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Dubliners

by James Joyce

The debut of Ireland's greatest author and one of the most influential voices in modern literature It took nine years for James Joyce to find a publisher for this vivid, uncompromising, and altogether brilliant...


A Short History of Scotland

by Andrew Lang

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a rich, diverse past. The nation’s recorded history began with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, when the province of Britannia reached...


High Albania

by M. Edith Durham

Mary Edith Durham (1863-1944) was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropological accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century.

She sailed to Montenegro and began a love...


Dunkirk

by Joshua Levine

New York Times Bestseller

The epic true story of Dunkirk—now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance

In 1940, the Allies had...


The Wehrmacht in Russia

by Bob Carruthers

On June 22nd 1941 three huge German Army Groups launched a surprise attack on Soviet Russia. The most barbaric and brutal struggle in history was about to be played out to the death. History is always written...


Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

by Marilyn Herbert & Adina Herbert

It is 1939 and times are getting tough for everyone in Germany. Ten-year old Liesel and her brother are on their way to be adopted into a foster home, but sadly, the brother dies en route. After his burial,...


Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II

by Stephen Fritz

" Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers....I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring...


Sagas of the Icelanders

by William Morris

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of Icelandic sagas:

Cormac's Saga

Grettir the Strong

Frithiof the Bold

The Prose Edda


Popular Tales of the West Highlands - Volume 1

by John F Campbell

This volume has been especially republished to raise funds for the Prince's Trust. It contains twenty-three ursgeuln, or tales, plus a number of fables collected from the Western Highlands of Scotland by the...


Hitler: Stalin's Stooge

by James Edwards

Hitler was the stooge Stalin used to start World War II. Stalin was the "eminence gris" behind the rise of Hitler and the Nazis to power. Stalin envisioned World War II as a replay of World War I, in which the...


An Economic History of Medieval Europe

by N J G Pounds

A clear and readable account of the development of the European economy and its infrastructure from the second century to 1500. Professor Pounds provides a balanced view of the many controversies within the...


Social Change in a Peripheral Society: The Creation of a Balkan Colony

by Daniel Chirot

A study of the patterns of social change in Wallachia (in modern-day Romania) from the 13th century to the 20th century. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Origins of the Russian Civil War

by Geoffrey Swain

Concentrating on the turbulent months from February 1917 to November 1918, Geoffrey Swain explores the origins of the Civil War against the wider background of revolutionary Russia. He examines the aims of the...


Gladiators: Violence and Spectacle in Ancient Rome

by Roger Dunkle

The games comprised gladiatorial fights, staged animal hunts (venationes) and the executions of convicted criminals and prisoners of war. Besides entertaining the crowd, the games delivered a powerful message...


The Frozen Thames

by Helen Humphreys

In its long history, the river Thames has frozen solid forty times. These are the stories of that frozen river.

And so opens this breathtaking and original work of forty vignettes based on events that actually...


Paris, Capital of Modernity

by David Harvey

Collecting David Harvey's finest work on Paris during the second empire, Paris, Capital of Modernity offers brilliant insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the...


Hitler in History

by Eberhard Jaeckel

A leading interpreter of the Nazi period addresses crucial issues in modern European and contemporary history.


The Struggle for Sovereignty 2 Vol PB Set

by Joyce Lee Malcolm

For much of Europe the seventeenth century was, as it has been termed, an "Age of Absolutism" in which single rulers held tremendous power. Yet the English in the same century succeeded in limiting the power...


Drink and the Victorians: The Temperance Question in England 1815-1872 Second Edition

by Brian Harrison

This scholarly treatise discusses temperance and drink in Victorian England. Topics including the political, social, and economic factors that affected the temperance movement, subgroups of the movement, as...


Life on the Old Railways

by Editors of David & Charles

Take a step back into the world of steam railways, and discover the reality of life and work on Britain's railway system before the Beeching cuts and the introduction of diesel changed it forever. Tom Quinn...