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Aleister Crowley
The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy
Written by Tobias Churton


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78028-384-5 (1-78028-384-9)

Churton’s illuminating biography includes a detailed account of Crowley’s adventures as a British spy during World War I; his astonishing family background, with secrets that have remained hidden for over a century; his philosophical, scientific and psychological brilliance, and his rich legacy of high original ideas. Read more >

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The Salvation Army

Written by Susan Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1245-6 (0-7478-1245-4)

Known for their brass bands and uniformed officers, the Salvation Army is recognizable worldwide. The book details how Reverend William Booth started his evangelical and philanthropic work, assisted by his wife Catherine, in East London in 1865. The organization became a 21st century global mission spanning more than 120 countries with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Captives
Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850
Written by Linda Colley


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72146-2 (0-385-72146-3)

Captives is rich and unfailingly inquisitive about the anxieties of imperialism, the experiences of those who did [its] hard labour, and, above all, the vulnerability of empire.”
—John Mullan, Times Literary Supplement

Britain’s pursuit of empire seems an inexorable march across continents toward its ultimate—if temporary—global hegemony. But, as Linda Colley shows... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh
A Woman in World History
Written by Linda Colley


Format: Trade Paperback, 420 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72149-3 (0-385-72149-8)

In this remarkable reconstruction of an eighteenth-century woman's extraordinary and turbulent life, historian Linda Colley not only tells the story of Elizabeth Marsh, one of the most distinctive travelers of her time, but also opens a window onto a radically transforming world.

Marsh was conceived in Jamaica, lived in London, Gibraltar, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Belfast Diary
War as a Way of Life
Written by John Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 30, 1995
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0217-9 (0-8070-0217-8)

Resolution of intractable problems around the world requires understanding ordinary people as well as leaders. This street-level view of Northern Ireland provides the best explanation of the twenty-five-year conflict.

“For those puzzled by Northern Ireland, Belfast Diary offers a well-written, sympathetic and clear-eyed view.” -New York Times Book Review

“Mr. Conroy’s account is... Read more >

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Scott of the Antarctic
A Biography
Written by David Crane


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3141-2 (1-4000-3141-9)

Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer’s papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before.

In reassessing Scott’s life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the... Read more >
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The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

Written by W.H. Davies
Preface by George Bernard Shaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-022-8 (1-61219-022-7)

An untutored Welsh tramp who became a popular poet acclaimed by the conservative Georgians and the vanguard Ezra Pound alike, W. H. Davies surprised his contemporaries with the unlikeliest portrait of the artist as a young man ever written.

After a delinquent childhood, Davies renounced home and apprenticeship and at twenty-two sailed... Read more >
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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70815-2 (0-375-70815-4)

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest.

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-40889-2 (0-375-40889-4)

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Mount Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a young Oxford scholar of twenty-two with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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To the Ends of the Earth
Scotland's Global Diaspora, 1750-2010
Written by T. M. Devine


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-317-8 (1-58834-317-0)

The Scots are one of the world’s greatest nations of emigrants. For centuries, untold numbers of men, women, and children have sought their fortunes in every conceivable walk of life and in every imaginable climate. All over the British Empire, the United States, and elsewhere, the Scottish contribution to the development... Read more >
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A Venetian Affair
A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century
Written by Andrea Di Robilant


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72617-0 (0-375-72617-9)

In the waning days of Venice’s glory in the mid-1700s, Andrea Memmo was scion to one the city’s oldest patrician families. At the age of twenty-four he fell passionately in love with sixteen-year-old Giustiniana Wynne, the beautiful, illegitimate daughter of a Venetian mother and British father. Because of their dramatically different... Read more >
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British Army Cap Badges of the Second World War

Written by Peter Doyle and Chris Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1091-9 (0-7478-1091-5)

