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A Very Different Age

by Steven J. Diner

The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods,...


Greater London

by Nick Barratt

London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. In Greater London, historian Nick Barratt places them firmly...


Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

by Andrew Collins

'Higher education comes at exactly the right time: in the twilight of your teens, you're just starting to coagulate as a human being, to pull away from parental influence and find your own feet. What better...


Iron, Steam & Money

by Roger Osborne

In late eighteenth-century Britain a handful of men brought about the greatest transformation in human history. Inventors, industrialists and entrepreneurs ushered in the age of powered machinery and the factory,...


Ambition, A History

by William Casey King

From rags to riches, log house to White House, enslaved to liberator, ghetto to CEO, ambition fuels the American Dream. Americans are driven by ambition. Yet at the time of the nation's founding, ambition was...


History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence: Time and Justice

by Berber Bevernage

Modern historiography embraces the notion that time is irreversible, implying that the past should be imagined as something 'absent' or 'distant.' Victims of historical injustice, however, in contrast, often...


The Roman Iron Industry in Britain

by David Sim

It is arguable that Rome's success was largely due to its unparalleled expertise with iron which enabled the production of all manner of domestic, utilitarian and military artefacts. This detailed study of the...


History in the Digital Age

by Toni Weller

Historians have only very recently started thinking about the impact of the digital age on how we study history. This book explores changing perceptions of the field of history in the digital age, and examines...


Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events

by Jessie Carney Smith

A testament to a rich but often overlooked part of history, this work captures the stories of barrier-breaking African American pioneers in all fields—arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education,...


Calamities & Catastrophes: The Ten Absolutely Worst Years in History

by Derek Wilson

They say that history is written by the winners. Not according to Derek Wilson.

In this fascinating, revelatory book, Wilson tells the story from the point of view of the losers – collating a catalogue of...


The Noir Forties: The American People From Victory to Cold War

by Richard Lingeman

 From one of our finest cultural historians, The Noir Forties is a vivid reexamination of America’s postwar period, that “age of anxiety” characterized by the dissipation of victory dreams, the onset...


Capital of the Mind

by James Buchan

A triumph of fact-based, imaginatively expressed writing' - Magnus Magnusson 'Buchan's confident and astringent study is based on an informed love of Scotland and its stories are told to excellent effect' -...


How the Cold War Began

by Amy Knight

On September 5, 1945, Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko severed ties with his embassy in Ottawa, Canada, reporting allegations to authorities of a Soviet espionage network in North America. His defection —...


Mankind: The Story of All of Us

by Pamela D. Toler

A companion book to the History Channel series, The History of Mankind covers the worldwide history of human beings.


Sudden Death: The Incredible Saga of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos

by Leesa Culp, Gregg Drinnan & Bob Wilkie

On December 30, 1986, the Swift Current Broncos' bus crashed in horrible weather conditions, and four players died. In 1989 they won the Memorial Cup. In 1996 former Broncos coach Graham James was charged with...


Secrets from the Sex Lab: From First Kiss to Last Gasp . . . How You Can Be Better in Bed

by Judy Dutton

Did you know that the scent that turns men on the most is pumpkin pie mixed with lavender? And that women have been known to go wild from a whiff of Good & Plenty and cucumber?

For anyone who wants to know more...


The Sixties

by Jenny Diski

Many books have been written on the Sixties: tributes to music and fashion, sex, drugs and revolution. In The Sixties, Jenny Diski breaks the mould, wryly dismantling the big ideas that dominated the era - liberation,...


The Strongest Men on Earth: When the Muscle Men Ruled Show Business

by Graeme Kent

They claimed to be the mightiest men in the world. For twenty-five years, before the outbreak of the First World War, professional strongmen were the pop idols of their day. Performing apparently incredible...


Monticello: A Family Story

by Elizabeth Langhorne

Thomas Jefferson, the public man, is a familiar and oft-chronicled figure. But the private Thomas Jefferson has been little studied. Now Elizabeth Langhorne, drawing upon public records and hitherto-unpublished...


The Highland Clearances

by Eric Richards

Description: A documented study of Scotland's most emotive subjects. It traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s, showing...