Nonfiction

The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary

By Sarah Ogilvie - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

While browsing the Oxford University Press archives, academic Sarah Ogilvie came across the hitherto unknown black notebook of James Murray. Murray was the ...Read Review

A Writer’s Guide to Nineteenth-Century Murder by Arsenic (A Curiosity of Crime)

By K. K. Cathers - Published 2022

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.Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

Intended as a writers’ guide, this book explores the methods and implications of arsenic poisoning in the 19th century. Cathers sifts out the ...Read Review

A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women

By Emma Southon - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

Histories of the Roman Empire usually focus on its men and their struggles against their neighbours and each other. While men wield weapons ...Read Review

Sugar, Slaves and High Society: The Grants of Kilgraston 1750-1860

By Richard Blake - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

Francis (1746-1818) Grant – ancestor of the author – and his brother John (1740-1793) left Scotland for Nova Scotia and Jamaica. They made a fortune ...Read Review

The Man Who Loved Siberia

By Anneliese Pitz - By Roy Jacobsen - By Sean Kinsella (trans.) - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

Jacobsen and Pitz have adapted the diaries of 19th-century explorer Fritz Dörries. Written originally in his 90th year, so that his daughters ...Read Review

How to be a Renaissance Woman: The Untold History of Beauty and Female Creativity

By Jill Burke - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

Jill Burke is a historian of the body and its visual representation, also noted for her Royal-Society funded project, ‘Renaissance Goo’, to remake ...Read Review

Once Upon a Time World: The Dark and Sparkling Story of the French Riviera

By Jonathan Miles - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

The One-Upon-A-Time-World is the French Riviera, that tiny strip of land which has had such a disproportionate impact on the cultural history of ...Read Review

America’s Forgotten Suffragists: Virginia and Francis Minor

By Nicole Evelina - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

The less-known history of Virginia and Francis Minor’s efforts to present the issue of woman’s suffrage before the Supreme Court is ...Read Review

The Girls Who Fought Crime: The Untold True Story of the Country’s First Female Investigator and Her Crime Fighting Squad

By Mari Eder - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

How did women enter the New York Police Department? A retired Army major general tackles the story of pioneer policewoman Mae Foley—born ...Read Review

The Dress Diary of Mrs Anne Sykes: Secrets from a Victorian Woman’s Wardrobe

By Kate Strasdin - Published 2023

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Nonfiction

1838, and in Tyldesley, Lancashire, a man carefully pastes fabric cuttings into a scrapbook.  In slanting copperplate, he records: This is the dress my ...Read Review

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