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Historical Dictionary of Chile

by Salvatore Bizzarro

Surveys the radical changes that have occurred in recent years in every aspect of Chilean life. Features more than 3,000 dictionary entries covering history, politics, geography, economics, the environment,...


Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

by Donald M. Seekins

Burma (Myanmar) is a country in crisis, and a political resolution to its problems of national unity seems unlikely to occur in the near future. The purpose of the Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar) is...


Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World

by Raymond Lamont-Brown

This book charts the life of Andrew Carnegie, from Dunfermline bobbin boy to Steel King of America. The empire he forged in the steel furnaces of Pittsburgh was sold in 1901 for $480 million and Andrew Carnegie...


Mr Stanley, I Presume?: The Life and Explorations of Henry Morton Stanley

by Alan Gallop

Famous for having found the great missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and immortalised as the utterer of perhaps the four most often quoted words of greeting of all...


Imagining the Soul: A History

by Rosalie Osmond

Basing her approach on historical sources, Rosalie Osmond explores the way the soul has been represented in different cultures and at different times, from Ancient Egypt and Greece, through medieval Europe and...


Ritual Sacrifice: Blood and Redemption

by Brenda Ralph Lewis

The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself. Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success...


The Wartime House: Home Life in Wartime Britain 1939-45

by Mike Brown & Carol Harris

The demands of a nation at war had many far-reaching effects on the average home. How did women cope with bringing up a family single-handed after their husbands were conscripted for military service? How did...


Keeping Their Place: Domestic Service in the Country House

by Pamela Sambrook

In 1851 there were over a million servants in Britain. This book reveals first--hand tales of put-upon servants, who often had to rise hours before dawn to lay fires, heat water and prepare meals for their employers,...


Che Guevara

by Andrew Sinclair

A concise biography of one of the most iconic revolutionaries of all time.


The Country House Servant

by Pamela Sambrook

One 19th century footman complained about the work involved in drawing more than 40 baths for his household, yet Lady Grenville felt no compunction in describing her footman as a "lazy flunkey". For centuries...


A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill

by David Sekers

In 1789 Hannah Lightbody, a well-educated and intelligent young woman of means, married Samuel Greg and found herself at the centre of his cotton empire in the industrial heart of England. It was a man's world,...


Ye Olde Good Inn Guide: A 16th Century Handbook to the Nation's Finest Taverns

by James Moore

Art thou in need of hearty ale and a bed safe from brigands as you ply the highways and byways of Britain? Then Ye Olde Good Inn Guide is for you - the essential handbook for the Tudor traveller. Packed with...


A 1970s Teenager: From Bell Bottoms to Disco Dancing

by Simon Webb

What was it like being a teenager in a world without computers, smartphones, DVD players, games consoles or the Internet? Imagine a time when sharing music meant taking a gramaphone record round to your friend's...


Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment

by Harvey Chisick

This dictionary offers a balanced overview and helps readers understand and appreciate the Enlightenment Movement. Cross-referenced dictionary entries cover the significant persons, places, events, institutions,...


Behemoth

by Ronald B. Tobias

In the two hundred years since their arrival in America, elephants have worked on farms, mills, mines, and railroads, in Hollywood, and in professional baseball. They've contributed to the national discourse...


Unflinching Courage

by Kay Bailey Hutchison

From New York Times bestselling author and groundbreaking politician Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison comes a history of the extraordinary women who shaped the state of Texas.

The only woman ever to represent Texas...


Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

by Gwendolyn Leick

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia defines concepts, customs, and notions peculiar to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. This is accomplished...


Historical Dictionary of the British and Irish Civil Wars 1637-1660

by Martyn Bennett

The cross-listed dictionary entries offer a complete explanation of each important aspect of the Civil Wars and their effect on the Kingdom. Also includes maps and a bibliography.


Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia

by Richard A., Jr. Lobban

TheHistorical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubiacovers the period of Nubian history from the Paleolithic to the end of Medieval Christianity. It includes the rapidly expanding field of Nubian archaeology...


Historical Dictionary of Brussels

by Paul F. State

Historical Dictionary of Brussels covers the leading places, personalities, events, and institutions that have shaped civic life in the Belgian capital. The first comprehensive English-language history of Brussels...