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Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the nation, 1974-1987

by Jean Seaton

During the Margaret Thatcher years, Britain experienced mass unemployment, trade union strikes, bloody war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, and an existential threat to its public service broadcaster,...


Individualism in the United States: A Transformation in American Political Thought

by Stephanie M. Walls

Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. The American emphasis on the individual in politics...


The Longest August: The Unflinching Rivalry Between India and Pakistan

by Dilip Hiro

The partitioning of British India into independent Pakistan and India in August 1947 occurred in the midst of communal holocaust, with Hindus and Sikhs on one side and Muslims on the other. More than 750,000...


Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

by Bruce Hoffman

A landmark history, based on newly available documents, of the battles between Jews, Arabs, and the British that led to the creation of Israel

Anonymous Soldiers brilliantly re-creates the crucial period in the...


Operation Chowhound

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the...


Lusitania

by Greg King & Penny Wilson

On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I.Lusitania: She...


Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.

by David Gibson & Michael McKinley

As featured in the 6-part CNN SERIES "Finding Jesus"FINDING JESUS explores six major artifacts, including the Shroud of Turin, the True Cross, and John the Baptist, that give us the most direct evidence about...


A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare

by Diana Preston

Some 170 years ago, England sent a powerful army into Afghanistan to protect its national interests. It was catastrophically destroyed. This is the story of the First Afghan War and the start of "The Great Game."...


At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841¿1900

by Jennifer Ashton

In telling the story of John Webster’s long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In...


The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War

by Paul Hendrickson

One of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam experience, The Living and the Dead presents a brilliant study of Robert McNamara, his decision-making during the war, and the way his decisions affected his...


Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy

by Paul Hendrickson

They stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image will appear in ...


The Wartime Garden: Digging for Victory

by Twigs Way

‘This War is a Food War…’ In 1941 Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, was determined that the Garden Front would save England: ‘Dig for Victory’ was the slogan, digging for dinner the reality. With food...


The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

by Steve Fraser

A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished.

From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement,...


The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

by Mary Pilon

The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's...


Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama

by Seyom Brown

Seyom Brown’s authoritative account of U.S. foreign policy from the end of the Second World War to the present challenges common assumptions about American presidents and their struggle with power and purpose....


In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

by Michael Meyer

In the tradition of In Patagonia and Great Plains, Michael Meyer's In Manchuria is a scintillating combination of memoir, contemporary reporting, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China's...


The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

by Doug Rossinow

In this concise but thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular...


Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming in Jamaica

by Matthew Parker

Amid the lush beauty of Jamaica's northern coast lies the true story of Ian Fleming's iconic creation: James Bond. For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at...


A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain

by Marc Morris

The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale. Edward I is familiar...


F*ck You, I'm Irish: Why We Irish Are Awesome

by Rashers Tierney

AN IN-YOUR-FACE COLLECTION OF TRIVIA THAT'S SURE TO INSPIRE CHEST-THUMPING PRIDE IN EVERYONE OF IRISH DESCENT

From battling oppression and famine in Ireland to overcoming poverty and discrimination in America,...