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World War II German Police Units

by Gordon Williamson & Gerry Embleton

The wartime Police were headed by Himmler as chief of the SS; and throughout the occupied nations the regional SS commanders were specifically termed 'Higher SS and Police Leaders'. Hitler's police was not a...


Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan

by Robert Whiting

A riveting account of the role of Americans in the evolution of the Tokyo underworld in the years since 1945.

In the ashes of postwar Japan lay a gold mine for certain opportunistic, expatriate Americans.  Addicted...


German Battlecruisers 1914-18

by Gary Staff & Tony Bryan

This book discusses the concept of the Battlekreuzer. The German Großerkreuzers, as they were known, were built to strict financial limits, and therefore the German designs were always a compromise between...


The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II

by Nigel Thomas & Darko Pavlovic

The Royal Hungarian Army was Germany's largest ally on the Eastern Front during World War II (1939-1945), providing a vital contribution in terms of both men and equipment. Information about the Hungarian Army...


Wolf Pack: The Story of the U-Boat in World War II

by Gordon Williamson

Germany's World War II U-Boat fleet represented the elite of their naval personnel. In terms of technology, training, tactics and combat successes, the U-Boat Waffe was far superior to that of any other combatant...


Apache Tactics 1830-86

by Robert Watt & Adam Hook

The Apache culture of the latter half of the 19th century blended together the lifestyles of the Great Plains, Great Basin and the South-West, but it was their warfare that captured the imagination. This book...


Plataea 479 BC: The most glorious victory ever seen

by William Shepherd & Peter Dennis

Plataea was one of the biggest and most important land battles of pre-20th century history. Close to 100,000 hoplite and light-armed Greeks took on an even larger barbarian army that included elite Asian cavalry...


My Stripes Were Earned in Hell: A French Resistance Fighter's Memoir of Survival in a Nazi Prison Camp

by Jean-Pierre Renouard

This remarkable memoir tells the story of Jean-Pierre Renouard, a gentile, in Germany's Nazi prison camps. In this spare, compelling narrative of a year during which he and the world he knew descended into hell,...


Yin-Yang: American Perspectives on Living in China

by Alice Renouf & Mary Ryan-Maher

China has become one of the largest study and teach-abroad, travel, and business destinations in the world. Yet few books offer a diversity of perspectives and locales for Westerners considering the leap. This...


Japanese Blitz On Darwin

by John Thompson-Gray

New evidence explains Australia's most infamous day. The Imperial Japanese Navy bombers that attacked Pearl Harbour on December 7th 1941 blitzed Darwin on February 19th 1942. As Australia defended her mainland...


Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History

by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on...


Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Hetrosexuality

by Hanne Blank

It's surprising that the term "heterosexuality" is less than 150 years old and that heterosexuality's history has never before been written, given how obsessed we are with it. In Straight, independent scholar...


From Melting Pot to Witch's Cauldron: How Multiculturalism Failed America

by Ernesto Caravantes

This book explains that the original wishes of the founders of the American Republic, as well as those of modern luminaries like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez, have not been realized. Caravantes traces...


The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World

by Daniel J. Boorstin

Throughout history, from the time of Socrates to our own modern age, the human race has sought the answers to fundamental questions of life: Who are we?  Why are we here?

In his previous national bestsellers,...


The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

by Alec Wilkinson

In this grand and astonishing tale, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole...


Iron Bravo

by Carsten Stroud

First Sergeant Dee Crane, a Vietnam Eleven Bravo, recounts his experiences alongside his men, his duties at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert, and his most recent encounters in the Persian Gulf....


Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1981

by Carl E. Schorske

A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art...


Savages

by Joe Kane

Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.

From the...


Great Issues in American History, Vol. III: From Reconstruction to the Present Day, 1864-1981

by Richard Hofstadter

The third volume in Great Issues In American History, From Reconstruction to the Present Day is now updated and revised to include another decade of American history. Beatrice K. Hofstadter, wife of the late...


Great Issues in American History, