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Women of the World

by Helen McCarthy

Throughout the twentieth century and long before, hundreds of determined British women defied the social conventions of their day in order to seek adventure and influence on the world stage. Some became travellers...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Little Wonder

by Robert Winder

John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement,...


Where the Border Stands

by Roberta Ruffino & Stefania Chinzari

The worth of dialogue with people who come from other cultural traditions was the first important discovery of the ambulance drivers at the front. It led them to care for the wounded on all sides in the war...


Rethinking American Women's Activism

by Annelise Orleck

In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization...


Small Towns, Austere Times: The Dialectics of Deracinated Localism

by Steve Hanson

This book explores small town austere Britain. The text argues for a return to both dialectical thinking and politicized community research, in light of the current 'austere' landscape, in order to intellectually...


Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

by Karen Armstrong

From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence.

For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American....


The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington

by Gregg Herken

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington—a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and...


The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)

by Dr Geza Alfoldy

This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the...


The Art of Drinking

by Georg Gottfried Gervinus

A sketch of the art of drinking might seem to announce a subject unworthy of a man whose energies have been devoted to earnest purposes and serious aims in life. But it is not my intention to make the sketch...


Riverdale: East of the Don

by Elizabeth Gillan Muir & Elizabeth Abbott

A complete history of Toronto's Riverdale community, this book narrates the lives of early inhabitants, (reaching as far back as Simcoe's first settlement of the region), the construction boom of 1915, and the...


The Afterlife of Used Things: Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Ariane Fennetaux, Amélie Junqua & Sophie Vasset

Recycling is not a concept that is usually applied to the eighteenth century. "The environment" may not have existed as a notion then, yet practices of re-use and transformation obviously shaped the early-modern...


The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching

by Jonathan Adams & Jussi Hanska

This book explores the complexity of preaching as a phenomenon in the medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. This was not only an "encounter" as physical meeting or confrontation (such as the forced attendance...


Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise of Modern Finance

by Ian Klaus

Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial...


Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

by Lee Jackson

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air...


In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made

by Norman F. Cantor

Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black...


Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico

by John M. Corbett

The San Juan River and its tributaries drain the region known as the Four Corners country—the area surrounding the point where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona meet in a common boundary at right angles....


How Paris Amuses Itself

by F. Berkeley Smith

It is the small boy who crawls under the circus tent who most keenly enjoys the show. He has watched while the big double-top canvas was being raised and staked taut, transforming the familiar pasture-lot into...


Wheat Fields

by Joseph A. Byrne

Wheat Fields is the story about the social trauma of change brought on by the introduction of the mobile combine harvester. On another level, the story is about the very meaning of life. Of particular interest...


The Wife Drought

by Annabel Crabb

'I need a wife' It's a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it's not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front. It's a potent economic...