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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

by Erik Larson

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury...


17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

by Andrew Morton

A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II.

Andrew Morton...


The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present

by David Runciman

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging,...


Italy 1943-1948: From catastrophe to reconstruction

by Massimo L. Salvadori

"The topic of this second edition of the Gaetano Sal- vemini Colloquium is one of the most complex in Italian history. In just a few years, between July 1943 and April 1948, a rapid succession of events took...


Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership

by Susan Butler

A hugely important book that solely and fully explores for the first time the complex partnership during World War II between FDR and Stalin, by the editor of My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence...


The Wartime Garden: Digging for Victory

by Twigs Way

‘This War is a Food War…’ In 1941 Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, was determined that the Garden Front would save England: ‘Dig for Victory’ was the slogan, digging for dinner the reality. With food...


An Outsider Inside No 10

by John Warwicker & Lord Imbert

This memoir of the six years during which John Warwicker was seconded from his high-ranking position at Scotland Yard to take command of the Special Branch protection team at Downing Street covers one of the...


Holocaust Representations in History: An Introduction

by Daniel H. Magilow & Lisa Silverman

Holocaust Representations in History is an introduction to critical questions and debates surrounding the depiction, chronicling and memorialization of the Holocaust through the historical analysis of some of...


Decolonization and the Cold War: Negotiating Independence

by Leslie James & Elisabeth Leake

The Cold War and decolonization transformed the twentieth century world. This volume brings together an international line-up of experts to explore how these transformations took place and expand on some of...


Black Shame: African Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1922

by Dick van Galen Last, Marjolijn De Jager & Ralf Futselaar

Black Shame offers a detailed analysis of the recruitment and deployment of � and reactions to � African soldiers in the WWI European theatre of war. In so doing, the book paints a vivid picture of the wider...


Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan

by The Asahi Shimbun Company, Barak Kushner & Yoichi Funabashi

This book investigates the role played by the Asahi Newspaper, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, as a mediator of information and power during the 20th century. Members of the staff at the paper, including...


Gabrielle Petit: The Death and Life of a Female Spy in the First World War

by Sophie De Schaepdrijver

In central Brussels stands a statue of a young woman. Built in 1923, it is the first monument to a working-class woman in European history. Her name was Gabrielle Petit. History has forgotten Petit, an ambitious...


A Companion to Ronald Reagan

by Andrew L. Johns

A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context...


The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J. M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy

by Ed Conway

A brilliant narrative history of the most colorful and important economic summit in history—held during the height of World War II. The idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis has become...


The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

by Hazel Hutchison

In this provocative study, Hazel Hutchison takes a fresh look at the roles of American writers in helping to shape national opinion and policy during the First World War. From the war's opening salvos in Europe,...


American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

by Christian G. Appy

“Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy."

—Ken Burns

The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s place...


Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made

by Richard Rhodes

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb—the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses...


God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

by Gerald Posner

A deeply reported, fast-paced exposé of the money and the cardinals-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican—the world’s biggest, most powerful religious institution—from an acclaimed journalist...


Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II

by Gerald Astor

Gerald Astor, author of THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, draws on the raw, first-hand accounts of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire to recount the dramatic and gripping story of the last major battle of World...


A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It

by Gerald Astor

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.