Josef Straszewicz & A. S. Krause
A Polish heroine and her times
Poland suffered long periods of occupation and subjugation at the hands of the powerful Russian Empire. In the early 19th century it formed an alliance with the risin..
Alexander Macgregor & J. P. Maclean
The astonishing life of one of Scotland’s most famous daughters
Anyone who knows about the abortive 1745 Jacobite Rising in Scotland, knows the romantic tale of how, after the catastrophi..
Constance Lytton & Katherine Roberts
Prisons and Prisoners by Constance Lytton and Jane Warton & Pages from the Diary of a Militant Suffragette by Katherine Roberts
Two brave political activists in the cause of women’s suffrage in Britain
To commemorate the centenary of the passing by the British Parliament of the Representation of the People Act, Leonaur is p..
Emmeline Pankhurst, Frank Moxon & Cicely Hamilton
My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst, What Forcible Feeding Means by Frank Moxon, Why We Are Militant: Speech Given in New York by Mrs. Pankhurst, Beware Suffragists by Cicely Hamilton
A giant of women’s rights and her times
The ending of the First World War in 1918 was also a momentous one for many British women, who, after shouldering their portion of the conflict and years of ..
Seven Remarkable Accounts of Female Sailors Who Served and Fought Disguised as Men
Accounts of seven intrepid women sailors of the Age of Sail
There are several notable instances and written accounts of women who have disguised themselves as men and joined the armies of their tim..
Ruth S. Farnam & Flora Sandes
An American and English Woman Serving in the Serbian Army During the First World War—Nation at Bay & An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army
by Ruth S. Farnam & Flora Sandes
An English and American woman in arms during the Great War
Accounts of woman who don the uniforms of soldiers to take their place in battle have always fascinated students of military history. In m..
D. M. C. & Sister M Antonia
The Irish Nuns at Ypres by D. M. C. & From Convent to Conflict or A Nun’s Account of the Invasion of Belgium by Sister M Antonia
Two accounts of faith and humanity
The ‘storm of war’ is apt epithet for conflict. Mankind dominates the planet and his science and ingenuity can raise great structures, transform landscapes ..
Monica M. Stanley & Olive M. Aldridge
Accounts of British Volunteer Nurses During the First World War—My Diary in Serbia April 1, 1915—Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley & The Retreat from Serbia Through Montenegro and Albania by Olive M. Aldridge
Volunteer British nurses on the Eastern Front
Despite the obvious tragedy of the First World War, it provided, as great conflicts invariably do, the catalyst for change in many aspects of European ..
Maud Mortimer, Olive Dent & Thekla Bowser
Accounts of the Voluntary Aid Detachment During the First World War 1914-18—A Green Tent in Flanders by Maud Mortimer, A V.A.D. in France by Olive Dent & Britain’s Civilian Volunteers by Thekla Bowser
Three accounts of the brave women volunteers of the V.A.Ds during the Great War
Although the wars of the later 19th century, such as the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, offer..
William and Ellen Craft, Mary Prince & Solomon Northup
Three Narratives of Slavery, Escape and Freedom—Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft, The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince & Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Three accounts of the lives of famous slaves
This unique Leonaur book brings together three remarkable accounts of slavery and escapes to freedom by African women and men in the United States and W..
Elinore Pruitt Stewart
The Collected Correspondence of a Woman Settler on the American Frontier — Letters of a Woman Homesteader & Letters On an Elk Hunt
An authentic voice from the western frontier
Elinore Pruitt Stewart is renowned for her books ‘Letters of a Woman Homesteader’ and its sequel ‘Letters on an Elk Hunt,’ both of which are included in..
Sarah Wilson & Mrs. Heckford
Two Accounts of Remarkable Women in South Africa During the Boer War—South African Memories by Sarah Wilson & A Lady Trader in the Transvaal by Mrs. Heckford
Two resolute women—the first female ‘warco’ and the trader
This special Leonaur two-in-one volume contains accounts by two resourceful and independent women who made their way through the often hos..
Yvonne Fitzroy & Eva Shaw McLaren
With the Scottish Nurses in Roumania by Yvonne Fitzroy & A History of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals (Extract concerning service in the Balkans) by Eva Shaw McLaren
Nursing on the Balkan front lines
At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, Dr. Elsie Inglis, approached the British War Office with the suggest..
Lena Ashwell, James W. Evans & Gardner L. Harding and Margaret Mayo
Recollections of the Artists Who Entertained British & American Troops During the First World War—Modern Troubadours by Lena Ashwell, Entertaining the American Army by James W. Evans & Gardner L. Harding & Trouping for the Troops by Margaret M
Song, dance and laughter under fire by those who performed for ‘the boys’
This special Leonaur edition, released to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, includes three interes..
Tighe Hopkins & Frederic Masson
The Women Napoleon Loved by Tighe Hopkins & Napoleon, Lover and Husband by Frederic Masson
Two vital works on Napoleon’s sex life and relationships with women
It can be no surprise that some two hundred years after the Napoleonic era there remains an abiding fascination with the man and ..