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British Mail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965: A History of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and Royal Mail Lines

by Robert E. Forrester

During the nineteenth century the British government and the Admiralty provided large subsidies to commercial companies to run international mail services. Concentrating on the service between Britain and South...


A Doctor of Sorts: In Peace and War

by V.J. Downie

Anecdotal in style, these memoirs do not follow a chronological order. The author is a surgeon who, from the harrowing account of the crossing of the River Rapido in World War II to the story of a man with a...


The 17/21st Lancers: 1759-1993

by R.L.V. Ffrench Blake

The regimental history of a regiment about to lose its identity, known sometimes as the Death and Glory Boys because of their famous skull and crossbones badge. They have had a long and distinguished history...


Commando to Captain General: The Life of Brigadier Peter Young

by Alison Michelli

This is the story of Brigadier Peter Young (1915-1988), a highly decorated soldier who was one of the founding members of 3 Commando, rising during WWII from 2 Lt to Brigadier in the space of 6 years. His battle...


Hell Before Breakfast: America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of t

by Robert H. Patton

The first “war correspondent,” William H. Russell of The Times of London, described himself and his profession as “the miserable parent of a luckless tribe.” Others saw it differently: the war correspondent...


A Crucible of Fire: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, July 25, 1814

by Richard Feltoe

This fifth book in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved examines the pivotal period between July and August of 1814, with particular emphasis on the events that led up to and took place at the Battle of...


The Admiral and the Ambassador: One Man's Obsessive Search for the Body of John Paul Jones

by Scott Martelle

 As the French Revolution gathered steam, the exact location of Jones’s grave—and, in fact, the exact location of St. Louis cemetery in Paris, where he was buried in 1792—was forgotten: information on...


Acid Rain and the Rise of the Environmental Chemist in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Life and Work of Robert Angus Smith

by Peter Reed

Robert Angus Smith (1817-1884) was a Scottish chemist and a leading investigator into what came to be known as 'acid rain'. This study of his life and work sheds light on the evolving understanding of sanitary...


Empire, Education, and Indigenous Childhoods: Nineteenth-Century Missionary Infant Schools in Three British Colonies

by Helen May, Baljit Kaur & Larry Prochner

Examining the experiences of very young 'native' children in three British colonies, the authors focus on the shared as well as unique aspects of the colonial experience in infant schools across the northern...


The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian England: Nuisance Law versus Economic Efficiency

by Leslie Rosenthal

Nineteenth-century Britain witnessed a dramatic increase in its urban population, as a hitherto largely rural economy transformed itself into an urban one. Though the political and social issues arising from...


Wellington in India

by Jac Weller

The third book in Jac Weller's trilogy concerns the period before the future Duke of Wellington faced Napoleon's armies, but during which he earned his spurs as a military commander. It was in India that he...


Messenger of Death: Captain Nolan and the Charge of the Light Brigade

by David Buttery

Captain Louis Nolan delivered the order that produced one of the most famous blunders in all military history - the Charge of the Light Brigade. Nolan's conduct and the Charge itself have been the subject of...


The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century

by Jürgen Osterhammel & Patrick Camiller

A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called...


A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

by Ekaterina Pravilova

“Property rights” and “Russia” do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state....


Titled Americans, 1890: AThe Real Heiresses' Guide to Marrying An Aristocrat

by Chauncey M Depew & Eric Dr. Homberger

This unique reproduction is the how-to directory which guided wealthy American heiresses in their quest to marry a titled British aristocrat in the turn-of-the-century Downton Abbey era, the core story of the...


Gladstone, Gordon and the Sudan Wars: The Battle over Imperial Invention in the Victorian Age

by Fergus Nicoll

General Gordon's death in Khartoum on 26 January 1885 - and the fall of the besieged city to the forces of the Mahdi - was a crucial episode in British imperial history. It was deeply controversial at the time,...


Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

When Indonesia’s Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano’s massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped...


Information Beyond Borders: International Cultural and Intellectual Exchange in the Belle Époque

by W. Boyd Rayward

This book analyses the dynamics of the emerging networks of individuals, organizations, technologies and publications by which means information was exchanged across and through all kinds of borders and boundaries...


James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire

by Edward P. Crapol

In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire, author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines...


Mitford's Japan: Memories and Recollections, 1866-1906

by Hugh Cortazzi

As the preface to this new edition points out, Mitford (Algernon Bertram, the first Lord Redesdale) was a gifted writer whose descriptions of Japan, during the critical time of transition from a feudal to a...