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City of Lions

by Józef Wittlin & Philippe Samds Philippe Samds

Portrait of a City in Two Acts: Lviv, Then and Now

Lviv, Lwów, Lvov, Lemberg. Known by a variety of names, the City of Lions is now in western Ukraine. Situated in different countries during its history, it...

The 60s: The Story of a Decade

by The New Yorker Magazine, Henry Finder & David Remnick

The third installment of a fascinating decade-by-decade series, this anthology collects historic New Yorker pieces from the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century—including work by James Baldwin, Pauline...

499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America¿s Founding Fathers: 499 Facts About Hop-Hop Hamilton and America¿s First Leaders

by Stephen Spignesi

You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers!

America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten...

The Vikings: The Story of a People

by Njord Kane

The story of the Norse is a Viking adventure in history.

The Norse saga began with the first ancient tribes of Norsemen during the Early Nordic Stone Age. The beginning of the Nordic Ax Culture when primitive...

No Milk Today: The Vanishing World of the Milkman

by Andrew Ward

Traditionally, in British society, the milkman has been a family friend, a sex symbol and a cheerful chappie. He has been the eyes and ears of the community, and his genetic legacy has supposedly passed into...

Struggle for a vast future

by Aaron Sheehan-Dean & James McPherson

Tearing apart a nation founded on ideals of liberty and union, the American Civil War saw some of the most bitter and bloody fighting that humankind has ever witnessed. The war changed America forever, shaping...

City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York

by Tyler Anbinder

By an acclaimed historian, a sweeping history of the peoples who have come to New York for four centuries: a quintessential American story 

The Promise of Canada: 150 Years--People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country

by Charlotte Gray

What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over 150 years of Canadian history.

“Our country owes its success not to some imagined tribal...

Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik's Cube Solving

by Ian Scheffler

A journalist and aspiring “speedcuber” attempts to break into the international phenomenon of speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube—think chess played at the speed of Ping-Pong—while exploring the Cube’s...

Lectures on Modern History

by John Emerich Edward Dalberg & Lord Acton

The two volumes of his lectures on modern history and on the French Revolution give us in their full ripeness the sum of Acton's historical judgments. History was not to Acton a mere academic pursuit. With that...

The History of Freedom (and other Essays)

by John Emerich Edward Dalberg & Lord Acton

This volume must be regarded not as the support of an existing reputation, or as a bid for the establishment of posthumous renown, but as the record and memorial of a rare and attractive personality. The accurate,...

The Age of the Horse

by Susanna Forrest

Man has always been fascinated by Equus caballus, recasting horsepower into many forms: a hunk of meat, an industrial and agricultural machine, a luxury good, a cherished dancer, a comrade in arms and a symbol...

Bridge of Words

by Esther Schor

A rich and passionate biography of a language and the dream of world harmony it sought to realize

In 1887, Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish Jew, had the idea of putting an end to tribalism by creating a universal...

A Country House Christmas

by Phyllis Elinor Sandeman

A refreshed reissue of the 1952 classic Treasure on Earth. A vivid and charming account of Christmas in an Edwardian country house. '... the weather did not matter. How could it, with a house full of delightful...


by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore

These chapters are mainly a republication of the series of letters appearing in the columns of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat during the summer of 1883, and in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and the New York Times...

The Vikings

by Rene Chartrand, Keith Durham, Mark Harrison & Ian Heath

The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors'...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An American Hero

by Jr. Ronald D. Lankford

The amazing story behind the classic Christmas character

Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama

by Kenneth L. Woodward

"In this thoughtful book, Ken Woodward offers us a memorable portrait of the past seven decades of American life and culture. From Reinhold Niebuhr to Billy Graham, from Abraham Heschel to the Dali Lama, from...

History of the Expedition under the Command of Cape Pacific Ocean

by William Clark & Meriwether Lewis

"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains, and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed during...

What is Anarchism?: An Introduction

by Donald Rooum, Vernon Richards & Andrej Grubacic

"Anarchists believe that the point of society is to widen the choices of individuals." Enlarged and updated for a modern audience, What is Anarchism? serves as a reference and an introduction to the development...