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M-Mother: Dambuster Flight Lieutenant John 'Hoppy' Hopgood

by Jenny Elmes & Shere Fraser Lowe

John Hopgood was one of the pilots of the 19 Lancaster bombers that took part in the Dambusters raid of May 1943. Wounded by flak and with his aircraft falling apart, 'Hoppy' managed to gain height for two of...


Mrs. Lee's Rose Garden: The True Story of the Founding of Arlington National Cemetery

by Carlo Devito

Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden is an intimate retelling of Arlington National Cemetery’s tragic beginnings, and sheds new light on this profound chapter in American history.

Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden is the intensely...


The Life of Joan of Arc

by Andrew Lang

JOAN OF ARC was perhaps the most wonderful person who ever lived in the world. The story of her life is so strange that we could scarcely believe it to be true, if all that happened to her had not been told...


Water to the Angels

by Les Standiford

In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland designed and began to build one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history: the aqueduct that carried water 233 miles from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Los...


Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

by Marc Peyser & Timothy Dwyer

A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century.

When...


Colin Campbell: Lord Clyde

by Archibald Forbes

The British Military Service is fertile in curious contrasts. Among the officers who sailed from England for the East in the spring of 1854 were three veterans who had soldiered under the Great Duke in Portugal...


Women of Sicily: Saints, Queens and Rebels

by Jacqueline Alio

Rarely have women found their place in the chronicles of Sicily's thirty-century history. Here one of Sicily's most popular historians introduces seventeen women of varied backgrounds who defied convention to...


Pioneer in Tibet

by Douglas Wissing

Dr. Albert Shelton was a medical missionary and explorer who spent nearly twenty years in the Tibetan borderlands at the start of the last century. During the Great Game era, the Sheltons' sprawling station...


Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds

by Kemp Dixon

Texas Ranger Norman Dixon made the front pages of newspapers, but his rigid sense of integrity prevented him from discussing his cases with his wife or his sons, or anyone else, even decades later.

As a Ranger,...


An Irish Druid Down Under: A Biography of James J Brenan

by John Brenan

James Joseph Brenan was a young boy of fourteen when he arrived in Australia, having left his father and his home in Dublin Ireland to travel to his new home with his mother and four siblings. An Irish Druid...


The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson's Heir

by Michael Bundock

This compelling book chronicles a young boy's journey from the horrors of Jamaican slavery to the heart of London's literary world, and reveals the unlikely friendship that changed his life. Francis Barber,...


Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers: A Group Portrait

by Edward Mendelson

A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers—including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden—Edward Mendelson’s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great...


The China Collectors

by Karl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac

Thanks to Salem sea captains, Gilded Age millionaires, curators on horseback and missionaries gone native, North American museums now possess the greatest collections of Chinese art outside of East Asia itself....


Banvard's Folly

by Paul Collins

The historical record crowns success. Those enshrined in its annals are men and women whose ideas, accomplishments, or personalities have dominated, endured, and most important of all, found champions. John...


Heaven Is a Beautiful Place: A Memoir of the South Carolina Coast

by Genevieve C. Peterkin & William P. Baldwin

Peterkin's recounting of stories of her family circle and her lowcountry home now available in paperback


A Nazi in the Family

by Derek Niemann

Wartime Berlin: The Niemann family – Karl, Minna and their four children – live in a quiet, suburban enclave. Every day Karl commutes to work, a business manager travelling around inspecting his "factories"....


The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

by Barry Strauss

The exciting, dramatic story of one of history’s most famous events—the death of Julius Caesar—now placed in full context of Rome’s civil wars by eminent historian Barry Strauss.

Thanks to William Shakespeare,...


THE MAKING OF AN AIRPLANE HIJACKER: An American Story

by MUHAMMAD JALAL DEEN AKBAR

THE MAKING OF AN AIRPLANE HIJACKER IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT MUHAMMAD JALAL DEEN AKBAR LIFE. THE BOOK LOOKS INTO THE MIND OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WHO WANTED TO PROTEST THE WAY BLACK MEN WERE TREATED IN AMERICA.


War, the Hero and the Will: Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic Wars

by Jane L. Bownas

Thomas Hardy’s The Dynasts and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace are both works that defy association with a particular genre and might seem to have little else in common apart from being set in the same period...


At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841¿1900

by Jennifer Ashton

In telling the story of John Webster’s long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In...