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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...

Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society

by Gareth Stedman Jones

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Victorian middle and upper classes felt increasingly threatened by the masses of “outcast London.” Gareth Stedman Jones, working from a mass of statistical and...

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit

by Carol Baxter

Quaker John Tawell's trial became a sensation, involving poison and sexual scandal. It helped to secure the telegraph's fame — and usher in the modern communication age. A true tale of murder and scientific...

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...

The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction

by Thomas Bahde

Gus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman's March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens...

Texas Rising

by None & Stephen L. Moore

The epic true story of the Lone Star Republic and the rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846

March 1836: The Republic of Texas, just weeks old, is already near collapse. William Barret Travis and his brave defenders...

Consuls and the Institutions of Global Capitalism, 1783-1914

by Ferry de Goey

The nineteenth century saw the expansion of Western influence across the globe. A consular presence in a new territory had numerous advantages for business and trade. Using specific case studies, de Goey demonstrates...

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...

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

by Ruth Goodman

A “revelatory” (Wall Street Journal) romp through the intimate details of Victorian life, by an historian who has cheerfully endured them all. Lauded by critics, How to Be a Victorian is an enchanting manual...

Upper Canada Preserved - War of 1812 6-Book Bundle: The Ashes of War / A Crucible of Fire / and four more...

by Richard Feltoe

A battlefield-based chronicle combining modern research with historical records and personal letters bring to life this crucial period of Canada's early history. Historical images counterpointed with modern...


by Bernard Cornwell

From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth anniversary...

The Great Fire

by Lou Ureneck

A bribe, a lie and an empty threat—these were the tools Reverend Asa K. Jennings used to rescue hundreds of thousands of helpless refugees following the 1922 burning of Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan...

Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe

by Eva Schandevyl

Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the recent feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings and the impact of gendered...

The Wars of Spanish American Independence 1809-29

by John Fletcher

Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin independently led the South American revolutionary armies that freed much of Latin America of Spanish rule.

In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte treacherously outmaneuvered the corrupt...

Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

by Richard A. Marsden

Today, Scotland's history is frequently associated with the clarion call of political nationalism. However, in the nineteenth century the influence of history on Scottish national identity was far more ambiguous....

The Ashes of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, August 1814-March 1815

by Richard Feltoe

The sixth and final book in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved, War of 1812, examines the pivotal period between August 1814-March 1815, with particular emphasis on the final months of fighting, the...