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Eastern European Railways in Transition: Nineteenth to Twenty-first Centuries

by Ralf Roth & Henry Jacolin

In this volume, leading transport history scholars take a fresh look at the impact of the Cold War upon European railways both before and after 1989. As well as addressing the development of eastern and central...


Policing Prostitution, 1856-1886: Deviance, Surveillance and Morality

by CATHERINE LEE

Focusing on the ports, dockyards and garrison towns of Kent, this study examines the social and economic factors that could cause a woman to turn to prostitution, and how such women were policed.


Entrepreneurial Families: Business, Marriage and Life in the Early Nineteenth Century

by Andrew Popp

Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognized as an important facet of economic history. Popp examines the Shaw family business to present a study of entrepreneurism that puts the family centre stage.


Denmark Vesey's Revolt: The Slave Plot That Lit a Fuse to Fort Sumter

by John Lofton & Peter C. Hoffer

In 1822, Denmark Vesey was found guilty of plotting an insurrection-what would have been the biggest slave uprising in U.S. history. A free man of color, he was hanged along with 34 other African Americans in...


Beyond Equality

by David Montgomery

"The era of Reconstruction was short-lived but rife with historically significant activity. The central political issues of the day, according to the author, were the future integrity of the Union, and the future...


So Far from God: The U.S. War With Mexico, 1846-1848

by John S.D. Eisenhower

The Mexican-American War of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the U.S. annexation of Texas, ended with the military occupation of Mexico City by General Winfield Scott. In the subsequent treaty,...


One Summer: America, 1927

by Bill Bryson

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book

A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American...


Europe 1880-1945

by J. M. Roberts

This well-established and immensely successful book by one of Britain's most popular historians, is the standard introduction to the subject. Appropriate for 1st yr undergraduate upwards on Modern Europe courses....


Wellington's Guns: The Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

by Nick Lipscombe

The history books have forgotten the artillery of Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars, but in this book Nick Lipscombe offers a study of the gunners through first-hand accounts, bringing life and color...


The Making of Victorian Values: Decency and Dissent in Britain: 1789-1837

by Ben Wilson

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812

by Colonel David Fitz-Enz

Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the...


Commanding Lincoln's Navy: Union Naval Leadership During the Civil War

by Stephen R. Taaffe

The Union Navy played a vital role in winning the Civil War by blockading Confederate ports, cooperating with the Union Army in amphibious assaults, and controlling the Mississippi River and its tributaries....


A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

by Karen Jones & Giacomo Macola

Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet, as suggested by constructivist approaches to the history of technology, firearms have always...


The Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss

Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases...


Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900

by John Pritchard

This book, together with a companion volume on the 20th century, offers an account of the overseas mission activity of British and Irish Methodists, its roots and fruits. Pritchard explores many aspects of mission,...


Stealing Things: Theft and the Author in Nineteenth-Century France

by Rosemary A. Peters

Stealing Things demonstrates how ninteenth-century French narratives portraying the “thief” figure reflect and critique popular attitudes of the times. This book focuses on how stolen objects shape individual...


Victorian Fashion Accessories

by Ariel Beaujot

An accessible and lively study of Victorian fashion accessories as tools of flirtation and indicators of class, political ideology, chastity and respectability.


Far China Station: The U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-98

by Robert Erwin Johnson

This was the first study to put 19th century American naval and diplomatic affairs in the Far East into clear perspective. Johnson examines the origins of the East India Squadron, defines its import role in...


The French Foreign Legion

by Martin Windrow & Michael Roffe

It is arguable that no group of fighting men in the history of European arms has been so misrepresented by ill-informed publicity as the French Foreign Legion. Though initially conceived in 1831 as a means of...


The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803 1898

by Bartholomew Sparrow, Sanford Levinson & H. W. Brands

In this long overdue collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew Sparrow bring together noted scholars in American history, constitutional law, and political science to examine the role that the Louisiana Purchase...