History

The Order of the Death's Head
The SS was the terror of Europe. Swearing eternal allegiance to Adolf Hitler, it infiltrated every aspect of German life and was responsible for the deaths of millions. This gripping history recounts the strange and, at times, absurd true story of...

15.02.2013

The Great Cat Massacre
When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730's held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in...

29.09.2013

Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
I am such a sucker for books about early modern popular culture. Give me a chapter with some facts on Carnivale, toss in a bit about charivari, and seal the deal with an exploration of oral storytelling, and you have won my heart....

04.12.2017

Rebel Souls
In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality.Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of...

17.12.2017

Dragon Hunter
If you remember your movie trivia, you know the slogan: “If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones!”Well, long before fedora-wearing, revolver-toting Harrison Ford traveled to the far reaches of the world looking for lost...

21.06.2017

Bright Young People
I would never have thought that anyone could write a book about the Jazz Age that could be so sleep-inducing! The author constantly goes into tedious detail where it is not warranted. The core group of the Bright Young People of London in the 1920's...

12.10.2017

A Short History of the 20th Century
Very engaging overall and definitely filled in some gaps in my education. Interesting shift: events that I remembered as "current events" in school are now "history." The author throws in some thematic/cultural information at random; sometimes a...

05.01.2017

The First Total War
The twentieth century is usually seen as "the century of total war." But as the historian David Bell argues in this landmark work, the phenomenon acutally began much earlier, in the era of muskets, cannons, and sailing ships -- in the age of...

22.01.2017

The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross
'The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross' is an exciting new book by best-selling author and historian Michael Rank about the quest to retake the Holy Land. It looks at the lives and times of the 10 most important people in one of the most...

15.07.2014

The Age of Reagan
“Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.” –President Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981Hero. It was a word most Americans weren’t using much in 1980. As they waited on gas and...

05.05.2014

The Forgotten 500
An astonishing, never-before-told story of the Second World War, based on newly declassified documents and exclusive interviews. In 1944 the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. Classified...

01.07.2015

Holding the Line
Novelist Barbara Kingsolver began her writing career with Holding the Line. It is the story of how women's lives were transformed by an eighteen-month strike against the Phelps Dodge Copper Corporation. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, the...

06.11.2017

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek culture was the product of centuries of change, resulting in a complex network of city-states whose legacy exerts a profound influence on modern Western civilization. Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece explores three millennia of...

20.04.2014

The State as a Work of Art
The founding of the United States after the American Revolution was so deliberate, so inspired, and so monumental in scope that the key actors considered this new government to be a work of art framed from natural rights. Recognizing the artificial...

03.12.2013

Operation Exodus
The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of Israel The underground Jewish...

31.05.2013

An Unfinished History of the World
Hugh Swynnerton Thomas, Baron Thomas of Swynnerton, is a British historian and Hispanist.Thomas was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset before taking a BA in 1953 at Queens' College, Cambridge. He also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris....

12.05.2015

American Aurora
Richard Rosenfeld's dramatic epic traces the incendiary history of the young American nation in the 1790s, and chronicles the birth and near-death of civil liberties in that turbulent decade via the story of a Philadelphia newspaper, the...

28.12.2017

The French Indochina War 1946-54
The states of Indochina had been French colonies or protectorates since the 19th century. However, in March 1945 the Japanese interned all French troops and officials, and turned over all civil government to local authorities. The power vacuum...

28.12.2016

The Image of Man
What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be manly? How has our notion of masculinity changed over the years? In this book, noted historian George L. Mosse provides the first historical account of the masculine stereotype in modern Western...

20.10.2017

The Fall of the House of Habsburg
Edward Crankshaw's distinguished study offers a compelling account of the final decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the centre of the dramatic events stands the majestic figure of the Emperor Franz Josef, facing the tragedies of his...

20.10.2015

The Habsburgs
Can't really say that I enjoyed reading this one due to it's style, wherein the author would first present what seemed like a summary of the chapter, and then proceed with more detail about that period of time in the history of the Habsburg reign....

15.07.2016

The Real War
Well-written, insightful, passionate, and fascinating. As a friend said to me (who has read The Real War and served in Vietnam), "Nixon was a much better at writer than president." Perhaps Nixon's grasp of history, appreciation of cultural...

