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The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel

by Michael J. Totten

The Road to Fatima Gate is a first-person narrative account of revolution, terrorism, and war during history’s violent return to Lebanon after fifteen years of quiet. Michael J. Totten’s version of events...


Peppermint Twist

by Joel Selvin, John Johnson, Jr. & Dick Cami

The never-before-told story of The Peppermint Lounge, the famed Manhattan nightspot and mobster hangout that launched an era

The Peppermint Lounge was intended to be nothing more than a front for gambling and...


Victory at Yorktown

by Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen & Albert S. Hanser

New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen present the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series—a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory of...


Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution

by Mark Urban

The American Revolution from a unique perspective--as seen through the eyes of a redcoat regiment.


The Voice that Remembers: One Woman's Historic Fight to Free Tibet

by Joy Blakeslee, Adhe Tapontsang & Dalai Lama

When Adhe Tapontsang--or Ama (Mother) Adhe, as she is affectionately known--left Tibet in 1987, she was allowed to do so on the condition that she remain silent about her twenty-seven years in Chinese prisons....


Gay as a Grig: Memories of a North Texas Girlhood

by Ellen Bowie Holland

Ellen Bowie Holland grew up in a house at Weatherford, Texas, that had the "motherly look of a large and gallant hen hovering over too many chicks" and that was inhabited by a "lively, warm-hearted family."...


The Compensations of War: The Diary of an Ambulance Driver during the Great War

by Guy Emerson, Jr. Bowerman & Mark C. Carnes

In 1917, shortly after the United States' declaration of war on Germany, Guy Emerson Bowerman, Jr., enlisted in the American army's ambulance service. Like other young ambulance drivers-Hemingway, Dos Passos,...


The Voice of the People

by C. J. Storella & A.K. Sokolov

This book presents the first comprehensive collection in English of peasant writings during the early years of the Bolshevik regime. Drawn entirely from Russian archival sources, it presents more than 150...


Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition

by Aaron Sachs

Perhaps America's best environmental idea was not the national park but the garden cemetery, a use of space that quickly gained popularity in the mid-nineteenth century. Such spaces of repose brought key elements...


Ambition, A History

by William Casey King

From rags to riches, log house to White House, enslaved to liberator, ghetto to CEO, ambition fuels the American Dream. Americans are driven by ambition. Yet at the time of the nation's founding, ambition was...


Mayhem: Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain, 1748-53

by Nicholas Rogers

After the end of the War of Austrian Succession in 1748, thousands of unemployed and sometimes unemployable soldiers and seamen found themselves on the streets of London ready to roister the town and steal when...


Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America

by Catherine A. Brekus

In 1743, sitting quietly with pen in hand, Sarah Osborn pondered how to tell the story of her life, how to make sense of both her spiritual awakening and the sudden destitution of her family. Remarkably, the...


Antietam

by Gary W. Gallagher

The relative importance of Civil War campaigns is a matter for debate among historians and buffs alike. Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Atlanta have their advocates. Gettysburg certainly maintains its hold on the...


The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

by Gregory Johnsen

“The best new book on al Qaeda . . . and the best book on Yemen in years.”—Bruce Riedel, Daily Beast Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine...


Paullin's History of Naval Administration 1775-1911: A Collection of Articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

by Charles Oscar Paullin

The classic collection of articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, now in ebook form.


America's First Frogman: The Draper Kauffman Story

by Elizabeth Kauffman Bush

Although bad eyesight kept him from receiving a commission in the U.S. Navy when he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933, Draper Kauffman became a hero of underwater demolition in World War II and went on...


Benjamin Franklin Isherwood, Naval Engineer: The Years as Engineer in Chief, 1861-1869

by Edward William Sloan III

A classic account of the 40-year Naval career of Benjamin Franklin Isherwood, whose contributions to Naval engineering helped usher in the development of the modern American Navy. Focusing on the years during...


Red Scorpion: The War Patrols of the USS Rasher

by Peter T. Sasgen

The USS Rasher was one of America's most successful Word War II submarines, and her wartime exploits earned her three Presidential Unit Citations. Accordingly, the Rasher sank eighteen enemy ships and destroyed...


Europe and the Islamic World: A History

by Henry Laurens, John Tolan & John L. Esposito

Europe and the Islamic World sheds much-needed light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided...


Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964-1985

by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Neringa Klumbyte & Kate Brown

In Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964–85, Neringa Klumbyte and Gulnaz Sharafutdinova bring together scholarship examining the social and cultural life of the USSR and Eastern Europe from 1964...