Popular Europe Books 2021

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Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

Simon WinderJanuary 21, 2014$12.99

A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania For centuries much of Europe and the Holy ...

History of the Habsburg Empire

History of the Habsburg Empire

John S. C. AbbottFebruary 9, 2018$0.99

History of the Austrian Empire embraces all that is wild and wonderful in history; early struggles for aggrandizement, the fierce strife with the Turk...

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe: Fourth Edition

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe: Fourth Edition

Merry E. Wiesner-HanksJanuary 24, 2019$24.99

This fourth edition of Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks's prize-winning survey features significant changes to every chapter, designed to reflect the newest sch...

The Viking Age

The Viking Age

Angus A. Somerville & R. Andrew McDonaldJanuary 5, 2020$42.99

In this extensively revised third edition of The Viking Age: A Reader , Somerville and McDonald successfully bring the Vikings and their world to life...

Unmarriages

Unmarriages

Ruth Mazo KarrasMarch 19, 2012$27.99

The Middle Ages are often viewed as a repository of tradition, yet what we think of as traditional marriage was far from the only available alternativ...

The Last Emperor of Mexico

The Last Emperor of Mexico

Edward ShawcrossOctober 19, 2021$17.99

The true operatic tragedy of Maximilian and Carlota, the European aristocrats who stumbled into power in Mexico—and faced bloody consequences. In th...

Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Dan JonesOctober 20, 2015$14.99

"Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds ...

Scotland

Scotland

Alistair MoffatSeptember 22, 2015$11.99

Five hundred million years of Scottish history from the author of Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms : “Deserves a prominent place in the history canon”...

Firepower

Firepower

Paul LockhartOctober 19, 2021$19.99

How military technology has transformed the world  The history of warfare cannot be fully understood without considering the technology of killin...

The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses

Dan JonesOctober 14, 2014$9.99

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets and The Templars  chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical ba...

Clanlands

Clanlands

Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish & Diana GabaldonNovember 3, 2020$13.99

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER With a foreword by Diana Gabaldon. Two men. One country. And a lot of whisky. As stars of Outlander , Sam and Graham eat, ...

Postwar

Postwar

Tony JudtOctober 6, 2005$8.99

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize •  Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award •  One of the  New Y...

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Barbara W. TuchmanNovember 12, 1979$10.99

A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winni...

Wine and War

Wine and War

Donald Kladstrup & Petie KladstrupMay 15, 2001$8.99

The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German pl...

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen GreenblattSeptember 26, 2011$12.99

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction • Winner of the National Book Award • New York Times Bestseller Renowned scholar Stephen Greenblatt br...

Spain: A History

Spain: A History

Melveena McKendrickJanuary 3, 2017$9.99

Out of the division and strife of the Middle Ages, Spain emerged from behind the Pyrenees to straddle the stage of European politics like some new col...

The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

Helen GrahamMarch 24, 2005$7.99

Amid the catastrophes of the twentieth century, the Spanish Civil War continues to exert a particular fascination. The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short...

Dangerous Mystic

Dangerous Mystic

Joel F. HarringtonMarch 20, 2018$10.99

Life and times of the 14th century German spiritual leader Meister Eckhart, whose theory of a personal path to the divine inspired thinkers from ...

The Last Imperialist

The Last Imperialist

Bruce GilleySeptember 21, 2021$14.99

The British Empire, one of the most powerful forces in history, was also one of the most humane. Yet at its twilight, few were willing to defy the ant...

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets

Derek WilsonJanuary 2, 2014$2.99

England, 1154. As Henry II seizes the throne after years of turmoil, a new dynasty is poised to haul this hitherto turbulent nation out from the Dark ...

Scandals of the Royal Palaces

Scandals of the Royal Palaces

Tom QuinnOctober 19, 2021$19.99

George Orwell once said that the British love a really good murder. He might also have said that the only thing the British love more than a good murd...

Letters from Prague

Letters from Prague

Raya C. SchapiroApril 1, 2006$13.99

Their discovery of a box of letters to America sent from relatives in Prague led two sisters to compile this extraordinary collection. Raya Schapiro a...

