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Murder by Candlelight: The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre

by Michael Knox Beran

Arguing that it is “less the quality of the crimes than the attitude of the age which determines the gruesomeness of its murders,” Michael Beran brings to life the ghastly ambiance of a vanished epoch, and...


Death in Florence: A Novel (Inspector Bordelli Mysteries)

by Paul Strathern

One of the defining moments in Western history, the bloody and dramatic story of the battle for the soul of Renaissance Florence. By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home...


Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

by Charlotte Higgins

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the captivating and haunting exploration of the remnants of an empire What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense...


War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War

by William Philpott

“Philpott argues persuasively that the last hundred days of the war were the result of a steep learning curve necessitated by earlier bloodbaths.” —The Wall Street Journal A Wall Street Journal Best Non-Fiction...


Japanese History

by F. Brinkley & Dairoku Kikuchi

It is trite to remark that if you wish to know really any people, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of their history, including their mythology, legends and folk-lore: customs, habits and traits of...


The spirit of Japan

by Yoshisaburo Okakura

These Lectures by a son of the land, delivered at the University of London, are compendious and explicit in a degree that enables us to form a summary of much that has been otherwise partially obscure, so that...


When Buffalo Ran: A Frontier Classic of Childhood on the Plains

by George Bird Grinnell

When Buffalo Ran tells the story of a young, mid nineteenth century Plains Indian, named Wikis. As Wikis grows, he encounters many wild buffalo and enemy tribes. Along the way, he is guided by his uncle, a...


Theodore Roosevelt on Bravery: Lessons from the Most Courageous Leader of the Twentieth Century

by Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt is the only president in history to deliver a ninety-minute speech directly after being shot in the chest. He’s a Nobel Prize recipient, a Harvard graduate, and he was the youngest President...


Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language

by Seth Lerer

Seth Lerer tells a masterful history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates...


Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War

by Michael D. Gordin

Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military...


Behind Nazi Lines: My Father's Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs

by Andrew Gerow Hodges & Denise George

In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one-man had the courage to fight the odds . . ....


Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

by Alex Kershaw

The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II

The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive...


The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger

by Greg Steinmetz

The life and times of the wealthiest man who ever lived—Jacob Fugger—the Renaissance banker who revolutionized the art of making money and established the radical idea of pursuing wealth for its own sake....


The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

by Geoff Shepard

An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal mess—and now, with the...


Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs

by Noam Chomsky

Chomsky argues that the real 'rogue' states are the United States and its allies.


Beleaguered in Pekin

by Robert Coltman

In the following pages I have endeavored to give an accurate and comprehensive account of the Siege in Peking and of the Boxer movement that led up to it.


Dissecting the Holocaust: The Growing Critique of 'Truth' and 'Memory'

by Robert Faurisson, Carlo Mattogno & Germar Rudolf

The blockbuster anthology that struck Holocaust orthodoxy a body blow from which it has never recovered. Dissecting marshals the work of more than a dozen researchers to subject the conventional historiography...


Breaking the Spell: The Holocaust, Myth & Reality

by Nicholas Kollerstrom

In 1941, British Intelligence analysts cracked the German "Enigma" code. This undermined the German war effort - but also threw new light on day-by-day events in the Nazi concentration camp system. Between January...


The Treasure Galleons: The Golden Pelican (color)

by Tammy Gross, Peggy Gross & Ralph Curnow

The true story of the 1715 Spanish fleet as told in the award-winning screenplay.

In the Age of Sail, teenage Fermin, a misfit intellectual in a family of adventurers, sails with his father's treasure fleet...


Secret Diplomatic History

by Karl Marx

To understand a limited historical epoch, we must step beyond its limits, and compare it with other historical epochs. To judge Governments and their acts, we must measure them by their own times and the conscience...