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Ambition and Desire: Napoleon's Josephine

by Kate Williams

From CNN’s official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon’s heart—and...


Benjamin Franklin: American Founder, Atlantic Citizen

by Nathan R. Kozuskanich

Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment...


The Court-Martial of Corporal Nutting: A Memoir of the Vietnam War

by John R. Nutting & Major General, USMC (Ret.) Roy Franklin

John Nutting is nineteen years old in 1966. Raised in small-town Idaho, to a family that could trace its military roots back to the Revolutionary War, Nutting knows he’s going to fight the war as a Marine....


Churchill

by Ashley Jackson

Professor of Imperial and Military History at King's College London, and a specialist in imperial and colonial history, in Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes...


Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire

by Robert Lyman

It is the night of March 28, 1942. Royal Navy and British commandos are poised to assault the German-held port of Saint-Nazaire in what will be one of the most audacious and daring raids of the Second World...


Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War

by Robert King

Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged...


George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father

by Thomas S. Kidd

In the years prior to the American Revolution, George Whitefield was the most famous man in the colonies. Thomas Kidd's fascinating new biography explores the extraordinary career of the most influential figure...


Years of Upheaval: The Second Volume of His Classic Memoirs

by Henry Kissinger

This second volume of Henry Kissinger’s monumental memoirs covers his years as President Richard Nixon’s Secretary of State (1972–1974), including the ending of the Vietnam War, the 1973 Middle East War...


Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed The Man Who Broke the Filibuster

by James Grant

James Grant’s enthralling biography of Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House during one of the most turbulent times in American history—the Gilded Age, the decades before the ascension of reformer President...


The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood

by Helene Cooper

Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent past of her home country Liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle...


Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen of the Middle Ages

by Desmond Seward

The dramatic story of an ambitious princess, heiress, and ruler, Eleanor of Aquitaine captures the character of this archetypal medieval queen in all of her beauty and political intrigue

“A monstrous...


The Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama

by Ngawang Lhundrup Dargy

This is the first English translation of a Dalai Lama's biography, and is highly significant for the historical study of the Gaden Phodrang period, around the turn of the seventeenth century. It is not only...


Mark Twain: A Christian Response to His Battle With God

by Ray Comfort

A long-hidden manuscript by a man filled with disappointment and anger; discover the truth about this beloved author’s embittered battle with God!


My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich

by Dietrich Von Hildebrand & John Henry Crosby

How does a person become Hitler’s enemy number one? Not through espionage or violence, it turns out, but by striking fearlessly at the intellectual and spiritual roots of National Socialism.

Dietrich von Hildebrand...


Rasputin: A Short Life

by Frances Welch

Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin.

Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant...


Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History

by Colin Murphy & Brendan O'Reilly

Did an Irish monk discover America? Which rebel died of having a feckin’ tooth pulled? And who in the name of Jaysus was responsible for the Pledge? If you've ever wondered how much of our rabble-rousing history...


How I Stopped Being a Jew

by Shlomo Sand & David Fernbach

Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person’s camp in Austria, to Jewish parents; the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a “secular...


After Many Days

by Shirley H. Perry

After Many Days tells the story of Shirley H. Perry, a story that encompasses her many adventures. From her days as a CIA operative during the Cold War in Vienna to her life of intrigue behind the Iron Curtain...


Southern Greats: Lessons of Love and Life Learned on the Bluff

by Howard L White & Candace J Semien

Over the past four years and some 30,000 plus miles traveled for interviews, this book, this story, this start has been with me. No matter how often I put Southern Greats down, I was pulled back to work and...


William Lyon MacKenzie King: Dreams and Shadows

by lian goodall

A fascinating glimpse into the world of the man who was Canada's longest serving prime minister and one of the international scene's most important figures during the Second World War.