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Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant Simon & Schuster (December 09, 2014)

Praised as a "revelatory" book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death.

The...


Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire Hamilton Books (October 30, 2014)

Sisterly Love tells the stories of women who have made or are making significant contributions to Pennsylvania history, from the state’s early decades to the present day. In these essays you will meet artists,...


A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid & Zaire Reid Skyhorse (May 13, 2014)

A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer's experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election...


England And The War

by Walter Raleigh HarperTorch (April 08, 2014)

England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh’s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh’s...


Bram Stoker's Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997

by Carol Margaret Davison & Paul Simpson-Housley Dundurn (November 01, 1997)

A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scholars analyzing and celebrating the novel's legacy in popular culture.


Majesty in Canada: Essays on the Role of Royalty

by Colin Coates Dundurn (February 04, 2006)

Examines how Canadians have understood their ties to royalty and how the regal principle influenced our national identity.


A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada

by Paul Simpson-Housley & Glen Norcliffe Dundurn (September 01, 1992)

These 22 essays explore how poets, artists, and writers have addressed the physical essence of Canada.


Anarchism and Other Essays

by Emma Goldman Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

12 essays by the influential radical include "Marriage and Love," "The Hypocrisy of Puritanism," "The Traffic in Women," Anarchism," and "The Psychology of Political Violence."


Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!

by Richard Ned Lebow St. Martin's Press (January 06, 2014)

The "Great War" claimed nearly 40 million lives and set the stage for World War II, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. One hundred years later, historians are beginning to recognize how unnecessary it was. In...


Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the '60s & '70s

by Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire & Kate Farrell She Writes Press (September 08, 2013)

These forty-eight powerful stories and poems etch in vivid detail the breakthrough moments experienced by women during the life-changing era that was the '60s and '70s. These women rode the sexual revolution...


Jefferson on Freedom

by Thomas Jefferson Skyhorse (July 27, 2011)

Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first...


The Future of Identity: Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson

by Kenneth Hoover Lexington Books (June 15, 2004)

Erik Erikson's lifetime of clinical and interdisciplinary work on human development centered on the formation and maintenance of identity among people of diverse backgrounds. In this volume key scholars of identity...


A History of Food in 100 Recipes

by William Sitwell Little, Brown and Company (June 18, 2013)

A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine.

We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know...


Abraham Lincoln Civil War Stories: Heartwarming Stories about Our Most Beloved President

by Joe Wheeler Howard Books (June 11, 2013)

This new edition of this classic collection of stories about Abraham Lincoln includes rewritten introductions to each story that draw relevancies and lessons from this great man of leadership and apply them...


The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo

by Kobo Abe & Richard Calichman Columbia University Press (June 04, 2013)

Abe Kobo (1924–1993) was one of Japan’s greatest postwar writers, widely recognized for his imaginative science fiction and plays of the absurd. However, he also wrote theoretical criticism for which he is...


Dispatches from the Occupation: A History of Change

by Stephen Collis Talonbooks (February 01, 2013)

Investigates one of philosophy's ongoing preoccupations—change—articulating its patterns across disciplines and through eras, from Ancient Rome to the Occupy Movement.


The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs

by Brian Douglas Tennyson Scarecrow Press (March 22, 2013)

Although the United States itself did not enter the war until April 1917, Canada enlisted the moment Great Britain engaged in the conflict in August of 1914. The Canadian contribution was great, as over 600,000...


Ideas under Fire: Historical Studies of Philosophy and Science in Adversity

by Jonathan Lavery, Louis Groarke & William Sweet Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 26, 2012)

The history of Western philosophy and science is marked by numerous moments when a major development has emerged from conditions that are manifestly adverse to intellectual activity. This book surveys a wide...


Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

by Bess Lovejoy Simon & Schuster (March 12, 2013)

A "marvelously macabre" (Kirkus Reviews) history of the bizarre afterlives of corpses of the celebrated and notorious dead.

For some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new...


Doomed to Repeat

by Bill Fawcett William Morrow Paperbacks (March 12, 2013)

“Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” And so we have. Time and again, mankind has faced down problems, but have often failed to take the hard-earned knowledge into the next battle.

Doomed to...


Failure to Quit: Reflections of an Optimistic  Historian

by Howard Boone's Zinn eBookIt.com (November 16, 2012)

A selection of Howard Zinn's most popular and accessible essays on history and politics. In this lively collection of essays, now with a new afterword, Zinn discusses a wide range of historical and political...


Cradles of Power

by Harold I. Gullan Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

Why have there been so many books about first ladies and so few about the mothers and fathers of our presidents? Many of us, for better or worse, are shaped by our early life. Heads of state are no exception....


We Were There

by Allen Childs Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22, 1963, the date of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Adding to the wealth of information about this tragic day...


Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico

by Ishmael Reed Baraka Books (October 23, 2019)

The Civil War divides the United States. Millions, including the president, wish to maintain monuments to generals like Robert E. Lee. Referred to as "Knights" in Gone with the Wind," some generals earned their...


