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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle - Illustrated and Annotated

by James Ingram & Bob Carruthers

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is one of the most important sets of historical documents concerning the history of the British Isles. Without these vital accounts we would have virtually no knowledge of some of the...


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Complete

by Edward Gibbon

This edition also includes an illustrated history of BOTH the RISE AND FALL of the Roman Empire from its very beginning. HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE COMPLETE VOLUMES 1 - 6 (sometimes...


Truman Fires MacArthur (ebook excerpt of Truman)

by David McCullough

An intemperate general. An unpopular war. A military and diplomatic team in disarray.

 

Those are the challenges President Obama has faced as he attempts to make a success of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan....


The British Army: A Pocket Guide 2012 - 2013

by Charles Heyman

In 1984 the first edition of the British Army Guide was published and in May 2011 the 12th edition will be on sale. This invaluable information resource which deals with all aspects of British Army organization,...


Beeching: 50 Years On

by Anthony Poulton-Smith

In 1963 Dr Beeching's infamous report signalled the end for over 15,000 miles of track, a third of Britain's stations, and for 70,000 jobs, as well as the way of life for many consumers. Much misery was caused...


South

by Ernest Shackleton

This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.


Wheat Fields

by Joseph A. Byrne

Wheat Fields is the story about the social trauma of change brought on by the introduction of the mobile combine harvester. On another level, the story is about the very meaning of life. Of particular interest...


Of Great Character

by Joseph A. Byrne

Of Great Character is a social thriller. It demonstrates the principle that true greatness is often found in ordinary circumstances. The book uses the often thrilling events of the pea harvest to illustrate...


India under British Rule

by James Talboys Wheeler

A hundred years ago, when the lively Miss Frances Burney was weeping over the wrongs of Warren Hastings, and the learned and portly Gibbon was still lamenting that he had not entered on an Indian career, there...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, includes the original illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). A Story of the French Revolution. Originally published in the periodical 'All the...


The Passing of the Turkish Empire in Europe

by B. Granville Baker

TOWARDS the end of a dismal summer, when everybody who is anybody in the United Kingdom was departing for their annual holidays, dark clouds began to gather on the political horizon overshadowing that European...


Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

by Dana Frank

The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.


Lessons for Our Struggle

by Frances Fox Piven

The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.


The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition

by Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition, with almost two hundred illustrations. Marco Polo almost the first European man to reach the wonderful world of East Asia. The Travels...


The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia

by Sir William Alexander Craigie

The native religion of the ancient Scandinavians was in its main features only a special form of that common to all the Germanic peoples, and this again was only a particular development of primitive beliefs...


Opium

by Donald Wigal

Opium, once used for ritual purposes, is a substance which dulls pain and offers access to an artificial world, and has long been idealized by artists and markets. Baudelaire, Picasso, and Dickens were all inspired...


The History of Herodotus

by Herodotus

The Histories of Herodotus is now considered as the founding work of history in Western literature. Written from the 450s to the 420s BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record...


An American Book of Golden Deeds

by James Baldwin

An American Book of Golden Deeds, by James Baldwin, and published by American Book Company, New York, 1907. Forty four short and inspiring stories of heroism and personal sacrifice made by Americans for the...


A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865: Annotated

by James Ford Rhodes

History of the Civil War, 1861–1865 : annottated by James Ford Rhodes. Includes Maps. James Ford Rhodes (1848 –1927), was an American industrialist and historian born in Cleveland, Ohio. After earning a...


The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World

by Margaret Cavendish

The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World, better known as The Blazing World, is a 1666 work of prose fiction by English writer Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. It has been described...