14.03.2016

Revolutionary Founders
In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and...

19.03.2014

Contested Truths
A. Prolog1. Intent: To write a book about political words “an inquiry into the language of argument in the American past through a handful of keywords [3].” These words are important because words are what builds political coalitions and...

22.07.2013

The Bolshevik Myth
When Alexander Berkman (1870-1936) - a leading American anarchist of Russian origin - returned to Russia in 1919, he was welcomed as a hero by the Bolshevik regime. Berkman and his companion and comrade Emma Goldman - having been deported from the...

29.06.2017

Private Battles
I enjoy reading these Mass-Observation diaries of life during WW2, but I think I may have overdosed on them now. It's still fascinating to see how close and yet how far away from ours these lives are, that people are recognisably the same yet coping...

07.06.2015

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners, so he created the character of a fearless middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels...

12.06.2015

The Making of the Georgian Nation
..". the best study in English to date for an understanding of Georgiannationalism." -- Religious Studies Review..". the standardaccount of Georgian history in English." -- American HistoricalReview..". tour de force research......

06.03.2013

A Paper House
Timely & incisive, A Paper House powerfully evokes what was once Yugoslavia & gives a cogent analysis of its violent disintegration, which has become headline news worldwide. In the summer of 1991, Yugoslavia died amidst a hail...

01.05.2016

The Fight For The 'Malvinas'
This book presents the events of the Falklands War from the Argentinian point of view from initial decision to invade through to their defeat. The work concentrates on military events in the Falklands with special reference to incidents such as the...

06.01.2018

Mexico's Once and Future Revolution
In this concise historical analysis of the Mexican Revolution, Gilbert M. Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau explore the revolution's causes, dynamics, consequences, and legacies. They do so from varied perspectives, including those of campesinos and...

10.05.2015

Anatomy of a Dictatorship
Founded on the ruins of Hitler's defeated Third Reich, and lacking any intrinsic legitimacy, the German Democratic Republic nevertheless became the most stable and successful state in the Soviet bloc. Yet in the "gentle revolution" of 1989 it...

11.10.2012

The Rise And Fall Of North America's Indians
Who were the first settlers in North America? Where did they come from? How did they survive? In this expansive one-volume account of the native peoples of North America, eminent historian William Brandon who devoted much of his life to examining...

04.01.2013

A Short History of the French Revolution, 1789-1799
Albert Soboul has held the Chair of the History of the French Revolution at the Sorbone since 1967, and is probably the leading Marxist scholar working in that field today. The book translated here should be regarded more as a synopsis of Professor...

14.05.2018

Islands of Discontent
Exploring contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book argues that the long Japanese tradition of defining Okinawa as a subordinate and peripheral part of Japan means that all claims of Okinawan distinctiveness...

02.07.2013

Appomattox Court House
Tells the story of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, which ended the Civil War, and the battles before it. Includes essays on events leading up to the park. Also sold in packages of 50 at $234.00 when mailed to one address.

03.03.2016

Death and Burial in Medieval England 1066-1550
Death had an important and pervasive presence in the Middle Ages. It was a theme in medieval public life, finding expression both in literature and art. The beliefs and procedures accompanying death were both complex and fascinating. Christopher...

13.07.2018

Notes on the State of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson published one book, Notes on the State of Virginia, and ever since, it has been the touchstone for understanding Jefferson's ideas about republican government, the environment, education, race and slavery, and Native-white...

30.05.2013

Diodorus Siculus, Books 11-12.37.1
Diodorus Siculus (Greek: Διόδωρος Σικελιώτης [Diodoros Sikeliotes]) was a Greek historian, who wrote works of history between 60 and 30 BC. He...

15.02.2015

Biblical Interpretation in the Era of the Reformation
Foreword by Heiko A. ObermanSeventeen respected colleagues and former students of David C. Steinmetz have contributed to this important collection of essays that examines the exegetical tradition leading into and through the Reformation....

29.03.2016

The Cavalry Maiden
..". sparkles with wit, intelligence and bold characterization." --Women's Review of Books..". a ripping yarn... admirable translation... sensitive introductory essay." --Times Literary Supplement..". a remarkable journal worthy of...

