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How Far From Austerlitz?

by Alistair Horne

A London Sunday Times Book of the Year

A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year


Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War

by James F. Dunnigan & Albert A. Nofi

Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more...


Captive Paradise

by James L. Haley

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its “discovery” by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers...


THE BACK DOOR TO GLORY: A Novel of young men in war, and the women who love them

by JOSEPH M .OKANE

Boys quickly become old men in the brutality of the Italian campaign. From the bloody beaches of Salerno to the wars closing chapter in May 1945,every foot of Italian ground is gained only after a grueling death...


Dark Mirror

by Sara Lipton

In Dark Mirror, Sara Lipton offers a fascinating examination of the emergence of anti-Semitic iconography in the Middle Ages

The straggly beard, the hooked nose, the bag of coins, and gaudy apparel—the religious...


Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

by Leslie Zemeckis & Blaze Starr

By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the first ever oral history of American Burlesque--as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling...


Ships, Clocks, and Stars

by Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgitt

A history of one of the greatest nautical discoveries of all time

Three hundred years ago, amidst growing frustration from the naval community and pressure linked with the increasing importance of international...


Chinese Rules

by Tim Clissold

From the author of the international bestseller Mr. China comes another rollicking ride through the slick mega-cities and industrial backwaters of twenty-first-century China—part adventure story, part erudite...


The Neighborhood Outfit: Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

by Louis Corsino

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb


Discovering the Olmecs: An Unconventional History

by David C. Grove

The Olmecs are renowned for their massive carved stone heads and other sculptures, the first stone monuments produced in Mesoamerica. Seven decades of archaeological research have given us many insights into...


America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation

by John Bicknell

The year 1844 saw a momentous presidential election, religious turmoil, westward expansion, and numerous other interwoven events that profoundly affected the U.S. as a nation. Author and journalist John Bicknell...


Consuls and the Institutions of Global Capitalism, 1783-1914

by Ferry de Goey

The nineteenth century saw the expansion of Western influence across the globe. A consular presence in a new territory had numerous advantages for business and trade. Using specific case studies, de Goey demonstrates...


Living with Jacobitism, 1690-1788: The Three Kingdoms and Beyond

by Allan I Macinnes, Kieran German & Lesley Graham

For over seventy years after the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-90, Jacobitism survived in the face of Whig propaganda. These essays seek to challenge current views of Jacobite historiography. They focus on migrant...


British Historians and National Identity: From Hume to Churchill

by Richard A Cosgrove & Anthony Brundage

Two eminent scholars of historiography examine the concept of national identity through the key multi-volume histories of the last two hundred years. Starting with Hume's History of England (1754-62), they explore...


Beaten But Not Defeated: Siegfried Moos - A German anti-Nazi who settled in Britain

by Merilyn Moos

Siegi Moos, an anti-Nazi and active member of the German Communist Party, escaped Germany in 1933 and, exiled in Britain, sought another route to the transformation of capitalism. This biography charts Siegi’s...


The Telegraph Book of the First World War: An Anthology of the Telegraph's writing from the Great War

by Gavin Fuller & Michael Wright

The Telegraph Book of the First World War is an anthology of the Telegraph's coverage of the First World War arranged thematically from outbreak to armistice. Including an introductory essay for each chapter...


God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivor

by Menachem Z Rosensaft & Elie Wiesel

Almost ninety children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors from sixteen countries explore how their parents' and grandparents' experiences of the Shoah helped shape their identity and their attitudes toward...


Rome Versus Carthage: The War at Sea

by Christa Steinby

The epic struggle between Carthage and Rome, two of the superpowers of the ancient world, is most famous for land battles in Italy, on the Iberian peninsula and in North Africa. But warfare at sea, which played...


The War in Italy 1943-1944

by John Grehan & Martin Mace

Despatches in this volume include that on the Conquest of Sicily from 10 July 1942 to 17 August 1943 by Field-Marshall Viscount Alexander of Tunis; the despatch on the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, by Admiral...


Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair

by Graydon Carter & David Friend

For the magazine's centenary celebration, an anthology of pieces from the early golden age of Vanity Fair

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Vanity Fair magazine, Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells...