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Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

by Jack Cheevers

“I devoured Act of War the way I did Flyboys, Flags of our Fathers and Lost in Shangri-la.” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In 1968, the small, dilapidated American spy...


Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

by Sherill Tippins

The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century.


Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

by Robert Matzen

This fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," Carole Lombard, presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain...


S & L Hell: The People and the Politics Behind the $1 Trillion Savings and Loan Scandal

by Kathleen Day

The savings and loan debacle is the costliest scandal in the country's history. How could such a catastrophe have occurred? The most remarkable thing about the collapse of the savings and loan industry is that...


Recollections of a Tejano Life: Antonio Menchaca in Texas History

by Jesús F. de la Teja, Timothy Matovina & Justin Poché

San Antonio native, military veteran, merchant, and mayor pro tem José Antonio Menchaca (1800-1879) was one of only a few Tejano leaders to leave behind an extensive manuscript of recollections. Portions of...


Gettysburg Religion

From Musket to Metallic Cartridge

by Oyvind Flatnes

From Musket to Metallic Cartridge is an historical introduction to the use of black powder firearms, from the primitive smooth-bore musket to breech-loading cartridge guns, as well as a primer on their practical...


Rethinking the Unthinkable: New Directions for Nuclear Arms Control

by Ivo H. Daalder & Terry Terriff

Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment. Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and...


The Norwegian Intelligence Service, 1945-1970

by Olav Riste

This is a history of the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) during the Cold War, based on its secret archives. The author describes a service that grew from a handful of specialists in 1946 to a multi-faceted...


Lynching Reconsidered: New Perspectives in the Study of Mob Violence

by William D. Carrigan

The history of lynching and mob violence has become a subject of considerable scholarly and public interest in recent years. Popular works by James Allen, Philip Dray, and Leon Litwack have stimulated new interest...


Soft Security Threats & Europe

by Graeme P. Herd & Anne Aldis

A new in-depth assessment of 'soft security' threats in Europe and Eurasia. These threats are now posed by many kinds of trafficking and are being responded to with a range of methods. 

Experts from around...


The Evacuation from Dunkirk: 'Operation Dynamo', 26 May-June 1940

by W.J.R. Gardner

This is the Naval Staff History of "Operation Dynamo", originally published internally in 1949. British ships evacuated nearly 100,000 men of the BEF from the beaches, and over 200,000 from harbours. Other nations'...


Prelude to the Easter Rising: Sir Roger Casement in Imperial Germany

by Reinhard R. Doerries

Prelude to the Easter Rising casts light upon the clandestine activities of Sir Roger Casement in Imperial Germany from 1914 to 1916.

German military intelligence and the Imperial Foreign Office had far-reaching...


The Origins of the Boxer War: A Multinational Study

by Lanxin Xiang

This is the first book to provide a panoramic view of the origins of the Boxer War. Comprehensively examining this historical conundrum of the 20th century from a detached perspective, the book is based on ten...


From the Don to the Dnepr: Soviet Offensive Operations, December 1942 - August 1943

by David M. Glantz

This book provides an in-depth study of the Soviet Army during the offensive operations that started with Battle of Stalingrad in December 1942 and went until Spring 1943. The lessons learned by the Soviet Army...


International Law, Security and Ethics: Policy Challenges in the post-9/11 World

by Aidan Hehir, Natasha Kuhrt & Andrew Mumford

This book examines the different ways in which the laws governing the use of force and the conduct of warfare have become subject to intense scrutiny and contestation since the initiation of the war on terror....


W. E. B. Du Bois: Selections from His Writings

by W.E.B. Du Bois & Bob Blaisdell

Lesser-known writings include "Strivings of the Negro People," "A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South," "The Talented Tenth," "Address to the Nation: The Niagara Movement Speech," "Evolution of the Race Problem,"...


Assassination Science: Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK

by James H. Fetzer

If you have ever been tempted to believe that President Kennedy was killed by a lone,demented gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald, then Assassination Science is the one book which will convince you, beyond any reasonable...


Kent State/May 4

by Scott L. Bills

The reverberations of the rifle shots that killed four students on May 4, 1970 echoed across the nation and beyond. Nowhere, perhaps, did they echo with more persistence and poignancy than at the place where...


12 Years A Slave

by Solomon Northup

When Solomon Northup, born a free black man in Saratoga, New York, was offered a short-term job with a circus in Washington, D.C., in 1841, he jumped at the opportunity. But when he arrived, he was kidnapped...