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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....


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 07, 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...


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...


History Wars

by Tom Engelhardt & Edward T. Linethal Henry Holt and Co. (August 15, 1996)

From the "taming of the West" to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the portrayal of the past has become a battleground at the heart of American politics. What kind of history Americans should read,...


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...


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...


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...


Cheddar Gorge: A Book of English Cheeses

by Ernest H. Shepard & John Squire HarperCollins (October 18, 2018)

Where can you read about a monstrous cheese big enough to hold a girl of 13 inside? Or that the invention of the bicycle directly, and poorly, impacted sales of cheddar? Or that some of the first cheese makers...


Virginia 1619

by Paul Musselwhite, Peter C. Mancall & James Horn The University of North Carolina Press (April 23, 2019)

Virginia 1619 provides an opportunity to reflect on the origins of English colonialism around the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic world. As the essays here demonstrate, Anglo-Americans have been simultaneously...


Civil War Places

by Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman & Will Gallagher The University of North Carolina Press (February 08, 2019)

Much has been written about place and Civil War memory, but how do we personally remember and commemorate this part of our collective past? How do battlefields and other historic places help us understand our...


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...


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...


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...


High Society: The Central Role of Mind-Altering Drugs in History, Science, and Culture

by Mike Jay Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (October 19, 2010)

An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals

• Featuring artwork from the upcoming High Society exhibition at the Wellcome Collection...


Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages

by Claude Lecouteux Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 23, 2003)

Reveals the true nature of medieval belief in the Double of the Soul

• Demonstrates the survival of a pagan belief that each individual owns three souls, including a double that can journey outside the physical...


The War on Poverty

by Kyle Farmbry Lexington Books (August 06, 2014)

Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, it is still a major problem in the United States and strategies to combat it continue to be a subject of debate. The War on Poverty: A...


Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt

by John Burroughs Dover Publications (May 04, 2017)

In 1903, a renowned naturalist joined the President of the United States for a two-week camping trip to Yosemite. John Burroughs offers these delightful reminiscences of Theodore Roosevelt, which center on their...


Memory, Trauma, and History

by Michael S. Roth Columbia University Press (November 01, 2011)

Intellectual historian Michael S. Roth has spent more than two decades exploring the way we make meaning out of the past. This collection features his most influential essays, in which he uses psychoanalysis...


Brussels

by François Janne d'Othée Nevicata (April 27, 2017)

Brussels fascinates and intrigues. How is it that this city — a hodgepodge where the worst atrocities of urban planning sit side by side with architectural jewels — can be so charming and seductive, to the...


A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift SC Active Business Development SRL (April 15, 2017)

A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal,...


In Praise of Folly

by Erasmus SC Active Business Development SRL (April 14, 2017)

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466- 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. Erasmus was a classical...


History as Mystery

by Michael Parenti City Lights Publishers (August 22, 2016)

In a lively challenge to mainstream history, Michael Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. He shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to...


No Gods No Masters

by Paul Sharkey & Daniel Guérin AK Press (July 01, 2005)

The first English translation of Guérin’s monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in one volume. It details a vast array of unpublished documents, letters, debates, manifestos, reports, impassioned...


Wake-Robin

by John Burroughs Dover Publications (March 02, 2017)

In the early spring, the blooming of the wildflower trillium — also known as "wake-robin" — heralds the return of migrating birds. In Wake-Robin: A Collection of Essays About the Birds, John Burroughs offers...


The Art of War

by Jean-Christophe Malevil Editions des Tourments (February 23, 2017)

The American colonists had a very special relationship with England since many of them originated from this country. 

As the days were passing by, the colonists enjoyed a “salutary neglect.” They were far...