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The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

"The Art of War" is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, and...


Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1933-1945

by David Kahn

For almost four desperate years, from 1939 to mid-1943, the British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolfpacks. The Allies might never have turned the tide without...


Sagas of the Icelanders

by William Morris

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of Icelandic sagas:

Cormac's Saga

Grettir the Strong

Frithiof the Bold

The Prose Edda


The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943

by Richard Woodman

For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed...


The Essential Asian Folklore Collection

by Yei Ozaki

The Essential Asian Folklore Collection of classic folk tales and short stories from Asia:

Chinese Folklore Tales

Japanese Fairy-Tales

Philippine Folk Tales

Philippine Folklore Stories

A Chinese Wonder Book

Stories...


The Americans at Normandy

by John C. McManus

In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy...


The Americans at D-Day

by John C. McManus

June 6, 1944 was a pivotal moment in the history of World War II in Europe. On that day the climactic and decisive phase of the war began. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches found...


A People's History of the United States: Teaching Edition

by Howard Zinn

The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each...


Along Navajo Trails

by Will Evans

Will Evans's writings should find a special niche in the small but significant body of literature from and about traders to the Navajos. Evans was the proprietor of the Shiprock Trading Company. Probably more...


Passage to Wonderland: Rephotographing Joseph Stimson's Views of the Cody Road to Yellowstone National Park, 1903 and 2008

by Michael A. Amundson

In 1903 the Cody Road opened, leading travelers from Cody, Wyoming, to Yellowstone National Park. Cheyenne photographer J. E. Stimson traveled the route during its first week in existence, documenting the road...


The Trail of Gold and Silver

by Duane A. Smith

In The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the...


U.S. History 101: Historic Events, Key People, Improtant Locations, and More!

by Kathleen Sears

The stories of politicos and historic events are often turned into snooze-worthy lectures that even Benjamin Franklin would reject. This guide cuts out all the boring details and instead provides you with a...


The East Asian War, 1592-1598: International Relations, Violence and Memory

by James B. Lewis

As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international...


Turkey and the Rescue of European Jews

by I. Izzet Bahar

This book exposes Turkish policies concerning European Jews during the Hitler era, focusing on three events: 1. The recruitment of German Jewish scholars by the Turkish government after Hitler came to power,...


The EU and Member State Building: European Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans

by Soeren Keil & Zeynep Arkan

This book critically examines the process of statebuilding by the EU, focusing on its attempts to build Member States in the Western Balkan region.

This book analyses the European Union's policies towards, and...


A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is a historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became...


Full Circle: Death and Resurrection In Canadian Conservative Politics

by Bob Plamondon

Full Circle tells the dramatic story of how the Canadian conservative movement was fractured in the 1990s and how it was restored to glory and was returned to power in 2006. It recounts the humiliating defeat...


Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand

by John Campbell Johnstone

Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand By Captain John Campbell Johnstone. The scene of action is on the west coast of the North Island, at a Maori pah or fortified...


Alfredo Catalani: Composer of Lucca

by Domenico Luigi Pardini, Valentina Relton & David Chandler

The full, tragic story of Puccini's great rival, now available in English for the first time. Born in Lucca four years before Puccini, Alfredo Catalani (1854-93) was the main hope of Italian opera in the 1880s....


The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15: making fair recognition a reality

by Collectif

The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of qualifications and has been ratified by more than 50...