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The Battle of Znaim

by John H Gill Greenhill Books (August 19, 2020)

The little known Battle of Znaim (10th-11th July 1809) was the last battle to be fought on the main front of the Franco-Austrian War. Cut short to make way for an armistice it effectively ended hostilities between...


Return from Siberia

by John Shallman Skyhorse (August 18, 2020)

In the lead-up to the Bolshevik Revolution, one young revolutionary is condemned to exile in Siberia; a hundred years later, his ancestors discover his story and learn just how much history has repeated itself....


Chasing Chopin

by Annik LaFarge & Nancy Peterson Simon & Schuster Audio (August 11, 2020)

A modern take on a classical icon: this original, entertaining, well-researched book uses the story of when, where, and how Chopin composed his most famous work, uncovering many surprises along the way and showing...


Chasing Chopin

by Annik LaFarge Simon & Schuster (August 11, 2020)

A modern take on a classical icon: this original, entertaining, well-researched book uses the story of when, where, and how Chopin composed his most famous work, uncovering many surprises along the way and showing...


Patriots Twice

by Stephen M. Hood Savas Beatie (July 21, 2020)

The long and bloody American Civil War claimed the lives of more than 700,000 men. When it ended, former opponents worked to rebuild their reunified nation and moved into the future together. Many people will...


The French at Waterloo: Eyewitness Accounts

by Andrew W Field Pen and Sword Military (July 19, 2020)

Andrew Field, who has published four best-selling books on the Battle of Waterloo, has established himself as one of the leading experts on the French perspective of the campaign. Using selected extracts from...


Stranger in the Shogun's City

by Amy Stanley Scribner (July 14, 2020)

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo--the city that would become Tokyo--and a portrait of a great city...


Stranger in the Shogun's City

by Amy Stanley & Joy Osmanski Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo--the city that would become Tokyo--and a portrait of a great city...


Not a Gentleman's Work

by Gerard Koeppel Hachette Books (June 16, 2020)

The story of the most notorious murder in American nautical history--a uniquely grotesque triple murder for which guilt was never settled--and the long journey to truth

The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing...


Not a Gentleman's Work

by Gerard Koeppel Hachette Books (June 15, 2020)

The true story of the most notorious crime in American nautical history -- a uniquely grotesque triple murder -- and the long journey to truth.

The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing ship loaded with New...


Seceding from Secession

by Eric J. Wittenberg, Edmund A. Sargus & Penny L. Barrick Savas Beatie (June 09, 2020)

“West Virginia was the child of the storm,” concluded early Mountaineer historian and Civil War veteran, Maj. Theodore F. Lang. The northwestern third of the Commonwealth of Virginia finally broke away in...


The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

by Maarten Otte Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

In 1870 France embarked on a war with Prussia and her allied German states that was to be a complete disaster. For Napoleon III, after his ignominious surrender with thousands of his troops from the Army of...


Hellmira

by Derek Maxfield & Chris Mackowski Savas Beatie (May 15, 2020)

Long called by some the “Andersonville of the North,” the prisoner of war camp in Elmira, New York, is remembered as the most notorious of all Union-run POW camps. It existed for only a year—from the summer...


Wellington and the British Army's Indian Campaigns 1798 - 1805

by Martin R Howard Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

The Peninsular War and the Napoleonic Wars across Europe are subjects of such enduring interest that they have prompted extensive research and writing. Yet other campaigns, in what was a global war, have been...


Europe Against the Jews, 1880-1945

The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby & David Piggott Basic Books (March 31, 2020)

This fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census traces the making of the modern survey and explores its political power in the age of big data and surveillance.

In April 2020, the United States will...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby Basic Books (March 31, 2020)

In April 2020, the United States will embark on what has been called "the largest peacetime mobilization in American history": the decennial population census. It is part of a long, if uneven, tradition of counting...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby Basic Books (March 30, 2020)

This fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census traces the making of the modern survey and explores its political power in the age of big data and surveillance.

In April 2020, the United States will...


Napoleon in 100 Objects

by Gareth Glover Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

For almost two decades, Napoleon Bonaparte was the most feared, and revered, man in Europe. At the height of his power, the land under his control stretched from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, and encompassed...


The Anatomy of a Spy

by Michael Smith Arcade (January 21, 2020)

For fans of both real spy dramas and fictional ones—both Ben Macintyre and John le Carré—the story of why spies spy.

 

Why do people put their lives at risk to collect intelligence? How do intelligence...


The Anatomy of a Spy

by Michael Smith Arcade (January 21, 2020)

For fans of both real spy dramas and fictional ones—both Ben Macintyre and John le Carré—the story of why spies spy.

 

Why do people put their lives at risk to collect intelligence? How do intelligence...


The Europeans

by Orlando Figes & James Langton Blackstone Publishing (January 07, 2020)

From the "master of historical narrative" (Financial Times), a dazzling, richly detailed, panoramic work--the first to document the genesis of a continent-wide European culture

The nineteenth century in Europe...


Hymns of the Republic

by S. C. Gwynne Scribner (October 29, 2019)

From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes “a masterwork of history” (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic...


Hymns of the Republic

by S. C. Gwynne & Robert Petkoff Simon & Schuster Audio (October 29, 2019)

From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes “a masterwork of history” (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic...


Hymns of the Republic

by S. C. Gwynne Scribner (October 29, 2019)


Heirs of an Honored Name

by Douglas R Egerton Basic Books (October 29, 2019)

An enthralling chronicle of the American nineteenth century told through the unraveling of the nation's first political dynasty

John and Abigail Adams founded a famous political family, but they would not witness...


Heirs of an Honored Name

by Douglas R Egerton Basic Books (October 28, 2019)

An enthralling chronicle of the American nineteenth century told through the unraveling of the nation's first political dynasty

John and Abigail Adams founded a famous political family, but they would not witness...


The Europeans

by Orlando Figes Metropolitan Books (October 07, 2019)

From the ?master of historical narrative? (Financial Times), a dazzling, richly detailed, panoramic work?the first to document the genesis of a continent-wide European culture.

The nineteenth century in Europe...


Passionate Spirit

by Cate Haste Basic Books (September 10, 2019)

A new biography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964), revealing a woman determined to wield power in a world that denied her agency

History has long vilified Alma Mahler. Critics accused her of distracting Gustav Mahler...


Passionate Spirit

by Cate Haste Basic Books (September 10, 2019)

A new biography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964), revealing a woman determined to wield power in a world that denied her agency

History has long vilified Alma Mahler. Critics accused her of distracting Gustav Mahler...


Passionate Spirit

by Cate Haste Basic Books (September 09, 2019)

A new biography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964), revealing a woman determined to wield power in a world that denied her agency

History has long vilified Alma Mahler. Critics accused her of distracting Gustav Mahler...


The Franklin Park Tragedy

by Brian Armstrong The History Press (August 19, 2019)

Author Brian Armstrong tells the shocking story of this "sundown town" and how it evolved into the diverse community that exists today.

On March 1, 1894, two African American men broke into a home in rural Franklin...


Glasgow 1919

by Kenny MacAskill Biteback Publishing (January 22, 2019)

On the 31st January 1919 Glasgow was in the midst of a strike for a 40-hour week. A demonstration in George Square saw the Red Flag hoisted and panicked police baton charge the milling crowd.

The War Cabinet...


Luminous Traitor

by Martin Duberman University of California Press (October 23, 2018)

Roger Casement was an internationally renowned figure at the beginning of the 20th century, famous for exposing the widespread atrocities against the indigenous people in King Leopold's Congo and his subsequent...


Dominion

by Peter Ackroyd Thomas Dunne Books (October 08, 2018)

"Ackroyd, as always, is well worth the read." --Kirkus, starred review

Dominion, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo...


A Vicar in Victorian Norfolk

by Susanna Wade Martins Boydell Press (October 05, 2018)

The Revd Benjamin Armstrong, for many years vicar of the market town of East Dereham, Norfolk, is best-known for what have been described as "one of England's greatest clerical diaries", eleven volumes spanning...


Democracy in Modern Europe

by Jussi Kurunmäki, Jeppe Nevers & Henk te Velde Berghahn Books (June 19, 2018)

As one of the most influential ideas in modern European history, democracy has fundamentally reshaped not only the landscape of governance, but also social and political thought throughout the world. Democracy...


Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself

by Henry Bibb & Lucius C. Matlack University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Librar (June 01, 2018)

Henry Bibb (1815-1854) was born to an enslaved woman named Mildred Jackson in Shelby County, Kentucky. His father was a state senator who never acknowledged him. His narrative documents his persistent attempts...


Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself

by Henry Bibb & Lucius C. Matlack University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library (June 01, 2018)

Henry Bibb (1815-1854) was born to an enslaved woman named Mildred Jackson in Shelby County, Kentucky. His father was a state senator who never acknowledged him. His narrative documents his persistent attempts...


Marie Curie

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (May 30, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...


Buying Time

by Thomas F. McDow Ohio University Press (May 23, 2018)

In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship...


The Zulus at War

by Adrian Greaves & Xolani Mkhize Skyhorse (March 06, 2018)

By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area....


Congress and the People’s Contest

by Donald R. Kennon, Paul Finkelman, Mischa Honeck & Fergus M. Bordewich et al. Ohio University Press (February 02, 2018)

The American Civil War was the first military conflict in history to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose...


In Fair Silesia

by Gustav Nieritz & Ireland E Mary Writers of the Apocalypse (December 14, 2017)

Joseph and Helena are so poor their mother can not afford to feed them. They must go to live with their uncle in Reichenstein. They hope to get a job in the factory like other children do in their time, and...


George Bronson Rea, Propagandist

by Leslie Eaton Clark Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 27, 2017)

George Bronson Rea, Propagandist brings to life the extraordinary story of a journalist, publisher, engineer, spy, lobbyist, blackmailer and fortune hunter, who represents twentieth century journalism gone awry....


A Victorian Holocaust

by Mohammad Gholi Majd Hamilton Books (November 22, 2017)

The death by famine of tens of millions of human beings in Asia and Africa during the Victorian era (1837–1901) is “the secret history of the nineteenth century” about which Western history books contain...


Victorian Ecocriticism

by Dewey W. Hall, Jillmarie Murphy, Michelle J. Deininger & Sue Edney et al. Lexington Books (October 16, 2017)

Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Early Environmental Justice aims to take up the challenge that Lawrence Buell lays out in The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary...


The Butchering Art

by Lindsey Fitzharris Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2017)

Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing

Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly

A Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian

"Warning:...


Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, 1850-1920

by Frank Q. Christianson & Leslee Thorne-Murphy Indiana University Press (October 13, 2017)

From the mid-19th century until the rise of the modern welfare state in the early 20th century, Anglo-American philanthropic giving gained an unprecedented measure of cultural authority as it changed in kind...


Lost Kingdom

by Serhii Plokhy Basic Books (October 09, 2017)

From a preeminent scholar of Eastern Europe and the prizewinning author of Chernobyl, the essential history of Russian imperialism.

In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine...