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Travel Guide To Europe, 1492

by Lorenzo Camusso

On the eve of the five hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, it bears remembering that in 1492, as Columbus was making his historic voyage, Europe was flourishing, at the very height of the...


London 1945

by Maureen Waller

London at the outset of war in 1939 was the greatest city in the world, the heart of the British Empire. By 1945, it was a drab and exhausted city, beginning the long haul back to recovery.

The defiant capital...


The Neighbors Respond: The Controversy over the Jedwabne Massacre in Poland

by Antony Polonsky & Joanna B. Michlic

Neighbors--Jan Gross's stunning account of the brutal mass murder of the Jews of Jedwabne by their Polish neighbors--was met with international critical acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award...


The Irish-American Experience in New Jersey and Metropolitan New York: Cultural Identity, Hybridity, and Commemoration

by Maura Grace Harrington, Marta Deyrup & Linda Dowling Almeida

Focusing on the local New Jersey/New York Irish-American experience, this interdisciplinary book is a case study in what Irish-Americans have contributed to public and cultural life in the United States: how...


Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance

by Michael Goldfarb

The first popular history of the Emancipation of Europe’s Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—a transformation that was startling to those who lived through it and continues to affect the world...


The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

by Toby Lester

"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of...


The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and aFamily Secret

by Catherine Bailey

For fans of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI

After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest...


An Environmental History of Wildlife in England 1650 - 1950

by Tom Williamson

While few detailed surveys of fauna or flora exist in England from the period before the nineteenth century, it is possible to combine the evidence of historical sources (ranging from game books, diaries, churchwardens'...


The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870

by Eric J. Evans

In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world's first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change...


Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America

by Kati Marton

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full...


Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-long Struggle for Justice

by Michael Bobelian

The first book to chronicle the aftermath of the twentieth century’s first genocide, this groundbreaking work recounts the Armenians’ struggle for justice in the face of fifty years of silence and denial....


Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

by Mauricio Drelichman & Hans-Joachim Voth

Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical...


The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

by Angela Stent

The Limits of Partnership offers a riveting narrative on U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet collapse and on the challenges ahead. It reflects the unique perspective of an insider who is also recognized...


The Politics of Literature in Nazi Germany: Books in the Media Dictatorship

by Jan-Pieter Barbian & Kate Sturge

This is the most comprehensive account to date of literary politics in Nazi Germany and of the institutions, organizations and people who controlled German literature during the Third Reich. Barbian details...


The Lost Prince: The Survival of Richard of York

by David Baldwin

On December 22, 1550 an old bricklayer named Richard Plantagenet was buried at Eastwell in Kent. Unusually for a bricklayer, he had been able to read Latin and, when pressed, he had claimed to be a natural son...


The Devonshire's Own: School Life in Post-War Britain

by Simon Webb & John Van der Kiste

Eighth-century martyr St Boniface, tennis player and TV presenter Sue Barker, painter Sir Joshua Reynolds, scholar Sir Thomas Bodley, actor Sir Donald Sinden, Boer War commander Sir Redvers Buller, radio and...


The Boys of Shakespeare's School in the First World War

by Richard Pearson

Like many young men of the time, the boys of King Edward VI School saw the outbreak of the First World War as an opportunity for bravery and excitement. By the time the Armistice was signed in late 1918, thirty-one...


Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England: Theology and Society in an Age of Faith

by Helen Foxhall Forbes

Christian theology and religious belief were crucially important to Anglo-Saxon society, yet this book is the first full-length study investigating how it permeated and underpinned society. For whilst the influence...


Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritage: Exchange of Cultures in the 'Norman' Peripheries of Medieval Europe

by Stefan Burkhardt & Thomas Foerster

The essays in this volume look at questions of Norman traditions in some of the peripheral Norman dominions. Divided into two sections, the volume begins with eight chapters focusing on Norman Sicily. These...


The Magadan Massacres: Stalin's Death-Camp Atrocities

by Stephen Barber

From 1931 to 1953 Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator, instigated a complex of sub-zero death camps at Magadan on the isolated Far Eastern Pacific coast, where thirty million Soviet citizens were gratuitously...