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This is the story of Katharina von Bora, the nun who, with eleven others late one night, slipped out of the Marienthron Convent and hid among the herring barrels on Herr Koppe's wagon. The driver, ...

Oliver Goldsmith arrived in England in 1756 a penni Irishman.

He toiled for years in the anonymity of Grub Street already a synonym for impoverished hack writers before he became one of lite...

Cultivated by slaves, consumed by the elite, paid out as a tribute to conquerors, this tale of one of the world's favourite foods draws upon botany, archaeology, socio-economics and culinary histor...

Who were the first men and women who abandoned the Church of Rome and became the world's first Protestants? Harvard historian Steven Ozment does not present us with the remote, dusty figures of his...

When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was no more than a proposal. Elected conventions in at least nine of t...

Did you know that African Americans in Oklahoma created a ‘Negro Wall Street’ in the early 1920s? The Oklahoma city of Tulsa in 1921 had a Black hospital, a Black public library, 2 Black public sch...

An unprecedented and judicious examination of what the Holocaust means—and doesn't mean—in the Arab world, one of the most explosive subjects of our time There is no more inflammatory topic than th...

Postmodernism and Japan is a coherent yet diverse study of the dynamics of postmodernism, as described by Lyotard, Baudrillard, Deleuze, and Guatarri, from the often startling perspective of a soci...

Master the game of Mahjong while learning about its legends and history with this entertaining and useful guide. An excellent way to learn Mahjong or "Mah Jongg"—The Great Mahjong Book is the perfe...

This extensively researched book illuminates many of the enigmas that have surrounded the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, offering keen insights into Stalin’s thinking and the reasons for his ca...

Per tutti noi, dire «Robespierre» equivale a dire Maximilien Robespierre, e significa Rivoluzione francese, giacobinismo, Terrore. Ma dire «Robespierre» vuole anche dire il fratello minore della fa...

Learn the Secrets that Nazi Germany Hid from the World The World War II era has been a gold mine for conspiracy theorists for years, and there is no denying that there are some truly outlandish the...

A comprehensive examination of the enigma of the Templars and their lost treasure based on original source documents. • Considers the possibility that the medieval castle of Gisors hides the Templa...

"Your country Needs YOU!" was the poster slogan that shouted out to many during World War I. And indeed, it did. As men of all ages joined the Forces and left their homes and jobs, so those left be...

One December night in 1944, while sailing across the Black Sea on the deck of a refugee ship filled with Jews fleeing the Nazi genocide in Europe, Joshua Szereny met Isadora Rosen. He was twenty-th...

A joint operation between Britain and France in 1916, the Battle of the Somme was an attempt to gain territory and dent Germany's military strength.

By the end of the action, very little gro...

The first book to tell the complete, explosive story of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. A dramatic tale of treachery and betrayal, Murder in the Name of God investigates ...