The Great Mortality

The Great Mortality

John KellyAugust 21, 2012$12.99

“Powerful, rich with details, moving, humane, and full of important lessons for an age when weapons of mass destruction are loose among us.” ...

The Gulag Archipelago

The Gulag Archipelago

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynNovember 3, 2019$5.99

Reviews:  “To live now and not to know this work is to be a kind of historical fool missing a crucial part of the consciousness of the age.” ...

Vichy France

Vichy France

Robert O. PaxtonFebruary 18, 2015$14.99

Uncompromising, often startling, meticulously documented—this book is an account of the government, and the governed, of colaborationist France. Bas...

The Verge

The Verge

Patrick WymanJuly 20, 2021$14.99

The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life th...

Blood Royal

Blood Royal

Eric JagerFebruary 25, 2014$14.99

A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation. On a chilly November...

The History of the Netherlands

The History of the Netherlands

Thomas GrattanJanuary 13, 2015$0.99

The scenery of Dutch history has episodes as stirring and instructive as those of any civilized people since history began; but it reached its dramati...

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets

Dan JonesApril 18, 2013$9.99

The New York Times bestseller, from the author of Powers and Thrones , that tells the story of Britain’s greatest and worst dynasty—“a real-life...

The Tudors

The Tudors

G. J. MeyerFebruary 23, 2010$12.99

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • For the first time in decades comes a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most eni...

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

William L. ShirerOctober 23, 2011$14.99

National Book Award Winner: The definitive account of Nazi Germany and “one of the most important works of history of our time” ( The New York Tim...

Conquistadores

Conquistadores

Fernando CervantesSeptember 14, 2021$14.99

A sweeping, authoritative history of 16th-century Spain and its legendary conquistadors, whose ambitious and morally contradictory campaigns propelled...

The Medici

The Medici

Paul StrathernMarch 15, 2016$14.99

A dazzling history of the modest family that rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, mone...

The Story of Ireland

The Story of Ireland

Neil HegartyMarch 13, 2012$11.99

In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland's past. Comprehensive and engaging, The Story of Irela...

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

Giles MiltonJanuary 5, 2016$10.99

Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton The first installment in Giles Milton's ou...

The Reformation

The Reformation

Diarmaid MacCullochMay 3, 2004$8.99

The Reformation and Counter-Reformation represented the greatest upheaval in Western society since the collapse of the Roman Empire a millennium befor...

The Wages of Destruction

The Wages of Destruction

Adam ToozeMarch 22, 2007$4.99

"Masterful . . . [A] painstakingly researched, astonishingly erudite study…Tooze has added his name to the roll call of top-class scholars of Nazism...

Rebel in the Ranks

Rebel in the Ranks

Brad S. GregorySeptember 12, 2017$18.99

When Martin Luther published his 95 Theses in October 1517, he had no intention of starting a revolution. But very quickly his criticism of indulgence...

The Pity of It All

The Pity of It All

Amos ElonApril 26, 2013$12.99

From an acclaimed historian and social critic, a passionate and poignant history of German Jews from the mid-eighteenth century to the eve of the Thir...

The Assassination of the Archduke

The Assassination of the Archduke

Greg King & Sue WoolmansSeptember 3, 2013$11.99

Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that...

Empire

Empire

Niall FergusonOctober 25, 2012$10.99

Niall Ferguson's acclaimed bestseller on the highs and lows of Britain's empire 'A remarkably readable précis of the whole British imperial story - t...

The Grand Alliance

The Grand Alliance

Winston S. ChurchillJune 30, 2010$11.99

The British, Soviets, and Americans unite in this chapter of the six-volume WWII history by the legendary prime minister and Nobel Prize recipient. &#...

Peasant Fires

Peasant Fires

Richard WunderliOctober 22, 1992$11.99

" . . . lively and intellectually stimulating . . . " —Speculum "Wunderli . . . has lucidly reconstructed a controversial conflict in 15th-century s...

The Third Horseman

The Third Horseman

William RosenMay 15, 2014$9.99

The incredible true story of how a cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history—years before the Black Dea...

