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Young Henry

by Robert Hutchinson

Set during the same years of Henry VIII's life as The Tudors, this book charts his rise as a magnificent and ruthless monarch

Immortalized as a domineering king, notorious philanderer, and the unlikely benefactor...


Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

by Anne Applebaum

In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed...


Queen of Fashion

by Caroline Weber

In this dazzling new vision of the ever-fascinating queen, a dynamic young historian reveals how Marie Antoinette's bold attempts to reshape royal fashion changed the future of France

Marie Antoinette has always...


The Buried Book

by David Damrosch

Adventurers, explorers, kings, gods, and goddesses come to life in this riveting story of the first great epic—lost to the world for 2,000 years, and rediscovered in the nineteenth century

Composed by a poet...


Soldiers: German POWs on Fighting, Killing, and Dying

by Soenke Neitzel, Harald Welzer & Jefferson Chase

On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sönke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of covertly recorded, meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs during World War II that recently...


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...


The Portuguese: A Portrait of a People

by Barry Hatton

Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent's south-west...


Wars of the Irish Kings: A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

by David W. Mccullough

For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its monasteries and its wars. The artistic flourishing of the monasteries has received a good deal of attention, but the violent and varied...


Henry VIII: The King and His Court

by Alison Weir

For fans of Wolf Hall, Alison Weir’s New York Times bestselling biography of Henry VIII brilliantly brings to life the king, the court, and the fascinating men and women who vied for its pleasures and rewards....


Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World

by Mary Desmond Pinkowish & Peter D'Epiro

A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of What Are the Seven Wonders of the World?

“Sprezzatura,”...


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...


Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II

by Stephen G. 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...


Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization

by Stephen Kotkin

This study is the first of its kind: a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into...


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...


Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - Kings & Queens

by Malcolm Day

"Amazing & Extraordinary Facts about Kings and Queens" unearths a wealth of fascinating truths about British monarchs from pre-Roman times to the present day. Discover revealing stories about the lives and personalities...


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...


The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939

by Sam Dolgoff & Murray Bookchin

A highly important study that reveals a very different understanding of the nature of radical social change, and the means of achieving it.