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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Collecting Film History

Cinema is a broad genre for collectors. There are autobiographies, memoirs and essays. There are books written by and about countless actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and even stuntmen. History, scandal, innovation and celebrity can be found on page after page.

Put a few pieces of Hollywood history on your bookshelves.

Collecting Film History

English People by George Orwell

Britain in Pictures

With most of Europe in Adolf Hitler’s hands, Britain was in a grim predicament in 1941 but that year Collins, the publisher now known as HarperCollins, launched a remarkable series of social history books called Britain in Pictures.

See the books

Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 18041806 by Reuben Gold Thwaites, Ed.

Lewis & Clark and Other Collectible Explorers

Lewis & Clark made a historic two-year transcontinental journey across America and yet Americans had forgotten about their achievements by the end of the 19th century. Today, their legacy is assured and rare books about their exploits are in demand.

Explore the wild west with this selection of literature about their expedition of discovery.

Explore the Explorers

The Bowmen and Other Legends of the War by Arthur Machen

Angels of Mons: Arthur Machen's Accidental Hoax

Of all the memorable tales to emerge from World War I, the most remarkable one is untrue. The Angels of Mons is a legend that evolved from one writer’s skillful ability to weave ghostly stories. This particularly tale gripped a nation badly in need of hope. For some, fiction became reality.

Angels of Mons

General Charles de Gaulle - The Army of the Future

Military History - The Forgotten Books

Countless books about conflicts, soldiering and warfare have slipped into obscurity. Take a look at our selection of forgotten gems includes a regimental history, memoirs from combatants, books from guerilla fighters, five-star generals and an Apache warrior, and even a contribution from Mrs. Custer.

Military History - The Forgotten Books


Neil Armstrong: First on the Moon

Men, and Books, on the Moon - 40th anniversary of Moon Landing

AbeBooks celebrated the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and his place in history with a selection of books, memorabilia from those who have stepped foot on the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System.

Lunar Literature - Men on the Moon




Read our interview with Kenneth Whyte author of The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst.

Don't miss our author interview - The Queen of Historical Fiction: Philippa Gregory.

August Sander's Portraits: People of the 20th Century


AbeBooks Review: Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves


AbeBooks Review: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson