History - Modern - 19th Century

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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 First Carlist War 1833-...

Gabriele Esposito

The First Carlist War broke out after the death of King Ferdinand VII, the king restored at the end of the Peninsular War thanks to Wellington's victory. The crown was claimed by both his daughter Isabella, backed by the Liberal party...

Published: Dec 2017

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

Imperial Chinese Armies 1840-1911 (Me...

Philip Jowett

An in-depth analysis of the Chinese Armies that fought a series of increasingly fractious wars over nearly a century, this history begins with a run-through of the Chinese forces that combated the British and French during the two Opi...

Published: Apr 2016

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

French Foreign Legion 1831 71

Martin Windrow

Concluding his bestselling series on the French Foreign Legion, Martin Windrow explores the formation and development of the Legion during its 'first generation'. Raised in 1831, the Legion's formative years would see it fight continu...

Published: Nov 2016
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