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The Great Powers and the European States System 1814-1914

by F.R. Bridge & Roger Bullen

This book illuminates, in the form of a clear, well-paced and student-friendly analytical narrative,  the functioning of the European states system in its heyday, the crucial century between the  defeat of...


Europe 1850-1914: Progress, Participation and Apprehension

by Jonathan Sperber

This innovative survey of European history from the middle of the nineteenth century to the outbreak of the First World War tells the story of an era of outward tranquillity that was also a period of economic...


Pugin's Gothic Ornament: The Classic Sourcebook of Decorative Motifs with 100 Plates

by Augustus C. Pugin

One hundred plates of royalty-free Gothic designs, meticulously reproduced from rare 19th-century engravings. Many are floral and foliate designs rendered from panels, capitals, borders, brackets, friezes, grotesques,...


Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Architectural Plans, Details and Elements: With 1880 Line Drawings of Arches, Domes, Doorways, Facades, Gables, Win

by John Theodore Haneman

Sourcebook of inspiration for architects, designers, others. 1880 line drawings on 70 plates. Bibliography. Captions.


The Architect, or Practical House Carpenter (1830)

by Asher Benjamin

The superbly illustrated and detailed handbook that popularized the use of classic Greek architectural style in America in the early and middle 1800s. 271 illustrations.


Specimen Days & Collect

by Walt Whitman

Diaries, notes and essays dealing with Whitman's ancestry, boyhood, Civil War experiences, nature, literary subjects and more.


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.


Technology and the Mid-Victorian Royal Navy: Ironc: 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...