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Western Europe 2013

by Wayne C. Thompson

Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present.


The USA and the World 2013

by David M. Keithly

USA and the World endeavors to describe not only what happened, but to put events in the context of the past and to criticize policy actions as appropriate. The result goes deeper than most of what appears in...


Nordic, Central, and Southeastern Europe 2013

by Wayne C. Thompson

This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present.


East and Southeast Asia 2013

by Steven Leibo

Updated annually, East & Southeast Asia provides just enough historical background on the evolution of Modern East & Southeast Asia to help readers understand contemporary developments in this vital region....


Fighting Hydra-Like Luxury: Sumptuary Regulation in the Roman Republic

by Emanuela Zanda

From the Old Testament to Elizabethan England, luxury has been morally condemned. In Rome, sumptuary laws (laws controlling consumption) seemed the only weapon to defeat �hydra-like luxury�, the terrible...


Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

by David Millie & Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan

Historical accounts and memoirs of the Vietnam War often ignore the participation of nations other than Vietnam and the United States. As a result, few Americans realize that several members of the Southeast...


The Avengers: A Jewish War Story

by Rich Cohen

In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic...


Sex, Death and God in L.A.

by David Reid

Los Angeles is the labyrinth at the end of the American Dream, a city often celebrated, often condemned—rarely understood. In this fascinating and unusual collection David Reid has gathered together the novelists,...


Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics

by Michael Barone

It is often said that America has become culturally diverse only in the past quarter century. But from the country’s beginning, cultural variety and conflict have been a centrifugal force in American politics...


Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

by Lucy Moore

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


The Grand Turk: Sultan Mehmet II - Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an Empire

by John Freely

Sultan Mehmet II, known to his countrymen as the "the Conqueror" and to much of Europe as "the Terror of the World," was once Europe's most feared and powerful ruler.


Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives

by Jim Sheeler

Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, Jim Sheeler's unprecedented look at the way our country honors its dead; Final Salute Is a stunning tribute to the brave troops who have lost their lives in Iraq and...


Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies: The Symbolic Capital of Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov

by Yuri Leving & Frederick H. White

Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov,...


Manhattan at Mid-Century: An Oral History

by Myrna Katz Frommer & Harvey Frommer

Experience the mosaic of mid-century Manhattan in this exuberant oral history. This is a snapshot of a time when ocean liners regularly docked in the Hudson River ports, Checker cabs hurtled across a two-way...


Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina

by Michael Gavin

In Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina, Michael Gavin explores how columnists have written about sports’ role in the national recovery from specific tragedies. Beginning with John F....


Conspiracy Theories

by Kate Tuckett

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


Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII

by John Cornwell

The "explosive" (The New York Times) bestseller-now with a new introduction by the author

When Hitler's Pope, the shocking story of Pope Pius XII that "redefined the history of the twentieth century" (The Washington...


Tudors

by Peter Ackroyd

From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page

Rich in detail and atmosphere, Peter Ackroyd's Tudors is the story of Henry...


The Holocaust in Hungary: Evolution of a Genocide

by Zoltán|Csosz, László|Kádár, Gábor Vági

The Holocaust in Hungary provides a comprehensive documentary account of one of the most brutal and effective killing campaigns in history. After Nazi Germany took control of Hungary late in World War II, Jews...


Spying in World War I: The true story of Margriet Ballegeer

by Janet Dean

In 1914 Margriet Ballegeer, a young women from Contich, near Antwerp, joined the resistance in order to help sabotage the German occupation of Belgium throughout the war.

Despite the danger, Margriet, aged only...