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The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

by Kara Cooney

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.

 

Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with...


Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite

by Suki Kim

A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign

 

Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing...


The Devils'' Alliance: Hitler''s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941: Hitler''s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

by Roger Moorhouse

History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals, the two mammoth and opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash...


The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt''s Historic Broadcasts: Eleanor Roosevelt''s Historic Broadcasts

by Stephen Drury Smith & Blanche Wiesen Cook

On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, as a stunned nation gathered around the radio to hear the latest about Pearl Harbor, Eleanor Roosevelt was preparing for her weekly Sunday evening national radio program....


Byzantine New Testament

by World English Bible

The Byzantine New Testament is a reliable translation of the New Testament based on the Majority Text. Key features: * Fairly literal translation in informal, spoken English, designed to sound good and be accurate...


The Pilgrim Chronicles: An Eyewitness History of the Pilgrims and the Founding of Plymouth Colony

by Rod Gragg

A Quest for Freedom

All Americans are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims—persecuted for their religion in the Old World, they crossed the ocean to settle in a wild and dangerous land. But for most of us,...


Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

by Jamie Malanowski

The lead writer of the New York Times’s award-winning “Disunion” series introduces William Barker Cushing, the Civil War’s most celebrated naval hero. October 1864. The confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle...


Place and Locality in Modern France

by Philip Whalen & Patrick Young

Place and Locality in Modern France analyses the significance and changing constructions of local place in modern France. Drawing on the expertise of a range of scholars from around the world, this book provides...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature

by Jenni Adams

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature is a comprehensive reference resource including a wealth of critical material on a diverse range of topics within the literary study of Holocaust writing. At...


Filming the End of the Holocaust: Allied Documentaries, Nuremberg and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps

by John J. Michalczyk

Filming the End of the Holocaust considers how the US Government commissioned the US Signal Corps and other filmmakers to document the horrors of the concentration camps during the April-May 1945 liberation....


Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan: Empire for God

by Emily Anderson

Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan explores how Japanese Protestants engaged with the unsettling changes that resulted from Japan's emergence as a world power in the early 20th century. Through this...


Postcolonial Piracy: Media Distribution and Cultural Production in the Global South

by Lars Eckstein & Anja Schwarz

Across the global South, new media technologies have brought about new forms of cultural production, distribution and reception. The spread of cassette recorders in the 1970s; the introduction of analogue and...


The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 3: The Annexe and Treasury

by Howard Carter

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had...


The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 1: Search, Discovery and Clearance of the Antechamber

by Howard Carter

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian King Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had...


The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 2: The Burial Chamber

by Howard Carter

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had...


Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

by Leon Panetta & Jim Newton

The inspiring and revelatory autobiography of the defense secretary and CIA director who led the intelligence war that killed Bin Laden, among many important roles in a legendary career

It could be said that...


Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

by Alexis Coe

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry...


A Doctor in the Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the Trenches

by Andrew Davidson

Featuring 250 previously unknown photographs, this is the extraordinary true story of a young doctor whose photos left behind an astonishing firsthand account of life at the front of World War I.

As a twenty-five-year-old...


Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The story of the great city terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

by Brian Moynahan

Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier,...


The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure

by Karen M Masterson

A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II-a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental...