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The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

by J. W. Powell

Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.


The Theory of the Leisure Class

by Thorstein Veblen

Classic of economic and social theory offers satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many standards of taste, education, dress,...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

Mill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study.


Empire, Technology and Seapower: Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston

by Howard J. Fuller

This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period.

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The Life of Alimqul: A Native Chronicle of Nineteenth Century Central Asia

by Timur Beisembiev

This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental...


Great Boer War

by Byron Farwell

The Great Boer War (1899 - 1902) - more properly the Great Anglo-Boer War - was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation...


Radetzky's Marches: The Campaigns of 1848 and 1849 in Upper Italy

by Michael Embree

In the spring of 1848, revolution threatened to sweep away the old order throughout Europe. In the Austrian-occupied north of Italy, newly nurtured nationalism, further fueled by economic issues, prompted open...


Armies of Bismarck's Wars: The Army of Prussia-History, Uniforms and Equipment, 1860-1867

by Bruce Basset Powell

On July 3rd, 1866 a Prussian army overwhelmed and defeated an Austrian army near the fortress city of Königgrätz in a bloody battle that lasted all day. At a stroke, the foremost power in Germany and central...


The Road to Koniggratz: Helmuth Von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War 1866

by Quintin Barry

Before the War of 1866 the name of Helmuth Von Moltke was scarcely known outside the Prussian army. His appointment as Chief of the General Staff was in many ways surprising, and he certainly did not himself...


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,...


Wellington's Highland Warriors: From the Black Watch Mutiny to the Battle of Waterloo

by Stuart Reid

Wellington's Highland Warriors' covers the early history of the British Army's Highland regiments, from the raising of the Black Watch in 1739 to the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Stuart Reid provides an entertaining...


Salamanca 1812: Wellington's Year of Victories

by Peter Edwards

1812 was the year in which the Peninsular War swung in the favor of the combined forces of the British, the Spanish and the Portuguese. This was the result of a series of victories over the French gained by...


Wellington's Peninsular War Generals and their Battles: A Biographical and Historical Dictionary

by T A Heathcote

Wellington's achievements in the Peninsular War cannot be overestimated. At the outset in 1808 Napoleon and his Marshals appeared unstoppable. By the close Wellington and his Army had convincingly defeated the...


1809 Thunder On The Danube: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs, Vol. III: The Final Clashes of Wagram and Znaim

by Jack Gill

In this third volume John H. Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the 1809 war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. This final volume begins with the principal armies of both antagonists...


A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813-1814

by Andrew Bamford

The British campaign in the Low Countries in 1813-14 in support of the Dutch revolt against the French is one of the lesser-known campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars, but one, which the great historian of the British...


The Peninsular War: A Battlefield Guide

by Andrew Rawson

A new battlefield guide to the Peninsular War is long overdue. Modern development in Spain and Portugal has encroached on many of the battlefields, new research has questioned established interpretations of...


Albuera 1811: The Bloodiest Battle of the Peninsular War

by Guy Dempsey & Donald Graves

On 16 May 1811, the small town of Albuera was the setting for one of the Peninsular War's most bloody and desperate battles. A combined Spanish, British and Portuguese force of more than 30,000 men, under the...


Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke's Drift

by Mike Snook

Wednesday 22 January 1879 was one of the most dramatic days in the annals of military history. In the morning, a modern British army was swept aside by the onset of a seemingly unstoppable host at Isandlwana....


1813: Empire at Bay: The Sixth Coalition and the Downfall of Napoleon

by Jonathon Riley

1813 was a critical year in the world war that ended with the downfall of Napoleon. In a series of major battles, the converging armies of the Sixth Coalition drove the French forces back. This was the year...


The Opinions of William Cobbett

by James Grande & John Stevenson

Politician, journalist, reformer, convict, social commentator and all-round thorn in the side of the establishment, William Cobbett cut a swathe through late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century British society...