Conquering the Pacific

Conquering the Pacific

Andrés ReséndezSeptember 14, 2021$15.99

The story of an uncovered voyage as colorful and momentous as any on record for the Age of Discovery—and of the Black mariner whose stunning accompl...

A Short History of England, Ireland, and Scotland

A Short History of England, Ireland, and Scotland

Mary Platt ParmeleMarch 21, 2016$0.99

In 1707 the three kingdoms of England, Ireland, and Scotland united to form Great Britain. "One of the most astonishing transformations in European hi...

Innovation

Innovation

Peter AckroydSeptember 28, 2021$14.99

Innovation , the sixth and final volume in Peter Ackroyd's magnificent History of England series, takes readers from the Boer War to the Millennium Do...

The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain's Wars for America

The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain's Wars for America

Julie FlavellJuly 20, 2021$16.99

Finally revealing the family’s indefatigable women among its legendary military figures, The Howe Dynasty recasts the British side of the American R...

Powers and Thrones

Powers and Thrones

Dan JonesNovember 9, 2021$14.99

“An audacious, entertaining page-turner. Dan Jones covers a thousand years of history with elegance and panache.”—Dan Carlin, host of Hardcore H...

The Great Heresies

The Great Heresies

Hilaire BellocApril 27, 2018$0.99

In  The Great Heresies,  Hilaire Belloc takes the reader on a fast and furious tour of European history seen through the lens of its chief r...

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Keith McCloskeyJuly 1, 2014$0.99

What really happened to the mysteriously vanished lighthouse keepers—a true story, evocative of The ShiningOn December 26, 1900, the vessel Hes...

Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age

Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age

Adrian JohnsNovember 8, 2010$12.99

“A superb account of the rise of modern broadcasting.” —Financial Times When the pirate operator Oliver Smedley shot and killed his rival Reg Ca...

Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe

Chris WickhamOctober 15, 2016$1.99

A spirited history of the changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages: “A dazzling race through a complex millenni...

Becoming Charlemagne

Becoming Charlemagne

Jeff SypeckOctober 13, 2009$10.99

On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on the brow of a Germanic king named Karl. With one gesture, the ...

The Cambridge Modern History

The Cambridge Modern History

J.B. Bury, Mandell Creighton, R. Nisbet Bain, G. W. Prothero, Adolphus William Ward, Lord Acton & Knowledge HouseJune 5, 2020$1.99

The Cambridge Modern History is a comprehensive modern history of the world, beginning with the 15th century Age of Discovery. The first series was pl...

The Wall

The Wall

Alistair MoffatJuly 30, 2012$9.99

A “compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining history” of Hadrian’s Wall, one of Britain’s most intriguing landmarks ( Herald ). Hadrian...

The Trial of Joan of Arc

The Trial of Joan of Arc

Daniel HobbinsJune 30, 2009$24.99

No account is more critical to our understanding of Joan of Arc than the contemporary record of her trial in 1431. Convened at Rouen and directed by b...

Anna, Duchess of Cleves

Anna, Duchess of Cleves

Heather R. DarsieApril 15, 2019$12.99

Anna was the ëlast woman standingí of Henry VIIIís wives - and the only one buried in Westminster Abbey. How did she manage it???Anna, Duchess of C...

Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves

Sarah-Beth WatkinsOctober 26, 2018$11.99

Anne of Cleves left her homeland in 1539 to marry the king of England. She was not brought up to be a queen, yet out of many possible choices she was ...

Salonica, City of Ghosts

Salonica, City of Ghosts

Mark MazowerApril 26, 2005$14.99

Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, S...

The Forgotten Slave Trade

The Forgotten Slave Trade

Simon WebbDecember 28, 2020$12.99

Explains the role of the newly independent United States in putting an end to the trade in European and American slaves. Everybody knows about the tra...

A Child's History of England

A Child's History of England

Charles DickensMarch 21, 2017$0.99

Charles Dickens' chronicle of England's kings and queens is a superb introduction to much of the country's past. Starting with the earliest times, Dic...

