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Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britain

by Joshua Levine

Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling...


Alpha Beta

by John Man

The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with a few meaningless signs - is an extraordinary one. So extraordinary, in fact, that it has occurred only once in...


Digging Up the Dead

by Druin Burch

A tearaway young man from Norfolk, Astley Cooper (1768-1841) became the world's richest and most famous surgeon. Admired from afar by the Brontës and up close by his student Keats, his success was born of an...


Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910-1939

by Katie Roiphe

Katie Roiphe’s stimulating work has made her one of the most talked about cultural critics of her generation. Now this bracing young writer delves deeply into one of the most layered of subjects: marriage....


Roger Casement's Diaries

by Roger Sawyer

Born in Ireland in 1864 Roger Casement acted as British Consul in various parts of Africa (1895-1904) and Brazil (1906-11) where he denounced atrocities among Congolese and Putumayo rubber workers. knighted...


Anny

by Henrietta Garnett

Anne Thackeray Ritchie, daughter of the author of Vanity Fair and step-aunt of Virginia Woolf, was also a fine writer. Based on new and original research, this enchanting and evocative memoir paints the world...


Persian Fire

by Tom Holland

In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The...


I Wish I'd Been There

by Byron Hollinshead

I Wish I’d Been There brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians’ responses to the question “What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed—and why?”...


Reinvented Lives

by Charles Handy & Elizabeth Handy

Twenty-eight women, ranging from Anita Roddick and Prue Leith to less well-known names, write their own personal stories which are accompanied by Elizabeth Handy's black and white photographs and an introductory...


Paradoxes of Prosperity: Wealth-Seeking Versus Christian Values in Pre-Civil War America

by Lorman Ratner & Dwight Teeter Jr.

In the midst of the United States' immense economic growth in the 1850s, Americans worried about whether the booming agricultural, industrial, and commercial expansion came at the price of cherished American...


Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia

by Stephen L. Fisher & Barbara Ellen Smith

In this era of globalization's ruthless deracination, place attachments have become increasingly salient in collective mobilizations across the spectrum of politics. Like place-based activists, Appalachians...


Banishment in the Later Roman Empire

by Daniel Washburn

This book offers a reconstruction and interpretation of banishment in the final era of a unified Roman Empire, 284-476 CE. Author Daniel Washburn argues that exile was both a penalty and a symbol. It applied...


The Ends of History: Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason

by Amy Swiffen & Joshua Nichols

The Ends of History? considers how, despite the fact that events in the past 20 years have called Francis Fukuyama's infamous announcement of the end of history into question, the issue of the end of history...


1815

by Gregor Dallas

The seventeen months from April 1814 to August 1815 were an extraordinary period in European history; a period which saw two sieges of Paris, a complete revision of Europe's political frontiers, an international...


Jiving At The Crossroads (New Edition)

by John Waters

In 1991, Ireland was in the midst of a devastating recession; thousands of young Irish men and women had emigrated over the previous decade, and divisive social and moral debates on abortion and divorce had...


Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths

by George Best

'We were the first generation to have to deal with the modern stardom of football. Some handled it better than others' George Best

Written in the months before he died, Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths is George's...


Echoes of Chongqing: Women in Wartime China

by Danke Li

This collection of annotated oral histories records the personal stories of twenty Chinese women who lived in the wartime capital of Chongqing during China's War of Resistance against Japan during World War...


Thomas And Jane Carlyle

by Rosemary Ashton

They were the most remarkable couple in London: the great sage Carlyle, with his vehement prophecies, and his witty, sardonic wife Jane. It was a strong, close, mutually admiring yet often mutually antagonistic...


Forgotten Voices Of The Second World War

by Max Arthur

The Imperial War Museum holds a vast archive of interviews with soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians of most nationalities who saw action during WW2. As in the highly-acclaimed Forgotten Voices of the Great...


Forgotten Voices Of The Great War

by Max Arthur

In 1960, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous and important task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing WWI veterans and interviewing them at length in order to record the experiences...