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Legends, Lore and Secrets of Western New York

by Lorna MacDonald Czarnota The History Press (September 01, 2009)

Listen to the whispered legends of spirits, heroes and traitors hidden in one of New York's most captivating regions.

Like the region's first inhabitants, the "Cat People," who made clothing from the mountain...


Finger Lakes Wine and the Legacy of Dr. Konstantin Frank

by Tom Russ The History Press (June 22, 2015)

Oenophile Tom Russ presents the remarkable story of Dr. Konstantin Frank, the father of Finger Lakes wine.

Dr. Konstantin Frank forever changed the palate of American wine. Forced from his home in Soviet Ukraine...


Chronicles of the Outer Banks

by Sarah Downing & Matt Walker The History Press (April 08, 2019)

Did you know that escapees from an escargot farm keep the snail police on their toes?

The Outer Banks has a long history of unconventional characters and curious occurrences. A larger-than-life likeness of Sir...


Maryland Legends

by David J. Puglia, Trevor J. Blank & Charles Camp The History Press (May 20, 2014)

The stories, folklore, and history surrounding Maryland's most haunted places. A must-read for fans of the supernatural and Maryland history.

The demon car of Seven Hills Road, the ominous Hell House above the...


Connecticut Vanguards

by Eric D. Lehman The History Press (March 26, 2018)

Author Eric D. Lehman chronicles the lives of two dozen men and women who left their marks on Connecticut and the world as a whole.

Noah Webster, Charles Goodyear, P.T. Barnum and Katharine Hepburn all have Connecticut...


James DeWolf and the Rhode Island Slave Trade

by Cynthia Mestad Johnson The History Press (April 01, 2014)

An unsettling story of corruption and exploitation in the Ocean State from slave ships to politics.

Over thirty thousand slaves were brought to the shores of colonial America on ships owned and captained by James...


Elkmont's Uncle Lem Ownby

by F. Carroll McMahan The History Press (October 01, 2013)

Enter the forest with author F. Carroll McMahan as he tells dramatic, fascinating and sometimes humorous stories of a man who lived truly on his own terms.

Born in 1889 in the Smoky Mountains, Lem Ownby became...


Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley

by Vincent T. Dacquino The History Press (April 01, 2019)

A female Paul Revere, 16 year old Sybil Ludington's heroic actions helped the army win many battles in the Hudson Valley of New York. Read the fascinating story of her life and legacy.

The Revolutionary War in...


George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour

by Warren L. Bingham The History Press (February 15, 2016)

Newly elected president George Washington set out to visit the new nation aware that he was the singular unifying figure in America.

The journey's finale was the Southern Tour, starting in March 1791. The long...


Katherine Howard

by Conor Byrne The History Press (April 01, 2019)

Over the years, Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, has been slandered as a ‘juvenile delinquent’, ‘empty-headed wanton’ and ‘natural-born tart’ who engaged in promiscuous liaisons prior...


The Spy in the Tower

by Giselle K. Jakobs The History Press (May 01, 2019)

Giselle Jakobs' grandfather was the last person executed at the Tower of London. A family man who ran afoul of the Nazis, Josef Jakobs was ill-prepared for an espionage mission to England. Captured by the Home...


The Beautiful Spy

by David Tremain The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Often described as ‘the most beautiful spy’, Vera Eriksen could almost rival First World War spy Mata Hari and the various ‘Bond girls’ who followed her. Perhaps the archetypal ‘femme fatale’ of...


An Audience with Queen Victoria

by Ian Lloyd The History Press (March 01, 2019)

One of Britain's most famous and longest serving rulers, Queen Victoria saw widespread change across the planet. During her sixty-three-year reign, in which she became one of the most powerful and influential...


The Grit in the Pearl

by Lyndsy Spence The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (1912-1993) was an international celebrity in her youth, adored and observed by millions. But in 1963, the year of the Profumo Affair, the 11th Duke of Argyll shocked the country...


The Other Side of Notting Hill

by Roger Rogowski & Alan Johnson The History Press (November 01, 2018)

Notting Hill has inspired a large number of books and films over the years and it has often made national news, not always for the right reasons. It’s always been an area of contrasts between rich and poor,...


King and Outlaw

by Chris Brown The History Press (September 03, 2018)

The iconic figure of Robert the Bruce has gone down through the centuries as one of the most remarkable leaders of all time. With equal parts tenacity and ruthlessness, he had himself crowned King of Scotland...


Codename Intelligentsia

by Russell Campbell The History Press (May 01, 2018)

He was the son of a hereditary peer, one of the wealthiest men in Britain. His childhood was privileged; at Cambridge he flourished. At the age of 21 he founded The Film Society, and became a pioneering standard-bearer...


Double Agent Victoire

by David Tremain The History Press (June 11, 2018)

‘On 28.2.42 there arrived in the U.K. a remarkable woman agent: Mathilde Lucie (or Lily) CARRE.’ Her codename was VICTOIRE, although she became better known as ‘La Chatte’ – the female cat. Her acts...


101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes

by Maggie Andrews & Janis Lomas The History Press (March 30, 2018)

Suffragettes learned jiu-jitsu, repelled policemen with their hatpins, burnt down football stadiums and planted bombs. They rented a house near to Holloway Prison and sang rebel anthems to the Suffragettes inside....


Churchill

by Stephen Napier The History Press (August 24, 2018)

Churchill has gone down in history as one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. From the day the Second World War was declared he stood out as the only man wanting to take offensive action. But is...


The Quiet Revolution of Caroline Herschel

by Emily Winterburn The History Press (November 01, 2017)

Caroline Herschel chronicled both her private life and her life in science in a series of diaries and autobiographies which she kept for family members. She also kept notebooks and observation notes. Yet in...


A Clear Case of Genius

by Reginald 'Blinker' Hall, Nigel West & Philip Vickers The History Press (August 01, 2017)

IN 1933 the Admiralty banned ‘Blinker’ Hall from publishing his autobiography, but here, for the first time, those chapters that survived are presented in full. See what the renowned spymaster had to say...


Wellington: pocket GIANTS

by Gary Sheffield The History Press (July 10, 2017)

Wellington is a giant because he was one of the greatest military commanders in British history, an important figure in the emergence of Britain as a great imperial power, a man who dominated British society...


Long Live the King: The Mysterious Fate of Edward II

by Kathryn Warner The History Press (June 29, 2017)

In Long Live the King, medieval historian Kathryn Warner explores in detail Edward's downfall and forced abdication in 1326/27, the role played in it by his wife Isabella of France, the wide variation in chronicle...


Schoolboy, Servant, GWR Apprentice: The Memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892

by David Wilkins The History Press (June 02, 2017)

A unique glimpse into the life of a young servant boy and GWR apprentice in the late nineteenth century