04.12.2012

Arabia and the Arabs
Not much is known about the Arabs before Islam for lack of historical or archaeological records. Hoyland's attempt to fill the gaps is an excellent summary of the latest scholarship on the subject. For those who are in a hurry might skip the middle...

12.09.2016

Rosa Lewis
Rosa Lewis is a legendary figure, but the image of this great Edwardian character is now almost entirely a distorted one. Rosa was far more interesting as a person than the legend suggests. Paradoxically, Rosa herself had a hand in the creation...

08.12.2013

Chasing Dirt
Americans in the early 19th century were, as one foreign traveller bluntly put it, "filthy, bordering on the beastly"--perfectly at home in dirty, bug-infested, malodorous surroundings. Many a home swarmed with flies, barnyard animals, dust, and...

06.02.2018

The Darkest Days
The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War may be commemorated by some as a great moment of national history. But the standard history of Britain’s choice for war is far from the truth. Using a wide range of sources, including the personal...

12.05.2014

Richard III
A study of Richard III that looks behind the myths to present a accurate picture of the man. This also looks at why he has remained an enigma for so long.

09.10.2013

Churchill & Sea Power
Winston Churchill had a longer and closer relationship with the Royal Navy than any British statesman in modern times, but his record as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea power has been mired in controversy since the ill-fated...

02.04.2017

The British Library Guide to Printing
Printing is generally held to be one of the most important inventions of all time and to have helped change the course of history. It can be described as a means of giving form to and multiplying graphic signs and messages, and its extraordinary...

20.10.2014

Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death
I just wrote a paper on this book and it really is fascinating. Meiss's thesis is generally that during and just after the Black Death Florence and Siena reverted to a more Medieval model of art. Meiss is really good at citing specific examples in...

24.08.2015

The Annals
Here is a lively new translation of Cornelius Tacitus' timeless history of three of Rome's most memorable emperors. Tacitus, who condemns the depravity of these rulers, which he saw as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power, writes...

30.01.2013

Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England
Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England Explores the daily life of ordinary men, women and children of Anglo-Saxon England. This book covers domestic and family life, work and leisure, education, clothing and housing, food, religion, magic and...

16.06.2017

Luftwaffe over America
The plans that Nazi Germany had to raid & bomb NYC & the eastern seabord are revealed in this book. They depended upon the use of transoceanic aircraft, such as the 6-engined Ju 390, Me 264 or Ta 400, but the 3rd Reich was unable to produce...

05.03.2018

The Vanished Library
The Library of Alexandria, one of the wonders of the Ancient World, has haunted Western culture for over 2,000 years. The Ptolemaic kings of Egypt—successors of Alexander the Great—had a staggering ambition: to house all of the books ever written...

20.01.2015

Revolution in Time
More than a decade after the publication of his dazzling book on the cultural, technological, and manufacturing aspects of measuring time and making clocks, David Landes has significantly expanded "Revolution in Time," In a new preface and scores of...

09.06.2018

The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire from the First Century AD to the Third
Very interesting. A overview of the organization and goals of the Roman military through the various stages of the empire. Other histories of Rome just note a decline in the military strength of the army leading to the eventual downfall. This book...

30.07.2014

My Mother's Wars
An acclaimed writer on her mother’s tumultuous life as a Jewish immigrant in 1930s New York and her life-long guilt when the Holocaust claims the family she left behind in Latvia A story of love, war, and...

18.08.2015

The Corset
an interesting, if somewhat dry, look at the history of the corset. most interesting to me was the revelation that the corset was not, as is commonly thought, a cruel requirement of men imposed upon women. in fact, doctors of the time (all male) and...

02.07.2018

Perfect Soldiers
From an award–winning L.A. Times reporter, a brilliantly researched investigation of the lives of the men responsible for September 11 attacks – how they lived, what they thought, and how they changed into the sort of men who could do what...

26.10.2015

The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan
In The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan, NY Times bestselling author James Mann directs his keen analysis to Ronald Reagan’s role in ending the Cold War. Drawing on new interviews & previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a fresh &...

10.11.2012

The Reagan Diaries
As you read page after page of this book, the evidence accumulates. Ronald Reagan was not a dunce. Or an empty headed actor. Or a cold-hearted politician. In fact his words and thoughts show him to be the polar opposite of the picture his critics...

