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Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism

by Steven Watson

Perhaps the oddest and most influential collaboration in the history of American modernism was hatched in 1926, when a young Virgil Thomson knocked on Gertrude Stein's door in Paris. Eight years later, their...


God Carlos

by Anthony C. Winkler

A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early-16th-century Jamaica.


Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes: A Memoir of Dublin in the 1950s

by Martha Long

"Not for the faint of heart, Long's story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl's unbreakable spirit."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

When Martha Long's feckless mother hooks up...


Forgotten Islands of Indonesia: The Art & Culture of the Southeast Moluccas

by Nico DeJonge & Joss van Dijk

This beautiful book contains over 170 unique photographs and pictures of one of the most interesting but least well known cultures in the Indonesian Archipelago.

The traditional art of Maluku Tenggara, the Southeast...


Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan

by Frank L. Holt

Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and startling archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, Frank...


Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation

by Charles Keith

In this important new study, Charles Keith explores the complex position of the Catholic Church in modern Vietnamese history. By demonstrating how French colonial rule allowed for the transformation of Catholic...


Army of Evil: A History of the SS

by Adrian Weale

In Nazi Germany, they were called the Schutzstaffeln. The world would know them as the dreaded SS-the most loyal and ruthless enforcers of the Third Reich.

It began as a small squad of political thugs. Yet by...


The War of 1812

by Henry Adams & John R. Elting

Thid unsurpassed work illuminates the unpopular, blunder-filled War of 1812.


Curious Punishments of bygone Days

by Alice Morse Earle & Frank Hazenplug

In Curious Punishments of Bygone Days, the punishment did not always fit the crime, as this fine old illustrated history of wrath and righteousness shows. One of the earliest institutions in every New England...


History of Japanese Literature

by William George Aston

Professor Aston's A History of Japanese Literature has a permanent place on the bookshelves of all lovers of Japan. William George Aston, who pioneered in the translation of Japanese literature into English,...


The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2012, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2011

by Stephen Greenblatt

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work...


The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers

by Gordon Weiss

An incisive first account of the formation, history, and bloody dissolution of the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.


Ben Macintyre's World War II Espionage Files: Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat

by Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre’s two bestselling accounts of World War II espionage are now available together exclusively as an ebook with an excerpt from the New York Times bestseller, Double Cross. A New York Times Notable...


A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters

by Scott Reynolds Nelson

The story of America is a story of dreamers and defaulters.  It is also a story of dramatic financial panics that defined the nation, created its political parties, and forced tens of thousands to escape their...


No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

by Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer

The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.

From the streets...


Gentlemen Bastards: On the Ground in Afghanistan with America's Elite Special Forces

by Kevin Maurer

The Green Berets-a legendary corps of soldiers whose exploits made military history. But now, its very identity and role as a fighting force may be forever changed . . .

Until the war in Iraq, Special Forces...


The Axmann Conspiracy: The Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the U.S. Army Defeated It

by Scott Andrew Selby

Berlin, 1945: Artur Axmann-a trusted member of Hitler's inner circle and leader of the Hitler Youth-witnesses the Führer commit suicide.

But he would not let the Reich die with its leader . . .

Evading capture,...


The Victims' Revolution

by Bruce Bawer

An eye-opening critique of the identity-based revolution that has transformed American campuses and its effect on politics and society today.

The 1960s and ’70s were a time of dramatic upheaval in American...


The Flames of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, July-December 1813

by Richard Feltoe

This third volume in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved - War of 1812 recounts the dramatic and destructive campaigns in the last six months of 1813 as the Americans continued their remounted attack...


Crossing Rio Pecos

by Patrick Dearen

The Pecos River flows snake-like out of New Mexico and across West Texas before striking the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was more moat than river—a deadly barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents,...