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Elizabeth's Spymaster

by Robert Hutchinson Thomas Dunne Books (September 08, 2014)

England in the time of Elizabeth was on the brink of disaster. On the continent, Catholic Spain sought to forcefully reimpose the Catholic Church on its Protestant neighbors. At home, a network of powerful Catholic...

Literary Sociability in Early Modern England: The Epistolary Record

by Paul Trolander University of Delaware Press (May 29, 2014)

Using the letter as its main evidence, Literary Sociability in Early Modern England: The Epistolary Record examines early-modern English literary networks, especially during the period 1620 to 1720, finding...

Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment

by Sarah Eron University of Delaware Press (March 20, 2014)

Inspiration in the Age ofEnlightenment reconsiders theories of apostrophe and poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that not only changed the relationship of...

The Road from Versailles

by Munro Price St. Martin's Press (April 21, 2014)

What becomes of leaders when absolute power is wrested from their hands? How does dramatic political change affect once-absolute monarchs? In acclaimed historian Munro Price's powerful new book, he confronts...

The Queen's Bed

by Anna Whitelock Sarah Crichton Books (February 10, 2014)

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At...

Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics: Third, Enlarged Edition

by Max Jammer Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

Historical surveys consider Judeo-Christian notions of space, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, more. Numerous quotations and references. "Admirably compact and swiftly...

The French Revolution

by Thomas Carlyle & A.H.R. Ball Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution.....

Compendium Maleficarum: The Montague Summers Edition

by Francesco Maria Guazzo Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Extraordinary document (1608) on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers, poisons, crimes, more. Rare limited edition.

Doré's London: All 180 Illustrations from London, A Pilgrimage

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

All drawings from the 1872 classic, including perceptive sketches of workaday London, thieves gambling, flower girls, waifs and strays, prisoners in the Newgate exercise yard, and a wedding at the Abbey.

Selected Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Almost half of the original 85 brilliant essays, comprising a masterful exposition and defense of the proposed federal system of government and of the Constitution's system of checks and balances.

The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions.

The Affair of the Poisons

by Anne Somerset St. Martin's Press (January 13, 2014)

The Affair of the Poisons, as it became known, was an extraordinary episode that took place in France during the reign of Louis XIV. When poisoning and black magic became widespread, arrests followed. Suspects...

The Life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton: Extraordinary Perseverance

by David Bruce Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

David Bruce examines the life of one of Great Britain’s most prominent social activists. Using his personal papers, and the papers and books of his friends, associates, and contemporaries, The Life of Sir...

Travel Guide To Europe, 1492

by Lorenzo Camusso Holt Paperbacks (December 23, 2013)

On the eve of the five hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, it bears remembering that in 1492, as Columbus was making his historic voyage, Europe was flourishing, at the very height of the...

With the Heart of a King

by Benton Rain Patterson St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2013)

Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and...

Sovereign Ladies

by Maureen Waller St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2013)

Maureen Waller has written a fascinating narrative history---a brilliant combination of drama and biographical insight on the British monarchy---of the six women who have ruled England in their own names.


Fire and Light

by James MacGregor Burns Thomas Dunne Books (October 28, 2013)

"With this profound and magnificent book, drawing on his deep reservoir of thought and expertise in the humanities, James MacGregor Burns takes us into the fire's center. As a 21st-century philosopher, he brings...

Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

by Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn R. McPherson & Sarah Enloe Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 29, 2013)

This volume extends the reach of the American Shakespeare Center, which consistently provides the finest in Shakespearean and Elizabethan dramatic performance and scholarship, by providing the best of its biannual...

The Human Tradition in Modern Europe, 1750 to the Present

by Cora Granata & Cheryl A. Koos Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2007)

This engaging and humanizing text traces the development of Europe since the mid-eighteenth century through the lives of people of the time. Capturing key moments, themes, and events in the continent's turbulent...

Beau Brummell

by Ian Kelly Atria Books (July 23, 2013)

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...

Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream

by Thomas Hoobler & Dorothy Hoobler Wiley (April 21, 2008)

"America was the place Smith had dreamed of his whole life.There, his character, determination, and ambition had propelled him to the top of society. He spent the rest of his life trying to return. Though he...

The Last Alchemist

by Iain McCalman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Freemason ... Shaman ... Prophet ... Seducer ... Swindler ... Thief ... Heretic

Who was the mysterious Count Cagliostro?

Depending on whom you ask, he was either a great healer or a dangerous charlatan. Internationally...

Crowded with Genius: Edinburgh, 1745-1789

by James Buchan HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In the early eighteenth century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century's end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day...

Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment

by Harvey Chisick Scarecrow Press (February 10, 2005)

This dictionary offers a balanced overview and helps readers understand and appreciate the Enlightenment Movement. Cross-referenced dictionary entries cover the significant persons, places, events, institutions,...

Religion and the State: Europe and North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

by Sargon George Donabed, Joshua B. Stein, Brent S. Sirota & Sara Kitzinger et al. Lexington Books (August 02, 2012)

The book discusses the relationship of religion to political entities (countries) in Europe and America in the 17th and 18th centuries. It aims to fill a gap in the literature by understanding the varieties...

Young Henry

by Robert Hutchinson Thomas Dunne Books (October 29, 2012)

Set during the same years of Henry VIII's life as The Tudors, this book charts his rise as a magnificent and ruthless monarch

Immortalized as a domineering king, notorious philanderer, and the unlikely benefactor...

