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Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

by Donald L. Miller

While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates....


Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat

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...


King Hui: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong

by Jonathan Chamberlain

Some periods in history are best illuminated by the stories of the people who lived through them. This is one such story ? the bizarre but true account of Peter Hui, a man involved with scandal, corruption,...


Is It True?: The Facts Behind the Things We Have Been Told

by Max Cryer

In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social...


Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City

by Rebecca Kennedy

Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metics or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being 'sexually exploitable.' Despite recent scholarship on women...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 10-11

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the volumes ten and eleven of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 7-9

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the seventh to the ninth volumes of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 4-6

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers books four to six of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading for history...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 1-3

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the first three volumes of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading for...


A Perfect Fit

by Jenna Weissman Joselit

A striking and inventive social history of the role of clothing in the making of modern Americans.

While fashions of the rich and famous have been lushly chronicled, little attention has been paid to the meaning...


A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

by Robyn Annear

"Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain." - Herald, 1925....


Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)

by Thomas Wiedemann

There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over...


The Lynching of Peter Wheeler

by Debra Komar

At 2:21 am on September 8, 1896, authorities in Nova Scotia killed an innocent man. Peter Wheeler - a "coloured" man accused of murdering a white girl - was strung up under a porch with a slipknot noose. The...


War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

by Chris Hedges

A veteran New York Times war correspondent's complex, moving, and thought-provoking reflection on how life is lived most intensely in times of war


The Dirt on Clean

by Katherine Ashenburg

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with...


Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism (New Edition)

by Walter LaFeber

Walter LaFeber's timely analysis looks at the ways that triumphant capitalism, coupled with high-tech telecommunications, is conquering the nations of the world, one mind—one pair of feet—at a time. With...


Penny Loaves And Butter Cheap: Britain In 1846

by Stephen Bates

A kaleidoscopic picture of Britain in 1846, a nation on the brink of economic and social change as the Industrial Revolution deepened its impact.

1846 was a pivotal moment in British history. This was the year...


The British Soldier in America: A Social History of Military Life in the Revolutionary Period

by Sylvia R. Frey

In her investigation of the social history of the common British soldier in the era of the American Revolution, Sylvia Frey has extensively surveyed recruiting records, contemporary training manuals, statutes,...


The Cultural Life of the Automobile: Roads to Modernity

by Guillermo Giucci, Anne Mayagoitia & Debra Nagao

From its invention in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the automobile crisscrossed the world, completely took over the cities, and became a feature of daily life. Considered basic to the American...


Workshop of the World: Birmingham's Industrial Heritage

by Ray Shill

Ray Shill's first look at Birmingham's industrial heritage focused on metal and electrical industries, including car, bicycle and motocycle manufacture, guns and munitions, railway rolling stock, pens, lamps,...