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The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 3: The Annexe and Treasury

by Howard Carter

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had...


The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 1: Search, Discovery and Clearance of the Antechamber

by Howard Carter

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian King Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had...


The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 2: The Burial Chamber

by Howard Carter

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had...


The Victorian Frame of Mind, 1830-1870

by Walter E. Houghton

ôIt is now forty years,ö Walter Houghton writes, ôsince Lytton Strachey decided that we knew too much about the Victorian era to view its culture as a whole.öá Recently the tide has turned and the Victorians...


Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

by Leon Panetta & Jim Newton

The inspiring and revelatory autobiography of the defense secretary and CIA director who led the intelligence war that killed Bin Laden, among many important roles in a legendary career

It could be said that...


Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

by Jenny Leigh Smith

This book is the first to investigate the gap between the plans and the reality of the Soviet Union's mid-twentieth-century project to industrialize and modernize its agricultural system. Historians agree that...


Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

by Alexis Coe

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry...


A Doctor in the Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the Trenches

by Andrew Davidson

Featuring 250 previously unknown photographs, this is the extraordinary true story of a young doctor whose photos left behind an astonishing firsthand account of life at the front of World War I.

As a twenty-five-year-old...


Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The story of the great city terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

by Brian Moynahan

Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier,...


The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure

by Karen M Masterson

A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II-a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental...


Best Little Stories from World War I: Nearly 100 True Stories

by C. Brian Kelly & Ingrid Smyer

Behind the tangled alliances, feuding royals, and deadly battles are the nearly 100 riveting true stories of the men and women who lived, fought, and survived the first Great War. Based on the writings of soldiers,...


The Kaiser's Pirates: Hunting Germany's Raiding Cruisers in World War I

by Nick Hewitt

The Kaiser’s Pirates is a dramatic and little-known story of World War I, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. By1914 Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe, protecting...


Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

by James M. Mcpherson

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy

History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause...


Bloody Ridge and Beyond: A World War II Marine's Memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific

by Marlin Groft & Larry Alexander

By a veteran of Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson's battalion, and author of the Dick Winters biography Biggest Brother and coauthor of A Higher Call

On the killing ground that was the island of Guadalcanal, a 2,000-yard-long...


Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas

by Christa Dierksheide

Christa Dierksheide argues that "enlightened" slaveowners in the British Caribbean and the American South, neither backward reactionaries nor freedom-loving hypocrites, thought of themselves as modern, cosmopolitan...


Prefab Homes

by Elisabeth Blanchet

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few...


Fashion in the 1940s

by Jayne Shrimpton

This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these...


Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare: 1564-1616

by Sarah Downing

Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man'...


Railway Accidents

by Greg Morse

Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like...


The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War

by Yochi Dreazen

The unforgettable story of a military family that lost two sons—one to suicide and one in combat—and channeled their grief into fighting the armed forces’ suicide epidemic.

Major General Mark Graham was...