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Battle for the North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War II in Europe

by John R. Bruning

The Battle of the North Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 until the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, though it reached its peak from mid-1940 through the...


Das Reich: The March of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Through France, June 1944

by Max Hastings

World-renowned British historian Sir Max Hastings recounts one of the most horrific months of World War II. June 1944, the month of the D-Day landings carried out by Allied forces in Normandy, France. Germany's...


Like It Happened Yesterday

by Ravinder Singh

Has anyone ever asked you—What were the best days of your life? That one period of your life you always wanted to go back to? And live that life . . . one more time? When asked this, I closed my eyes and went...


Hidden Warbirds: The Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft

by Nicholas A. Veronico

"If you only have room in your collection for one book on WWII-era warbird wreck histories and recoveries, then it should be this one. Nicholas Veronico's thorough research and clear, concise writing style make ...


Native Americans in the Susquehanna River Valley, Past and Present

by David J. Minderhout

This volume describes the Native American presence in the Susquehanna River Valley, a key crossroads of the old Eastern Woodlands between the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay in Northern Appalachia.


Native American in the Land of the Shogun: Ranald MacDonald and the Opening of Japan

by Frederik L. Schodt

A wide-ranging, readable account of an eccentric and exceptional man who crossed cultures and changed history.


Basho's Narrow Road: Spring and Autumn Passages

by Matsuo Basho & Hiroaki Sato

Matsuo Basho (1644-94) is considered Japan's greatest haiku poet. Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi) is his masterpiece. Ostensibly a chronological account of the poet's five-month journey in 1689...


The Battle of Britain: The Greatest Air Battle of World War II

by Richard Alexander Hough & Denis Richards

A definitive account of the three-month air battle in 1940 between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe.The victory of the Battle of Britain ranks with Marathon and the Marne as a decisive point in history....


Nothing Natural Is Shameful: Sodomy and Science in Late Medieval Europe

by Joan Cadden

In medieval Europe, where theologians saw sin, some natural philosophers saw a phenomenon in need of explanation. They believed some men were born with homosexual inclinations and others acquired them as habits...


A Penelopean Poetics: Reweaving the Feminine in Homer's Odyssey

by Barbara Clayton

A Penelopean Poetics looks at the relationship between gender ideology and the self-referential poetics fo the Odyssey through the figure of Penelope. Her poetics become a discursive thread through which different...


Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese

by Arthur Sze

An insightful, accessible anthology of some of China's greatest poets.


The Redshifting Web: New & Selected Poems

by Arthur Sze

A comprehensive collection by one of the most intensely musical and visionary poets writing today.


Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Revolution to Secession

by Debra J. Allen

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Revolution to Secession relates the events of this crucial period in American history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and several hundred cross-referenced...


Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats....


Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues,...


Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant

by Norman Gelb

While many people are familiar with King Herod’s famous (or infamous) mention in the Bible, his life touches on many compelling stories of the ancient world—from Antony and Cleopatra to the Olympics, and...


He Died All Day Long

by Jon Wells

He Died All Day Long is a story of the Vietnam War and the soldiers who fought it - on both sides - from a street kid in Pittsburgh, to a country boy from Missouri, even a Vietnamese peasant who wants nothing...


Sir Francis Walsingham: Courtier in an Age of Terror

by Derek Wilson

During the brief reign of the Queen Mary, Walsingham was a Protestant exile in Italy. Returning home when Elizabeth assumed the throne, from 1570 he became a diplomat to the arch-pragmatist Queen. He was often...


The Koreas

by Charles K. Armstrong

Presenting a succinct, historically informed introduction to North and South Korea, the second edition of The Koreas considers the radically different ways these countries have dealt with the growing challenges...


Harry S. Truman: The Coming of the Cold War

by Nicole L. Anslover

Harry S. Truman presided over one of the most challenging times in American history-the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War. Thrust into the presidency after Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office,...