For the British army, the cap badge is the most easily identifiable of insignia. It represents a distillation of the pride of the regiment, its various battle honors and symbols born proudly on the metallic emblem that was worn on all head-dress, even in the age of mechanized warfare. Identification of... Read more >
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First World War Britain
1914-1919
Written by Peter Doyle


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1098-8 (0-7478-1098-2)

When Britain declared war on Germany in August 1914, most expected the war to be over by Christmas, and only a handful forecast the length of the conflict, or the impact it would have on a civilian population whose experience of war to date had been reading of the exploits of... Read more >
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Into Africa
The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
Written by Martin Dugard


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1074-3 (0-7679-1074-5)

With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling. Into Africa is... Read more >

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Elizabeth and Mary
Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Written by Jane Dunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70820-6 (0-375-70820-0)

The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage, screen, and in opera. But few books have brought to life more vividly than Jane Dunn’s Elizabeth and Mary the exquisite... Read more >

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Elizabeth and Mary
Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Written by Jane Dunn


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40898-4 (0-375-40898-3)

“The first dual biography of two of the world’s most remarkable women—Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots—by one of Britain’s “best biographers” —The Sunday Times

In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling... Read more >

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The Fatal Englishman
Three Short Lives
Written by Sebastian Faulks


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72744-3 (0-375-72744-2)

In The Fatal Englishman, his first work of nonfiction, Sebastian Faulks explores the lives of three remarkable men. Each had the seeds of greatness; each was a beacon to his generation and left something of value behind; yet each one died tragically young.

Christopher Wood, only twenty-nine when he killed himself, was... Read more >
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Georgiana
Duchess of Devonshire
Written by Amanda Foreman


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75383-1 (0-375-75383-4)

The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time was its undisputed leader.

Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales... Read more >
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A World on Fire
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Written by Amanda Foreman


Format: Trade Paperback, 1008 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75696-2 (0-375-75696-5)

Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)

10 BEST BOOKS • THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • 2011

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • The New Yorker • Chicago Tribune • The Economist • Nancy Pearl, NPR • Bloomberg.com • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly

In... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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A World on Fire
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Written by Amanda Foreman


Format: Hardcover, 1008 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-50494-5 (0-375-50494-X)

Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) --winners announced March 10, 2012
A 2011 New York Times Notable Book ("10 Best")
A 2011 Library Journal Best Book


Acclaimed historian Amanda Foreman follows the phenomenal success of her New York Times bestseller Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire with her long-awaited second work of nonfiction: the fascinating... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Jane Boleyn
The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
Written by Julia Fox


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51078-5 (0-345-51078-X)

In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henry’s ruthless and absolute power–including her own husband and her sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn–Jane’s allegiance to the volatile monarch was... Read more >

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Faith and Treason
The Story of the Gunpowder Plot
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 13, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47190-9 (0-385-47190-4)

In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks commemorate one of the most shocking moments in British history-the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in which terrorists attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I along with them. Faith & Treason recreates this conspiracy-an event with eerie... Read more >
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The Wives of Henry VIII

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 30, 1993
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73001-9 (0-679-73001-X)

In this rich and singularly illuminating study, Fraser reexamines the lives of Henry VIII's six wives whose true characters have been shrouded for centuries by stereotype and legend.  Fraser traces the ascent and decline of each woman--and the linkages between them--delineating the cultural, familial, and political roots of the behavior and incidents... Read more >
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Beloved Emma
The Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton
Written by Flora Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7514-0 (1-4000-7514-9)

From her humble beginnings as the daughter of a countryside blacksmith, Emy Lyon went on to claim the undying love of naval hero Admiral Nelson, England’s most famous native son. She served as model and muse to eighteenth-century Europe’s most renowned artists, and consorted with kings and queens at the royal... Read more >

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Princesses
The Six Daughters of George III
Written by Flora Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9669-5 (1-4000-9669-3)

In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of “Mad” King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser takes us into the heart of the British royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions.

Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely... Read more >
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