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Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into the Future of Technology

by James H. Carrott & Brian David Johnson

What would today’s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That’s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and...


Canvas Under the Sky

by Robin Binckes

"... enjoyable, convincing story wrapped in dramatic, well-researched history" - John Gordon Davis, bestselling author of Hold My Hand I'm Dying It is 1834. The Eastern Cape frontier is burning. Rauch Beukes,...


Zulu Conquered: The March of the Red Soldiers, 1822-1888

by Ron Lock

The first Britons to reach Zululand were a handful of shipwrecked traders. They found themselves completely at the mercy of a nation whose name would become a byword for ferocity and courage. The castaways were...


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

by Catherine Bailey

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating,...


Authority in Crisis in French Literature, 1850-1880

by Seth Whidden

By the 1850s, the expansion of printing and distribution technologies provided writers with more readers and literary outlets than ever before, while the ever-changing political contexts occasioned by the revolutions...


Gallantry and Discipline: The 12th Light Dragoons at War with Wellington

by Andrew Bamford

The 12th Light Dragoons served throughout Wellington's campaigns in the Peninsula, most notably at the Battle of Salamanca in 1812, and later at Waterloo where they suffered heavy casualties supporting the Union...


Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair

by Graydon Carter & David Friend

Offering readers an inebriating swig from the great cocktail shaker of the Roaring Twenties—the Jazz Age, the age of Gatsby—Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells showcases unforgettable writers in...


Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

by Lee Jackson

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air...


Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City

by Nancy Lusignan Schultz

In 1824 in Washington, D.C., Ann Mattingly, widowed sister of the city's mayor, was miraculously cured of a ravaging cancer. Just days, or perhaps even hours, from her predicted demise, she arose from her sickbed...


France 1814 - 1914

by Robert Tombs

Here is an incomparably rich portrait of France in the years when the disparate elements that made up the fragmented kingdom of the ancien regime were forged into the modern nation. The survey begins with an...


Victorian Values: Personalities and Perspectives in Nineteenth Century Society

by Gordon Marsden

Victorian Values is an absorbing portrait of Victorian society and culture, presenting different aspects of the age through profiles of representative or pioneering figures - among them Dickens, Pugin, Mary...


The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette

by John Muir & Richard F. Fleck

John Muir agreed in 1881 to sail aboard the Corwin, whose fruitless mission it was to search for the missing scientific research vessel Jeannette, which itself became icebound while exploring the distant and...


The Concession of Évora Monte: The Failure of Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Portugal

by Ron B. Thomson

This book argues that liberalism in Portugal was an urban phenomenon involving a very small minority of the people, and points to a variety of reasons for this.


Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930: A Study in Continuity Through Change

by Jane McDermid & Anna Hillyar

This study considers the impact of industrialisation, revolution and world war on women's working lives in Russia. Unlike existing studies this new text looks at women from all social classes. In the process...


Making Peace with Spain: The Diary of Whitelaw Reid, September-December, 1898

by Whitelaw Reid & H. Wayne Morgan

Whitelaw Reid, according to H. Wayne Morgan, was a "leading newspaperman, more than an occasional diplomat, a power in his party's politics, a supporter of some of the best in his era's culture . . . Of all...


Thunder on the Danube: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburg, Vol I

by John H Gill

The Franco-Austrian War of 1809 was Napoleon’s last victorious war. He would win many battles in his future campaigns, but never again would one of Europe’s great powers lie broken at his feet. In this respect...


Texas Rising

by Stephen L. Moore

The official nonfiction companion to HISTORY’s dramatic series Texas Rising (created by the same team that made the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas...


Inventing Scrooge

by Carlo Devito

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol.

When Charles Dickens created the story...


Wellington's Men Remembered: A Register of Memorials to Soldiers Who Served in the Penninsular War and at Waterloo 1808-1815

by Janet Bromley & David Bromley

Wellington's Men Remembered is a reference work which has been compiled on behalf of the Association of Friends of the Waterloo Committee and contains over 3,000 memorials to soldiers who fought in the Peninsular...


Transforming Civil War Prisons: Lincoln, Lieber, and the Politics of Captivity

by Paul J. Springer & Glenn Robins

During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the...