The Making of Oliver Cromwell

The first volume in a pioneering account of Oliver Cromwell—providing a major new interpretation of one of the greatest figures in historyOliver Cromwell (1599–1658)—the...

Ovid A Very Short Introduction

"Vivam" is the very last word of Ovid's masterpiece, the Metamorphoses: "I shall live." If we're still reading it two millennia after Ovid's death, this is by definition a...

Six Victories North Africa Malta and the Mediterranean Convoy War (November 1941-March 1942)

In October 1941, the British Admiralty based a surface strike force in Malta to attack Axis sea lanes between Italy and Africa. Aided by Ultra intelligence, submarines, and...

The Quartet Murders A Yorkshire Murder Mystery

A priceless violin. And a dark secret someone is prepared to kill for.DCI Oldroyd has seen his fair share of victims, but he has never witnessed a murder—until now. When...

Black Genesis The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt

Relegated to the realm of archaeological heresy, despite a wealth of hard scientific evidence, the theory that an advanced civilization of black Africans settled in the Sahara...

Hitler's Soldiers The German Army in the Third Reich

For decades after 1945, it was generally believed that the German army, professional and morally decent, had largely stood apart from the SS, Gestapo, and other corps of the Nazi...

The Middle Ages

In this indispensable volume, one of America's ranking scholars combines a life's work of research and teaching with the art of lively narration. Both authoritative and...

The Age of Caesar Five Roman Lives

Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, their lives still...

The Wood for the Trees The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood

A few years ago, award-winning scientist Richard Fortey purchased four acres of woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. The Wood for the Trees is the joyful,...

The Sans Pareil Mystery

On a cold February night in Regency London, a dark curtain falls on the Sans Pareil Theatre following the death of April Clare, a promising young actress, whose body is found in...

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