Underground Worlds

by David Farley Black Dog & Leventhal (May 14, 2018)

A visual and anecdotal exploration of the curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, including ancient cities, salt mine cathedrals, underground amusement parks, and more.

From bone-filled catacombs to sculpted...


The Way I Heard It

by Mike Rowe Gallery Books (October 15, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way...


The Birth of a Nation

by Nate Parker Simon & Schuster Audio (September 27, 2016)

This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring...


The American Spirit

by David McCullough Simon & Schuster Audio (April 18, 2017)

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States--winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many...


The Moral Imagination: From Adam Smith to Lionel Trilling

by Gertrude Himmelfarb Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 30, 2012)

The Moral Imagination describes how some of the most provocative thinkers of modern times, coming from different traditions, responding to different concerns, and writing in different genres, shared a moral...


The Way I Heard It

by Mike Rowe Simon & Schuster Audio (October 15, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way...


Practicing History

by Barbara W. Tuchman & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (November 23, 2009)

Master historian Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. This accessible introduction to the subject of history offers striking insights into American's past...


Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (December 09, 2014)

The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize-winningauthor and historian Will Durant--discovered thirty-two years after his death--isa message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or...


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,...


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...


A History of Performing Pitch: The Story of 'A'

by Bruce Haynes Scarecrow Press (November 06, 2002)

This is the first complete survey of the historical pitch standards used by musicians during the last four centuries. Written from a practical perspective and addressed to performers it is the first book to...


Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico

by Ishmael Reed Baraka Books (October 23, 2019)

The Civil War divides the United States. Millions, including the president, wish to maintain monuments to generals like Robert E. Lee. Referred to as "Knights" in Gone with the Wind," some generals earned their...


The Way I Heard It

by Mike Rowe Gallery Books (October 15, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way...


The Adventures of the Mountain Men

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

Incredible stories from those who thrived in the Wild West.

The “mountain men” were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search...


The Wild Garden

by William Robinson & Rick Darke Timber Press (September 01, 2009)

First published in 1870, The Wild Garden challenged the prevailing garden style of the day and advocated a naturalistic style, in which hardy plants, both native and exotic, are arranged in groupings that mimic...


How Carrots Won the Trojan War

by Rebecca Rupp Storey Publishing, LLC (October 07, 2011)

Discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova’s conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips...


Jerusalem without God

by Paola Caridi The American University in Cairo Press (June 15, 2017)

There is no escaping the Jerusalem of the religious imagination. Not once but three times holy, its overwhelming spiritual significance looms large over the city's complex urban landscape and the diurnal rhythms...


A Woman's Place

by Deepi Ahuluwalia, Stef Ferrari & Jessica Olah Little, Brown and Company (March 05, 2019)

For centuries, professional cooking was a job exclusively for men. As a result, most histories of food and cooking, even today, are dominated by male achievements. But while historians weren't paying attention,...


The Kearney Agitation in California

by Henry George Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

Denis Kearney was mainly known as American labor agitator of 19th century, and one of the most important leaders of the anti-Chinese campaign in California. He began an agitation among the workingmen in 1877....


Africa in Fragments

by Moses E. Ochonu Diasporic Africa Press (October 26, 2017)

Africa in Fragments is one of a few texts to tackle many topics on the position and challenges of Africa, its peoples, and its diaspora in the world today. It is part of a new genre that makes old and new academic...


Five Hundred Years of Printing

by S. H. Steinberg & Beatrice Warde Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

"A concise and scholarly but entertaining account of the relation between printing and civilization." — British Printer.

This highly readable survey traces the history of printing with movable type from its...


What If? Alternative Views of Twentieth-Century Irish History

by Diarmaid Ferriter Gill Books (April 25, 2006)

What If? is an entertaining, thoughtful, provocative and original look at some of the milestones of twentieth century Irish history that offers a glimpse of what might have been.

We all know that there was nothing...


Underground Worlds

by David Farley Hachette Books (May 15, 2018)

A visual and anecdotal exploration of the curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, including ancient cities, salt mine cathedrals, underground amusement parks, and more.

From bone-filled catacombs to sculpted...


Life after Tragedy: Essays on Faith and the First World War Evoked by Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy

by Michael W. Brierley & Georgina A. Byrne Cascade Books (July 06, 2017)

Much has been written on the centenary of the First World War; however, no book has yet explored the tragedy of the conflict from a theological perspective. This book fills that gap. Taking their cue from the...


Why France?

by Stéphane Gerson, Laura Lee Downs & Roger Chartier Cornell University Press (November 11, 2011)

France has long attracted the attention of many of America's most accomplished historians. The field of French history has been vastly influential in American thought, both within the academy and beyond, regardless...


Five Lectures on the American Civil War, 1861–1865

by Raimondo Luraghi John Cabot University Press (November 12, 2012)

The product of over thirty years of research on the American Civil War by Italy’s most renowned authority on the subject, this study synthetically analyzes the great drama that from 1861 to 1865 devastated...