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Man Walks Into A Pub

by Pete Brown

It's an extraordinary tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotal prime ministers; of how pale ale fuelled an Empire and weak bitter won a world war; of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket and...


Reel Women: An International Directory of Contemporary Feature Films about Women

by Jane Sloan

Reel Women assembles an impressive list of more than 2,400 films that feature female protagonists. Each entry includes a brief description of the film and cites key artistic personnel, particularly female directors,...


New College School, Oxford: A History

by Matthew Jenkinson

New College School is one of the oldest continually functioning schools in the United Kingdom and, indeed, the world. It was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, to provide choristers...


The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

by Ian Mortimer

An entertaining, accessible guide to Elizabethan England-the latest in the Time Traveler's Guide series

Acclaimed historian Ian Mortimer shows readers that the past is not just something to be studied; it is...


The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social Season

by Sophie Campbell

When travel journalist Sophie Campbell squeezed into heels and a hat to investigate the English social season, she got more than she bargained for. Why, she wondered, were events such as the Chelsea Flower Show,...


Historical Dictionary of Somalia

by Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture....


Pistols at Dawn: A History of Duelling

by John Norris

In modern society the thought that someone would organise a deadly competition with a rival, risking his life over a point of honour, is incomprehensible. That this form of resolution would become an accepted...


The Well-Bred Person's Book of Etiquette

by George Routledge

Before the days of unruly teenagers; 'ladettes'; aand a public obsessed with scandal, there existed a time of gentility and manners. Setting the standards of propriety was The Well-Bred Person's Book of Etiquette,...


The Cowboy Way: An Exploration of History and Culture

by Paul H Carlson

The lives of American cowboys have been both real and mythic. This work explores cowboy music, dress, humour, films and literature in sixteen essays and a bibliography. These essays demonstrate that the American...


Scandals in History

by Ed Rayner & Ron Stapley

Notions of what is scandalous vary from age to age, but our fascination with all things outrageous remains the same. Whether the sexual disgraces of the Victorian era or the political outrages of modern times,...


Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia

by Elizabeth Clinch & Nicholas Clinch

For thirty years, St. George Littledale and his wife Teresa mounted expeditions in North America and Asia. Through a Land of Extremes gives a taste for a bygone time of travel into uncharted, unknown territory,...


America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation

by Joshua Kendall

When most of us think of Charles Lindbergh, we picture a dashing twenty-five-year-old aviator stepping out of the Spirit of St. Louis after completing his solo flight across the Atlantic. What we don't see is...


Status in Classical Athens

by Deborah Kamen

Ancient Greek literature, Athenian civic ideology, and modern classical scholarship have all worked together to reinforce the idea that there were three neatly defined status groups in classical Athens--citizens,...


First World War Nursing: Visions and Revisions: New Perspectives

by Alison S. Fell & Christine E. Hallett

This book brings together a collection of works by scholars who have produced some of the most innovative and influential work on the topic of First World War nursing in the last ten years. The contributors...


The Fishing Fleet

by Anne De Courcy

From the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Diana Mosley and The Viceroy's Daughters comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining account of the Victorian women who traveled halfway around the world...


Never Done

by Susan Strasser

Never Done is the first history of American housework. Beginning with a description of household chores of the nineteenth century--cooking at fireplaces and on cast-iron stoves, laundry done with wash boilers...


Best Little Stories from the White House: More Than 100 True Stories

by C. Brian Kelly & Ingrid Smyer

Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best...


The History Buff's Guide to World War II: Top Ten Rankings of the Best, Worst, Largest, and Most Lethal People and Events of World War II

by Thomas R. Flagel

Did you know that neither Hitler nor Stalin graduated from high school? Or that the Allies often employed teenage girls as spies? In The History Buff's Guide to World War II, Thomas R. Flagel leaves no stone...


The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents: Top Ten Rankings of the Best, Worst, Largest, and Most Controversial Facets of the American Presidency

by Thomas R. Flagel

Did you know that Warren G. Harding played poker in the White House at least once a week? Or that Richard Nixon was a Quaker? The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents takes a peek behind the scenes, revealing...


The Human Story

by James C. Davis

Has there ever been a history of the world as readable as this?

In The Human Story, James C. Davis takes us on a journey to ancient times, telling how peoples of the world settled down and founded cities, conquered...