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Wellington's Men

by W. H. Fitchett

"This volume is an attempt to rescue from undeserved oblivion a cluster of soldierly autobiographies; and to give to the general reader some pictures of famous battles, not as described by the historian or analysed...


Defeat in the West

by Milton Shulman

Milton Shulman (1913 – 2004) was a Canadian author, film and theatre critic.

After the phoney war period Shulman signed up for the Canadian army, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Canadian Armoured...


Dunkirk

by Lieutenant Colonel Ewan Butler & Major J. S. Bradford

After being forced back to Dunkirk by the Germans in May/June 1940 the British Expeditionary Force in France had to be evacuated from Dunkirk by all types of ships and vessels, this the story told by a both...


A Short History of France

by Mary Platt Parmele

From the times of the Gauls and Romans to the fall of Napoleon and beyond, Mary Platt Parmele’s A Short History of France is a fascinating chronicle of the events and forces that forged the nation.


The History Of Scotland - Volume 6: From Bothwell To James VI.

by Andrew Lang

This is volume 6, covering the time from Bothwell to James VI. In many volumes of several thousand combined pages the series "The History of Scotland" deals with something less than two millenniums of Scottish...


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


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...


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...


The Byzantine Commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453

by Dimitri Obolensky

A unitary history of the Byzantine Empire and Eastern Europe. It addresses the history of relations between the two and their shared cultural tradition. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities...


The Strange Death of Liberal England

by George Dangerfield

This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.


The Church in Early Irish Society

by Kathleen Hughes

A history of Christianity and its development in Ireland from the 6th century to the 12th century. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


Napoleon's Mameluke: The Memoirs of Roustam Raeza

by Roustam Raza & Jonathan North

The colorful memoirs of Napoleon’s bodyguard, translated for the first time, provide a vivid picture of the general and emperor.


Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century

by Chris Wickham

Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into...


Anne Frank's Family: The Extraordinary Story of Where She Came From, Based on More Than 6,000Newly Discovered Letters, Documents, and Photos

by Mirjam Pressler

The story is one that is envisioned by many: a relative, an old woman who has lived in the same home for a lifetime, passes away, her death prompting the inevitable task of sorting through her effects by her...


Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

by Ann Jefferson

This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as...


The EU and Member State Building: European Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans

by Soeren Keil & Zeynep Arkan

This book critically examines the process of statebuilding by the EU, focusing on its attempts to build Member States in the Western Balkan region.

This book analyses the European Union's policies towards, and...


A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

by Richard Pipes

Richard Pipes's authoritative history of the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime portrays the crisis at the heart of the tsarist empire. Drawing on archival materials...


East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest and Tragic History of Siberia

by Benson Bobrick

The very word Siberia evokes a history and reputation as awesome as it is enthralling. In this acclaimed book on Russia's conquest of its eastern realms, Benson Bobrick offers a story that is both rich and subtle,...


Fearful Majesty: The Life and Reign of Ivan the Terrible

by Benson Bobrick

Ivan the Terrible - the name evokes the legend of a cruel and dangerously insane tyrant. Fearful Majesty explores that legend and exposes the man, his nature, and his time. This acclaimed biography of one of...