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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...


The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen

by Stephen Bown

The first full-scale biography of the greatest of all polar explorers and a conqueror of the Northwest Passage as well


The People of Providence: A housing estate and some of its inhabitants

by Tony Parker & Clare Vaughan

Over a period of eighteen months in the early 1980s, Tony Parker interviewed the residents of a housing estate in South London. He succeeded in getting a wide assortment of personalities to talk freely – a...


The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

by Robert D. Kaplan

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead...


Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific

by Martin A Lee

A bestselling author of Acid Dreams tells the great American pot story— a panoramic, character-driven saga that examines the medical, recreational, scientific, and economic dimensions of the world’s most...


After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters

by Owen J. Hurd

“Where Are They Now?” meets History 101.

We’re all familiar with the seminal events and key players in our nation’s history. But what about the lives lived after the fact?

Picking up where traditional...


33 Keys to Unlocking The Lost Symbol

by Thomas R. Beyer, Jr. & Thomas R. Beyer

Ever since Professor Beyer read The Da Vinci Code, he became intrigued by Dan Brown's use of facts in fiction. He realized that an examination of the novel could be a tantalizing and entertaining entry into...


The Victims' Revolution

by Bruce Bawer

An eye-opening critique of the identity-based revolution that has transformed American campuses and its effect on politics and society today.

The 1960s and ’70s were a time of dramatic upheaval in American...


The Wawona Brotherhood, the San Jose State Campus Revolt

by Timothy Fitzgerald

Book Synopsis: The anti-war years of the 1960s brought the formation of numerous activist groups across the nation's college campuses. Surrounded by a town dominated by machine politics, red-necked bigotry and...


Civil War, A to Z: The Complete Handbook of America's Bloodiest Conflict

by Clifford L. Linedecker

With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves.

This encyclopedic...


Racial Dynamics in Early Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

by Jason McDonald

Focusing upon the experiences of ethnoracial minorities, particularly African Americans and Mexican immigrants, in Austin, Texas, during the first three decades of the twentieth century, this book sheds new...


Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West

by Anthony Pagden

Spanning two and a half millennia, Anthony Pagden’s mesmerizing Worlds at War delves deep into the roots of the “clash of civilizations” between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas,...


How Good an Historian Shall I Be?: R.G. Collingwood, the Historical Imagination and Education

by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

R.G. Collingwood's name is familiar to historians and history educators around the world. Few, however, have charted the depths of his reflections on what it means to be educated in history. In this book Marnie...