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Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

by Stephen Fried

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three...


Gardiner's Tennis Ranch:: The Summer of '73

by Kris Milligan & Heidi Varian

Gardiner's Tennis Ranch: The Summer of '73 is a coming of age memoir of professional Kris Milligan set at a summer camp in the premier, exclusive tennis club of the day. Milligan and his fellow counselors experience...


French Revolutions For Beginners

by Michael J. LaMonica & Tom Motley

Allons enfant de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé! 

“Arise children of the Fatherland, the day of glory has arrived!” These opening lines to La Marseillaise, France’s famously stirring and evocative...


States at War, Volume 3: A Reference Guide for Pennsylvania in the Civil War

by Richard F. Miller

A much-needed reference guide to Pennsylvania for historians and students of the Civil War


Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany

by Jonathan Petropoulos

"What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?" Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of...


From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight

by Garth James Cameron

Roald Amundsen was the most successful polar explorer of his era using sledges, dogs, skis, and ships. He is mainly remembered for being the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. What is less...


The Castle of Tabiano

by Giacomo Corazza

The aim of this book is to illustrate the principal events and styles of life that took place in Tabiano Castle and in its village for more than thousand years. I have examined the old archives in order to discover...


Andes

by Michael Jacobs

For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that “everything here is grander and more majestic than...


Tales of the Seven Seas: The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien

by Dennis M. Powers

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in the early 1930s on the U.S. West Coast. This book tells of sailing over the oceans...


A History of the Mahrattas: In Three Volumes

by James Grant Duff

A History of the Mahrattas: In Three Volumes by James Grant Duff. The want of a complete history of the rise, progress, and decline of our immediate predecessors in conquest, the Mahrattas, has been long felt...


The Social Cancer: A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere

by Jose Rizal

The Social Cancer: A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere from the Spanish of José Rizal By Charles Derbyshire. Recorded in the history of human sufferings is a cancer of so malignant a character that...


In the Days of Queen Elizabeth

by Eva March Tappan

Of all the sovereigns that have worn the crown of England, Queen Elizabeth is the most puzzling, the most fascinating, the most blindly praised, and the most unjustly blamed. To make lists of her faults and...


The Coffee-House: A Cultural History

by Markman Ellis

How the simple commodity of coffee came to rewrite the experience of metropolitan life

When the first coffee-house opened in London in 1652, customers were bewildered by this strange new drink from Turkey. But...


Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership

by Andrew Roberts

'His book is timely and a triumph. Roberts manages to convey all the reader needs to know about two men to whom battalions of biographies have been devoted' EVENING STANDARD

Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill...


The Alien Invasion

by William Henry Wilkins

I have been asked to write a short preface to a work in which the author proposes to afford the public information with respect to the immigration of destitute aliens into this country. He will discuss the evil...


India Through the Ages: A Popular and Picturesque History of Hindustan

by Flora Annie Steel

India Through the Ages: A Popular and Picturesque History of Hindustan by Flora Annie Steel. A history, above all one which claims to hold no original research, but simply to be a compilation of the work of...


The Origin and Growth of Village Communities In India

by Baden Henry Baden-Powell

The Origin and Growth of Village Communities In India by Baden Henry Baden-Powell. The object of this little book is to explain, the nature and origin of Indian village communities, with special reference to...


Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

by Rob Steen

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014

Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all.

Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins,...


Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Teresa Lynn

The Little House on the Prairie books and TV show have inspired generations, but few people know the history of the Ingalls family in Freemasonry. Discover new stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little Lodges...


Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Companion and Conversation

by George Washington

Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation is the name of a list best known as a school writing exercise of George Washington, who became the first president of the United States of America....