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The Secrets of Pirate Management: From "The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates"

by Peter T. Leeson

What can today's corporate raiders learn from the scourge of the high seas? A lot, as it turns out! Pirates have a surprising amount to teach about building better organizations, promoting diversity in the workplace,...

Designs of a Gentleman: The Darker Years

by Judith Thomson

His life as a dashing young courtier long since jettisoned by scandal and intrigue, Philip Devalle finds himself caught in a dangerous alliance with the scheming Earl of Shaftesbury. Lying broken and defeated...

Designs of a Gentleman: The Early Years

by Judith Thomson

Stifled by his turbulent provincial family and repressive schooling, Philip Devalle yearns for the power and excitement of life at the court of King Charles II. Escaping to the pleasures and perils of Restoration...

Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare: 1564-1616

by Sarah Downing

Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man'...

Stagecoach Travel

by Louise Allen

This book explores the history of travelling by stagecoach from the sixteenth century through to the end of the nineteenth century, focusing on the heyday of around 1750-1850. It looks at the improvements in...

Witches and Witchcraft

by David Nash

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, entire communities, particularly in central Europe were gripped by a fear of witches and witchcraft, and pursued witches in order to bring them to justice. Professor...

Captain Misson: Death Or Glory: Pirate Classics

by Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe's account of piracy, crime and anarchy on the high seas, combining two chapters of his vast General History Of The Robberies And Murders Of The Most Notorious Pirates (1726) - tells the history...

Selected Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay

Almost half of the original 85 brilliant essays, comprising a masterful exposition and defense of the proposed federal system of government and of the Constitution's system of checks and balances.

The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke

The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions.


by Peter Furtado

A small sect of fewer than 20,000 in the UK, and approximately 100,000 in the USA, Quakers have produced a disproportionate number of eminent thinkers, scientists, businessmen, and their teachings have been widely...

The Civil War in the South-West

by John Barratt

Between 1642 and 1646 two armies fought for control of Southwest England in one of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. In this short, turbulent period Royalists loyal to King Charles I clashed...

The Civil War in Yorkshire: Fairfax Versus Newcastle

by David Cooke

During the English Civil Wars the streets and fields of Yorkshire were fought over for the control of the county. In the bitter confrontation between king and Parliament, Yorkshire was the key to control of...

Sedgemoor 1685: Marlborough's First Victory

by John Tincey

A new account of Monmouth's rebellion of 1685 and the Battle of Sedgemoor. The author focuses on the confrontation between Monmouth and John Churchill, the future Duke of Marlborough, and provides a graphic...

Ramillies 1706: Year of Miracles

by James Falkner

On Sunday 23 May 1706, near the village of Ramillies in modern Belgium, the Anglo-Dutch army commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, inflicted a devastating defeat on the French army of the Duke...

Denby & District III

by Chris Heath

This latest edition in the Denby & District series opens up in its own unique and in depth style. It begins with a chronicle of the area dating from Medieval times to the 18th century. Most of the documents...

The Tudor Garden: 1485-1603

by Twigs Way

Contrived, colourful, and cultured, the garden of the Tudor period was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twined plants vying...

Duels and Duelling

by Stephen Banks

A duel could be fought over a matter as trifling as a slip of the tongue or as serious as a public accusation of corruption. At the height of its formality, two men at odds would meet at dawn, armed either with...

Incomparable: a collection of essays: The formation and early history of Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry Regiment

by Terry Crowdy

An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning of his campaigns, so much so that he dubbed them ‘Incomparable’. This collection of essays...

The Cenci (Celebrated Crimes Series)

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's work, "The Cenci". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40), and recounts the shocking story of the the Cenci family....

The Marquise de Ganges (Celebrated Crimes Series)

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's historical work, "The Marquise de Ganges". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40) and tells the tale of an infamous...