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The Zinn Reader
Writings on Disobedience and Democracy
Written by Howard Zinn


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $21.95

No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether... Read more >
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The District Nurse
The District Nurse
Written by Susan Cohen
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ISBN: 9780747808084
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The District Nurse

Written by Susan Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $12.95

For 150 years, district nurses have been taking care of the sick in their own homes, providing health care, moral support, and wise advice to people of all ages and classes, in rural areas, towns and cities the length and breadth of the country. Begun in 1860s Liverpool by philanthropist William... Read more >
The 1960s Home
The 1960s Home
Written by Paul Evans
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ISBN: 9780747808022
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The 1960s Home

Written by Paul Evans


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
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The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a market growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic... Read more >
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Mid-Georgian Britain
Mid-Georgian Britain
Written by Jacqueline Riding
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ISBN: 9780747807995
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Mid-Georgian Britain
1740-69
Written by Jacqueline Riding


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95

Mid-Georgian Britain was a period of both elegance and desperation. As the middle and upper classes enjoyed their wealth with an increasing range of consumer goods, the poor endured debtor's prison and an increasing number of crimes with the death penalty. This, the latest addition to the growing Living Histories series... Read more >
Norman England
Norman England
Written by Trevor Rowley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747808008
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Norman England
1066-1204
Written by Trevor Rowley


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95

The year 1066 is perhaps the most important date in English history. The Norman invasion, headed by William the Conqueror, meant revolutionary change throughout English life. Soon there was a new ruling class, new language, new styles of dress, behavior and architecture, as well as a new capital and new forms... Read more >
Tea and Tea Drinking
Tea and Tea Drinking
Written by Claire Masset
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ISBN: 9780747807940
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Tea and Tea Drinking

Written by Claire Masset


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $12.95

Tea drinking has changed dramatically since Samuel Pepys drank the first recorded cup of tea in 1660. Initially, tea was consumed by men in coffee houses and by women in the home following a strict code of conduct, and tea was so expensive that only the extremely wealthy could afford it... Read more >
Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Written by Ken Light
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ISBN: 9781588342980
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Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Working Lives of Documentary Photographers
Written by Ken Light


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $21.95

Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital, innovative, and committed to social change. The second edition includes a new section of interviews on documentary photography in the...

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Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Working Lives of Documentary Photographers
Written by Ken Light


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $21.95

Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital, innovative, and committed to social change. The second edition includes a new section of interviews on documentary photography in the... Read more >
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The British Milkman
The British Milkman
Written by Tom Phelps
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ISBN: 9780747808015
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The British Milkman

Written by Tom Phelps


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $12.95

Tracing the footsteps of British milkman over the past one hundred years, this book takes a nostalgic look at a great British tradition. Investigating the many changes that have taken place over the years, from the delivery of milk via a seventeen gallon churn to the gentle electric milk float, The... Read more >
Life in the Victorian Country House
Life in the Victorian Country House
Written by Pamela Horn
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ISBN: 9780747807506
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Life in the Victorian Country House

Written by Pamela Horn


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $19.95

Country houses formed a distinct community and power base within the broader Victorian countryside. This book shows how landed families' day-to-day existence depended on the skills of the indoor servants who provided their meals and ministered to their general comfort, and the outdoor staff who contributed to their leisure and sporting... Read more >
The First Family
The First Family
Written by Mike Dash
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780345523570
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The First Family
Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and The Birth of the American Mafia
Written by Mike Dash


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $7.99

Before the notorious Five Families dominated U.S. organized crime, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello and his lethal coterie. Combining first-rate scholarship and pulse-quickening action, Mike Dash brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s, from the... Read more >
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1920s Britain
1920s Britain
Written by John Shepherd and Janet Shepherd
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ISBN: 9780747807926
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1920s Britain

Written by John Shepherd and Janet Shepherd


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.95

How does a society recover from a devastating war? This was the question posed in the 1920s as people searched for normality in the aftermath of terrible trauma. Written from the perspective of those who lived, worked and played in the metropolis of greater London, 1920s Britain uncovers the hardships and... Read more >
Restoration England
Restoration England
Written by Peter Furtado
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ISBN: 9780747807933
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Restoration England
1660-1699
Written by Peter Furtado


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.95

In a period marked by a number of great diarists, England after the Civil War was a place of pleasure and drama. Indulgences such as coffee-houses and frost fairs were enjoyed by some, while the fashion for displaying finery lent itself to a new style of shopping. However, a renewed outbreak... Read more >
War and Sex
War and Sex
Written by John V. H. Dippel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616141882
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War and Sex
A Brief History of Men's Urge for Battle
Written by John V. H. Dippel


Format: Hardcover, 466 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $27.00

Why young men voluntarily go off to war has long defied understanding. Eagerly risking one’s life seems contrary to the innate instinct for self-preservation. Are young males—notorious risk-takers—courting death out of some irresistible altruistic impulse to sacrifice their lives for a larger cause or, conversely, do they expect something in return?... Read more >
The Snakehead
The Snakehead
Written by Patrick Radden Keefe
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307279279
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The Snakehead
An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream
Written by Patrick Radden Keefe


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $16.95

In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York’s Chinatown managed a multi-million dollar business smuggling people.
 
