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The Family in Early Modern England by Helen Berry (.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Reader, 1.58 MB Overview: This text was the first single volume in recent years to provide an overview and assessment of the most important research that has been published on the English family in the past three decades. Some of the most distinguished historians of family life, together with the next generation of historians working in the field, present previously unpublished...

Story of the Yankees by The New York Times (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.9 mb Overview: The New York Times Story of the Yankees includes more than 350 articles chronicling the team's most famous milestones—as well as the best writing about the ball club. Each article is hand-selected from The Times by the peerless sportswriter Dave Anderson, creating the most complete and compelling history to date about the Yankees. Organized by era, the...

The Blackest Streets by Sarah Wise (.ePUB)

Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.6 MB Overview: In 1887 Government inspectors were sent to investigate the Old Nichol, a notorious slum on the boundary of Bethnal Green parish, where almost 6,000 inhabitants were crammed into thirty or so streets of rotting dwellings and where the mortality rate ran at nearly twice that of the rest of Bethnal Green. Among much else they discovered that the decaying...

The Rise of the Luftwaffe by Herbert Molloy Mason (.MOBI)

Requirements: MOBI Reader, 2 MB Overview: In the winter of 1918, Germany’s conquerors set about rendering the Reich forever incapable of waging war. The existing German Air Service of nearly 15,000 planes was to be scrapped - the treaty of Versailles would ensure that no military aircraft would ever be flown in Germany again. Genre: Non-Fiction, History Download link 1 Mirror: Download...

The Chaos of Empire by Jon Wilson (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 13.6 MB Overview: The popular image of the British Raj—an era of efficient but officious governors, sycophantic local functionaries, doting amahs, blisteringly hot days and torrid nights—chronicled by Forster and Kipling is a glamorous, nostalgic, but entirely fictitious. In this dramatic revisionist history, Jon Wilson upends the carefully sanitized image of unity,...

Moments of Silence by Arta Khakpour et al. (.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Reader, 3.48 mb Overview: The Iran-Iraq War was the longest conventional war of the 20th century. The memory of it may have faded in the wake of more recent wars in the region, but the harrowing facts remain: over one million soldiers and civilians dead, millions more permanently displaced and disabled, and an entire generation marked by prosthetic implants and teenage...

The Norse Discovery of America by Unknown (.ePUB)

Requirements: Any ePub reader, 0.95 MB Overview: In this work is brought together for the first time the interpretation of the best authorities respecting the evidences, historical, archaeologic, inscriptive and deductive, of Norse discovery, occupation, and colonization of America five centuries before the time of Columbus. The subject, though it has engaged in a general way the attention of...

The Call of Everest by Conrad Anker et al (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 22.7 MB Overview: Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first...

Days of Glory? by Valerie Mainz (.PDF)

Requirements: Pdf Reader, 7 MB Overview: This book examines a range of visual images of military recruitment to explore changing notions of glory, or of gloire, during the French Revolution. It raises questions about how this event re-orientated notions of ‘citizenship’ and of service to ‘la Patrie’. The opening lines of the Marseillaise are grandly declamatory: Allons...

Borderlands in World History by Paul Readman et al (.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Reader, 6.09 MB Overview: Covering two hundred years, this groundbreaking book brings together essays on borderlands by leading experts in the modern history of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia to offer the first historical study of borderlands with a global reach. Genre: Non-Fiction > History Download link 1 Download link 2...

International Communism by Kevin Morgan (.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Reader, 4.9MB Overview: This book explores how the communist cult of the individual was not just a Soviet phenomenon but an international one. When Stalin died in 1953, the communists of all countries united in mourning the figure that was the incarnation of their cause. Though its international character was one of the distinguishing features of the communist cult of...

The Great War by Steven W. Gephart (.ePUB)

Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 248 kb Overview: What happens when the world’s most powerful leaders, all determined to dominate the world, clash? War. World War. This is the story of the first world war, the great war. The then-biggest war to shake the globe. It is the story of the leaders, technological advancements, politics, and people that fueled a four-year conflict between countries and...

The Night Hunter's Prey by Iain Gordon (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 12 MB Overview: This is the story of two airmen - an RAF Rear Gunner and a Luftwaffe Pilot. Alexander Ollar was raised in the Highlands of Scotland. He became an exceptional sporting shot and volunteered as an RAF Air Gunner in 1939. Helmut Lent enrolled for pilot training in the Luftwaffe as soon as he was old enough. Both were men of integrity and honour. Alec...

Near & Distant Neighbors by Jonathan Haslam (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB reader, 1.7 MB Overview: A revelatory and pathbreaking account of the highly secretive world of the Soviet intelligence services A uniquely comprehensive and rich account of the Soviet intelligence services, Jonathan Haslam's Near and Distant Neighbors charts the labyrinthine story of Soviet intelligence from the October Revolution to the end of the Cold War. Previous histories...

Bible & Sword by Barbara W. Tuchman (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.2MB Overview: From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain’s long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first, to...

How to Survive a Plague by David France (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 39.5 mb Overview: The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that...

Street Fight in Naples by Peter Robb (.ePUB)

Requirements: .epub Reader, | 1.2Mb | Version: Retail Overview: Naples is always a shock, flaunting beauty and squalor like nowhere else. Naples is the only city in Europe whose ancient past still lives in its irrepressible people. Their ancestors came from all over the early Mediterranean to the wide bay and its islands, shadowed by a dormant volcano. Not all of them found what they were looking...

The Most Powerful Idea in the World by William Rosen (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.74 mb Overview: If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat line—until the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot straight up, beginning an almost uninterrupted march of progress. In The Most Powerful Idea in the World, William Rosen tells...

Stonehenge by Mike Parker Pearson (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.45 MB Overview: Stonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site have made do with mere speculation—about Stonehenge’s celestial significance, human sacrifice, and even aliens and druids. One would...

Prize Fight by Morton A. Meyers (.ePUB)

Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.8 MB Overview: We often think of scientists as dispassionate and detached, nobly laboring without any expectation of reward. But scientific research is much more complicated and messy than this ideal, and scientists can be torn by jealousy, impelled by a need for recognition, and subject to human vulnerability and fallibility. In Prize Fight , Emeritus Chair at SUNY...