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Sex with Presidents

by Eleanor Herman

In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising...

Dead Doubles

by Trevor Barnes

The astonishing but true story of one of the most notorious spy cases from the Cold War—and the international manhunt that seized global attention as it revealed the shadowy world of deep cover KGB operatives. ...

A Cry in Unison

by Judy Cohen

In Debrecen, Hungary, Judy grows up in a warm and lively family, but when the Nazis invade in 1944, she is crowded into a ghetto, her life now shaped by fear and hopelessness. When the cattle cars take Judy...

In the Hour of Fate and Danger

by Ferenc Andai

Ferenc Andai is one of approximately 6,000 Jewish Hungarian men conscripted to work as forced labourers in the copper mines of Bor, Serbia, between 1943 and 1944. Subject to the whims of cruel Hungarian commanders...


by D.K. Drum, Jack H. Lucas & Bob Dole

Medal of Honor recipient Jack H. Lucas’s classic memoir of his heroics at the Battle of Iwo Jima—with a foreword by Bob Dole and reissued to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the battle in 2020.

On February...

Too Many Goodbyes: The Diaries of Susan Garfield

by Susan Garfield

In 1944, as Budapest’s Jews begin to suffer under German occupation, eleven-year-old Zsuzsi (Susie) takes to her diary to write about her friends and family as she copes with what it means to be persecuted....

The Cold War and The Income Tax

by Edmund Wilson

In Edmund Wilson's The Cold War and The Income Tax, the leading twentieth century critic writes about his protest against the Internal Revenue Service.

Here, Wilson details his refusal to file income tax for...

The Berlin Wall

by Frederick Taylor

“This vivid account of the Wall and all that it meant reminds us that symbolism can be double-edged, as a potent emblem of isolation and repression became, in its destruction, an even more powerful totem of...

The Survivors

by Adam Frankel

Chicago Tribune Notable Book of 2019

A memoir of family, the Holocaust, trauma, and identity, in which Adam Frankel, a former Obama speechwriter, must come to terms with the legacy of his family’s painful past...

Confronting Devastation

by Ferenc Laczó

An anthology of writing from Hungarian Holocaust survivors that examines the experiences and memory of the Holocaust in Hungary. Editor Ferenc Laczó frames excerpts from some twenty memoirs in their historical...

Three Days at the Brink

by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney

The Instant New York Times Bestseller

"I could not put this extraordinary book down. Three Days at the Brink is a masterpiece: elegantly written, brilliantly conceived, and impeccably researched. This book...

Betrayal in Berlin

by Steve Vogel

The astonishing true story of the Berlin Tunnel, one of the West’s greatest espionage operations of the Cold War—and the dangerous Soviet mole who betrayed it.

Its code name was “Operation Gold,” a wildly...

A History of the Present

by Ashwin Desai & Goolam Vahed

Through the long 20th century, Indian South Africans lived under the whip of settler colonialism and white minority rule, which saw the passing of a slew of legislation that circumscribed their freedom of movement,...

We Stand Divided

by Daniel Gordis

From National Jewish Book Award Winner and author of Israel, a bold reevaluation of the tensions between American and Israeli Jews that reimagines the past, present, and future of Jewish life

Relations between...

Letters from Hollywood

by Barbara Hall, Rocky Lang & Peter Bogdanovich

Rare notes, memos, and telegrams from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, and more


Letters from Hollywood reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence...

Legacy of Empire

by Gardner Thompson

The Arab-Israeli conflict rages on, with no peace process and no sign of resolution. Much ignorance remains of the origins of the modern state of Israel, and in particular, Britain's key role in its creation....

Always Remember Who You Are

by Anita Ekstein

When the Nazis invade eastern Poland in 1941, young Anita Ekstein, a cherished only child in a large, close-knit family, is suddenly living in the shadow of fear and violence. At seven years old, she and her...

A History of Twentieth-Century Germany

by Ulrich Herbert

Germany in the 20th century endured two world wars, a failed democracy, Hitler's dictatorship, the Holocaust, and a country divided for 40 years after World War II. But it has also boasted a strong welfare state,...

Many Hands Make Light Work

by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy

Many Hands Make Light Work is the rollicking true story of a family of nine children growing up in the college town of Ames, Iowa in the ’60s and ’70s. Inspiring, full of surprises, and laugh-out-loud funny,...

The Last Tsar

by Łarysa Jermiłowa

This is a major pictorial work about the Romanov dynasty, the supreme rulers of Russia for over 300 years, with special emphasis on the life of Nicholas II, the last Tsar. Moreover, it is an unsurpassed photographic...