The Arctic What Everyone Needs to Know

Conversations defining the Arctic region often provoke debate and controversy - for scientists, this lies in the imprecise and imaginary line known as the Arctic Circle; for...

Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The - Volume III

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars of subsequent ages. The sheer scale of the subject is...

Goat Castle A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines...

Farewell the Trumpets

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’ magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. It is an extraordinary achievement, as entertaining as it is informative,...

History of the Conquest of Mexico

In 1519, Hernando Cortés arrived in Mexico to investigate stories of a wealthy empire. What he encountered was beyond his wildest dreams – an advanced civilisation with complex...

50 Battles that Changed the World

Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed The World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history.Listed in order of...

The Best of American Heritage Lincoln

Some of America's foremost historians—including James M. McPherson, Allan Nevins, and Stephen B. Oates—recount the extraordinary life of Abraham Lincoln in this collection of...

NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against...

He Had It Coming Four Murderous Women and the Reporter Who Immortalized Their Stories

You probably know Roxie and Velma, the good-time gals of the 1926 satirical play Chicago and its wildly successful musical and movie adaptations. You might not know that Roxie,...

The Last Day Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

A riveting history of how the cataclysmic Lisbon earthquake shook the religious and intellectual foundations of Enlightenment Europe.Along with the volcanic destruction of Pompeii...

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