History - Modern - 19th Century

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister...

Jung Chang

They were the most famous women in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an ind...

Published: Sep 2020

The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale ...

Isobel Charman

Set in the heart of swirling, Dickensian London, the wondrous history of a unique institution and the incredible characters―human and animal―that populated it. The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping au...

Published: Apr 2018

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unifica...

Gabriele Esposito

In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression'--not a country, but a patchwork of states. The north (Savoy/Piedmont, and Venice ) was ruled by Austria-Hungary, and most of the minor central states were more or les...

Published: Aug 2017

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unifica...

Gabriele Esposito

In the 1840s, Italy was a patchwork of states. The North was ruled by the Austrian Empire, the South by the Spanish-descended monarchy of the Two Sicilies. Over the next two decades, after wars led by Savoy/Piedmont and volunteers suc...

Published: Aug 2018

Armies of the War of the Pacific 1879...

Gabriele Esposito

The Pacific War was the climax of the decades-long Wars of Liberation, and is one of the most important conflicts in South American history. After winning their independence from Spain in 1825, Peru and Bolivia became separate nations...

Published: Jan 2016

The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Lif...

Julie Kavanagh

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired cou...

Published: Aug 2014

Forgotten Fields

John Marsden

Walk around Manchester city centre today and it is difficult to appreciate that in the nineteenth century you would never have been more than a few minutes walk from a graveyard. Today, virtually every trace of these once numerous bur...

Published: Feb 2014

Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks...

Matthew P. Mayo

Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks!The story of New England is built on an endless armature of fascinating stories of Yankee ingenuity and hardy, intrepid characters. Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks presents the top 50...

Published: Oct 2010

The Country Doctor's Wife: Memoir

Cornelia Cattell Thompson

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Published: May 2021
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