The Hungarians

The Hungarians

Paul Lendvai & Ann MajorMarch 2, 2021$17.99

An updated new edition of a classic history of the Hungarians from their earliest origins to today In this absorbing and comprehensive history, Paul L...

The Habsburgs

The Habsburgs

Benjamin CurtisJuly 18, 2013$28.99

The Habsburgs rank among the most celebrated ruling dynasties in history. At one point, their territories stretched not only across Europe but across ...

Paris in Modern Times

Paris in Modern Times

Casey HarisonOctober 17, 2019$31.99

Drawing upon a vast body of historical scholarship, Casey Harison's Paris in Modern Times provides the first detailed academic history of Paris in...

The Bon Marché

The Bon Marché

Michael B. MillerOctober 6, 2020$32.99

In this comprehensive social history of the Bon Marché, the Parisian department store that was the largest in the world before 1914, Michael Miller e...

The Year of Chaos

The Year of Chaos

Malachi O'DohertySeptember 2, 2021$14.99

In the 11 months between August 1971 and July 1972, Northern Ireland experienced its worst year of violence on record. The 'year of chaos' came betwee...

Bolt Action: Armies of Great Britain

Bolt Action: Armies of Great Britain

Warlord Games & Jake ThorntonMarch 20, 2013$23.99

With this latest supplement for Bolt Action, players can now build an army for Great Britain and the Commonwealth. From early campaigns in Europe to t...

Memory Laws, Memory Wars

Memory Laws, Memory Wars

Nikolay KoposovOctober 5, 2017$24.99

Laws against Holocaust denial are perhaps the best-known manifestation of the present-day politics of historical memory. In Memory Laws, Memory Wars, ...

How Soon Is Now?

How Soon Is Now?

Carolyn DinshawDecember 14, 2012$26.99

How Soon Is Now? performs a powerful critique of modernist temporal regimes through its revelatory exploration of queer ways of being in time as well ...

A History of the Inquisition of Spain (Vol. 1-4)

A History of the Inquisition of Spain (Vol. 1-4)

Henry Charles LeaJuly 17, 2020$0.99

"A History of the Inquisition of Spain" in 4 volumes is one of the best-known works by the American historian Henry Charles Lea. The Spanish I...

Victoria's Daughters

Victoria's Daughters

Jerrold M. PackardDecember 23, 1999$12.99

The story of five women who shared one of the most extraordinary and privileged sisterhoods of all time. Vicky, Alice, Helena, and Beatrice were histo...

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

Ruth GoodmanOctober 6, 2014$13.99

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR A “revelatory” (Wall Street Journal) romp through the intimate details of Victorian life, by an his...

Shakespeare's England

Shakespeare's England

Louis B. WrightOctober 6, 2016$9.99

When William Shakespeare was about twenty, his life changed forever. He left Stratford and walked to London, where, in time, he became the world's gre...

Rivers of Gold

Rivers of Gold

Hugh ThomasJune 1, 2004$11.99

From one of the greatest historians of the Spanish world, here is a fresh and fascinating account of Spain’s early conquests in the Americas. Hugh T...

The House of Fragile Things

The House of Fragile Things

James McAuleyMay 11, 2021$14.99

A powerful history of Jewish art collectors in France, and how an embrace of art and beauty was met with hatred and destruction In the dramatic years ...

The Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles

Michael S. NeibergJuly 3, 2017$12.99

Signed on June 28, 1919 between Germany and the principal Allied powers, the Treaty of Versailles formally ended World War I. Problematic from the ver...

La gran aventura del reino de Asturias

La gran aventura del reino de Asturias

José Javier EsparzaAugust 22, 2012$7.99

El nacimiento del reino de Asturias bajo la España musulmana fue una empresa titánica de resistencia y supervivencia. Una de las aventuras más fasc...

Nations and Nationalism since 1780

Nations and Nationalism since 1780

E J HobsbawmMarch 26, 2012$15.99

Nations and Nationalism since 1780 is Eric Hobsbawm's widely acclaimed and highly readable enquiry into the question of nationalism. Events in the lat...

