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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

by Carol Baxter Oneworld Publications (September 01, 2013)

John Tawell was a sincere Quaker but a sinning one. Convicted of forgery, he was transported to Sydney, where he opened Australia’s first retail pharmacy and made a fortune. When he returned home to England...


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...


The Russian Revolution

by Abraham Ascher Oneworld Publications (March 06, 2014)

1917: the year a series of rebellions toppled three centuries of autocratic rule and placed a group of political radicals in charge of a world power. Here, suddenly, was the first modern socialist state, “a...


Shackleton

by Michael Smith Oneworld Publications (October 02, 2014)

Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, an extraordinary character who pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago and became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. A charismatic...


Sugar

by James Walvin Pegasus Books (April 03, 2018)

How did sugar grow from prize to pariah? Acclaimed historian James Walvin looks at the history of our collective sweet tooth, beginning with the sugar grown by enslaved people who had been uprooted and shipped...


The Poppy

by Nicholas J. Saunders Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

In the aftermath of the horrific trench warfare of the First World War, the poppy - sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, then immortalised in John McCrae's moving poem - became a worldwide...


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 French Revolution

by Peter Davies Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

Handy introduction to one of the most significant and studied events in world history

Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Davies explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and ground-breaking ideals;...


Buddhisms

by John S. Strong Oneworld Publications (July 02, 2015)

Buddhism or Buddhisms? By the time they move on to Buddhism in Japan, many students who have studied its origins in India ask whether this is in fact the same religion, so different can they appear. In Buddhisms:...


Africa

by Tom Young Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its poverty-stricken image. In this controversial and gripping guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically...


No Place to Call Home

by Katharine Quarmby Oneworld Publications (August 01, 2013)

The shocking poignant story of eviction, expulsion, and the hard-scrabble fight for a home

They are reviled. For centuries the Roma have wandered Europe; during the Holocaust half a million were killed. After...


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...


The Blunders of Our Governments

by Anthony King & Ivor Crewe Oneworld Publications (September 04, 2014)

With unrivalled political savvy and a keen sense of irony, distinguished political scientists Anthony King and Ivor Crewe open our eyes to the worst government horror stories and explain why the British political...


Wonderlandscape

by John Clayton Pegasus Books (August 08, 2017)

Yellowstone is America's premier national park. Today is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. But it was not always this way. Wonderlandscape presents...


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,...


Tudor Adventurers

by James Evans Pegasus Books (August 15, 2014)

In the spring of 1553, three ships sailed north-east from London into uncharted waters. The scale of their ambition was breathtaking. Drawing on the latest navigational science and the new spirit of enterprise...


Pouring A Round Of Pensacola's Past

by John D. Melvin, Ii Indigo River Publishing (March 15, 2017)

The Oldest City in America and the Unfamiliar Stories Behind It

Pensacola, Florida was a postbellum boomtown that offered the promise of prosperity to potential new-comers and long-time residents alike. Pouring...


Heaven on Earth

by L. S. Fauber Pegasus Books (December 03, 2019)

Before the invention of the telescope, people used nothing more than their naked eye to fathom what took place in the visible sky. So how did four men in the 1500's, though of different nationality, age, religion,...


The Trials of the King of Hampshire

by Elizabeth Foyster Oneworld Publications (September 08, 2016)

A Guardian best history book of 2016

Eccentric, shy aristocrat … or mad, bad and dangerous to know?

Neighbour Jane Austen found the 3rd earl of Portsmouth a model gentleman and Lord Byron maintained that, while...


Georges Lemaître

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Georges Lemaître in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of Georges Lemaître....


Vasco da Gama

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Vasco da Gama in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the maritime voyages of Vasco da...


Vanishing Fleece

by Clara Parkes Abrams Press (September 30, 2019)

A fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way 

Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country...


Girl Scouts

by Girl Scouts of the USA & Betty Christiansen Stewart, Tabori & Chang (December 11, 2017)

To commemorate its 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts of the USA is launching a yearlong celebration that kicks off with this special look at its history. The organization has culled iconic photographs, documents,...


Wilfred Thesiger

by Alexander Maitland Abrams Press (October 26, 2011)

The author of Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs and The Life of my Choice, he was a legend in his own lifetime but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorized biography--written...


The History of the World in Fifty Dogs

by Mackenzi Lee & Petra Eriksson Abrams Image (October 14, 2019)

An illustrated collection of stories about dogs that knew how to sit, stay, and witness history

 

Most dog lovers know Fido and Laika, but how about Martha, Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog? Or Peritas,...


Queer City

by Peter Ackroyd Abrams Press (May 07, 2018)

PRAISE FOR QUEER CITY

“Always entertaining . . . much to be recommended.”—The Spectator

“A nimble, uproarious pocket history of sex in his beloved metropolis.”—Independent

“Ackroyd has an encyclopedic...


Marathon

by Richard A. Billows Abrams Press (October 31, 2011)

The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective...


Deadline Artists

by John P. Avlon, Jesse Angelo & Errol Louis Abrams Press (September 20, 2011)

Now in its fifth hardcover printing, Deadline Artists celebrates the relevance of the newspaper column through the simple power of excellent writing. It is an inspiration for a new generation of writers— whether...


Exploration Fawcett

by Percy Fawcett Abrams Press (May 03, 2010)

The inspiration for the major motion picture "The Lost City of Z," mystic and legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett spent 10 years wandering the forests and death-filled rivers of Brazil...


From Democrats to Kings

by Michael Scott Abrams Press (September 15, 2010)

Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing.


Selfie

by Will Storr Abrams Press (April 01, 2019)

We are living in an age of heightened individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular--flawless. We have become self-obsessed....


The Canary Islands

by Juan Cruz Ruiz Abrams Press (September 05, 2017)

Traditional guidebooks give straightforward advice on what to do and where to go, but in this remarkable cultural history, celebrated journalist and Canary Islands native Juan Cruz Ruiz offers something much...