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The Wars of the Roosevelts

by William J. Mann

The award-winning author presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America’s greatest and most influential families—the Roosevelts—exposing heretofore unknown...


Rodrigo Borgia’s Rose

by Michela Martignoni & Elena Martignoni

A woman lies waiting for a new lover. Covered with nothing but rose petals, her body is exposed for pleasure: his and hers. The woman is Vannozza Cattanei, long-time mistress of a pope, matriarch of the Borgias,...


Gatekeeper to Los Alamos: Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin

by Nancy Cook Steeper

In March 1943 Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin took a position that catapulted her into the center of the Manhattan Project. Her office, 109 East Palace Avenue in Santa Fe New Mexico, was the entry point for all scientists,...


Hermann Giliomee: Historian: An Autobiography

by Hermann Giliomee

Hermann Giliomee weaves together the story of his own life with that of South Africa, a country where history is central to its current politics. An internationally respected historian, Giliomee has devoted...


Rasputin

by Douglas Smith

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure

A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite...


1914

by John French

For a memoir of World War I, Sir John French's book 1914: The Early Campaigns of the Great War, does a fairly good job of recounting the facts, however skewed they may be. French, whose full name and titles...


A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow

by Mike Farris

Lies, murder, and a legendary courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii.

In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a young naval lieutenant’s wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian...


Moses: A Human Life

by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar

No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah...


Annie's War: A New Zealand Woman and Her Family in England 1916-19

by Anna Rogers & Susanna Montgomerie Norris

There have been many published collections of soldiers' diaries and letters from the First World War, but never a firsthand account of one New Zealand family's life in England during these challenging and frightening...


The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times, it is often published with the title The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in order to distinguish it from Saint Augustine's...


The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary, loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. A revised edition appeared in 1787. It was an important novel of the Sturm...


Intruder in Mao's Realm: An Englishman's Eyewitness Account of 1970s China

by Richard Kirkby

In 1974, out of the blue, Richard Kirkby got the opportunity to go to one of the most isolated places on the planet, Communist China. Then for more than three years, he watched from the inside as China dealt...


Slavery Narratives Anthology (ShandonPress)

by Solomon Northup, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass & Sojourner Truth et al.

This ShandonPress anthology contains the following works: - The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano (1789) - Narrative of the Life of Frederick...


Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: How the World's Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

by Jack Weatherford

A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world...


Cockroaches

by Scholastique Mukasonga & Jordan Stump

Imagine being born into a world where everything about you—the shape of your nose, the look of your hair, the place of your birth—designates you as an undesirable, an inferior, a menace, no better than a...


A Modern Plutarch: Comparisons of the Greatest Western Thinkers

by Robert Lloyd George

Vignettes of the most influential figures in British and American history, placed next to one another to reveal new likenesses and contrasts in character.

One of the most significant and enduring texts to have...


A Marriage of Inconvenience: The Persecution of Ruth and Seretse Khama

by Michael Dutfield

In 1948, a young white English woman, Ruth Williams, made headline news all over the world. For she had met, fallen in love with, and married Seretse Khama, an African prince and heir to the chieftainship of...


Nicola Sturgeon

by David Torrance

indispensable ... an illuminating appraisal' - Alex Massie, Spectator 'A fascinating portrait of one of the most powerful politicians in the United Kingdom' - Euan McColm, Scotland on Sunday 'David Torrance's...


Les Parisiennes

by Anne Sebba

“Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time. This is a remarkable book.” —Edmund de Waal, New York...


Angelic Music: The Story of Benjamin Franklin's Glass Armonica

by Corey Mead

“With spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story...Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun.” —The Washington Post

A jewel of musical history—the story...