Tragedy

A new account of tragedy and its fundamental position in Western cultureIn this compelling account, eminent literary critic Terry Eagleton explores the nuances of tragedy in...

Northern Ireland A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition)

From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in...

On a Knife's Edge The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943

The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but...

The Splintered Empires The Eastern Front 1917-21

At the beginning of 1917, the three empires fighting on the Eastern Front were reaching their breaking points, but none was closer than Russia. After the February Revolution,...

Skin and Bones

Teens are turning up dead, and it will take a special team to catch a killer. Derek Doyle has been a member of the Paranormal Investigations Team since the monsters revealed...

C. S. Lewis A Very Short Introduction

Beloved by children and adults worldwide, the writings of C. S. Lewis have a broad and enduring appeal. Although he is best known for the iconic Chronicles of Narnia series, C. S....

'Young Man - You'll Never Die'

Merton Naydler joined the RAF at the age of 19 and served for the next six years until May 1946. He flew Spitfires and Hurricanes during a tour of duty that took him to North...

Stormtroopers A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts

Germany's Stormtroopers engaged in a vicious siege of violence that propelled the National Socialists to power in the 1930s. Known also as the SA or Brownshirts, these "ordinary"...

War in the Age of Trump The Defeat of ISIS, the Fall of the Kurds, the Conflict with Iran

Is the fall of ISIS the end of the perpetual war in the Middle East?In this urgent and timely book, Patrick Cockburn writes the first draft of the history of the current crisis in...

Poetry A Very Short Introduction

Poetry, arguably, has a greater range of conceptual meaning than perhaps any other term in English. At the most basic level everyone can recognize it—it is a kind of...

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