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A Temperate Empire

The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt

by W. M. Flinders Petrie

This present handbook is intended to aid in the understanding of Egyptian art, and the illustrations and descriptions are selected for that purpose only. The history of the art would require a far greater range...

The Land Is Our History

Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

by Reese Erlich & Noam Chomsky

Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both...

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

by Candice Millard

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War


At age twenty-four,...

A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster

by Joshua Partlow

The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the United States, brilliantly portrayed here by the former...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An American Hero

by Jr. Ronald D. Lankford

The amazing story behind the classic Christmas character

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

by Patrick Phillips

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.

Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home...

The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict: Eighth Revised and Updated Edition

by Walter Laqueur & Dan Schueftan

An essential resource, completely revised and updated for the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Israel

In print for forty years, The Israel-Arab Reader is a thorough and up-to-date guide to the continuing...

The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam

by Jerry Brotton

The gripping story of Queen Elizabeth’s bold alliance with the Ottoman sultan by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps (published in the UK as This Orient Isle)



by Robert Wright

Nearly twenty years after his death and more than thirty since his retirement from active politics, Pierre Elliott Trudeau is at long last receding from the lived memory of Canadians. But despite the distance...

Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness

by Craig Nelson

Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by...

Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I

by Graziella Parati, Cinzia Blum & Diego Lazzarich

In Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I, well-known scholars of history, political science, film, literature, and cultural studies explore the impact that the Great War had on twentieth-century culture...

Indelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America's Free Press

by Richard Kluger

The untold story of the battle to legalize free expression in America by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Ashes to Ashes.

The liberty of written and spoken expression has been fixed in the firmament of...

Christmas in the Crosshairs

The New York Times Disunion

A People Without a State: The Kurds from the Rise of Islam to the Dawn of Nationalism

by Michael Eppel

Numbering between 25 and 35 million worldwide, the Kurds are among the largest culturally and ethnically distinct people to remain stateless. A People Without a State offers an in-depth survey of an identity...

Crusoe's Island

by Andrew Lambert

From an acclaimed naval historian, Crusoe's Island charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific.

The tiny island assumed...

The History of England: Accession of James II -- I

by Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay

I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living. I shall recount the errors which, in a few months, alienated...