14.11.2014

War Without Mercy
Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States." In this monumental history, Professor John Dower reveals a...

29.12.2015

And the Dead Shall Rise
On April 27, 1913, the bludgeoned body of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan was discovered in the basement of Atlanta’s National Pencil Factory. The girl’s murder would be the catalyst for an epic saga that to this day holds a singular place in...

19.09.2017

The Loss of the S.S. Titanic
First published in 1912, just two short months after the sinking of the TITANIC, this hauntingly immediate account opens with Lawrence Beesley's story of arriving onshore and soon after walking through the doors of Messrs. Houghton and Mifflin to...

04.09.2017

The Somme
From one of our most distinguished historians, an authoritative and vivid account of the devastating World War I battle that claimed more than 300,000 livesAt 7:30 am on July 1, 1916, the first Allied soldiers climbed out of...

17.06.2017

Across the Wide Missouri
This was an enjoyable read, up to a point. I have problems with the whole "Manifest Destiny" mentality- after all I have ancestral feet in both camps, Native and European. But what I like about it most is that it deals with a period of time in which...

02.06.2017

The Visible Hand
The role of large-scale business enterprise big business and its managers during the formative years of modern capitalism (from the 1850s until the 1920s) is delineated in this pathmarking book. Alfred Chandler, Jr., the distinguished business...

25.12.2016

The Language of the Third Reich
Under the Third Reich, the official language of Nazism came to be used as a political tool. The existing social culture was manipulated and subverted as the German people had their ethical values and their thoughts about politics, history and daily...

21.05.2018

The Perfect Summer
The Perfect Summer chronicles a glorious English summer a century ago when the world was on the cusp of irrevocable change. Through the tight lens of four months, Juliet Nicolson’s rich storytelling gifts rivet us with the sights, colors,...

30.09.2015

De twijfel van Salaì (Salaì, #1)
Samotný román v dopisech, který má být odpovědí na brak mezi historickou prózou, nijak zvlášť se od něj neliší. Původní nápad postavit brak na hlavu a mluvit...

09.10.2014

Sudden Sea
Growing up in Connecticut, I never thought about hurricane threats until August of 1976 when I was newly married and mother of an eight-month-old baby. Even though we lived 50 miles inland I remember listening to the weather report with great...

05.08.2015

Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima reveals the true story of the battle of Iwo Jima. At the heart of this story is the maverick general Tadamichi Kuriyabashi, devoted family man, brilliant leader and the first man on the island to know they were all going to...

30.10.2013

The Men Who United the States
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic delivers his first book about America: a fascinating look at the men whose efforts and achievements helped unify the States and create one cohesive nation"History...

04.07.2013

Indonesia Incorporated
Ini dia novel mendebarkan yang akan segera terbit! Novel yang akan mengguncang rasa nasionalisme Anda!Bagi Anda yang menyukai novel bertema konspirasi, novel ini patut dibaca dan dikoleksi. Anda akan menemukan fakta-fakta yang mungkin baru...

04.04.2015

History and Memory
DOCUMENTO-MONUMENTOLa intervención del historiador que escoge el documento, extrayéndolo del montón de datos del pasado, prefiriéndolo a otros, atribuyéndole un valor de testimonio que depende al menos en parte de la...

19.07.2013

The Western Heritage Vol C Since 1789
Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural, and political history, the...

16.05.2017

The Histories, Vol 5
Polybius (born ca. 208 BCE) of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese (Morea), served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years, favouring alliance with Rome. From 168 to 151 he was hostage in Rome where he became a friend of Aemilius Paulus...

11.10.2014

The Histories, Vol 2
Polybius (born ca. 208 BCE) of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese (Morea), served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years, favouring alliance with Rome. From 168 to 151 he was hostage in Rome where he became a friend of Aemilius Paulus...

01.09.2013

The Georgian Princesses
A chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era. From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, to Adelaide, consort to William IV whose failure to provide an heir ensured the...

11.12.2015

Sick Caesars
From the ascension of Augustus to the division of the eastern and western empires in 364, Sick Caesars investigates the illnesses that led to the rise and fall of the Roman emperors-and, to some extent, the Roman Empire itself. Continually...

