History

Picture of Durham Executions: The Twentieth Century.

Durham Executions: The Twentieth Century.

Anderson, Maureen.

Fifty-five men were hanged at Durham in the 20th century, the last in 1958. They were witn...

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Picture of Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House.

Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House.

Dallek, Robert.

Although JFK brought together a dynamic team of advisers noted for their brilliance and in...

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Picture of Our Troubles with Food: Fears, Fads and Fallacies.

Our Troubles with Food: Fears, Fads and Fallacies.

Halliday, Stephen.

Halliday is a social historian who looks at our fascinating relationship with food and ana...

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Picture of Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910.

Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910.

Jackson, Jeffrey H.

In 1910 torrential rainfall saturated the soil and faulty engineering soon helped drown Pa...

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Picture of A Culture of Freedom: Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe.

A Culture of Freedom: Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe.

Meier, Christian.

The culture of Ancient Greece was the foundation for modern Western civilization. But who ...

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Picture of Nights in the Big City: Paris, Berlin, London 1840-1930.

Nights in the Big City: Paris, Berlin, London 1840-1930.

Schlor, Joachim.

The lighting of cities by gas brought about the idea of 'night life'. Policemen and prosti...

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Picture of The First Darwinian Left: Socialism and Darwinism 1859-1914.

The First Darwinian Left: Socialism and Darwinism 1859-1914.

Stack, David.

Discusses the ways in which socialists were influenced by Darwinian thought in this period...

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Picture of The Suffragette Derby.

The Suffragette Derby.

Tanner, Michael.

Wednesday, 4th June 1913 was the most dramatic day in English Turf history. First, the mil...

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Picture of World History Timeline: A Chronology of Aviation: A Day-by-Day History of a Century of Powered Flight.

World History Timeline: A Chronology of Aviation: A Day-by-Day History of a Century of Powered Flight.

Winchester, Jim.

Takes the reader from a steam-powered monoplane to the Zeppelin, and the 747 to the latest...

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