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Battle Story: Singapore 1942

by Chris Brown

The Fall of Singapore remains a crushing defeat that sent shockwaves around the British Empire during the Second World War. Singapore had always been seen as an impenetrable fortress that would protect the British...


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by David McCullough

The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world,...


For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History

by Sarah Rose

"If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it." -The Washington Post

In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts...


Zulu Conquered: The March of the Red Soldiers, 1822-1888

by Ron Lock

The first Britons to reach Zululand were a handful of shipwrecked traders. They found themselves completely at the mercy of a nation whose name would become a byword for ferocity and courage. The castaways were...


A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-22

by Henry Kissinger

The Napoleonic Wars were followed by an almost unprecedented century of political stability. A World Restored shows how Europe reestablished a peaceful order in the wake of Napoleon’s disruption of the European...


Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into the Future of Technology

by James H. Carrott & Brian David Johnson

What would today’s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That’s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and...


The Call to Arms: The 1812 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

While the War of 1812 saw battles and combat take place in vastly separated locations of the United States and British North America, nowhere was the fighting more intense than in Upper Canada, specifically...


Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861-65

by Mark Lardas & Jonathan Smith

Several thousand Native Americans fought on both sides during the American Civil War (1861-1865). They came from various tribes in the Indian Territory of present-day eastern Oklahoma. They were organized into...


The Wars of the Roses

by Alison Weir

Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the British monarchy. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names...


Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City

by Nancy Lusignan Schultz

In 1824 in Washington, D.C., Ann Mattingly, widowed sister of the city's mayor, was miraculously cured of a ravaging cancer. Just days, or perhaps even hours, from her predicted demise, she arose from her sickbed...


The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty

by Christopher Lane

The Victorian era was the first great “Age of Doubt” and a critical moment in the history of Western ideas. Leading nineteenth-century intellectuals battled the Church and struggled to absorb radical scientific...


Remembering Genocide

by Nigel Eltringham & Pam Maclean

In Remembering Genocide an international group of scholars draw on current research from a range of disciplines to explore how communities throughout the world remember genocide. Whether coming to terms with...


British Battleships 1919-1945

by R A Burt

This superb reference book achieved the status of 'classic' soon after its first publication in 1993; it was soon out of print and is now one of the most sought-after naval reference books. And with good reason....


Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina

by Bernard Fall

A poignant, angry, articulate book Newsweek 'Mr Fall's book is a dramatic treatment of a historic event graphic impact New York Times Originally published in 1961, before the United States escalated its involvement...


War in the East: A Military History of the Russo-Turkish War 1877-78

by Quintin Barry

When Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire in April 1877, it was the fifth time during the nineteenth century that hostilities had broken out between the two empires. On this occasion the other Great Powers...


The war of Roger & Fanny

by Francis Isabella Duberly

A terrific book, An incredible and wonderful most vivid eye-witness accounts we have of the Crimean War. Write by the Victorian lady Fanny Duberly. For the first time enriched with several Fenton's photos in...


Populists and Patricians (Routledge Revivals): Essays in Modern German History

by David Blackbourn

First published in 1987, this collection of essays, from one of the leading historians in the field, is concerned with the central debates about German history from Bismarck to Hitler. David Blackbourn questions...


Markets and Manufacture in Early Industrial Europe (Routledge Revivals)

by MAXINE Berg

This edited collection, first published in 1991, focuses on the commercial relations, marketing structures and development of consumption that accompanied early industrial expansion. The papers examine aspects...


The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals): Essays on the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth C

by David Blackbourn & Richard J Evans

First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial...


Porfirio Diaz

by Paul Garner

The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered...