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Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England

by James Raven

Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England assesses the contribution of the business press and the publication of print to the economic transformation of England. The impact of non-book printing has been...


An Economic and Social History of Western Europe Since 1945

by Anthony Sutcliffe

This is the ideal companion text to A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945. It is an introductory survey which explains how western Europe built up its postwar prosperity and is moving towards continental...


Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

by Ronald D. Cohen & Rachel Clare Donaldson

Comparing the impact of the folk revival on each side of the Atlantic


Fashion in the 1940s

by Jayne Shrimpton

This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these...


A Serious Endeavour: Gender, Education and Community at St Hugh's, 1886-2011

by Laura Schwartz

Neither a cosy anecdotal inside story, nor a straightforward account of women's struggle to enter the university, this history of St Hugh's College, Oxford looks both upstairs and downstairs, at dons and undergraduates...


Mrs. Wakeman vs. the Antichrist: And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History

by Robert D Schneck

American history is more than just what you read in your high school textbooks.

There's a wild and weird side to America's past, filled with strange creatures, bizarre happenings, and fantastical figures. Researcher...


Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50: Gender, Power and Social Policy

by Helen Jones

An examination of the ways in which women challenged the British educational, employment and welfare systems after the franchise. Helen Jones explores how women adapted their strategies to confront the system...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts

The vibrant story of America’s great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color.

A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake....


Ghosts

by Roger Clarke

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

"Roger Clarke tells this [the story that inspired Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw] and many other gloriously weird stories with real verve, and also a kind of...


Medici Money: Banking, metaphysics and art in fifteenth-century Florence

by Tim Parks

The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and...


The Great Indoors: At home in the modern British house

by Ben Highmore

'House' has long been synonymous with 'home': the significance of four walls and a roof lies far deeper than simply shelter from the elements. A house stands for sanctuary, family, belonging, privacy and our...


Expedition Into Empire: Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World

by Martin Thomas

Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based...


Luxury and Gender in European Towns, 1700-1914

by Deborah Simonton, Marjo Kaartinen & Anne Montenach

This book conceives the role of the modern town as a crucial place for material and cultural circulations of luxury. It concentrates on a critical period of historical change, the long eighteenth and nineteenth...


The Woman and the Car: A Chatty Little Handbook for the Edwardian Motoriste

by Dorothy Levitt

The Woman and the Car is a faithfully reproduced, quirky classic from the dawn of motoring - and a testament to womankind's perennial claim on the steering wheel! Take a spin through a time - 1909 to be exact...


Arthur Murray's Popularity Book: Vintage Advice and Wisdom from The Greatest Generation

by Arthur Murray

First published in 1944, The Popularity Book is a vintage guidebook full of wise and wonderful advice on living well, building poise and maintaining fulfilling relationships. Drawn from books, testimonials and...


Who Speaks for the Negro?

by Robert Penn Warren

First published in 1965, this is a unique text in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Robert Penn Warren interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists, and artists across the...


Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

by Robert Darnton

This absorbing history by a brilliant scholar and writer deepens our understanding of how censorship works. With his uncanny ability to spark life in the past, Robert Darnton re-creates three historical worlds...


A History of Global Consumption: 1500 - 1800

by Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 - 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking...


The Great Illusion

by Norman Angell

If this, the fourth American edition, is bulkier than its predecessors, it is chiefly because the events of the last two years throw an interesting light upon the bearing of the book's main thesis on actual...


Of Great Character

by Joseph A. Byrne

Of Great Character is a social thriller. It demonstrates the principle that true greatness is often found in ordinary circumstances. The book uses the often thrilling events of the pea harvest to illustrate...