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I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford

by Richard Snow

From the acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who “writes with verve and a keen eye” (The New York Times Book Review), comes a fresh and entertaining account of Henry Ford and his invention of the Model...


Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study

by Roger Thompson

Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia....


Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

by Claudia Koonz

From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler's Women's Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women - as followers, victims and resisters - in the rise...


The Nazi Organisation of Women

by Jill Stephenson

The Nazi's were implacably opposed to feminism and women's independence. Rosa Luxemburg became a symbol of all that most horrified them in German society, in particular because of her involvement in active politics....


Women, Work, and Protest: A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History

by Ruth Milkman

As paid work becomes increasingly central in women's lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century...


Death Comes to the Maiden: Sex and Execution 1431-1933

by Camille Naish

In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores...


Women Remember: An Oral History

by Anne Smith

In this fascinating book, originally published in 1989, Anne Smith records interviews with a group of octogenerian women, covering all social classes and a great variety of experience. She allows the women to...


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,...


Little Red: Three Passionate Lives through the Sixties and Beyond

by Dina Hampton

The compelling, interwoven life stories of three remarkable schoolmates illuminate the rise, demise, and long-lasting impact of the radical political movements of the 1960s


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...