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Escape from the Anthill

by Hubert Butler

Opening Hubert Butler's book of essays is like discovering gold. He has all the essayists's gifts: a clear, strong prose, a fascination with everyday affairs and their significance sub specie aeternitatis, a...


Wolfe Tone: and the Common Name of Irishman

by Hubert Butler

An important study of the dynamics behind Tone's ideal, which disentangles the roots of racialism and nationalism in Ireland, and questions the causes of division between North and South. Butler contends - with...


Errislannan: Scenes from a Painter's Life

by Alannah Heather

Errislannan, or Flannan's peninsula, juts out into the North Atlantic on Europe's western extremity south of Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway. The home of Alannah Heather, it gave shape to her life, and to this...


Practice These Principles And What Is The Oxford Group

by Anonymous

Those interested in A.A. history will find this two-book volume to be a must-have edition. Practice These Principles is an edited version of the original work, What is the Oxford Group? (full text reprinted)...


We Recovered Too: The Family Groups' Beginnings in the Pioneers' Own Words

by Michael Fitzpatrick

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Al-Anon, Hazelden proudly presents this engaging multimedia retrospective of the Fellowship that has brought the miracle of recovery to countless family members and loved...


Harry Tiebout: The Collected Writings

by Anonymous

One of the first psychiatrists to describe alcoholism as a disease rather than a moral failing or criminal activity, Harry M. Tiebout was also one of the first to wholeheartedly endorse Alcoholics Anonymous...


Historical Dictionary of Albania

by Robert Elsie

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Albania relates the history of this country through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries...


Historical Dictionary of Guinea

by Thomas O'Toole & Janice E. Baker

Thoroughly updated and extensively revised, this 4th edition provides a very solid and substantial guide to a better understanding of this richly endowed but poorly understood nation. Students and others seeking...


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...