A True Story of the Tragedy of “Flowery Land”

by Arthur Conan Doyle Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

A non-fiction short story, A True Story of the Tragedy of Flowery Land was first published in the US syndicated press (in multiple journals including The Courier-Journal and The San Francisco Call) on 19 March...

Captain John Smith, Adventurer

by R E Pritchard Pen and Sword History (July 30, 2020)

Captain John Smith is best remembered for his association with Pocahontas, but this was only a small part of an extraordinary life filled with danger and adventure. As a soldier, he fought the Turks in Eastern...

A New World Begins

by Jeremy Popkin Basic Books (December 09, 2019)

From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world

The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after...

The Divorce of Henry VIII

by Catherine Fletcher St. Martin's Press (June 18, 2012)

In 1533 the English monarch Henry VIII decided to divorce his wife of twenty years Catherine of Aragon in pursuit of a male heir to ensure the Tudor line. He was also head over heels in love with his wife's...

The Elizabethans

by A. N. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 23, 2012)

"In Wilson's hands these familiar stories make for gripping reading."--The New York Times Book Review

New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Author of Dante in Love

A sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age,...

A History of the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots

by Neill Gilhooley Pen and Sword Military (February 19, 2020)

Edinburgh is forever bound to The Royal Scots, the oldest in the British Army and now part of The Royal Regiment of Scotland. For a period in the early twentieth century, it also had a Highland battalion, the...

A Handsome Flogging

by William R. Griffith Savas Beatie (July 31, 2020)

June 1778 was a tumultuous month in the annals of American military history. Somehow, General George Washington and the Continental Army were able to survive a string of defeats around Philadelphia in 1777 and...

A Savage Empire

by Alan Axelrod Thomas Dunne Books (December 05, 2011)

A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early America

Combining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder...

The Minutemen and Their World

by Robert A. Gross & Alan M. Taylor Hill and Wang (March 31, 2011)

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The Minutemen and Their World, first published in 1976, is reissued now in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a new Foreword by Alan Taylor and a new Afterword by the author....

The Jacobite Rising of 1715 and the Murray Family

by Rosalind Anderson Pen and Sword History (March 30, 2020)

Based in Perthshire, the Murray family played an important role in all Jacobite rebellions, whether as rebels or supporters of the government. During the Great Rising of 1715, the head of the family the Duke...

The Tudor Tutor

by Barb Alexander & Lisa Graves Skyhorse (November 03, 2015)

From the bloody Wars of the Roses to Queen Elizabeth I's iconic rule, the Tudor Dynasty was a period of sex, scandal, and intrigue. Monarchs such as Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I have become a part of modern...

Death and the Virgin Queen

by Chris Skidmore St. Martin's Press (January 17, 2011)

In the tradition of Alison Weir's New York Times bestselling Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, comes the most sensational crime story of Tudor England.

On the morning of September 8, 1560,...

Big Chief Elizabeth

by Giles Milton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2011)

In April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of Native Americans had made her their weroanza--a word that meant "big chief". The news was received with great joy, both by the Queen...

Thomas Paine and the Clarion Call for American Independence

by Harlow Giles Unger Da Capo Press (September 09, 2019)

From New York Times bestselling author and Founding Fathers' biographer Harlow Giles Unger comes the astonishing biography of the man whose pen set America ablaze, inspiring its revolution, and whose ideas about...

A Taste of History Cookbook

by Walter Staib Grand Central Publishing (May 06, 2019)

The delicious, informative, and entertaining cookbook tie-in to PBS's Emmy Award-winning series A Taste of History.

A TASTE OF HISTORY COOKBOOK provides a fascinating look into 18th and 19th century American...


by James Horn Basic Books (October 15, 2018)

The essential history of the extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand in colonial Virginia.

Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively...


by David Andress Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2009)

The world in 1789 stood on the edge of a unique transformation. At the end of an unprecedented century of progress, the fates of three nations--France; the nascent United States; and their common enemy, Britain--lay...

Empress of the East

by Leslie Peirce Basic Books (September 18, 2017)

The "fascinating . . . lively" story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empire (New York Times).

In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce...

The Unruly City

by Mike Rapport Basic Books (May 01, 2017)

A lauded expert on European history paints a vivid picture of Paris, London, and New York during the Age of Revolutions, exploring how each city fostered or suppressed political uprisings within its boundaries...

Game of Queens

by Sarah Gristwood Basic Books (November 28, 2016)

"Sarah Gristwood has written a masterpiece that effortlessly and enthrallingly interweaves the amazing stories of women who ruled in Europe during the Renaissance period." -- Alison Weir

Sixteenth-century Europe...

The Great Divide

by Thomas Fleming Da Capo Press (March 09, 2015)

In the months after her husband's death, Martha Washington told several friends that the two worst days of her life were the day George died -- and the day Thomas Jefferson came to Mount Vernon to offer his...

The Warrior King and the Invasion of France

by Desmond Seward Pegasus Books (November 15, 2014)

In the course of the Hundred Years War, Henry V was the English figure most responsible for the mutual antipathy that existed between France and England. His art of attacking an opponent by making total war...

Crown of Blood

by Nicola Tallis Pegasus Books (December 06, 2016)

"Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same.” These were the heartbreaking words of seventeen-year-old Lady Jane Grey as she stood on the scaffold awaiting death on a cold...

Revolutionary Science

by Steve Jones Pegasus Books (January 10, 2017)

Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world capital of science. The city was saturated in scientists; many had an astonishing breadth of talents. Paris in the century around 1789 saw the first lightning...