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Victor Hugo: His Life and Works

by G. Barnett Smith Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of the life and works of Victor Hugo, the great poet and writer.

The writings of Victor Hugo are so varied and multifarious, and many of them are so well known to English readers, that I have...


The Story of a Prolific Inventor: Thomas Edison

by Alfred Mayer, George Shaw & Elbert Hubbard Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

This book deals with the story of Thomas Edison. This remarkable inventor, of whom the public has heard so much, was born in 1847 at the little village of Milan, Ohio. His mother was of Scotch parentage, but...


Gustav Stresemann

by Karl Heinrich Pohl Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

As the former Foreign Minister and Chancellor of Weimar Germany, Gustav Stresemann is a familiar figure for students of German history—one who, for many, embodied the best qualities of German interwar liberalism....


José Antonio Primo de Rivera

by Joan Maria Thomàs Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

There are few individuals in modern Spanish history that have been as thoroughly mythologized as José Antonio Primo de Rivera, a leading figure in the Spanish Civil War who was executed by the Republicans...


Mean Girl

by Lisa Duggan University of California Press (May 07, 2019)

Ayn Rand’s complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure followed her beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first...


Famous Wexfordians

by Liam Gaul THP Ireland (April 01, 2019)

Much has been written and reported on the broad canvas of the history of County Wexford over the centuries. Its battles, insurrections, maritime adventurers, political leaders and Princes of the Church have...


Katherine Howard

by Conor Byrne The History Press (April 01, 2019)

Over the years, Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, has been slandered as a ‘juvenile delinquent’, ‘empty-headed wanton’ and ‘natural-born tart’ who engaged in promiscuous liaisons prior...


The Spy in the Tower

by Giselle K. Jakobs The History Press (May 01, 2019)

Giselle Jakobs' grandfather was the last person executed at the Tower of London. A family man who ran afoul of the Nazis, Josef Jakobs was ill-prepared for an espionage mission to England. Captured by the Home...


The Beautiful Spy

by David Tremain The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Often described as ‘the most beautiful spy’, Vera Eriksen could almost rival First World War spy Mata Hari and the various ‘Bond girls’ who followed her. Perhaps the archetypal ‘femme fatale’ of...


An Audience with Queen Victoria

by Ian Lloyd The History Press (March 01, 2019)

One of Britain's most famous and longest serving rulers, Queen Victoria saw widespread change across the planet. During her sixty-three-year reign, in which she became one of the most powerful and influential...


The Grit in the Pearl

by Lyndsy Spence The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (1912-1993) was an international celebrity in her youth, adored and observed by millions. But in 1963, the year of the Profumo Affair, the 11th Duke of Argyll shocked the country...


Alfonso X, the Justinian of His Age

by Joseph F. O'Callaghan Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

In this magisterial work, Joseph O'Callaghan offers a detailed account of the establishment of Alfonso X's legal code, the Libro de las leyes or Siete Partidas, and its applications in the daily life of thirteenth-century...


Prince Albert

by A.N. Wilson Harper (August 06, 2019)

In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, A. N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort’s...


The Queen

by Josh Levin Little, Brown and Company (May 21, 2019)

The Queen is the bizarre, true tale of a psychopath who changed American history, an in-depth account of how one beguilingly complex woman, raised in the Jim Crow South and molded by gangland Chicago, transformed...


The Memoirs of St. Peter

by Michael Pakaluk Gateway Editions (March 05, 2019)

"A fresh, vigorous new translation of the Gospel of Mark."—The American Conservative 

"Professor Pakaluk provides not only a thrilling new rendering of the ancient Greek text but also provides lively scholarship...


Devices and Desires

by Kate Hubbard Harper (February 26, 2019)

The critically acclaimed author of Serving Victoria brilliantly illuminates the life of the little-known Bess of Hardwick—next to Queen Elizabeth I, the richest and most powerful woman in sixteenth-century...


The Matriarch

by Susan PAGE Grand Central Publishing (May 07, 2019)

A vivid, immersive biography of former First Lady and Bush clan matriarch Barbara Bush, one of the most storied women in American political history.

Barbara Pierce Bush -- political powerhouse, Bush family...