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On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present

by Alan Ryan

Three decades in the making, one of the most ambitious and comprehensive histories of political philosophy in nearly a century. Both a history and an examination of human thought and behavior spanning three...


Dynasties: Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World's Great Family Businesses

by David S. Landes

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, a fascinating look at the crossroads of kin and coin

David S. Landes has earned a reputation as a brilliant writer and iconoclast...


In Defence Of History

by Richard J. Evans

In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious...


Return To Akenfield: Portrait Of An English Village In The 21st Century

by Craig Taylor

Ronald Blythe's 1969 book Akenfield - a moving portrait of English country life told in the voices of the farmers and villagers themselves - is a modern classic. In 2004, writer and reporter Craig Taylor returned...


Constructing Girlhood through the Periodical Press, 1850-1915

by Kristine Moruzi

Focusing on six popular British girls' periodicals, Moruzi explores the debate about the shifting nature of Victorian girlhood between 1851 and 1915. Moruzi's analyses of competing discourses within girls' periodicals...


A History of Performing Pitch: The Story of 'A'

by Bruce Haynes

This is the first complete survey of the historical pitch standards used by musicians during the last four centuries. Written from a practical perspective and addressed to performers it is the first book to...


Playing Ourselves: Interpreting Native Histories at Historic Reconstructions

by Laura Peers

Across North America, hundreds of reconstructed Oliving historyO sites, which traditionally presented history from a primarily European perspective, have hired Native staff in an attempt to communicate a broader...


Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation

by John Craig Hammond & Matthew Mason

Recent scholarship on slavery and politics between 1776 and 1840 has wholly revised historians' understanding of the problem of slavery in American politics. Contesting Slavery builds on the best of that literature...


Crappit Heids for Tea: Recollections of a Highland Childhood

by Anne Tindley

Sutherland is one of the most ruggedly beautiful and sparsely populated parts of Scotland. In the nineteenth century, the Duke of Sutherland set about improving his landholdings to make them more productive...


Vatersay Raiders

by Ben Buxton

Tells the story of the raiders; their struggle to escape from the poverty which, they claimed, the policies of the absentee landowner forced them to endure, the raiding and settlement of the island and the fraught...


From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexan

by Michael Scott

Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing.


The United Nations Conspiracy to Destroy America

by Michael Benson

Enemies On American Soil

The shocking agenda of an organization more dangerous to America than any terrorist group.

Inspired by FDR, funded by the USA, and safely sheltered on America's hallowed soil, the United...


The Exceptional Brain: And How It Changed the World

by Robert M. Kaplan

Da Vinci to van Gogh, Hitler to Howard Hughes—how brain diseases and conditions like epilepsy, syphilis, schizophrenia, and tumors have made their sufferers both famous and infamous, and have altered the...


Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

by John Geiger, Owen Beattie & Margaret Atwood

"Simply Compelling" -- Mordecai Richler

Available for the first time as an e-book, Frozen in Time tells the dramatic story of how Sir John Franklin's elite naval forces came within sight of the Northwest Pasage,...


Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan

by Kamoludin Abdullaev & Shahram Akbarzaheh

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan chronicles this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important...


Historical Dictionary of Medieval India

by Iqtidar Alam Khan

For the purpose of the Historical Dictionary of Medieval India, the period from 1000 A.D. to 1526 A.D. will be considered India's medieval times. The turbulent history of this period is told through the book's...


Unlocked Memories: Young Russians under German Rule

by Alexey Vinogradov & Albert Pleysier

Unlocked Memories is a collection of memories that were shared by Russians who witnessed the German invasion of the Leningrad region in 1941. All were young during World War Two and each lived under German rule...


The German Colonial Experience: Select Documents on German Rule in Africa, China, and the Pacific 1884-1914

by Arthur J. Knoll & Hermann J. Hiery

This book provides readers with an understanding of how the Germans gained, explored, pacified, ruled, and exploited their colonies prior to their loss in World War I, by intensely scrutinizing colonial documents....


The Gospel of Cesar Chavez: My Faith in Action

by Mario T. Garcia

Best known as the leader of the farm workers' struggle and of the Latino civil rights movement, Chávez, like Ghandi and Dr. Martin Luther King, was a deeply religious figure whose faith and spirituality guided...


Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century

by Sheila Rowbotham

From the 1880s to the 1920s, a profound social awakening among women extended the possibilities of change far beyond the struggle for the vote. Amid the growth of globalized trade, mass production, immigration...