Keefe reveals the inner workings of Sister Ping’s complex empire and recounts... Read more >
Cool Comfort
Cool Comfort
Written by Marsha Ackermann
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342799
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Cool Comfort
America's Romance with Air-Conditioning
Written by Marsha Ackermann


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $29.95

The year 2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the first installation of air-conditioning. During the past century, it has become a staple of American life; 83% of US homes are now air-conditioned. In this engaging social history, Marsha Ackermann explores how the idea of “cooling” became firmly embedded in the social... Read more >
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Living In, Living Out
Living In, Living Out
Written by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
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ISBN: 9781588342867
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Living In, Living Out
African American Domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940
Written by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $29.95

This oral history portrays the lives of African American women who migrated from the rural South to work as domestic servants in Washington, DC in the early decades of the twentieth century. In Living In, Living Out Elizabeth Clark-Lewis narrates the personal experiences of eighty-one women who worked for wealthy white... Read more >
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War Games
War Games
Written by Jenny Thompson
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ISBN: 9781588342805
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War Games
Inside the World of Twentieth-Century War Reenactors
Written by Jenny Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $25.95

D-Day with beach umbrellas in the distance? Troops ordering ice cream? American and German forces celebrating Christmas together in the barracks? This could only be the curious world of 20th-century war reenactors. A relatively recent and rapidly expanding phenomenon, reenactments in the United States of World War I, World War II... Read more >
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Why We Fought
Why We Fought
Written by Robert B. Westbrook
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ISBN: 9781588342959
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Why We Fought
Forging American Obligations in World War II
Written by Robert B. Westbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 166 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95

Why We Fought is a timely and provocative analysis that examines why Americans really chose to sacrifice and commit themselves to World War II. Unlike other depictions of the patriotic “greatest generation,” Westbrook argues that, strictly speaking, Americans in World War II were not instructed to fight, work, or die for... Read more >
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1930s Britain
1930s Britain
Written by Robert Pearce
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ISBN: 9780747807797
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1930s Britain

Written by Robert Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $15.95

In the 1930s, Britain underwent the most profound economic crisis of the twentieth century, with high unemployment, wage cuts, benefit cuts and an overall deterioration in living standards. This was Britain suffering from the cold spread around the world by the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and it was a decade... Read more >
Culture and Comfort
Culture and Comfort
Written by Katherine Grier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781560987161
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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $24.95

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for formal occasions and represented an attempt to resolve the often opposing ideals of gentility and sincerity to which American culture... Read more >
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The Elements of Social Science
The Elements of Social Science
Written by George Drysdale, Introduction by Robert Darby
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ISBN: 9781616141790
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The Elements of Social Science
Or, Physical, Sexual, and Natural Religion
Written by George Drysdale
Introduction by Robert Darby


Format: Trade Paperback, 621 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $16.00

Condemned by critics as "the Bible of the brothel" and "the most demoralising book of the century," Physical, Sexual and Natural Religion (later retitled The Elements of Social Science) was one of the most daring critiques of Victorian morality ever published. Presenting a case for free sexual unions before marriage, widespread... Read more >
Holiday Camps
Holiday Camps
Written by Kathryn Ferry
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ISBN: 9780747807759
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Holiday Camps

Written by Kathryn Ferry


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $12.95

From the 1930s to the 1960s, millions of British people chose to spend their annual summer break at a holiday camp, taking advantage of the all-included package that provided accommodation, food, and plentiful entertainment. The market leader was Billy Butlin whose camps operated on a vast scale, and offered a brightly... Read more >
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
Written by Jonathan Downs
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ISBN: 9780747807810
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The Industrial Revolution

Written by Jonathan Downs


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $15.95

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries a profound change swept across England. The rapid advance of technology increased industrial productivity to a level previously unimaginable. To support this new technology, people flocked from the countryside into the cities to take jobs in the factories. The movement caused a great... Read more >
Post Offices
Post Offices
Written by Julian Stray
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ISBN: 9780747807858
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Post Offices

Written by Julian Stray


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $12.95

The local post office has a special place in the social history of Britain. This book provides an historical overview of the development of this public institution - from 'letter receiving house' to familiar high-street presence. It outlines the range of services post offices have provided over time - from stamps... Read more >
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