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  • The Pursuit of Oblivionby Richard Davenport-Hines

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    A history of drug-taking, telling the story across five centuries of addicts and users: monarchs, prime ministers, great writers and composers, wounded soldiers, overworked physicians, oppressed housewives, exhausted labourers, high-powered businessmen, playboys, sex workers, pop stars, seedy losers, stressed adolescents, defiant schoolchildren, the... more...

  • Gentlemen & Playersby Charles Williams

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    Gentlemen v Players was a first-class cricket match, first played in 1806, which was subsequently an annual fixture at Lord's between teams consisting of amateurs (the Gentlemen) and of professionals (the Players). The amateur was not merely someone who played the sport in his spare time, but a particular type of first-class cricketer. The key difference... more...

  • Hostile Skiesby David Morgan

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine invasion of the Falklands began and personally credited with shooting down two Argentine Skyhawks as well as enemy helicopters, Morgan was later awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Here... more...

  • Souls of the Seaby Damien Tiernan

    Hachette Ireland 2012; US$ 8.99

    In January 2007, within the space of only six days, three large fishing boats - the Pere Charles, the Honey Dew II and the Renegade - capsized and sank off the south east coast of Ireland. There were eleven crewmen on board the three vessels. In a tragic week, seven fishermen lost their lives in storm-force winds and waves. In Souls of the Sea, Damien... more...

  • Access to History: Votes for Women [Third Edition]by Paula Bartley

    Hodder Education 2007; US$ 17.99

    This new edition combines all the strengths of the second edition with a new design and features to allow all your students access to the content and study skills they need to achieve well in their exams. The book introduces the key figures involved in the women's suffrage movement and goes on to consider the arguments advanced by those who supported... more...

  • Health and Wellness in the 19th Centuryby Deborah Brunton

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Medicine in the 19th century may strike us as primitive by today's standards, but widespread social change of the era brought about new ideas and practices in health and healing?all described in this engaging book. more...

  • Mighty Fitzby Michael Schumacher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 11.99

    The disappearance of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains one of the great unsolved mysteries in maritime history. Michael Schumacher relays in vivid detail the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald, its many productive years on the waters of the Great Lakes, its tragic demise, the search effort and investigation, as well as the speculation and the controversy that... more...

  • Unsung Heroesby Erik Durschmied

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    There are instances of heroic deeds that had no immediate witness, such as the Scholls's attempt in 1943 to raise their nation's conscience, suppressed by Hitler's propaganda machine. The Canadian physicist Dr. Slotin acted in 1946; but since 'the bomb' was supposed to be fail-safe, his feat was not released to the public. A KGB commissar gagged Captain... more...

  • Soviet Partisan 1941-45by Nik Cornish; Andrei Karachtchouk

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The partisan war in the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944 has been the subject of considerable political manipulation in the decades following 1945. In great part this was due to the need to project the image of a country united behind Joseph Stalin and the Communist regime when the truth was much more complex than that. The opening weeks of... more...

  • Wörterbuch historischer und politischer Begriffe des 19. und 20. Jahrhundertsby Winfried Baumgart; Mathias Friedel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    Wer mit fremdsprachigen Quellen arbeitet oder selbst in einer Fremdsprache schreibt, muss wissen, wie historische Begriffe sauber übersetzt werden. Winfried Baumgart hat rund 16.500 Begriffe in drei Sprachen bereitgestellt: Begriffe aus der Weltgeschichte, aus den Bereichen Militärwesen, Alltag, Kultur, Medizin, Technik; aus der Aktenkunde, der Genealogie... more...