Bloomsbury- Historical Non-Fiction

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Titles inspired major historical events for just $3.99!

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9781608195763 It's All About the Bike Robert Penn $3.99 A breakaway bestseller in the UK-the story of one man's quest to build the perfect bike.
Robert Penn is a TV presenter and writes for the Financial Times, the Observer, and Condé Nast Traveler. @lateral truth has 3.7k followers on Twitter
9781608191413 Au Revoir to All That Michael Steinberger $3.99 Michael Steinberger is Slate's longtime wine columnist and a contributing writer for the Financial Times. His work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times magazine, NYT Book Review, the Economist, Food & Wine, and Saveur, among many other publications.
@WineDiarist has 72.5k followers
9781596917460 A Year in the Merde Stephen Clarke $3.99 An urban antidote to A Year in Provence, Stephen Clarke's book is a laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of an expat in Paris-for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.
9781608192373 Paris Andrew Hussey $3.99 In this lively and lucid volume, Andrew Hussey brings to life the urchins and artists who've left their marks on the city, filling in the gaps of a history that affected the disenfranchised as much as the nobility. The book's is a picaresque journey through royal palaces, brothels, and sidewalk cafés, uncovering the rich, exotic, and often lurid history of the world's most beloved city.
9781608191352 The Age of Comfort Joan DeJean $3.99 An enormously readable and civilized book which reveals in fascinating detail some of the reasons for the French superiority complex.

“Many histories that chronicle the life of an idea make it sound as if change, like the weather, happened as the result of mysterious forces, affecting everyone but brought on by no one. This one gives us the vivid personalities who broke with convention by following their own whims … You don’t need to be a Francophile to read this book, but you will be one by the time you finish it.”—Holly Brubach, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

9781608193745 America Aflame David Goldfield $3.99 In this spellbinding new history, David Goldfield offers the a major new interpretation of the Civil War era: as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere.

"Fascinating... meticulously researched, passionately argued." -Salon.com

9780802718372 The Devil's Own Work Barnet Schecter $3.99 The Devil's Own Work sheds new light on the Civil War era and on the history of protest and reform in America.

'Copiously researched and highlighted with a wealth of period commentary, his lucid narrative colorfully recreates a historical watershed and offers a rich exploration of the Civil War's unfinished business.' Publishers Weekly

9781608193806 Independence John Ferling $3.99 From the bestselling author John Ferling, a brilliantly rendered narrative of the epochal struggle in Congress that culminated in American independence.

John Ferling is a leading authority on American Revolutionary history and has appeared in many documentaries and written numerous books, including The Ascent of George Washington.

9780802719096 Back to the Front Stephen O'Shea $3.99 Back to the Front is a remarkable combination of vivid history and opinionated travel writing about WWI and the 'immense wound' still visible on the battlefields of the Somme.

'With this ambulant meditation and protest against militarism, O’Shea has created a high-stature addition to the classic works about the Great War.' Booklist

9780802719355 Empires at War William M. Fowler Jr. $3.99 Empires at War captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war, especially in its descriptions of the strategy and intensity of the engagements in North America, many of them epic struggles between armies in the wilderness.

'A judicious, well-paced and engaging introduction to a turning point in American and world history' Publishers Weekly

9781448206070 Rise, Canadians! Margaret Bellasis $2.99 A true, beautiful tale of the Mackenzie Rebellion against the British colonial government in 1837 and 1838 told in the form of a novel.
9781448210909 Fourth of July, The Bel Mooney $2.99 Millionaire porn-king Anthony Carl has gathered a group of people together for a fourth of July party in New Jersey. Among them is the British photo-journalist Barbara Rowe, who finds herself drawn into unexpected sympathy with Annelisa Kaye, Emperor magazine’s most celebrated sex-goddess. Annelisa’s life, too, is defined by the cool eye of the camera. And this weekend, more than ever, she seems beautiful, fragile and doomed…

Mooney's novel The Voices of Silence won a New York Public Library citation and was shortlisted for a Gold Medal in the State of California. She has been a judge for the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year and The Orange Prize.

9781448205547 The Marconi Scandal Frances Donaldson $2.99 The first objective and full-length account of the Marconi Scandal, a dramatic and little-known event in English/American History.

Lady Donaldson of Kingsbridge's biography of King Edward VIII won the Wolfson Literary Award and was the basis for a six-part television series, "Edward and Mrs. Simpson".

9781448202249 Chekhov V.S. Pritchett $2.99 V.S. Pritchett explores the connections between Chekhov's life and art, showing how Chekhov often based his fiction on experiences of his difficult early years where he was responsible for his impoverished family, and as a young doctor, reported on the conditions of the Russian penal colony at Sakhalin. Later he continued his medical career, even when he became a well-known writer and playwright.
V.S. Pritchett, a writer and critic, his is widely reputed to be one of the best short story writers of all time, with the rare ability to capture the extraordinary strangeness of everyday life. His awards included the Heinemann Award (1969), the PEN Award (1974), the W.H. Smith Literary Award (1990) and the Golden PEN Award

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