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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit

by Carol Baxter

Quaker John Tawell's trial became a sensation, involving poison and sexual scandal. It helped to secure the telegraph's fame — and usher in the modern communication age. A true tale of murder and scientific...


The Poppy: A History of Conflict, Loss, Remembrance, and Redemption

by Nicholas J. Saunders

In the aftermath of the horrific trench warfare of the First World War, the poppy — sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, then immortalized in John McCrae’s moving poem — became a worldwide...


Magic: A Beginner's Guide

by Robert Ralley

Tracing magic’s fascinating history back to its earliest beginnings, Robert Ralley reveals its influence on religion, science, and society. From charms and curses to rites and spells, spanning the black magic...


Tupperware: The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America

by Alison J. Clarke

From Wonder Bowls to Ice-Tup molds to Party Susans, Tupperware has become an icon of suburban living. Tracing the fortunes of Earl Tupper's polyethylene containers from early design to global distribution, Alison...


Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England

by James Raven

Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England assesses the contribution of the business press and the publication of print to the economic transformation of England. The impact of non-book printing has been...


Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

by Michael Smith

An extraordinary character and one of history’s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible...


A Companion to Livy

by Bernard Mineo

A Companion to Livy features a collection of essays representing the most up-to-date international scholarship on the life and works of the Roman historian Livy.

  • Features contributions from top Livian scholars...


Mass Killings and Violence in Spain, 1936-1952: Grappling with the Past

by Peter Anderson & Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco

Historians have only recently established the scale of the violence carried out by the supporters of General Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. An estimated 88,000 unidentified victims...


An Economic and Social History of Western Europe Since 1945

by Anthony Sutcliffe

This is the ideal companion text to A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945. It is an introductory survey which explains how western Europe built up its postwar prosperity and is moving towards continental...


Napoleonic Europe

by Clive Emsley

The impact of Napoleon on France and on Europe was immediate and enduring. He dominated his age as his armies dominated the continent; and no European country was untouched, or unchanged, by the events of these...


Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions

by Ken Taylor, Nora J. Mitchell & Archer St. Clair

New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional...


Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology

by Kaius Tuori

Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal...


Industry and Politics in the Third Reich (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust): Ruhr Coal, Hitler and Europe

by John Gillingham

When originally published in 1985 this was the first detailed study of business in Nazi Germany. Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from government and private archives, the book throws light on the important...


Gregor Strasser and the Rise of Nazism (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust)

by Peter D. Stachura

The most influential and substantial leader, after Hitler, in the pre-1933 National Socialist Party was Gregor Strasser. This book (originally published in 1983 but as yet not superseded) is a comprehensive...


The Nazi Machtergreifung (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust)

by Peter D. Stachura

The most influential and substantial leader, after Hitler, in the pre-1933 National Socialist Party was Gregor Strasser. This book (originally published in 1983 but as yet not superseded) is a comprehensive...


The Formation of the Nazi Constituency 1919-1933 (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust)

by Thomas Childers

In the years preceding publication of this book in 1986 much progress was made in identifying the social sources of support for Hitler's NSDAP and in determining the tactics employed by the party to mobilise...


The Policies of Genocide (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust): Jews and Soviet Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

by Gerhard Hirschfeld

One of the darkest passages in German history is examined in this book (originally published in 1986) by five leading German historians of the Third Reich. The authors establish that a direct link existed between...


The Shaping of the Nazi State (Rle Nazi Germany & Holocaust)

by Peter D. Stachura

Representing the scholarship of historians who have largely based their findings on previously unpublished material, this volume (originally published in 1978) provides a critical and provocative assessment...


Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

by Ronald D. Cohen & Rachel Clare Donaldson

Comparing the impact of the folk revival on each side of the Atlantic


New Approaches to Latin American History

by Richard Graham & Peter H. Smith

New Approaches to Latin American History incorporates methods and concepts from the social sciences without abandoning a distinctively historical approach. A collection of original essays by distinguished younger...