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Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam

by Monika Jensen-Stevenson & William Stevenson

The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government.

For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular:...


Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed

by Kevin Ferris, Dava Guerin & George H. W. Bush

Unbreakable Bonds tells ten touching stories of mothers who spent years aiding the recovery of their children, US soldiers and Marines who suffered severe injuries during the War on Terror. The survival of these...


Three Minutes in Poland

by Glenn Kurtz

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents’ closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir James Gordon

by Bryan Perrett

First published in 1997, The Real Hornblower offers a comprehensive and engaging account of the life and times of this great naval admiral. Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began...


Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935¿1941

by Jeff Pearce & Richard Pankhurst

It was the war that changed everything, and yet it’s been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway,...


Littlefield Lands: Colonization on the Texas Plains, 1912-1920

by David B., II Gracy

The phenomenon of colonization by big land companies, common throughout the history of the United States, came late to the Panhandle-Plains of West Texas. Ranchers held sway there up into the 20th century. Then,...


The Lowland Maya Postclassic

by Arlen F. Chase & Prudence M. Rice

This collection represents a major step forward in understanding the era from the end of Classic Maya civilization to the Spanish conquest.


Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield

by Azriel Lorber

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages, through historical example and policy prescription, technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by...


Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

by Reinhold Messner

Everest by fair means – that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me … In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest … a climber who doesn’t rely on his own strength and...


Children of Afghanistan: The Path to Peace

by Jennifer Heath & Ashraf Zahedi

The first comprehensive look at youth living in a country attempting to rebuild itself after three decades of civil conflict, Children of Afghanistan relies on the research and fieldwork of twenty-one experts...


Gardiner's Tennis Ranch:: The Summer of '73

by Kris Milligan & Heidi Varian

Gardiner's Tennis Ranch: The Summer of '73 is a coming of age memoir of professional Kris Milligan set at a summer camp in the premier, exclusive tennis club of the day. Milligan and his fellow counselors experience...


The Kremlin Conspiracy: 1,000 Years of Russian Invasions

by Douglas Boyd

People call Putin's power strategy the new Cold War. Author Douglas Boyd argues that it is the same one as before, fought with potent new weapons: the energy resources on which half of Europe now depends. The...


The Ipswich Book of Days

by Rachel Field

Taking you through the year day by day, The Ipswich Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping...


The Grimsby Book of Days

by Lucy Wood

Taking you through the year day by day, The Grimsby Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping...


The Secrets of Q Central: How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the Second World War

by Leighton Buzzard Archaeology and History

Leighton Buzzard had the biggest telephone exchange in the world 1939-45, handling all telephone and teleprinter communications for the war in Britain, Europe, North Africa and the Far East. Because of this,...


Johnstown Castle: A History

by Liam Gaul

The harmony between great castles and their ornamental grounds is rarely seen in such a perfect form as at Johnstown Castle. The gardens and grounds were designed by Daniel Robertson, of Powerscourt fame, and...


Waterloo 1815: Britain's Day of Destiny

by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most important moments in military history. This book seeks to not only tell the story of this great battle, but also to challenge conventional thinking about the opposing...


Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos

The Peterborough Book of Days

by Brian Jones

A day-by-day guide to Peterborough's history, this book contains political, sporting, criminal, strange, amusing and eccentric events from different periods of history of the cathedral city. Some events had...