23.01.2013

Latin America and the United States
Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History brings together the most important documents on the history of the relationship between the United States and Latin America from the nineteenth century to the present. In addition to...

20.01.2016

The Sinking of the Lancastria
On June 17, 1940, just after the Dunkirk evacuation had supposedly ended in success, several thousand of the many British troops still left in France swarmed aboard the five-decked cruise liner Lancastria. Immediately after they boarded, the ship...

18.10.2016

Encounters in the New World
From Columbus's voyage in 1492 to the publication of the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a former slave, in 1789, Jill Lepore, winner of the distinguished Bancroft Prize for history, brings to life in exciting, first-person detail some of the...

09.08.2016

Monticello
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is an international treasure. The only residence in America on the United Nations' World Heritage List, it ranks with the Great Wall of China and the pyramids of Egypt as an irreplaceable historical site. "Monticello: A...

22.02.2013

Makamisa
In Hong Kong, in 1892, Jose Rizal began writing a sequel to El Filibusterismo. He began in Tagalog, called the opening chapter "Makamisa", then started anew in Spanish, and eventually left behind two texts comprising an unfinished third...

06.04.2014

The First Emperor
"The following year Qin unified all under Heaven and the title of August Emperor was immediately adopted." The short-lived Qin dynasty unified China in 221 BC and created an imperial legacy that lasted until 1911. The extraordinary story of the...

19.06.2014

Age of Exploration
Great Ages of Man: A History of the World's Cultures.

10.09.2016

The Cactus Throne
A detailed and intimate description of the bizarre imperialist attempt to take over Mexico.

30.09.2012

American Quaker War Tax Resistance
"What difference is there, in principle, between killing a fellow man in war and paying another man to kill him?"This book illuminates the evolution of Quaker war tax resistance in America, as told by those who resisted and those who debated...

23.12.2012

German Medieval Armies 1300-1500
The German rulers were forceful and powerful men, and, surrounded by potential enemies, circumstances dictated the necessity of rule by strength based on military capacity. In the later 15th Century, three houses rose above the others; the families...

09.05.2013

Lobster
Other than that it tastes delicious with butter, what do you know about the knobbily-armoured, scarlet creature staring back at you from your fancy dinner plate? Food writer Elisabeth Townsend here charts the global rise of the lobster as...

15.07.2015

The Beginnings of English Society (The Pelican History of England, #2)
Even history needs a little more narrative to engage the reader. Anyway, not bad but takes commitment

08.04.2017

The Seven Curses of London (Victorian London Ebooks)
This Elibron Classics edition is a facsimile reprint of a 1869 edition by Stanley Rivers and Co., London.

29.03.2013

U.S. Grant and the American Military Tradition
The title of this book is a complete misnomer. It is actually a brief biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Hero and 18th President of the United States. I have always been partial to 15.01.2018

I Wonder Why Greeks Built Temples
Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question and answer books with their unique mix of realistic illustration and engaging cartoons. The enticing questions will amaze, amuse and inspire, while the highly visual format...

05.10.2015

The Gold Rush
Australia's incredible gold rushes of the mid- to late-1800s produced tremendous wealth and ensured the financial survival of the struggling Australian colonies. They also tripled the country's small population, were the last nail in the coffin for...

19.12.2016

A Bitter Revolution
In this powerful new look at modern China, Rana Mitter goes back to a pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from pre-modern to modern. Mitter identifies May 4, 1919, as the defining moment of China's...

25.07.2015

The Western Experience
This is a great textbook for anyone interested in the Western history/ European history. There was even a quite a large focus on Eastern European and even the Ottoman Empire's influence on western European history as well. There are many...

14.07.2014

The Origins of World War I
Why did World War I happen? Several of the oft-cited causes are reviewed and discussed in this analysis. The argument of the alliance systems is inadequate, lacking relevance or compelling force. The argument of an accident or "slide" is also...

09.12.2012

Fighting the Plague in Seventeenth-Century Italy
After the great pandemic of 1348, the plague became endemic in Europe, affecting life at every level for more than three hundred years. In attempting to fight the dread enemy, the North Italian states had developed, by the early sixteenth century, a...

05.02.2015