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Debutantes and the London Season

by Lucinda Gosling

Until the middle of the last century, the dominant feature of London's social calendar was 'the Season', and central to this was the phenomenon of the debutante. As the privileged classes descended on the capital...


Susie Cooper

by Alan Marshall

During her 65-year career, Susie Cooper introduced more than 4,500 ceramic patterns and shapes, making her one of the most prolific, versatile and influential designers the industry has ever seen. Between the...


Scottish National Dress and Tartan

by Stuart Reid

Tartan is an enormously popular pattern in modern fashion and Scottish National Dress is recognised around the world. This book reveals the origin and development of tartans and Scottish national costume. Beginning...


Historical Dictionary of the Sudan

by Robert S. Kramer, Richard A. Lobban Jr. & Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

This fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Sudan covers the history of Sudan through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over...


Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing

by Anthony Brundage

The updated fifth edition of Going to the Sources presents a practical guide to historical research and writing for all students of history.

  • Focuses on the basics of historians’ craft, introducing students...


Doomed to Repeat

by Bill Fawcett

An engrossing and fact-filled compendium of timeless lessons we keep forgetting—over and over and over . . .

It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And so we have. Time...


Women, Infanticide and the Press, 1822-1922: News Narratives in England and Australia

by Nicola Goc

Goc applies Critical Discourse Analysis to infanticide news in the period 1822-1922 to reveal both the broader patterns and the particular rhetorical strategies journalists in England and Australia used to report...


Dope Girls: The Birth Of The British Drug Underground

by Marek Kohn

A drug panic. Murder. Terrifying and mysterious black and Chinese immigrants. Dope Kings. Jazz. War. An actress dead of an overdose. Dope Girls is about the transformation of drug use into a national menace....


Peaches and Daddy

by Michael Greenburg

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The A to Z of Iceland

by Gudmundur Halfdanarson

The A to Z of Iceland traces Iceland's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading. This is done through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds...


Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of Ameica

by Terry Eagleton

An irreverent trip through American culture by a critic who “cracks jokes as easily as one would crack walnut shells” (Washington Post). Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the British,...


The New Mind of the South

by Tracy Thompson

There are those who say the South has disappeared. But in her groundbreaking, thought-provoking exploration of the region, Tracy Thompson, a Georgia native and Pulitzer Prize finalist, asserts that it has merely...


The A to Z of Slovenia

by Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj & Carole Rogel

The A to Z of Slovenia covers the history of Slovenia and its struggle to gain independence from communism. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds...


The Politics of History

by Howard Zinn

This book presents a series of case studies and thought-provoking essays arguing for a radical approach to history and providing a revisionist interpretation of the historian's role. In a new introduction, the...


Post War America 1945-1971

by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn's unique take on this vital period in U.S. history with a new introduction. The postwar boom in the U.S. brought about massive changes in U.S. society and culture. In this accessible volume, historian...


A Brief Scan of Recent U.S. History

by Harry Gael Michaels

This is a 17,300 word essay describing significant events leading toward a decline of America's social and economic viability and some thoughts related to a reformation of basic institutions and ethics.

It covers...


A People's History of the United States: Teaching Edition

by Howard Zinn

The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each...


Historical Dictionary of Benin

by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo & Samuel Decalo

The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Benin covers the history of Benin through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced...


The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, Area, and Population Data, 1950-2010

by Charles Curry Aiken & Joseph Nathan Kane

Drawing on information obtained from the 2010 Census, this 6th edition of The American Counties provides up-to-date data on each county’s land area, population, county seat, date of creation, name origin,...


Execution

by Geoffrey Abbott

In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as “gone west” or “drawn a blank,” as...