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A Cause Greater than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient

by Stephen J. Ochs

A privileged, hell-raising youth who had greatly embarrassed his family—and especially his war-hero father—by being dismissed from West Point, Michael J. Daly would go on to display selfless courage and...


Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis

by David M. Barrett & Max Holland

In the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, questions persisted about how the potential cataclysm had been allowed to develop. A subsequent congressional investigation focused on what came to be known as...


The Handy History Answer Book

by David L. Hudson

A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that have changed the world. Beginning with a section on historical...


Chicago Lives: Men and Women Who Shaped Our City

by Chicago Tribune & Bill Parker

A unique journey through the 20th century in Chicago, this work reveals the characters whose lives put an indelible stamp on the city. Some were famous, like Richard J. Daley and Harold Washington, while others...


Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology

by Cheikh Anta Diop & Yaa-Lengi Meema Ngemi

Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective.


Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State

by Cheikh Anta Diop

This expanded edition continues Diop's campaign for the political and economic unification of the nations of black Africa. It concludes with a lengthy interview with Diop.


The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

by Cheikh Anta Diop & Mercer Cook

Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.


Mining Towns: Making a Living, Making a Life

by Erik Eklund

A history of iconic Australian towns that have emerged as a result of mining booms—including Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie, and Kambalda—this book is a unique attempt to introduce...


A Wild Stab for It: This Is Game Eight from Russia

by Dave Bidini & Brian Pickell

For the 40th anniversary of what was arguably the single-most important sporting event in Canadian history, a writer shepherded Canadians of all backgrounds—artists, athletes, politicians, and pundits—shared...


Larrikins: A History

by Melissa Bellanta

Australia has often been said to possess a “larrikin streak,” from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true-blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters in the silent film The Sentimental Bloke. When it first...


Spitfire: Pilots' Stories

by Dr. Alfred Price

The narrative description and condensed history of the Spitfire's construction, combat career and post-war service, bought together to tell the complete, concise history of the world's most famous aircraft of...


Doreen Kartinyeri: My Ngarrindjeri Calling

by Doreen Kartinyeri & Sue Anderson

An Aboriginal insider's view into Australia's Hindmarsh Island Affair, this remarkable record tells the personal narrative of key Ngarrindjeri spokeswoman, the late Doreen Kartinyeri. Chronicling her victorious...


Super-Charged: How Outlaws, Hippies, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana

by Jim Rendon

Marijuana has been illegal in the United States since 1937. Yet, thanks in large part to a loosely connected underground world of breeders, dealers, and smokers, there are currently more than 2000 varieties...


Behind the Red Door: Sex in China

by Richard Burger

A sexual revolution is underway in China. Traditional morals and behavior are being turned on their head as the country's climb towards economic prosperity brings sex into the open. But it is a revolution distinctly...


Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor's Office and into Prison

by Jeff Coen & John Chase

No one did political corruption quite like Rod Blagojevich. The 40th governor of Illinois made international headlines in 2008 when he was roused from his bed and arrested by the FBI at his Chicago home. He...


Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution

by Stan Mack

Presenting the American Revolution in a fun, easy-to-understand fashion, Stan Mack’s illustrated rendition makes history entertaining while providing lucid insight into the revolution’s real-life participants,...


Surviving the Skies: A Night Bomber Pilot in the Great War

by Joe Bamford

Captain Stephen Wynn Vickers joined the Cheshire Regiment in August 1914, but after being badly wounded he remustered to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps). While other young pilots were killed or injured almost as...


In the Sewers of Lvov

by Robert Marshall

It was the last refuge of the desperate Jews-the warren of sewers underneath their city. Above, the Nazis implemented the destruction of their friends and relatives in a final Aktion against the ghetto in the...


We Band of Brothers: A Biography of Ralph Honner, Soldier and Statesman

by Peter Brune

The biography of Lieutenant Ralph Honner, one of Australia's best-known soldiers from World War 2.


A Short History of Indonesia: The Unlikely Nation?

by Colin Brown

New in the Short Histories of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a readable, well-informed and comprehensive history of Indonesia and its peoples, from ancient origins to the present day.