History

History books give you the opportunity to learn fascinating facts from times gone by

Our history books give you the opportunity to learn fascinating facts from times gone by and allow you to delve into the past. These factual accounts will keep you occupied for hours.

At the Going Down of the Sun
At the Going Down of the Sun
At the Going Down of the Sun is a comprehensive account of British campaigns in Africa during the Great War (1914-18). Author Rob Gladding is a...
The Opportunist
The Opportunist
World War I left its impression on many people and many nations. Lives were lost, economies were altered and women's roles were changed as workforces...
Colonial Mandarin: The Life and Times of Alexander Macleay
Colonial Mandarin: The Life and Times of Alexander Macleay
The Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767-1848), was an entomologist and notable political figure in the nineteenth-century pioneer days of Sydney, Australia...
The Art of Selling Lemons
The Art of Selling Lemons
Imagine if you will, that Earth is visited by handful of aliens. Their powers are awesome, and they are telepathic. So awesome, in fact, that they...
Kenmore Psychiatric Hospital - Wednesday's Child
Kenmore Psychiatric Hospital - Wednesday's Child
Large mental care institutions such as Kenmore and Morisset once accommodated up to 1400 and 1500 mental health patients respectively. Here was a...
Hampstead Surveyed
Hampstead Surveyed
In this valuable addition to London's local history, the author of Hampstead Surveyed, Mike Bassett, takes as his starting point the landmark survey...
Calling Papa-Charlie
Calling Papa-Charlie
On a day trip to the Scottish Museum of Flight in East Lothian in 2013 the author stumbled across a small yellow exhibit in hangar number two. A...
Cassino, Conquest of the Mountain
Cassino, Conquest of the Mountain
For Bernard Pawlowski the unfolding events on the 1st of September 1939 will change his life forever. For on this date, the Nazis invaded Poland -...

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