• September 2005

      In Defense of Partisan Criticism

      Communication Studies, Law, and Social Analysis

      by Omar Swartz

      In Defense of Partisan Criticism is a far-reaching exploration of the legal, philosophical, and rhetorical basis for understanding social justice in the United States. Through a thoughtful investigation of key political, social, and legal events in the hi

    • October 2017

      K.V. Dominic Criticism and Commentary

      Essential Readings Companion

      by Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya (Author)

      Peek inside the mind one of Contemporary India's most influential poets Inside this book you'll find Dr. Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya, one of the most erudite philosopher-critics of India, brilliantly evaluating his compatriot English poet

    • February 2012

      Writers On The Edge

      22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency

      by Diana M. Raab (Editor),James Brown (Editor)

      Writers On The Edge offers a range of essays, memoirs and poetry written by major contemporary authors who bring fresh insight into the dark world of addiction, from drugs and alcohol, to sex, gambling and food. Editors Diana Raab and Jam

    • October 2017

      T.V. Reddy's Poetry - The Pulse of Life

      Essential Readings

      by T. Vasudeva Reddy (Author),K.V. Dominic (Foreword)

      The Pulse of Life: Essential Readings is a representative collection of the poetry of T. Vasudeva Reddy, a luminous star shining in Indian English poetry. His poetry is a pleasant blend of the traditional and the modern, the realistic and the roman

    • September 2012

      The Gothic Wanderer

      From Transgression to Redemption; Gothic Literature from 1794 - present

      by Tyler R. Tichelaar (Author),Marie Mulvey-Roberts (Foreword)

      The Gothic Wanderer Rises Eternal in Popular Literature From the horrors of sixteenth century Italian castles to twenty-first century plagues, from the French Revolution to the liberation of Libya, Tyler R. Tichelaar takes readers<br/

    • The Arts
      April 2018

      Backwards and in Heels

      by Alicia Malone

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      April 1967

      Les marchands écrivains

      Affaires et humanisme à Florence 1375–1434

      by Christian Bec

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2017

      Anne Boleyn

      Adultery, Heresy, Desire

      by Amy Licence

      Anne Boleyn’s unconventional beauty inspired poets ‒ and she so entranced Henry VIII with her wit, allure and style that he was prepared to set aside his wife of over twenty years and risk his immortal soul. Her sister had already been the king’s mistress, but the other Boleyn girl followed a different path. For years the lovers waited; did they really remain chaste? Did Anne love Henry, or was she a calculating femme fatale? Eventually replacing the long-suffering Catherine of Aragon, Anne enjoyed a magnificent coronation and gave birth to the future Queen Elizabeth, but her triumph was short-lived. Why did she go from beloved consort to adulteress and traitor within a matter of weeks? What role did Thomas Cromwell and Jane Seymour of Wolf Hall play in Anne’s demise? Was her fall one of the biggest sex scandals of her era, or the result of a political coup? With her usual eye for the telling detail, Amy Licence explores the nuances of this explosive and ultimately deadly relationship to answer an often neglected question: what choice did Anne really have? When she writes to Henry during their protracted courtship, is she addressing a suitor, or her divinely ordained king? This book follows Anne from cradle to grave and beyond. Anne is vividly brought to life amid the colour, drama and unforgiving politics of the Tudor court.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2017

      The Beatles' Landmarks in Liverpool

      by Daniel K. Longman, Bill Harry

      The appeal of the Beatles is everlasting. Millions of fans from all over the world continue to revel in the band’s eternal hits and their music stands out as one of Britain’s greatest cultural successes. This book takes the reader on a journey to the Fab Four’s home town of Liverpool and explores the significant sites and locations associated with the band’s unparalleled rise to stardom. We delve into the archives and uncover nostalgic images of Mathew Street, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane, as well as many other familiar landmarks and witness the changes that have taken place in the city through time. This book will appeal to any true Beatles fan who wishes to discover that little bit extra about the world’s most famous boy band.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2018

      'I Was Transformed' Frederick Douglass

      An American Slave in Victorian Britain

      by Laurence Fenton

      In the summer of 1845, Frederick Douglass, the young runaway slave catapulted to fame by his incendiary autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, arrived in Liverpool for the start of a near-two-year tour of Britain and Ireland he always called one of the most transformative periods of his life. Laurence Fenton draws on a wide array of sources from both sides of the Atlantic and combines a unique insight into the early years of one of the great figures of the nineteenth-century world with rich profiles of the enormous personalities at the heart of the transatlantic anti-slavery movement. This vivid portrait of life in Victorian Britain is the first to fully explore the ‘liberating sojourn’ that ended with Douglass gaining his freedom – paid for by British supporters – before returning to America as a celebrity and icon of international standing. It also follows his later life, through the American Civil War and afterwards. Douglass has been described as ‘the most influential African American of the nineteenth century’. He spoke and wrote on behalf of a variety of reform causes: women’s rights, temperance, peace, land reform, free public education and the abolition of capital punishment. But he devoted most of his time, immense talent and boundless energy to ending slavery. On April 14, 1876, Douglass would deliver the keynote speech at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington’s Lincoln Park.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2018

