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Hemingway at War: Ernest Hemingway's Adventures as a World War II Correspondent

by Terry Mort

From Omaha Beach on D-Day and the French Resistance to the tragedy of Huertgen Forest and the Liberation of Paris, this is the story of Ernest Hemingway's adventures in journalism during World War II. In the...


The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny

by Ian Davidson

A vital and illuminating look at this profoundly important (and often perplexing) historical moment, by former Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist Ian Davidson. The French Revolution casts a long...


Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

by Nicola Tallis

A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution—recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily...


The Marines in World War II

by Michael E. Haskew

2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that pushed the United States into World War II and sent thousands of US Marines to fight and die on tiny islands half a world away. Today, Iwo...


In Good Hands

by Charles Fish

In 1836, Henry Lester moved his family from the Vermont hills to better land on the valley floor north of Rutland, beginning a saga six generations on a farm, which this book portrays and explores with an affectionate...


The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

by Dava Sobel

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the captivating, little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy

"Sensitive, exacting, and lit with the wonder of discovery." —Elizabeth...


Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

by Sheila Cosminsky

The World Health Organization is currently promoting a policy of replacing traditional or lay midwives in countries around the world. As part of an effort to record the knowledge of local midwives before it...


Eight Flavors

by Sarah Lohman

This unique culinary history of America offers a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat.

The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically...


Transformed:  Reinventing Pittsburgh's Industrial Sites for a New Century, 1975-1995

by George Evan Stoddard, Maggie Diehl & Taylor Tobias

Transformed tells how civic leaders in Pittsburgh—once the world’s steel capital—brought new uses to five derelict industrial brownfield sites. Polluted and largely abandoned Herr’s Island became Washington’s...


What Manner of Man Is This?: The Duke of Windsor's Years in The Bahamas

by Orville A Turnquest, Diane Gedymin & Sidney Poitier

What Manner of Man Is This? is a unique and incisive look at an important but largely ignored period of the life of the Prince of Wales who was heir to the British throne and became King of England, Edward...


The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria

by Helon Habila

On the night of April 14, 2014, 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram, the world's deadliest terrorist group.

Fifty-seven of them escaped over the next few...


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,...


The Projects of Skunk Works: 75 Years of Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs

by Steve Pace & Eric Hehs

The stories behind more than 50 secret projects undertaken by the famed Lockheed Martin Skunk Works on behalf of the US Armed Forces, DARPA, and the CIA - all illustrated with official Skunk Works photography...


Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents

by Talmage Boston

The president of the Unites States is the world's most powerful person. Despite the remarkable talents of those who have served as our country's chief executive, totally successful governance has never been...


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