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The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest

by Broughton Coburn

By the author of the New York Times bestselling Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, this chronicle of the iconic first American expedition to Mt. Everest in May 1963 – published to coincide with the climb's 50th...


Australia's Great Explorers

by Denis Gregory

The often harsh and unforgiving Australian landscape was a far cry from what the early colonisers were used to, and it proved a daunting obstacle to settlement. AUSTRALIA'S GREAT EXPLORERS looks at the tragedies...


The Mexican Revolution: A Short History 1910-1920

by Stuart Easterling

Why did the Mexican Revolution happen? What makes it distinctive? Was it even a revolution at all?


Men from Under the Sky: The Arrival of Westerners in Fiji

by Stanley Brown & Raymond Burr

The cannibal kings of Fiji are gone, but their spirit lives on. Cannibalism in Fiji and the gruesome "earth ovens" are gone; the kai vavalagi, "the men from over the horizon," changed that, bringing their own...


Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City

by Barbara Miner

In a magisterial work of narrative nonfiction that weaves together the racially fraught history of public education in Milwaukee and the broader story of hypersegregation in the rust belt, Lessons from the Heartland...


Dispatches from the Occupation: A History of Change

by Stephen Collis

Investigates one of philosophy's ongoing preoccupations—change—articulating its patterns across disciplines and through eras, from Ancient Rome to the Occupy Movement.


History's Most Dangerous Jobs: Miners

by Anthony Burton

Mining is Britain's oldest industry, and this book tells the story of the men and, in the past, women who spent their lives working underground. Geographically the book covers the regions of Devon and Cornwall,...


A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse

by Peter Higginbotham

For two centuries, the shadow of the workhouse hung over Britain. The recourse of only the most desperate, dark and terrible tales of malnutrition, misery, mistreatment and murder ran like wildfire through the...


Turned Out Nice Again: The Story of British Light Entertainment

by Louis Barfe

With a cast of thousands, including Peter Cook, Ken Dodd, Dusty Springfield, Spike Milligan, Rolf Harris, Bruce Forsyth and Reeves and Mortimer, Turned Out Nice Again reveals a world of comedians and cavorters,...


Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir

by D. J. Waldie

"Infinitely moving and powerful, just dead-on right, and absolutely original."—Joan Didion Since its publication in 1996, Holy Land has become an American classic. In "quick, translucent prose" (Michiko Kakutani,...


The A to Z of Logic

by Harry J. Gensler

The A to Z of Logic introduces the central concepts of the field in a series of brief, non-technical, cross-referenced dictionary entries. The 352 alphabetically arranged entries give a clear, basic introduction...


Ludwig Leichhardt

by Hans Finger Wilhelm

On 14 February 1842 Leichhardt arrived in Sydney, Australia. His aim was to explore inland Australia and he was hopeful of a government appointment in his fields of interest. In 1848 Ludwig Leichhardt and his...


Gender and Urban Development

by Deborah Simonton & Anne Montenach

This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions,...


The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power

by Michael Ezra

Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights...


The A to Z of the Puritans

by Charles Pastoor & Galen K. Johnson

The A to Z of Puritans tells the story of Puritanism from its origins until its eventual demise. This is done through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary...


The A to Z of the Eisenhower Era

by Burton I. Kaufman & Diane Kaufman

The A to Z of the Eisenhower Era examines significant individuals, organizations, and events in American political, economic, social, and cultural history during this era in American history. In addition to...


While the World Watched

by Carolyn Maull McKinstry & Denise George

On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of...


Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing After the Linguistic Turn

by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates. Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and...


Che (Movie Tie-In Edition): The Diaries of Ernesto Che Guevara

by Ernesto Che Guevara

"Che symbolizes not selling out, staying true to what you believe in."--Benicio Del Toro


Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War: Authorized Edition

by Ernesto Che Guevara

Che Guevara's classic account of the guerrilla war against the Batista dictatorship in Cuba.