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A History of Reading

by Alberto Manguel

At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book-that string of confused, alien ciphers-shivered into meaning, and at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader....


Caught in Crossfire: Civilians in Conflicts in the Middle East

by P.R. Kumaraswamy

Examining the prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict, Lebanese civil war and the periodic upsurges of inter-state and internal tensions in the Gulf region, this book looks at how civilians are at the forefront of military...


The Fiction of History

by Alexander Lyon Macfie

The Fiction of History sets out a number of themes in the relationship between history and fiction, emphasising the tensions and dilemmas created in this relationship and examining how various writers have dealt...


The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalism

by Rolf Torstendahl

This book examines the evolution of historical professionalism, with the development of an international community that shares a set of values regarding both methodological minimum demands and what constitutes...


A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by James Hamilton

Britain in the nineteenth century saw a series of technological and social changes which continue to influence and direct us today. Its reactants were human genius, money and influence, its crucibles the streets...


The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

by Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Michelle Yeh & Ming-ju Fan

This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays...


Napoleonic Wars: The Essential Bibliography

by Frederick C Schneid

The essential bibliography of the Napoleonic Wars


The Spaniards in Rome (Routledge Revivals): From Marius to Domitian

by Ernest Weinrib

The Spaniards in Rome: From Marius to Domitian, first published in 1990, examines the expansion and revitalisation of the Roman aristocracy in the later Republic and early Empire, focusing specifically on the...


The Davey Dialogues - An Exploration of the Scientific Foundations of Human Culture

by John C. Madden

Linking Science and Science History with Culture - Essential Science for the Non-scientist.

The Davey Dialogues is an easy-to-understand history and background to key discoveries which have altered our perception...


Cry from the Highest Mountain

by Tess Burrows, Joanna Lumley & His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Their goal was to raise money and awareness for the Tibetan cause. They chose to climb to the point furthest from the center of the Earth, some 2,150 meters higher than the summit of Everest to read out peace...


American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

by Wade Graham

From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed themselves in the gardens they create. Melding biography, history, and cultural commentary,...


Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World

by Thomas Feiling

Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.

Cocaine is big business and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on a losing war against it,...


Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

by Sandra Cavallo & Lyndan Warner

This new collection of essays brings together brand new research on widowhood in medieval and early modern Europe. The volume opens with an introductory chapter by the Editors which looks generally at the conditions...


More than Munitions: Women, Work and the Engineering Industries, 1900-1950

by Clare Wightman

Clare Wightman explores the key issue of gender in explaining the experience of men and women at work. She uses women's employment in the engineering industries between 1900 and 1950 to confront many of the...


Handbook of the United States of America, 1880: A Guide to Emigration

by Lp Brockett

America’s “golden door” welcomed a huge wave of European immigrants between the 1880s and the 1920s. Millions passed through the gateway of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on their way to becoming...


Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon

by Elizabeth Wilson

Tennis's gladiatorial beauty, its stylish duelling and fashionable court-wear make it a romantic's dream. Ever since young men and women first came together to play on vicarage lawns, this most Victorian of...


London Night and Day, 1951: A Guide to Where the Other Books Don't Take You

by Old House Books

This unusual and entertaining guide to the capital gives a snapshot of the best places to visit. Arranged by hour of the day, it takes the reader on a journey around 1950s London, from your morning walk to your...


Oral History Theory

by Lynn Abrams

Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of oral history theory in...


Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

by Ana Lucia Araujo

This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores...


Broken Circles

by Anna Haebich

This major work reveals the dark heart of the history of the Stolen Generations in Australia. It shows that, from the earliest times of European colonization, Aboriginal Australians experienced the trauma of...