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  • A Companion to Ronald Reaganby Andrew L. Johns

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan?sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context of the times, providing wide-rangingcoverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of... more...

  • In These Timesby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 40.99

    A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars?but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain?... more...

  • War and Revolutionby Domenico Losurdo

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    War and Revolution identifies and takes to task a reactionary trend among contemporary historians, one that?s grown increasingly apparent in recent years. It?s a revisionist tendency discernible in the work of authors such as Ernst Nolte, who traces the impetus behind the Holocaust to the excesses of the Russian Revolution; or François Furet, who... more...

  • Riot Control Vehiclesby Chris McNab

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95

    Fully illustrated with a mixture of dramatic archive photos and manufacturers' images, this volume covers the little known history of the riot control vehicle. It explores the world of these vehicles from 1945 through to the present day, showing how their development and deployment has blurred the lines between civilian actions and military operations.... more...

  • The Wartime Gardenby Twigs Way

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    ?This War is a Food War?? In 1941 Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, was determined that the Garden Front would save England: ?Dig for Victory? was the slogan, digging for dinner the reality. With food imports dwindling the number of allotments grew, millions opted to ?Spend an Hour with a Hoe? instead of an hour in a queue, and the upper classes turned... more...

  • The Gentleman's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politenessby Cecil B. Hartley

    Hesperus Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    From advice on how to treat ladies, how to behave at a party, and rules for traveling abroad, this handy 19th-century guidebook will provide entertaining nuggets of wisdom Ever wondered what to do in polite society if you find an insect in your food? Or how a gentleman should ask a lady to dance? And what on earth is the etiquette for smoking... more...

  • Irish Miscellanyby Dermot McEvoy

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    With Irish Miscellany , author Dermot McEvoy lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Irish traditions and folklore. He offers the answers to questions you?ve always had—or never knew you had—as he covers all aspects of Ireland. From Irish culture to ancient history to modern pastimes, this full-color book educates and entertains.... more...

  • A Hangman's Diaryby Franz Schmidt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career. A Hangman?s Diary is not only a collection of detailed writings by Schmidt about his work, but also an account of criminal procedure in Germany... more...

  • The Ladies' Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politenessby Florence Hartley

    Hesperus Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Florence Hartley's insightful etiquette guide was first published in 1860, and yet her witty and useful advice on behaving like a lady often still rings true down the ages What should you do if you notice a stranger's dress is tucked up at the back? What are you meant to say if you are offered food you don't like at a dinner party? And what ought... more...

  • American Reckoningby Christian G. Appy

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95

    ?Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy." ?Ken Burns The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam?s place in America?s self-image . How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy, author... more...