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Jefferson

by Samuel K. Padover

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West

by John J. Fry

In the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a young Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some might say foolhardy—decision to homestead in Wyoming. There, they built their first house, a claim shanty half dug out...


The Falcon

by John Tanner

John Tanner's fascinating autobiography tells the story of a man torn between white society and the Native Americans with whom he identified.


Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

Originally published in 1868—when it was attacked as an “indecent book” authored by a “traitorous eavesdropper”—Behind the Scenes is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave...


Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution

by Joel Richard Paul

Silas Deane, a Connecticut merchant and member of the Continental Congress, went to France to persuade the king to support the colonists in their struggle with Britain. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais...


The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt

by H.W. Brands

Theodore Roosevelt (1857–1919) was the most literary of American Presidents, writing scores of books, including Through the Brazilian Wilderness and African Game Trails. He was also the most active of American...


John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union

by James E., Jr. Lewis

This new book focuses on John Quincy Adams's extensive role in foreign policy, including his years as secretary of state and as president. Brief but thorough, John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union analyzes...


Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition - A Biography of Boris Johnson

by Sonia Purnell

A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just ‘Boris’ – the only...


Darwin in Ilkley

by Mike Dixon & Gregory Radick

I am here hydropathising and coming to life again after having finished my accursed book.' So wrote Charles Darwin to his friend T H Huxley in October 1859 from the Yorkshire village of Ilkley. Darwin was in...


Nellie: A Darlaston Wench

by Marion Rowley

Nellie White (nee Askey) was born in 1906 and brought up in a working-class Darlaston family. Her daughter, Marion Rowley, has compiled this book from memories passed on by Nellie, and the result paints a vivid...


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style

by Ian Kelly

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...


The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw

by Lanayre D. Liggera

During his life, Robert Loraine interacted with a number of influential people of surprisingly diverse positions. An adventurer both physically and intellectually, his charismatic personality was recognized...


Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq

by Zlata Filipovic

From the author of the international bestseller Zlata’s Diary comes a haunting testament to how war’s brutality affects the lives of young peopleZlata Filipovic’s diary of her harrowing war experiences...


Stonewall Jackson: A Life Portrait

by K. M. Kostyal

Illustrated with both archival and contemporary portraits and drawings, Stonewall Jackson provides a complete portrait of the general in both words and images. 8-page color insert. B&W photos throughout.


The Legend of Colton H. Bryant

by Alexandra Fuller

A heartrending story of the human spirit from the author of the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Alexandra Fuller returns with the unforgettable true story of Colton H. Bryant, a soulful boy with...


Churchill

by Paul Johnson

From the "most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America" (Wall Street Journal), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill

In Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers...


The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

by Kenneth J. Winkle

Drawing on the latest interpretive and methodological advances in historical scholarship, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln reexamines the young adult life of America's sixteenth president.


Bombshell

by Ludwig Leidig

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Bombshell is an unknown true story unearthed from World War II documents. Although a historical biography, it reads as a dramatic psychological thriller, and it covers the dark period of the Third...


The Last Great Cavalryman: The Life of General Sir Richard McCreery GCB KBE DSO MC

by Richard Mead

Dick McCreery was commissioned into the 12th Royal Lancers in 1915 and served on The Western Front, winning the MC and surviving wounds. In 1938 he joined the staff of 1st Division under Alexander before being...


Johnny: The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton

by John Philip Jones

The Gallipoli campaign was launched in April 1915 in an effort to knock Turkey out of the war but the force that was deployed was too small to achieve its aim. Moreover, the commander, General Sir Ian Hamilton...