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Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership in the Age of Jim Crow

by Raymond W. Smock

From the time of his famous Atlanta address in 1895 until his death in 1915, Booker T. Washington was the preeminent African-American educator and race leader. But to historians and biographers of the last hundred...


Gone with the Glory: The Civil War in Cinema

by Brian Steel Wills

From Birth of a Nation to Cold Mountain, Hollywood has used the Civil War to create compelling cinema with each generation resolving the tug of war between entertainment value and historical accuracy differently....


The Age of Total War, 1860 1945

by Jeremy Black

What is total war? Definitions abound, but one thing is certain—the concept of total war has come to be seen as a defining concept of the modern age. In The Age of Total War, celebrated historian Jeremy Black...


The Knights Templars: God's Warriors, the Devil's Bankers

by Frank Sanello

A vivid description of the formation of the Templars as a strict religious-military order, their political and financial power and the legends surrounding them.


Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton: Lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers

by Professor of Psychology Emeritus J Jung

The story of how a few Chinese immigrants found their way to the Mississippi River Delta in the late 1870s and earned their living with small family operated grocery stores in neighborhoods where mostly black...


Southern Fried Rice: Life in a Chinese Laundry in the Deep South

by John Jung

This memoir conveys the experiences, first of my parents and subsequently of our family, the only Chinese people living in Macon, Georgia between 1928 and 1956. It describes our family's isolated existence running...


Chinese Industrial Espionage: Technology Acquisition and Military Modernisation

by William C. Hannas, James Mulvenon & Anna B. Puglisi

Written by two of America's leading government analysts and an expert on Chinese cyber networks, this new book is the first full account, inside or outside government, of China's efforts to acquire foreign...


The Liberated Bride

by A. B. Yehoshua & Hillel Halkin

Yochanan Rivlin, a professor at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often naïve curiosity. His wife, Hagit, a district judge, is tolerant of almost everything but her husband's faults and prevarications....


Five Seasons

by A. B. Yehoshua & Hillel Halkin

In the autumn, Molkho's wife dies and his years of loving attention are ended. But his newfound freedom is filled with the erotic fantasies of a man who must fall in love. Winter sees him away to the operas...


Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832

by Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser’s Perilous Question is a dazzling re-creation of the tempestuous two-year period in Britain’s history leading up to the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832, a narrative which at times...


The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War

by Louise Steinman

Louise Steinman’s American childhood in the fifties was bound by one unequivocal condition: “Never mention the war to your father.” That silence sustained itself until the fateful day Steinman opened an...


The Tibetan History Reader

by Gray Tuttle & Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Answering a critical need for an accurate, in-depth history of Tibet, this single-volume resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies. Covering the social,...


Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley

by James H. Willbanks & Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan

Formally titled "General of the Army," the five-star general is the highest possible rank awarded in the U.S. Army in modern times and has been awarded to only five men in the nation's history: George C. Marshall,...


Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939

by Thomas Doherty

The abundance of WWII-era documentaries and the huge cache of archival footage that has emerged since 1945 make it seem as if cinematic images of the Nazis were always as vivid and plentiful as they are today....


Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball--and America--Forever

by Tim Wendel

The extraordinary story of the 1968 baseball season--when the game was played to perfection even as the country was being pulled apart at the seams 


Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm

by Monte Reel

In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu ventured into the African jungle in search of a mythic beast, the gorilla. After wild encounters with vicious cannibals, deadly snakes, and tribal kings, Du Chaillu emerged with 20 preserved...


The Battle for Ireland: A Story of National Liberation--A Selection from Vanished Kingdoms (Penguin Tracks)

by Norman Davies

The history of contemporary Ireland and its struggle for independence-excerpted from internationally bestselling author Norman Davies's Vanished Kingdoms

Vanished Kingdoms introduces readers to once-powerful...


Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

by Bess Lovejoy

IN THE LONG RUN, WE’RE ALL DEAD.

But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure.

The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed,...


Once an Eagle

by Anton Myrer

Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands...


Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

by Shereen El Feki

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**

If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms.

 

As political change sweeps the streets and squares, the parliaments and presidential palaces...