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A Rage for Order

by Robert F. Worth

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos...


The Invitation-Only Zone

by Robert S. Boynton

For decades, North Korea denied any part in the disappearance of dozens of Japanese citizens from Japan’s coastal towns and cities in the late 1970s. But in 2002, with his country on the brink of collapse,...


The Repeal of Reticence

by Rochelle Gurstein

At a time when America's faculties of taste and judgment—along with the sense of the sacred and shameful—have become utterly vacant, Rochelle Gurstein's The Repeal of Reticence delivers an important and...


Masters of Empire

by Michael McDonnell

A radical reinterpretation of early American history from a native point of view

In Masters of Empire, the historian Michael McDonnell reveals the pivotal role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes...


Doomed to Succeed

by Dennis Ross

A necessary and unprecedented account of America's changing relationship with Israel

When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and our ironclad...


Worldmaking

by David Milne

A new intellectual history of U.S. foreign policy from the late nineteenth century to the present

Worldmaking is a fresh and compelling new take on the history of American diplomacy. Rather than retracing a familiar...


The Crime and the Silence

by Anna Bikont & Alissa Valles

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category

A monumental work of nonfiction on a wartime atrocity, its sixty-year denial, and the impact of its truth

Jan Gross's hugely controversial Neighbors...


The Village of Waiting

by George Packer

Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps...


Paradise of the Pacific

by Susanna Moore

The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise

The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals—from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that...


After the Victorians

by A. N. Wilson

The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over...


KL

by Nikolaus Wachsmann

The first comprehensive history of the Nazi concentration camps

In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception...


White Savage

by Fintan O'Toole

A provocative new biography of the man who forged America's alliance with the Iroquois

William Johnson was scarcely more than a boy when he left Ireland and his Gaelic, Catholic family to become a Protestant...


In These Times

by Jenny Uglow

A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian

We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars—but what of those...


14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix...


Three Minutes in Poland

by Glenn Kurtz

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his...


The Unsubstantial Air

by Samuel Hynes

The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming...


Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors

by Brian A. Catlos

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it

In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground...


Berlin Now

by Peter Schneider & Sophie Schlondorff

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic city

It isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that...


Some Desperate Glory

by Max Egremont

The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poets

The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014. And while World War I devastated...


Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution

by Thomas P. Slaughter

An important new interpretation of the American colonists' 150-year struggle to achieve independence

"What do we mean by the Revolution?" John Adams asked Thomas Jefferson in 1815. "The war? That was no part...