoint of an active participant in the extreme sport of couponing.


Memoir of a Cold War Soldier

by Richard E. Mack

Fifty years after America's involvement in the Korean War began, Richard E. Mack's memories of his time spent on the front lines are still strong and clear. A career soldier, Mack served in the U.S. Army until...


OSS Against the Reich

by Nelson D. Lankford

OSS against the Reich presents the previously unpublished World War II diaries of Colonel David K.E. Bruce, London branch chief of America's first secret intelligence agency, as he observed the war against Hitler....


Getting Along?: Religious Identities and Confessional Relations in Early Modern England - Essays in Honour of Professor W.J. Sheils

by Nadine Lewycky & Adam Morton

Examining the impact of the English and European Reformations on social interaction and community harmony, this volume simultaneously highlights the tension and degree of accommodation amongst ordinary people...


The Inquisitor in the Hat Shop: Inquisition, Forbidden Books and Unbelief in Early Modern Venice

by Federico Barbierato

Drawing on a vast store of primary sources - particularly those of the Inquisition - this book recreates the social fabric of Venice between 1640 and 1740. It brings to life a wealth of minor figures who inhabited...