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The Downfall of Money: Germany¿s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class

by Frederick Taylor

An economic horror story: The complete meltdown of a major modern country�s financial system, and its disastrous effects on every aspect of society.

A hundred years ago, many theorists believed�just as they...

The Love-charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War

by Lara Feigel

'The nightly routine of sirens, barrage, the probing raider, the unmistakable engine ... the bomb-bursts moving nearer and then moving away, hold one like a love-charm' --Graham Greene

When the first bombs fell...

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

by Craig Steven Wilder

A groundbreaking and incendiary exploration of the intertwined histories of slavery, racism, and higher education in America, from a leading African-American historian

The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957

by Frank Dikötter

A groundbreaking chronicle of the violent early years of the People�s Republic of China, by the author of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize�winning Mao�s Great Famine.

�The Chinese Communist party refers...

Mr. Selden's Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer

by Timothy Brook

From the author of the award-winning Vermeer�s Hat, a historical detective story decoding a long-forgotten link between seventeenth century Europe and China.

Timothy Brook�s award-winning Vermeer�s Hat...

The Letters of John F. Kennedy

by Martin W. Sandler

John Fitzgerald Kennedy led his nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered the nation away from the...

The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring

by Paul Danahar

BBC bureau chief Paul Danahar sets out the new order in the Middle East following the Arab Spring, and explains what it will mean both for the region and the West.

For the past forty years the story of the Middle...

The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America

by Jonathan Lyons

Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries brought the Enlightenment to America�an intellectual revolution that laid the foundation for the political one that followed. With the �first Drudgery� of settling...

Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation

by John Ferling

A spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America.

From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent...

A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II

by Maury Klein

The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents-and...

Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War

by Douglas R. Egerton

A brilliantly told prequel to Team of Rivals-the first history

in six decades of the wild presidential contest that put Abraham

Lincoln in the White House and brought the United States to the brink of


The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon

by John Ferling

A brilliant new portrait of George Washington as politician and leader from the author of the bestselling Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War for Independence.

Bozo Sapiens: Why to Err is Human

by Ellen Kaplan & Michael Kaplan

A dazzling exploration of the astonishing variety of ways that humans make mistakes by the authors of the acclaimed Chances Are...

Exorcising Hitler

by Frederick Taylor

The collapse of the Third Reich in 1945 was an event nearly unprecedented in history. Only the fall of the Roman Empire fifteen hundred years earlier compares to the destruction visited on Germany. The country's...

The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern

by Victor Davis Hanson

A master historian explores how war has shaped our societies-and how societies shape warfare-from Ancient Greece to the present day, in a sweeping survey that offers profound lessons for facing today's conflicts....

The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America

by Raymond Arsenault

Award-winning Civil Rights historian Ray Arsenault describes the dramatic story behind Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial - an unrecognized turning point in civil rights history - on the 70th...

The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care

by John Dittmer

The untold story of the courageous doctors who fought the 1960s battle for racial justice in hospitals and medical clinics-and on the streets

Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World

by Douglas Hunter

A bold new account of explorer Henry Hudson and the discovery that changed the course of history.

The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement

by Miriam Pawel

The rise, fall, and legacy of the inspirational United Farm Workers movement, and the untold story of iconic community organizer Cesar Chavez.

Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free

by John Ferling

From the bestselling author of The Ascent of George Washington, a brilliantly rendered narrative of the epochal struggle in Congress that culminated in American independence, now in paperback.