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Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

by Jack Rakove

In the early 1770s, the men who invented America were living quiet, provincial lives in the rustic backwaters of the New World, devoted primarily to family, craft, and the private pursuit of wealth and happiness....


Negotiating Normality: Everyday Lives in Socialist Institutions

by Daniela Koleva

This work is based primarily on personal documents and narrative interviews. The overall approach is ethno-methodological. The interpretations capture behavior and speech that is seldom reflected or articulated...


Stonehenge Complete

by Neil L Thomas

Synopsis: STONEHENGE COMPLETE tells of the celebrated ancient monument in southern England seen by a million visitors a year. They come to wonder why Britain's prehistoric people built the massive stone circle...


Stonehenge Complete

by Neil L Thomas

Synopsis: STONEHENGE COMPLETE tells of the celebrated ancient monument in southern England seen by a million visitors a year. They come to wonder why Britain's prehistoric people built the massive stone circle...


How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Ever ything in It

by Arthur Herman

Who formed the first modern nation?

Who created the first literate society?

Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism?

The Scots.

Mention of Scotland and the Scots usually conjures up...


History in the Making

by J. H. Elliott

From the vantage point of nearly sixty years devoted to research and the writing of history, J. H. Elliott steps back from his work to consider the progress of historical scholarship. From his own experiences...


Golden Retriever

by Jeffrey G. Pepper

Fourth in the Kennel Club Books’ Classics series, The Golden Retriever recognizes the ever-popular all-American breed in this one spectacular volume. Written by author, breeder, and judge, Jeffrey G. Pepper,...


The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins

by Phil Cousineau

To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint...


Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born

by Tina Cassidy

“Well-researched and engaging . . . Birth is a clever, almost irreverent look at an enduring everyday miracle. (A-)” —Entertainment Weekly

“Wonderful. Packed full of information, a brilliant mixture of ancient...


The Rebels' Hour

by Lieve Joris & Liz Waters

Lieve Joris has long been considered “one of the best journalists in the world” (Libération, France) and in The Rebels’ Hour she illuminates the dark heart of contemporary Congo through the prism of one...


Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day

by Vine , Jr. Deloria Jr., Billy , Jr Frank Jr & Steve Pavlik

The definitive and moving account of the Pacific Northwest tribes and their struggle to maintain their culture and traditional homelands.


Victorian Britain (Routledge Revivals): An Encyclopedia

by Sally Mitchell

First published in 1988, this encyclopedia serves as an overview and point of entry to the complex interdisciplinary field of Victorian studies. The signed articles, which cover persons, events, institutions,...


Dress and the Roman Woman: Self-Presentation and Society

by Kelly Olson

This lively and engaging book is an in-depth study of women's appearance in Roman antiquity which collects ancient evidence about female clothing and adornment, and also reveals how the adorned woman was viewed...


The Small Wars of the United States, 1899 2009: An Annotated Bibliography

by Benjamin R. Beede

The Small Wars of the United States, 1899-2009 is the complete bibliography of works on US military intervention and irregular warfare around the world, as well as efforts to quell insurgencies on behalf of...


Mirrors of Mortality (Routledge Revivals): Social Studies in the History of Death

by Joachim Whaley

First published in 1981, this reissue examines mankind's preoccupation with death and mortality by isolating various societies in different periods of time. The authors examine not only the formal rituals associated...


The Book of Firsts: 150 World-Changing People and Events, from Caesar Augustus to the Internet

by Peter D'Epiro

  The Book of Firsts is an entertaining, enlightening, and highly browsable tour of the major innovations of the past twenty centuries and how they shaped our world.

Peter D’Epiro makes this handy overview...


Haunted Scotland

by Roddy Martine

Drawing on archive materials and interviews, Roddy Martine takes us on a tour of haunted Scotland, from Highlands to Lowlands in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the past.


The Rise of Advertising in the United States: A History of Innovation to 1960

by Edd Applegate

In The Rise of Advertising in the United States: A History of Innovation to 1960, Edd Applegate traces how the explosion of newspapers in the American colonies laid the groundwork for the first advertising agents,...


Henry Adams and the Making of America

by Garry Wills

One of our greatest historians offers a surprising new view of the greatest historian of the nineteenth century, Henry Adams.

Wills showcases Henry Adams's little-known but seminal study of the early United States...


The Other Famine: The 1822 Crisis in County Leitrim

by Gerard MacAtasney

In the summer of 1822 a bad potato crop and limited employment opportunities created famine conditions in the west and south-west of Ireland. The Other Famine is the first book to examine these events, and specifically...