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The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney Vol. 2, 1891-1896

by Tappan Adney & C. Ted Behne

Setting out to visit his friends in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and with all intentions to return to the United States to attend Columbia University in the fall, Tappan Adney, at the age of 18, embarked on a trip...


Yehuda Halevi

by Hillel Halkin

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval...


A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters: An Evacuee's Life in WWII a Personal Memoir

by Geoffrey Iley

A boy writes home during WWII, revealing his own fascinating story, full of zest for life, information and humour.


Linotte: The Early Diary of Anais Nin (1914-1920)

by Anaïs| Nin

A charming and amusing view of Nin's early life, from age eleven to seventeen; the self-portrait of an innocent girl who is transformed, through her own insights, into an enlightened young woman. “An enchanting...


Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

by Tavis Smiley & David Ritz

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but...


Two Lives of Charlemagne

by Einhard & The Monk of St. Gall

This work contains the two best-known early separate biographical accounts of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, the man considered to be the father of Europe. This work contains the two best-known early separate...


A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany

by Sigrid MacRae

The extraordinary love story of an American blueblood and a German aristocrat-and a riveting tale of survival in wartime Germany

Sigrid MacRae never knew her father, until a trove of letters revealed not only...


The Dentist of Auschwitz: A Memoir

by Benjamin Jacobs

" In 1941 Berek Jakubowicz (now Benjamin Jacobs) was deported from his Polish village and remained a prisoner of the Reich until the final days of the war. His possession of a few dental tools and rudimentary...


Son of Italy

by Pascal D'Angelo

In the original introduction to Pascal D'Angelo's Son of Italy, the renowned literary critic Carl Van Doren praised D'Angelo's autobiography as an impassioned story of his "enormous struggles against every disadvantage."...


Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy

by Christopher Sandford

Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford tells the engrossing story of the unlikely friendship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy, a crucial political and personal...


Malcolm: Soldier, Diplomat, Ideologue of British India

by John Malcolm

Highly regarded in India to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from humble origins to become a leading player in the transformation...


Clive

by Robert Harvey

The real-life story of Robert Clive would be judged as wildly implausible if it came from the pen of a novelist.

Clive of India was one of the most extraordinary and colorful figures Britain ever produced. The...


The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

by Joe Biel

A full and panoramic look at Lee Harvey Oswald's short, conflicted, adventure-filled life is presented in this collection that contains exclusive information and newly declassified documents. It puts into perspective...


Ettie: The Intimate Life And Dauntless Spirit Of Lady Desborough

by Richard Davenport-Hines

Born in 1867 and orphaned at three, Ettie Fane was brought up by a beloved grandmother and then two adoring, almost incestuous, bachelor uncles. At twenty she married Willy Grenfell, later Lord Desborough. Beautiful,...


Gulag Voices: An Anthology

by Jane Ann Miller & Ms. Anne Applebaum

style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormalAnne Applebaum wields her considerable knowledge of a dark chapter in human history;and;presents a collection of the writings of;survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet...


The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

by Bela Zombory-Moldovan & Peter Zombory-Moldovan

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War

 

An NYRB Classics Original

 

The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in...


Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy

by Thomas J. Schaeper

A man of as many names as motives, Edward Bancroft is a singular figure in the history of Revolutionary America. Born in Massachusetts in 1745, Bancroft moved to England as a young man in the 1760s and began...


Xavier: A British Secret Agent with the French Resistance

by Richard Heslop

Colnel Richard Heslop, alias Xavier, was one of Britain's Greatest Special Operations agents in France. Ingeniously orchestrating resistance groups and ruthlessly sabotaging German operations, Xavier played...


Magellan

by Stefan Zweig, Cedar Paul & Eden Paul

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) is one of the most famous navigators in history – he was the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and led the first voyage to circumnavigate...


Nyerere: The Early Years

by Thomas Molony

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, was a man whose political life was uniquely and inextricably bound into the history of the nation he created. Yet, though 'Baba wa Taifa',...