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God's Secret Agents: Queen Elizabeth's Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot

by Alice Hogge HarperCollins e-books (March 15, 2011)

One evening in 1588, just weeks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, two young men landed in secret on a beach in Norfolk, England. They were Jesuit priests, Englishmen, and their aim was to achieve by force...


She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

by Helen Castor HarperCollins e-books (February 22, 2011)

“Helen Castor has an exhilarating narrative gift. . . . Readers will love this book, finding it wholly absorbing and rewarding.” —Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall 

In the tradition...


Life in a Medieval Village

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies HarperCollins e-books (September 07, 2010)

The reissue of Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villages.

This new reissue of Life in a Medieval Village, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing...


Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages

by Frances Gies HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

From bestselling historians Frances and Joseph Gies, authors of the classic “Medieval Life” series, comes this compelling, lucid, and highly readable account of the family unit as it evolved throughout the...


Life in a Medieval City

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

Evoking every...


The German Genius

by Peter Watson HarperCollins e-books (June 22, 2010)

The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson (Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer...


The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy

by Barry Clifford & Kenneth Kinkor HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy.

Tracing the lives of fabled...


Chechen Jihad

by Yossef Bodansky HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this authoritative look at the roots of modern terrorism, Yossef Bodansky, one of the most respected—and best-informed—experts on radical Islamism in the world today, pinpoints the troubled region of...


The Crusader

by Paul Kengor HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Based on extraordinary research: a major reassessment of Ronald Reagan's lifelong crusade to dismantle the Soviet Empire–including shocking revelations about the liberal American politician who tried to collude...


Alexis de Tocqueville

by Joseph Epstein HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America, published in 1835, not only offered a vivid...


Seize the Fire

by Adam Nicolson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In Seize the Fire, Adam Nicolson, author of the widely acclaimed God's Secretaries, takes the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the British and Franco-Spanish fleets in October 1805, and uses it...


The Berlin Wall

by Frederick Taylor HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“This vivid account of the Wall and all that it meant reminds us that symbolism can be double-edged, as a potent emblem of isolation and repression became, in its destruction, an even more powerful totem of...


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...


Testimony: France, Europe and the World in the 2lst

by Nicolas Sarkozy HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this important book from the newly elected president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy sets forth his personal vision of France's role in world affairs and his plans for modernizing the country and equipping it...


Sex with the Queen

by Eleanor Herman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this follow-up to her bestselling Sex with Kings, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of a queen's boudoir. Impeccably researched, filled with page-turning romance,...


The Pirate Queen

by Susan Ronald HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary...


At the Edge of Ireland

by David Yeadon HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In recent years, Ireland has enjoyed a newfound prosperity as Europe's most affluent nation. But tucked away in a far corner of the so-called "Celtic Tiger," that other enduring and authentic country—that...


1434

by Gavin Menzies HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the...


Quarrel with the King

by Adam Nicolson HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history—from the 1520s through 1650—Quarrel with the King tells the remarkable saga of one of the greatest families in English history, the Pembrokes,...


Seasons on Harris

by David Yeadon HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The Outer Hebrides of Scotland epitomize the evocative beauty and remoteness of island life. The most dramatic of all the Hebrides is Harris, a tiny island formed from the oldest rocks on earth, a breathtaking...


Seasons in Basilicata

by David Yeadon HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Award-winning travel writer and illustrator, David Yeadon embarks with his wife, Anne on an exploration of the "lost word" of Basilicata, in the arch of Italy's boot. What is intended as a brief sojourn turns...


Rough Crossings

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2006

by Simon Schama HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win?

When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the...


The Women of Windsor

by Catherine Whitney HarperCollins e-books (May 05, 2009)

Who are the women of Windsor? We know them as Elizabeth, the Queen; Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret; Anne, the Princess Royal. Their images have been with us on film and in print for more than...


Love and Madness

by Martin Levy HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In eighteenth-century England the aristocracy dominated the imagination, their exploits -- and misdeeds -- discussed, debated, and gossiped about in the salons and parlors of London. Now author Martin Levy vividly...


Rousseau's Dog: Two Great Thinkers At War in the Age of Enlightenment

by David Edmonds & John Eidinow HarperCollins e-books (June 28, 2011)

In 1766 philosopher, novelist, composer, and political provocateur Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a fugitive, decried by his enemies as a dangerous madman. Meanwhile David Hume—now recognized as the foremost philosopher...