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The Discovery of Australia

by Warren B. Kimberly & George A. Wood Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

This book deals with the History of the Discovery of Australia.

"The world was old before Australia was wrested by navigators from her primal gloom and obscurity. Throughout the long roll of centuries of ancient...


The Catalpa Expedition

by Z. Walter Pease Lm Publishers (April 03, 2020)

One hundred years after the Declaration of Independence, an American whaling captain, George S. Anthony, commemorated the event by enforcing another declaration of independence which set free the Irish political...


Alexander the Great : Life and Conquests of the Famous King

by S. G. Goodrich & Al Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

Alexander the Great was the king of Macedonia and the great conqueror; probably represented in the Bible by the "belly of brass". He was about twenty years old when he commenced his career, and died quite young....


Honour

by Caroline Goode Oneworld Publications (March 26, 2020)

When Rahmat Sulemani reported his girlfriend Banaz missing, it quickly became clear to DCI Caroline Goode that something was very wrong. In fact, Banaz had contacted her local police station multiple times before,...


The Plot to Kill Putin

by Max Karpov Arcade Crimewise (March 03, 2020)

A Frighteningly Plausible, Fast-Paced Thriller about a Russian Cyberattack on America and a Plot to Kill President Putin, Involving Fake News and Anonymous Hackers

The CIA has learned that the Kremlin is about...


Empire

by Paul Strathern Pegasus Books (February 04, 2020)

Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire, where...


Seduction

by Clement Knox Pegasus Books (February 04, 2020)

A brilliantly original history that explores the shifting cultural mores of courtship, told through the lives of remarkable women and men throughout history.

If sex has generally been a private matter, seduction...


The Last Winter of the Weimar Republic

by Rüdiger Barth, Hauke Friederichs & Caroline Waight Pegasus Books (February 04, 2020)

 

A thrilling day-by-day account of the final months of the Weimar Republic, documenting the collapse of democracy in Germany and Hitler’s frightening rise to power.

November 1932. With the German economy in...


Islamic Empires

by Justin Marozzi Pegasus Books (February 04, 2020)

Islamic civilization was once the envy of the world. From a succession of glittering, cosmopolitan capitals, Islamic empires lorded it over the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and swathes of the Indian...


Secrecy and Power

by Richard Gid Powers Simon & Schuster (February 04, 2020)

A well-researched biography about the public and private life of J. Edgar Hoover--former FBI director and America’s most controversial law enforcer--that draws on previously unknown personal documents, a study...


Montreal, City of Secrets

by Barry Sheehy & Cindy Wallace Baraka Books (April 02, 2020)

Montreal hosted the Confederacy's largest foreign secret service base during the Civil War. Montreal banks and other Canadian financial institutions held a million dollars or more in hard currency or gold to...


A History of Islam in 21 Women

by Hossein Kamaly Oneworld Publications (September 26, 2019)

Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and India. From...


Walking to Jerusalem

by Justin Butcher Pegasus Books (September 03, 2019)

On the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which was also the fiftieth anniversary of the since the Six-day War and the tenth anniversary of the Blockade of Gaza, Justin Butcher--along with ten other companions...


Skin Deep

by Gavin Evans Oneworld Publications (August 29, 2019)

Everything you need to know about race (but were afraid to ask).

MYTH: Early Europeans were white.

REALITY: The first Europeans had dark skin, black, curly hair and blue eyes.

MYTH: Between 50,000 and 70,000 years...


Mayflower Lives

by Martyn Whittock Pegasus Books (August 06, 2019)

Leading into the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, Martyn Whittock examines the lives of the “saints” (members of the Separatist puritan congregations) and “strangers” (economic migrants)...


The Borgias

by Paul Strathern Pegasus Books (August 06, 2019)

The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice and vicious cruelty--all have been associated with their name. And yet, paradoxically, this family lived when...


Agrippina

by Emma Southon Pegasus Books (August 06, 2019)

In her own time, she was recognized as a woman of unparalleled power. Beautiful and intelligent, she was portrayed as alternately a ruthless murderer and helpless victim, the most loving mother and the most...


