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I Escaped from a Nazi Death Camp

by Edmond Vandievoet & Untold Stories

May 1940. Edmond Vandievoet is 34 and wishes only one thing: to serve his country.

Enrolled in the Belgian army, he will escape captivity a first time and will flee to Paris, where he will specialize in the passing...


Waterloo Busting the Myths

by Yves Vander Cruysen & Untold Stories

No battle has generated more myths or more conflicting analyses than that of Waterloo

How worried were they in Brussels, dancing at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball? What was Grouchy up to when he was needed?...


Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

by Juliana Barbassa

In the tradition of Detroit: An American Autopsy and Maximum City comes a deeply reported and beautifully written biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and...


The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine - A Tale of Two Narratives

by Padraig O'Malley

A leading reconciliation expert argues that a two-state solution is no longer a viable path to create lasting peace in Israel and Palestine

Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition...


Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

by Susan Southard

A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived

 

On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the United States...


The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

by Deborah Davis

From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey—and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered—profoundly...


Circling the Square

by Wendell Steavenson

What happened to the promise of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring?

On January 25, 2011, the world was watching Cairo. Egyptians of every stripe came together in Tahrir Square to protest Hosni Mubarak's three...


The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy

by Filip Bondy

An award-winning veteran sportswriter who personally covered the Pine Tar Game looks back and explores one of the wackiest events in baseball history.

On July 24, 1983, during the finale of a heated four-game...


Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South

by Christopher Dickey

Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade. His actions helped determine the fate of a nation.

 

When Robert Bunch arrived in Charleston to...


Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682

by Robert Goodwin

The Golden Age of the Spanish Empire would establish five centuries of Western supremacy across the globe and usher in an era of transatlantic exploration that eventually gave rise to the modern world. It was...


The Wonders of the Invisible World

by Cotton Mather Increase Mather

The two very rare works reprinted in the present volume, written by two of the most celebrated of the early American divines, relate to one of the most extraordinary cases of popular delusion that modern times...


Five Years in Texas

by Thomas North

To conceive the idea, and execute the purpose of making a book, is, to a modest man, not a little monstrous; and yet, modest or immodest, monstrous or not, the author makes his best bow to the reader, and holds...


Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States: One Hundred Years of Citizenship

by Igor ¿¿tiks

Between 1914 and the present day the political makeup of the Balkans has relentlessly changed, following unpredictable shifts of international and internal borders. Between and across these borders various political...


Consuming Behaviours: Identity, Politics and Pleasure in Twentieth-Century Britain

by Erika Rappaport, Sandra Trudgen Dawson & Mark J. Crowley

In twentieth-century Britain, consumerism increasingly defined and redefined individual and social identities. New types of consumers emerged: the idealized working-class consumer, the African consumer and the...


Mein Kampf

by Adolf Hitler

Mein Kampf (pronounced [maɪ̯n kampf], "My Struggle") is an autobiographical manifesto by National Socialist leader Adolf Hitler, in which he outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany. Volume...


Out of the Firing Line...Into the Foyer: My Remarkable Story

by Andy Merriman, Bruce Copp & Dame Judi Dench

War hero and '60s Soho doyen Bruce Copp has lived a unique life in which he has formed lifelong friendships with celebrities, swam regularly with a James Bond, hung out with Lenny Bruce and spent an unforgettable...


Diamonds in the Rough: Corporate Paternalism and African Professionalism on the Mines of Colonial Angola, 1917-1975

by Todd Cleveland

Diamonds in the Rough explores the lives of African laborers on Angola’s diamond mines from the commencement of operations in 1917 to the colony’s independence from Portugal in 1975. The mines were owned...


Texas Mexican Americans and Postwar Civil Rights

by Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez

After World War II, Mexican American veterans returned home to lead the civil rights struggles of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Many of their stories have been recorded by the Voces Oral History Project...


Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race...


Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America's Postwar Political Order

by James Piereson

The United States has been shaped by three sweeping political revolutions: Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional...