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LBJ: Architect of American Ambition

by Randall Woods

For almost forty years, the verdict on Lyndon Johnson's presidency has been reduced to a handful of harsh words: tragedy, betrayal, lost opportunity. Initially, historians focused on the Vietnam War and how...


An American Life: An Enhanced eBook with CBS Video: The Autobiography

by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.

Few presidents...


St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography

by Philip Freeman

Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend: he drove the snakes out of Ireland; he triumphed over Druids and their supernatural powers; he used a shamrock to explain the Christian mystery of the...


The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography

by Scott Nearing & Staughton Lynd

Scott Nearing lived one hundred years, from 1883 to 1983--a life spanning most of the twentieth century. In his early years, Nearing made his name as a formidable opponent of child labor and military imperialism....


Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

by Martin Dugard

James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that...


The Mirror of Herodotus: The Representation of the Other in the Writing of History

by François Hartog & Janet Lloyd

This work examines Herodotus's writings on the historical conflict between the Greeks and the Persians. Particular attention is paid to Herodotus's depiction of cultural difference. This digital edition was...


A Sort of Conscience: The Wakefields

by Philip Temple

This in-depth portrait of the Wakefield family, who played such a major role in British overseas settlement in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in the 19th century, is written with a novelistic flavor, using...


The Infernal World of Branwell Bront

by Daphne Du Maurier

"Miss du Maurier has brought to the art of the biography the narrative urgency which gives such animation to her storytelling." -New York Times Book Review

Pursued by the twin demons of drink and madness, Branwell...


God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation

by Joseph Sebarenzi & Laura Mullane

Joseph Sebarenzi’s parents, seven siblings, and countless other family members were among 800,000 Tutsi brutally murdered over the course of ninety days in 1994 by extremist Rwandan Hutu—an efficiency that...


Forgiveness

by Mark Sakamoto

The heart-rending true story of two families on either side of the Second World War—and a moving tribute to the nature of forgiveness

When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean traded his quiet yet...


Mystic Chemist: The Life of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD

by Dieter Hagenbach & Lucius Werthmüller

A compendium of the birth of and the transformative effect of a great discovery, LSD. This is the story of Albert Hofmann's life and the parallel story of LSD, highlighting his academic journey, his research...


Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Family Life

by David Herbert Donald

As Lincoln led the nation into the Civil War, managing the Union was effort, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, winning reelection in 1864, and planning the Reconstruction of the South, he also led a private...


An American Life: An Enhanced eBook with CBS Video: The Autobiography

by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.

Few presidents...


Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War

by Giles Milton

Wolfram A??chele was nine years old when Hitler came to power: his formative years were spent in the shadow of the Third Reich. He and his parents - free-thinking artists - were to have first hand experience...


And the Band Played On: The Titanic Violinist and the Glovemaker: a True Story of Love, Loss and Betrayal

by Christopher Ward

On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments...


Mary Tudor

by H F.M. Prescott

Mary I is notorious for her persecution of Protestants and has been vilified by generations of partisan historians. H.F.M. Prescott brings a more humane and measured perspective to the life of this tormented...


Through It All: Reflections on My Life, My Family, and My Faith

by Christine King Farris

Through It All, a unique, intimate portrait of the Kings, one of America's most extraordinary families, is written as only a beloved elder sibling of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., could -- with insight, tenderness,...


Samuel Adams: A Life

by Ira Stoll

In this stirring biography, Samuel Adams joins the first tier of founding fathers, a rank he has long deserved. With eloquence equal to that of Thomas Jefferson and Tom Paine, and with a passionate love of God,...


New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

by Burton W., Jr. Folsom

A sharply critical new look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency reveals government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great Depression -- and are still hurting America today.

In this shocking...


Mao: A Reinterpretation

by Lee Feigon

Mr. Feigon argues that the movements for which Mao is almost universally condemned today-the Great Leap Forward and especially the Cultural Revolution-were in many ways beneficial for the Chinese people. While...