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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

by S. C. Gwynne

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero....


A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters: An Evacuee's Life in WWII a Personal Memoir

by Geoffrey Iley

A boy writes home during WWII, revealing his own fascinating story, full of zest for life, information and humour.


SOUTHERN GREATS:  LESSONS OF LOVE AND LIFE LEARNED ON THE BLUFF

by Howard L White & Candace J Semien

Over the past four years and some 30,000 plus miles traveled for interviews, this book, this story, this start has been with me. No matter how often I put Southern Greats down, I was pulled back to work and...


Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography

by John Toland

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man...


The Lodge Women, Their Men and Their Times

by Emily Lodge

From the earliest days of the American colonies, through the Gilded Age, to the late 20th century, The Lodge Women traces a line of the family's remarkable history that is at once intensely personal, political...


Michael Faraday

by Walter Jerrold

"Tyndall, I must remain plain Michael Faraday to the last." In these words, with which he replied to Professor Tyndall's urgent appeal to him to accept the Presidency of the Royal Society, we have a key-note...


Wolsey: The Life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal

by John Matusiak

Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal...


Harold Jarman: Bristol Rovers Local Hero

by Mike Jay & Ian Haddrell

Harold Jarman, a Bristolian, had a fascinating fourteen season career with Bristol Rovers from 1959 until 1973. A highly talented winger he made over 500 appearances for his home town club, scoring over a century...


El Inca: The Life and Times of Garcilaso de La Vega

by John Grier Varner

Garcilaso de la Vega, the great chronicler of the Incas and the conquistadors, was born in Cuzco in 1539. At the age of twenty, he sailed to Spain to acquire an education, and he remained there until his death...


Son of the Alhambra: Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 1504-1575

by Erika Spivakovsky

Last of the Spanish Renaissance men, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1504-1575) was a master of the humanist disciplines as well as an active diplomat whose correspondence provides insight into the workings of power...


Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

by Tavis Smiley & David Ritz

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but...


Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and James Madison

by I. Bernard Cohen

General readers, students of American history, and professional historians alike will profit from reading this engaging presentation of an aspect of American history conspicuously absent from the usual textbooks...


Passions Between Women

by Emma Donoghue

Passions Between Women looks at stories of lesbian desires, acts and identities from the Restoration to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Far from being invisible, the figure of the woman who felt passion...


A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany

by Sigrid MacRae

The extraordinary love story of an American blueblood and a German aristocrat-and a riveting tale of survival in wartime Germany

Sigrid MacRae never knew her father, until a trove of letters revealed not only...


Linotte: The Early Diary of Anais Nin (1914-1920)

by Anaïs| Nin

A charming and amusing view of Nin's early life, from age eleven to seventeen; the self-portrait of an innocent girl who is transformed, through her own insights, into an enlightened young woman. “An enchanting...


Clive

by Robert Harvey

The real-life story of Robert Clive would be judged as wildly implausible if it came from the pen of a novelist.

Clive of India was one of the most extraordinary and colorful figures Britain ever produced. The...


War Hammers: The Story of West Ham United during the First World War

by Brian Belton

This book tells the fascinating story of West Ham United Football Club during the First World War, charting the relationship between war and football by following the pursuits of West Ham from 1913/14 to 1918/19....


Robert Morris's Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder

by Ryan K. Smith

In 1798 Robert Morris-"financier of the American Revolution," confidant of George Washington, former U.S. senator-plunged from the peaks of wealth and prestige into debtors' prison and public contempt. How...


The Comeback: From a First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt

by Geoffrey C. Ward

An eBook short.

Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio in the summer of 1921, resulting in permanent paralysis from the waist down. One year later, he went back to work. Noted historian Geoffrey C. Ward, winner...


The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

by Bela Zombory-Moldovan & Peter Zombory-Moldovan

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War

 

An NYRB Classics Original

 

The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in...