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Hitler

by Robin Cross

As Chancellor of Germany between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler exercised unrestricted power over his country's social, political, and economic life. From Hitler’s belligerent re-armament programme to his imposition...


Battle of Britain: Day by day Chronicle

by Patrick Bishop

The Battle of Britain is the epic story of the fight for control of the skies over England in the bitterly long summer of 1940. Bestselling author Patrick Bishop’s compelling day-to-day chronicle is enhanced...


Why the Germans? Why the Jews?

by Gotz Aly

A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions,...


Lost and Found in Johannesburg

by Mark Gevisser

An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author’s fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions

This singular memoir begins with a transgression—the invasion of a private home in Johannesburg....


Supreme Commander

by Seymour Morris Jr. & Seymour Morris, Jr.

He is the most decorated general in American history—the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war, but in peace.

As Supreme Commander for...


Medieval Knights 1100-1476

by Giovanni Garuti

This book devoted to the medieval uniforms uses the presence of 17 marvelous tables realized by the Italian artist Giovanni Garuti. All realize in 1999 as single Print-tables for the Italian publishing EMI of...


The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great

by Harvey J. Kaye

On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought...


A Taste for Intrigue

by Philip Short

The man who changed the course of modern France

In 1981, François Mitterrand became France’s first popularly elected socialist president. By the time he completed his mandate, he had led the country for 14...


There Goes Maine!

by John Gould

Maine's nationally acclaimed chronicler proves here that "the entire history of North America began in Maine." Long before Columbus sold Isabella his idea of a passage to Cathay, Irish fishermen went ashore...


Back in Blighty

by Gerard DeGroot

World War One had a devastating, cataclysmic impact on the world and the British people. As its reverberations were so long-lasting and significant, it is easy to assume that the social consequences were as...


Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia

by David Remnick

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb now presents the crucial second act--the attempt to form a Russian state from the ruins of the U.S.S.R. and the chaotic election of 1996. As before, readers...


Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

by David Remnick

In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy...


You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves

by Hiawatha Bray

The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS—and the consequent decline of privacy

What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically...


Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice

by Scott Helman & Jenna Russell

In the tradition of 102 Minutes and Columbine, the definitive book on the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, written by reporters from The Boston Globe and published to...


The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940

by Frederick Brown

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France (“Masterful history” —Henry Kissinger), Zola (“Magnificent” —The New Yorker), and Flaubert (“Impeccable” —James...


The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland

by Logan Marshall

A century after it sank to the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the ruin of the Empress of Ireland has remained one of the most devastating tragedies in maritime history. Logan Marshall's vivid and detailed...


Balkan Ghosts

by Robert D. Kaplan

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first...


The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur

by Mark Perry

At times, even his admirers seemed unsure of what to do with General Douglas MacArthur. Imperious, headstrong, and vain, MacArthur matched an undeniable military genius with a massive ego and a rebellious streak...


A Dark Song of Blood

by Ben Pastor

Rome, 1944, the last days of Nazi occupation. A German officer investigates three murders in a city drenched in violence.


Bourbon

by Dane Huckelbridge

A rollicking biography of bourbon whiskey that doubles as a rich and surprising history of America itself

Few products are so completely or intimately steeped in the American story as bourbon whiskey. As Dane...