• Five weeks in a Balloon

    Five weeks in a Balloon


    An explorer, scholar, hunter and a manservant set out to travel across Africa in a hot air balloon at a time when many parts fo Africa were still undiscovered. This is no ordinary balloon it has some very special functions to gain and lose altitude. During their trip they have numerous...

  • Swords for a Dead Lady

    Swords for a Dead Lady


    Swords for a Dead Lady is perhaps best thought of as a fantasy adventure. There is the discovery of the naked body of a woman hastily buried in a marsh, the quest to discover her identity and hunt down her killer leads our protagonists into ambush, civil strife and even light opera. Please...

  • How Good an Historian Shall I

    How Good an Historian Shall I


    R.G. Collingwood’s name is familiar to historians and history educators around the world. Few, however, have charted the depths of his reflections on what it means to be educated in history. In this book Marnie Hughes-Warrington begins with the facet of Collingwood’s work best known to...

  • Signs of Life

    Signs of Life


    Not everything in Heaven and Earth should be taken too seriously. Including death. It turns out that the afterlife is uncomfortably like this one, with the same sort of idiots running it. Moreover, the Angels have a Plan for humanity - a very bad one. Our heroes set out to sabotage it and improve...

  • Run Away Laughing

    Run Away Laughing


    MARGARET OTTLEY FLUCK was into her forty-fist year of life, but she had been thirty eight years of age for the past three years… She was well aware the she was no oil panting, but as with most women, she considered she had something in her make up and appearance that might attract a man into her...

  • Twin Hells

    Twin Hells


    The following pages treat of hell—A Kansas hell and a Missouri hell. I was an inmate of the Kansas penitentiary for sixteen months, and make mention of what came under my own observation in connection with what I experienced. While an inmate of this prison I occupied cells at various times with...

  • Ireland, A Very Peculiar Histo

    Ireland, A Very Peculiar Histo


    Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' looks at a myriad brillliant Britons and their...

  • An account of Egypt

    An account of Egypt


    HERODOTUS was born at Halicarnassus, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor, in the early part of the fifth century, B. C. Of his life we know almost nothing, except that he spent much of it traveling, to collect the material for his writings. He died in 424 B. C. Among these descriptions of...

  • History of Florence

    History of Florence


    Niccolo Machiavelli, the first great Italian historian, and one of the most eminent political writers of any age or country, was born at Florence, May 3, 1469. He was of an old though not wealthy Tuscan family, his father, who was a jurist, dying when Niccolo was sixteen years old. We know...

  • How I Found Livingstone

    How I Found Livingstone


    Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying “Dr Livingstone, i Presume?”. Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United States at the age of 18, and eventually became an overseas correspondent for the New York Herald. In 1869 Stanley was told by James Gordon Bennett Jr to find...

  • The Asteroids

    The Asteroids


    The rapid progress of discovery in the zone of minor planets between Mars and Jupiter, the positions of their orbits, their small size as well as great number are all subject covered in this book. Part 1 looks at the methods of discovery whilst part 2 looks at the general characteristics of the...

  • Fishing, A Very Peculiar Histo

    Fishing, A Very Peculiar Histo


    Fishing, A Very Peculiar History' explores one of the most ancient and popular pastimes in the world in the unique Peculiar History style, packed full of fascinating facts, quirky trivia and mind-boggling statistics. Rob Beattie tackles everything from the history of fish and chips to fish...

  • The Limits of Political Theory

    The Limits of Political Theory


    This book examines Oakeshott’s political philosophy within the context of his more general conception of philosophical understanding. The book stresses the underlying continuity of his major writings on the subject and takes seriously the implications of understanding the world in terms of...

  • Pure Inspiration - Book 1

    Pure Inspiration - Book 1


    Pure Inspiration is a book of great quotes along with photography from around the world. This book has been designed so that you can either read it from front to back or back to front or you can go to the contents and pick a number at random to give you a burst of inspiration on a daily basis....

  • Whispers From Behind The Cella

    Whispers From Behind The Cella


    Tales to send chills down your spine, raise goosebumps and stand your hair on end. Tales to terrify and disturb, to intrigue and unsettle. Fans of horror and the supernatural will relish this collection of original stories, featuring among much else… - a haunted swimming pool - something horrible...

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