A Rebel's Journey

by Peyman Vahabzadeh Oneworld Academic (August 01, 2019)

Following the 1953 coup that toppled the democratically elected government of Mossadeq and restored the rule of the Shah in Iran, Mostafa Sho‘aiyan became a key figure on the country’s militant left. From...


Boys Will Be Boys

by Clementine Ford Oneworld Publications (July 04, 2019)

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the bestselling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.

Boys Will Be Boys answers the question Clementine Ford is most...


The Great Partnership

by Christian B Keller Pegasus Books (July 02, 2019)

Why were Generals Lee and Jackson so successful in their partner- ship in trying to win the war for the South? What was it about their styles, friendship, even their faith, that cemented them together into a...


Hitler's Secret Army

by Tim Tate Pegasus Books (July 02, 2019)

Between 1939 and 1945, more than seventy Allied men and women were convicted--mostly in secret trials--of working to help Nazi Germany win the war. In the same period, hundreds of British Fascists were also...


The Nightingale's Sonata

by Thomas Wolf Pegasus Books (June 04, 2019)

*Winner of the Sophie Brody Medal*

A moving and uplifting history set to music that reveals the rich life of one of the first internationally renowned female violinists.

Spanning generations, from the shores of...


Ottoman Odyssey

by Alev Scott Pegasus Books (May 07, 2019)

An exploration of the contemporary influence of the Ottoman Empire on the wider world, as the author uncovers the new Ottoman legacy across Europe and the Middle East.

Alev Scott’s odyssey began when she looked...


The Secret War Against Napoleon

by Tim Clayton Pegasus Books (March 05, 2019)

Between two assassination attempts--in 1800 and 1804--on Napoleon Bonaparte, the British government launched a propaganda campaign of unprecedented scope and intensity to persuade George III’s reluctant subjects...


Operation Dragoon

by Robin Cross Pegasus Books (March 05, 2019)

Forgotten Victory is the story of “Operation Dragoon,” the Allied invasion of the South of France on August 15, 1944. It was, in effect, the second D-Day, launched two months after “Overlord,” the Allied...


175 Years of Persecution

by Fereydun Vahman Oneworld Publications (February 21, 2019)

For almost two centuries, followers of the Baha'i faith, Iran's largest religious minority, have been persecuted by the state. They have been made scapegoats for the nation's ills, branded enemies of Islam and...


Milk of Paradise

by Lucy Inglis Pegasus Books (February 05, 2019)

Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: humankind has been in thrall to the “Milk of Paradise” for millennia. The latex of papaver somniferum is a bringer of sleep, of pleasurable lethargy, of relief from...


Men of Air

by Kevin WILSON Pegasus Books (February 05, 2019)

Bomber combat crews faced a wide array of perils as they flew over German territory. Bursts of heavy flak could tear the wings from their planes in a split second. Flaming bullets from German fighter planes...


The Persecution of the Knights Templar

by Alain Demurger Pegasus Books (January 01, 2019)

The trial of the Knights Templar is one of the most infamous in history. Accused of heresy by the king of France, the Templars were arrested and imprisoned, had their goods seized and their monasteries ransacked....


The Great War in America

by Garrett Peck Pegasus Books (December 04, 2018)

The Great War’s bitter outcome left the experience largely overlooked and forgotten in American history. This timely book is a reexamination of America’s first global experience as we commemorate WWI's centennial....


Airborne in 1943

by Kevin WILSON Pegasus Books (December 04, 2018)

The year 1943 saw the beginning of an unprecedented bombing campaign against Germany. Over the next twelve months, tens of thousands of aircrews flew across the North Sea to drop bombs on German cities. They...


The Eternal City

by Ferdinand Addis Pegasus Books (November 06, 2018)

Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? How did the "Caput mundi" come to play such a critical role in the development of Western civilization? Ferdinand Addis addresses these questions by...


Landing on the Edge of Eternity

by Robert Kershaw Pegasus Books (November 06, 2018)

Early in 1944, German commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took a look at the sloping sands and announced "They will come here!” He was referring to "Omaha Beach”. The beach was then transformed into three...


