Tag: History

Writing a Biography on Baldomero Espartero

Writing a Biography on Baldomero Espartero

The Sword of Luchana tells the story of the charismatic nineteenth-century figure Baldomero Espartero. Adrian Shubert tells us why he decided to write a biography on Baldomero Espartero, an enigmatic figure who went on to become the most influential general in nineteenth century Spanish politics.

Fighting for Sport – Bruce Kidd

Fighting for Sport – Bruce Kidd

To celebrate the start of the Olympics, we’re sharing an excerpt from A Runner’s Journey, an autobiography of one of Canada’s most celebrated athletes, Bruce Kidd.

Inside Akunin’s Literary Project

Inside Akunin’s Literary Project

The Akunin Project is the first book to study the fiction and popular history of Grigorii Chkhartishvili, who published over sixty books under pen names including Boris Akunin, one of the most popular and prolific Russian writers of the twenty-first century. Elena V. Baraban and Stephen M. Norris offer us a glimpse into the mysterious persona of Russia’s Bestselling Author.

Archaeology of the Atlantic Northeast in the Classroom

Archaeology of the Atlantic Northeast in the Classroom

In this post, authors Matthew W. Betts and M. Gabriel Hrynick discuss why they wrote The Archaeology of the Atlantic Northeast and how explain the book can be utilized in the classroom.

Prosecuting Single Mothers for Infanticide

Prosecuting Single Mothers for Infanticide

The Trial of Jeanne Catherine is a page-turning translation of a seventeenth-century infanticide trial that tells the story of a single mother accused of poisoning two children, one of whom was her own. In this post, author Sara Beams tells us more about this suspenseful historical mystery.

Society for Military History Virtual Exhibit

Society for Military History Virtual Exhibit

Sadly, we won’t get the opportunity to meet at SMH as this year’s annual meeting has gone virtual. However, we’re delighted to share some of our newest books in military history in our virtual exhibit.

Rethinking Filostrato’s Wisdom

Rethinking Filostrato’s Wisdom

Michael Sherberg, editor of The Decameron Fourth Day in Perspective, offers his perspectives on one of the greatest works of Italian literature.

Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we commemorate the tragedy that occurred during the Second World War and honour the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other victims of Nazism.

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