      La Reine Blanche

      Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters

      by Sarah Bryson

      Mary Tudor’s childhood was overshadowed by the men in her life: her father, Henry VII, and her brothers Arthur, heir to the Tudor throne, and Henry VIII. These men and the beliefs held about women at the time helped to shape Mary’s life. She was trained to be a dutiful wife and at the age of eighteen Mary married the French king, Louis XII, thirty-four years her senior. When her husband died three months after the marriage, Mary took charge of her life and shaped her own destiny. As a young widow, Mary blossomed. This was the opportunity to show the world the strong, self-willed, determined woman she always had been. She remarried for love and at great personal risk to herself. She loved and respected Katherine of Aragon and despised Anne Boleyn – again, a dangerous position to take. Author Sarah Bryson has returned to primary sources, state papers and letters, to unearth the truth about this intelligent and passionate woman. This is the story of Mary Tudor, told through her own words for the first time.

    • August 2015

      A Companion to Herman Melville

      by Wyn Kelley

      In a series of 35 original essays, this companion demonstrates the relevance of Melville’s works in the twenty-first century. Presents 35 original essays by scholars from around the world, representing a range of different approaches

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      March 2019

      AEC Regents in Service

      by David Christie

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      Family Cars of the 1960s

      by James Taylor

      The 1960s saw car ownership take off in Britain, as the newly opened motorways created new opportunities for travel – on family holidays, to visit relatives, or for work. The kinds of cars the British drove also changed. Small economy cars in particular helped to swell the numbers on the roads, while safety concerns started to have a greater influence on design. Larger cars for the wealthy few were joined by a new breed of ‘executive’ saloons and family runabouts. Although they may seem crude by modern standards they were perfectly in keeping with their times. This was a period when Britain still thought it produced the best cars in the world – and was struggling to accept that its golden age was over. Many old-established British makes disappeared in this decade, challenged by a gradually increasing number of imports. But the 1960s was a decade in which many families came to own and cherish a car for the first time, with the greater convenience and freedom it gave. This book is part of the Britain’s Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain’s past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with family cars of the 1960s in all their variety.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      March 2019

      Illustrated Tales of Yorkshire

      by David Paul

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2019

      Louis XIV

      by Josephine Wilkinson

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2019

      Matchbox Toys

      by Nick Jones

      Lesney Products was formed in 1947 to make zinc castings, mainly for the building industry; toys were a sideline when business happened to be slow. To cash in on the upcoming 1953 Coronation of Princess Elizabeth they decided to model a miniature of the C

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      Now That's What I Call Durham

      by Michael Richardson

      The sixties, seventies and eighties were decades of great change. Many towns and cities were redeveloped with projects that dramatically affected the character of the place. People’s shopping habits were altered as supermarkets took over from traditional stores and corner shops. Leisure habits were changing too, as cheap air travel led to the arrival of the foreign package holiday and a new range of leisure facilities were developed at home. Fashions, as ever, were changing in this period, reflecting radical changes in society and the ways in which we viewed ourselves. Transport also evolved, with a move away from the railway and buses, creating a strain on the roads and leading to new road schemes. These changes in people’s habits and lifestyles were keenly felt in Durham and local author Michael Richardson has captured them all in this fascinating portrayal of the city and its people over the course of these most nostalgic decades.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      Now That's What I Call Shrewsbury

      by David Trumper

      The sixties, seventies and eighties were decades of great change. People’s shopping habits began to change as supermarkets took over from traditional stores, and leisure habits altered as cheap air travel led to the arrival of the foreign package holiday. Fashions, as ever, were evolving: men’s hairstyles got longer as women’s skirts got shorter. The world of work was progressing rapidly as technological advances were made and the effects of globalism began to be felt by many. And it was also a period of transformation in the way we viewed ourselves and the world as society’s attitudes to mental health, homosexuality and feminism were moving on slowly from the post-war years. These changes were keenly felt in the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury and local author and historian David Trumper has captured them all in this fascinating portrayal of the town and its people over the course of these most nostalgic decades.

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