Occult Paris

Occult Paris

Tobias ChurtonOctober 14, 2016$19.99

How fin-de-siècle Paris became the locus for the most intense revival of magical practices and doctrines since the Renaissance • Examines the remar...

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

John S.C. AbbottMarch 22, 2018$1.99

John S.C. Abbott was an American historian best known for his books on some of the most important people and events in history.  John's brother J...

The Greek Revolution

The Greek Revolution

Mark MazowerNovember 16, 2021$14.99

From one of our leading historians, an important new history of the Greek War of Independence—the ultimate worldwide liberal cause célèbre of the ...

History of the Inquisition of Spain

History of the Inquisition of Spain

Henry Charles LeaDecember 17, 2020$0.99

"A History of the Inquisition of Spain" in 4 volumes is one of the best-known works by the American historian Henry Charles Lea. The Spanish I...

Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account

Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account

Miklos NyiszliJune 22, 2013$7.99

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Mi...

The White Cockade

The White Cockade

Stuart McHardyJune 30, 2020$6.99

Stories that represent the hold that the Jacobites—and their resentment of British rule—still have in Scotland. An essential read for fans of Outl...

City of Saints

City of Saints

Maya MaskarinecFebruary 23, 2018$54.99

It was far from inevitable that Rome would emerge as the spiritual center of Western Christianity in the early Middle Ages. After the move of the Empi...

The Dragon's Trail

The Dragon's Trail

Joanna PitmanApril 23, 2007$14.99

Raphael's St. George and the Dragon is the work of a genius -- an exquisitely rendered vision of heroism and innocence by one of the greatest painters...

The Secret Lives of the Nazis

The Secret Lives of the Nazis

Paul RolandJuly 15, 2017$2.99

Adolf Hitler and the Nazi leaders conspired to commit some of the most heinous crimes in history for which the surviving members were indicted at the ...

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Alison WeirDecember 1, 2007$11.99

A “brilliantly written and meticulously researched” biography of royal family life during England’s second Tudor monarch ( San Francisco Chronic...

How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization

Thomas CahillFebruary 15, 1995$12.99

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western c...

Children of Ash and Elm

Children of Ash and Elm

Neil PriceAugust 25, 2020$19.99

The definitive history of the Vikings -- from arts and culture to politics and cosmology -- by a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertise...

Great Tales from English History (Book 2)

Great Tales from English History (Book 2)

Robert LaceyNovember 29, 2009$3.99

With insight, humor and fascinating detail, Lacey brings brilliantly to life the stories that made England -- from Ethelred the Unready to Richard the...

Medieval Punishments

Medieval Punishments

William AndrewsAugust 1, 2013$8.99

“The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron...

The Hitler Years: Triumph, 1933-1939

The Hitler Years: Triumph, 1933-1939

Frank McDonoughJune 22, 2021$19.99

From historian Frank McDonough, the first volume of a new chronicle of the Third Reich under Hitler's hand. On January 30th, 1933, Adolf Hitler was ap...

The Hitler Years: Disaster, 1940-1945

The Hitler Years: Disaster, 1940-1945

Frank McDonoughOctober 12, 2021$19.99

The Second Volume of a new chronicle of the Third Reich under Hitler's hand, ending with his death and Germany's disastrous defeat. In The Hitler Year...

Living in Medieval England

Living in Medieval England

Kathryn WarnerMay 30, 2020$11.99

A month-by-month account of what life was like for the everyday person just before the Black Plague wiped out most of Europe.   1326 was one of t...

The Greatest Knight

The Greatest Knight

Thomas AsbridgeDecember 2, 2014$10.99

A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this ...

When Paris Went Dark

When Paris Went Dark

Ronald C. RosbottomAugust 5, 2014$11.99

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris. On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days...

The End

The End

Ian KershawSeptember 8, 2011$12.99

From the preeminent Hitler biographer, a fascinating and original exploration of how the Third Reich was willing and able to fight to the bitter end o...

Vanished Kingdoms

Vanished Kingdoms

Norman DaviesJanuary 5, 2012$9.99

An evocative account of fourteen European kingdoms-their rise, maturity, and eventual disappearance. There is something profoundly romantic about lost...