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When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

by Francois Furstenberg

In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the face of financial insolvency and bitter political and regional divisions. When the United...


Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

by Alastair Bonnett

A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take...


Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, updated edition

by Ron Rosenbaum

Updated edition of an enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, the explainers, and ourselves.


Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel

by Joshua Muravchik

During the Six Day War of 1967, polls showed that Americans favored the Israelis over the Arabs by overwhelming margins. In Europe, support for Israel ran even higher. In the United Nations Security Council,...


Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia

by Michael Farquhar

“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer...


The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority

by Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.

After suffering stinging...


The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

by Arthur Allen

From a laboratory in wartime Poland comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity. Few diseases are more gruesome than typhus. Transmitted by body lice, it afflicts the dispossessed—refugees,...


Salus Vienna Tua

by Henry Elliot Malden

splendid book this"Salus Vienna Tua", from the orginal work of British historian Henry Elliot Malden thet provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Malden’s...


Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past

by Ray Raphael

First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael’s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With the author’s trademark wit and flair, Founding...


Children of the Mill: True Stories From Quarry Bank

by David Hanson

Channel 4's The Mill captivated viewers with the tales of the lives of the young girls and boys in a northern mill. Focusing on the lives of the apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill, David Hanson's book uses a wealth...


The History of Herodotus

by Herodotus

The Histories of Herodotus is now considered as the founding work of history in Western literature. Written from the 450s to the 420s BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record...


The Legend Of Napoleon

by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Drawing on archival research, the author traces the emergence of the Napoleonic myth and how it developed into a potent political culture. This book is a study of why the fascination with Napoleon has endured...


The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia

by David Hill

On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on...


Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century

by Bruce F. Pauley

The fourth edition of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century presents an innovative comparison of the origins, development, and demise of the three forms of totalitarianism that...


America First: One Hundred Stories from Our History

by Lawton B. Evans

America First: One Hundred Stories from Our History by Lawton B. Evans (1862-1934). Collection of one hundred action-packed stories, covering the range of American history, from the first visit of Leif the Lucky...


An American Book of Golden Deeds

by James Baldwin

An American Book of Golden Deeds, by James Baldwin, and published by American Book Company, New York, 1907. Forty four short and inspiring stories of heroism and personal sacrifice made by Americans for the...


The Civil War Through the Camera

by Henry William Elson

The Civil War Through the Camera by Henry William Elson (1857-1935). Hundreds of Vivid Photographs actually Taken in Civil War Times. Includes Sixteen Reproductions in Color of Famous War Paintings. A Complete...


A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865: Annotated

by James Ford Rhodes

History of the Civil War, 1861–1865 : annottated by James Ford Rhodes. Includes Maps. James Ford Rhodes (1848 –1927), was an American industrialist and historian born in Cleveland, Ohio. After earning a...


The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

by Stefan Waydenfeld

"He who does not work, does not eat." These grim words greeted 14-year-old Stefan Waydenfeld and his parents at the end of their forced journey by cattle car from their home in Poland to a Stalinist labor camp...


Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival

by Wayne Pharr

In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles–based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours...