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The Match Girl and the Heiress

by Seth Koven

Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden...


I Didn't Get Where I Am Today

by David Nobbs

As a small boy David Nobbs survived the Second World War unscathed, until his bedroom ceiling fell on him when the last bomb to be dropped on Britain by the Germans landed near his home. It was the nearest he...


Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand

by John Campbell Johnstone

Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand By Captain John Campbell Johnstone. The scene of action is on the west coast of the North Island, at a Maori pah or fortified...


Empire of Cotton: A Global History

by Sven Beckert

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.
 


 

Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible,...


Women Constructing Men: Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750D2000

by Sarah S. G. Frantz

Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in


Cities of Empire

by Tristram Hunt

An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake

At its peak, the British Empire was an urban...


The Matabele Campaign

by R. S. S. Baden-powell

The following pages contain sketches of two kinds, namely, sketches written and sketches drawn. They were taken on the spot during the recent campaign in Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and give a representation...


Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

by Stephen Fried

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three...


Gardiner's Tennis Ranch:: The Summer of '73

by Kris Milligan & Heidi Varian

Gardiner's Tennis Ranch: The Summer of '73 is a coming of age memoir of professional Kris Milligan set at a summer camp in the premier, exclusive tennis club of the day. Milligan and his fellow counselors experience...


Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany

by Jonathan Petropoulos

"What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?" Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of...


The Castle of Tabiano

by Giacomo Corazza

The aim of this book is to illustrate the principal events and styles of life that took place in Tabiano Castle and in its village for more than thousand years. I have examined the old archives in order to discover...


A History of the Mahrattas: In Three Volumes

by James Grant Duff

A History of the Mahrattas: In Three Volumes by James Grant Duff. The want of a complete history of the rise, progress, and decline of our immediate predecessors in conquest, the Mahrattas, has been long felt...


The Social Cancer: A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere

by Jose Rizal

The Social Cancer: A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere from the Spanish of José Rizal By Charles Derbyshire. Recorded in the history of human sufferings is a cancer of so malignant a character that...


In the Days of Queen Elizabeth

by Eva March Tappan

Of all the sovereigns that have worn the crown of England, Queen Elizabeth is the most puzzling, the most fascinating, the most blindly praised, and the most unjustly blamed. To make lists of her faults and...


The Coffee-House: A Cultural History

by Markman Ellis

How the simple commodity of coffee came to rewrite the experience of metropolitan life

When the first coffee-house opened in London in 1652, customers were bewildered by this strange new drink from Turkey. But...


Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership

by Andrew Roberts

'His book is timely and a triumph. Roberts manages to convey all the reader needs to know about two men to whom battalions of biographies have been devoted' EVENING STANDARD

Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill...


The Alien Invasion

by William Henry Wilkins

I have been asked to write a short preface to a work in which the author proposes to afford the public information with respect to the immigration of destitute aliens into this country. He will discuss the evil...


India Through the Ages: A Popular and Picturesque History of Hindustan

by Flora Annie Steel

India Through the Ages: A Popular and Picturesque History of Hindustan by Flora Annie Steel. A history, above all one which claims to hold no original research, but simply to be a compilation of the work of...


The Origin and Growth of Village Communities In India

by Baden Henry Baden-Powell

The Origin and Growth of Village Communities In India by Baden Henry Baden-Powell. The object of this little book is to explain, the nature and origin of Indian village communities, with special reference to...


Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Teresa Lynn

The Little House on the Prairie books and TV show have inspired generations, but few people know the history of the Ingalls family in Freemasonry. Discover new stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little Lodges...