Blood, Oil, and the Axis tells the story of the remarkable alliance of fighters from around the globe who rushed to stop the Axis from forming a fascist state in Iraq and the Levant and seizing an oil supply sufficient for all of its war needs.

Squadron: Ending the African Slave Trade follows a group of Royal Navy captains as they hunted slavers in the Indian Ocean in the late 1860s. When they saw the horrors of the slave trade up close, their personal commitment to crushing the trade ran up against their directions from the British government with extraordinary results.

London: Water and the Making of the Modern City tells the story of the creation of London’s first municipal water supply. Along the way, the matter of water became wrapped up in fantastic visions of what the modern city could do for the future of human civilization.

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