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Flash Point North Korea: The Pueblo and EC-121 Crisis

by Richard Mobley

During a dark period of U.S. military history in the late 1960s, North Korean forces captured an American naval vessel and shot down an unarmed reconnaissance aircraft, taking the lives of thirty-one U.S. sailors...


Battle Line: The United States Navy 1919-1939

by Thomas C. Hone & Trent Hone

A portrait in words and photographs of the interwar Navy, this book examines the twenty-year period that saw the U.S. fleet shrink under the pressure of arms limitation treaties and government economy and then...


Most Secret and Confidential: Intelligence in the Age of Nelson

by Steven Maffeo

In today's world of satellites and electronic spying it is hard to appreciate the difficulties involved two centuries ago in collecting and disseminating

secret intelligence in a time of war. This book provides...


Horrible Shipwreck!

by Andrew C. Jampoler

On August 25, 1833, the British convict transport Amphitrite, filled with more than one hundred women prisoners and their children, together with a crew of sixteen, left London for the convict colony in New...


The Lost Battalion of Tet: The Breakout of 2/12th Cavalry at Hue

by Charles A Krohn

Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, this new paperback edition brings back into print a book that became an essential source for a 2006 study of the battle by the U.S. Army s...


The American Black Chamber

by Herbert O. Yardley

During the 1920s Herbert O. Yardley was chief of the first peacetime cryptanalytic organization in the United States, the ancestor of today's National Security Agency. Funded by the U.S. Army and the Department...


Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg

by Charles P. Hamblen & Walter L. Powell

Charles P. Hamblen's posthumous text provides the first account in more than 25 years of soldiers from the Nutmeg State and their role during the Battle of Gettysburg.Dramatic narrative is interwoven with excerpts...


A Quaker Goes to Spain: The Diplomatic Mission of Anthony Morris, 1813-1816

by H. L. Dufour Woolfley

A Quaker Goes to Spain is a multifaceted historical narrative. It recounts in detail a unique but virtually forgotten U.S. diplomatic initiative during The War of 1812, interwoven with a far more personal account...


Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France

by Christine A. Jones

French artisans began trials to reproduce fine Chinese porcelain in the 1660s. That challenge proved impossible, but inspired radical forms of experimentation. Potters invented artificial alternatives to Chinese...


Fifteenth Air Force against the Axis: Combat Missions over Europe during World War II

by Kevin A. Mahoney

In Fifteenth Air Force against the Axis: Combat Missions over Europe during World War II, Kevin Mahoney provides a detailed combat history of the critical role played by this Air Force unit during World War...


The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story

by Benjamin Franklin, III Cooling

In The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story, historian B.F. Cooling documents the story of President Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Fort Stevens in July 1864. Standing apart in American history...


Fort Laurens, 1778-1779: The Revolutionary War in Ohio

by Thomas I. Pieper & James B. Gidney

While the main action of the Revolution swirled along the Atlantic seaboard. Ohio was a no man's land between the Colonists' Fort Pitt and the British Fort Detroit. A campaign to neutralize Detroit and win the...


Armistice 1918

by Bullitt Lowry

The five armistices arranged in the fall of 1918 determined the course of diplomatic events for many years. The armistice with Germany, the most important of the five, was really a peace treaty in miniature....


Creating the British Atlantic: Essays on Transplantation, Adaptation, and Continuity

by Jack P. Greene

Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has been developing throughout his distinguished...


Cocoa at Midnight: The True Story of My Life as a Housekeeper

by Tom Quinn

Kathleen Clifford was born in 1909. Her family lived in a tiny flat near Paddington Station and her earliest memories were of the smell of horses and the shrill whistle of steam trains. For a girl from the slums...


Viva Cristo Rey!: The Cristero Rebellion and the Church-State Conflict in Mexico

by David C. Bailey

Between 1926 and 1929, thousands of Mexicans fought and died in an attempt to overthrow the government of their country. They were the Cristeros, so called because of their battle cry, ¡Viva Cristo Rey!-Long...


Rethinking Europe: Social Theory and the Implications of Europeanization

by Gerard Delanty & Chris Rumford

Dominant approaches to the transformation of Europe ignore contemporary social theory interpretations of the nature and dynamics of social change. Here, Delanty and Rumford argue that we need a theory of society...


Technology, Gender and China S Great Transformations

by Francesca Bray

What can the history of technology contribute to our understanding of late imperial China? Most stories about technology in pre-modern China follow a well-worn plot: in about 1400 after an early ferment of creativity...


The Red Army Faction, a Documentary History: Volume 2: Dancing with Imperialism

by Andre Moncourt, J Smith & Ward Churchill

The long-awaited second volume of the first-ever English-language study of the Red Army Faction (RAF)—West Germany’s most notorious urban guerillas—covers the period immediately following the organization’s...


Restless Valley

by Philip Shishkin

It sounds like the stuff of a fiction thriller: two revolutions, a massacre of unarmed civilians, a civil war, a drug-smuggling highway, brazen corruption schemes, contract hits, and larger-than-life characters...