Patriot or Traitor

by Anna Beer Oneworld Publications (October 04, 2018)

A BBC History Magazine Book of the Year

A writer, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer, Sir Walter Ralegh lived more lives than most in his own time, in any time. The fifth son of a Devonshire gentleman,...


The Search for Atlantis

by Stephen Kershaw Pegasus Books (October 02, 2018)

The Atlantis story remains one of the most haunting and enigmatic tales from antiquity, and one that still resonates very deeply with the modern imagination. But where did Atlantis come from, what was it like,...


A History of the World in 21 Women

by Jenni Murray Oneworld Publications (September 06, 2018)

From the bestselling author of A History of Britain in 21 Women

The history of the world is the history of great women.

Marie Curie discovered radium and revolutionised medical science. Empress Cixi transformed...


Our Woman in Havana

by Sarah Rainsford Oneworld Publications (September 06, 2018)

Graham Greene saw the Castros rise; Sarah Rainsford watched them leave.

From the street where Wormold, the hapless hero of Greene’s Our Man in Havana, plied his trade, BBC foreign correspondent Rainsford reports...


War Stories

by Ann MacMillan Pegasus Books (September 04, 2018)

A fascinating account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of conflict, War Stories tells the tales of thirty-four individuals who have pushed the boundaries of love, bravery, suffering, and...


The Terracotta Warriors

by Edward Burman Pegasus Books (August 07, 2018)

Exciting investigations in northwest China are about to reveal more of the mysteries of the huge mausoleum of the Qin Emperor, a portion of which was accidentally discovered in 1974 by farmers who were digging...


Travelers in the Third Reich

by Julia Boyd Pegasus Books (August 07, 2018)

Travelers in the Third Reich is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including politicians, musicians,...


Jesus

by Anthony Le Donne Oneworld Publications (August 02, 2018)

Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide introduces Jesus, the man and his enduring legacy. Separating fact from fiction, Professor Le Donne places Jesus within the context of first-century Judaism, and explores the debate...


Posh Boys

by Robert Verkaik Oneworld Publications (July 05, 2018)

‘The latest in the series of powerful books on the divisions in modern Britain, and will take its place on many bookshelves beside Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race...


Europa

by Julio MacLennan Pegasus Books (July 03, 2018)

European history is deeply embedded in the global civilization that has emerged in the twenty-first century. More than two thirds of today’s nations were once European colonies or protectorates. Europe’s...


Nine Lives

by Aimen Dean, Paul Cruickshank & Tim Lister Oneworld Publications (June 07, 2018)

As one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden.

As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda’s chemical...


Rising in Flames

by J. D Dickey Pegasus Books (June 05, 2018)

America in the antebellum years was a deeply troubled country, divided by partisan gridlock and ideological warfare, angry voices in the streets and the statehouses, furious clashes over race and immigration,...


Young Hitler

by Paul Ham Pegasus Books (June 05, 2018)

When Adolf Hitler went to war in 1914, he was just twenty-five years old. It was a time he would later call the “most stupendous experience of my life.” That war ended with Hitler in a hospital bed, temporarily...


The Baghdad Clock

by Shahad Al Rawi & Luke Leafgren Oneworld Publications (May 03, 2018)

A HEART-RENDING TALE OF TWO GIRLS GROWING UP IN WAR-TORN BAGHDAD

Baghdad, 1991. The Gulf War is raging. Two girls, hiding in an air raid shelter, tell stories to keep the fear and the darkness at bay, and a deep...


The Black Prince

by Michael Jones Pegasus Books (May 01, 2018)

As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at Crécy. At Poitiers, in 1356, his victory over King John II of France forced the French into a humiliating...


Rising Star, Setting Sun

by John T Shaw Pegasus Books (May 01, 2018)

After winning the presidency by a razor-thin victory on November 8, 1960, over Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s former vice president, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth president of the United States....


An American Quilt

by Rachel May Pegasus Books (May 01, 2018)

Rachel May’s rich new book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial...