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My Year of the Great War

by Frederick Palmer

In "The Last Shot,” which appeared only a few months before the Great War began, drawing from my experience in many wars, I attempted to describe the character of a conflict between two great European land-powers,...


Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School

by Stuart Jeffries

This brilliant group biography asks who were the Frankfurt School and why they matter today

In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt,...


Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life

by Jeff Wilser

The life—and lessons—of the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, long before becoming the subject of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical

Two centuries after his death,...


Incarnations

by Sunil Khilnani

An entertaining and provocative account of India’s past, written by one of the country’s leading thinkers

For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled...


Moscow Nights

by Nigel Cliff

Gripping narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic story of a remarkable young Texan pianist, Van Cliburn, who played his way through the wall of fear built by the Cold War, won the hearts of the American...


True Stories of History and Biography

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them...


Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

by Artemis Joukowsky & Ken Burns

Official companion to the Ken Burns film premiering September 20, 2016, on PBS tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary couple whose faith and commitment to social justice inspired them...


Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939

by Volker Ullrich

A major new biography—an extraordinary, penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil.

“Ullrich reveals Hitler to have been an eminently practical politician—and frighteningly...


The Lusitania's Last Voyage: Being a Narrative of the Torpedoing and Sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German Submarine off the Irish Coast May 7, 191

by Jr., Charles E. Lauriat & Geoffrey Wawro

A first-hand account of the Lusitania’s doomed final voyage.

On May 7, 1915, the German U-boat U-20 fired a torpedo into the side of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania as it passed the Old Head of Kinsale in...


True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

by Kati Marton

“Relevant...fascinating...vividly reconstructed.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Riveting reading...a mesmerizing look at Cold War espionage.” —USA TODAY

This astonishing real-life spy thriller,...


California's Deadliest Women: Dangerous Dames and Murderous Moms

by Josephine Knowles

We like to think of women as nurturers, not murderers, but women do kill. California's Deadliest Women is the definitive guide to the murderesses of the Golden State, a horrifying compendium of women driven...


Helen of Troy - Influential Women in History

by Anon.

This book is part of a series on historical female figures. It features Helen of Troy, the daughter of Zeus in Greek mythology whose abduction by Paris resulted in the Trojan War.


The Life of Flavius Josephus: With Linked Table of Contents

by Flavius Josephus

The family from which I am derived is not an ignoble one, but hath descended all along from the priests; and as nobility among several people is of a different origin, so with us to be of the sacerdotal dignity,...


Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record

by Robert Schmuhl

For over half a century, Robert Schmuhl interviewed and wrote about Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., who served as the president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 until 1987. Beginning as an undergraduate...


The Winchester: The Gun That Built an American Dynasty

by Laura Trevelyan

A fascinating history of the family behind the popular firearm that changed America and the world

Arguably the world's most famous firearm, the Winchester Repeating Rifle was sought after by a cast of characters...


Helen Keller: The Story of My Life: The Story of My Life' by Helen Keller with 'Her Letters' (1887-1901) and 'A Supplementary Account of Her Education

by Helen Keller

'The Story of My Life' is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. The book is dedicated to inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The dedication reads,...


The Black Prince of Florence

Samuel Marsden: Preacher, Pastor, Magistrate & Missionary

by David B Pettett

Samuel Marsden. Preacher, Pastor, Magistrate & Missionary is an account of the life of Rev Samuel Marsden (1765-1838), second Chaplain to New South Wales, illuminated by his sermons. Author: David B. Pettett....


Anson's Gold: and the Secret to Captain Kidd's Charts

by George Edmunds

After a decade of research, author and broadcaster George Edmunds has finally unlocked the meaning of the mysterious cipher carved into the famous Shepherd’s Monument in the grounds of the Shugborough Estate,...


Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West

by Joshua M. Greene

Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon...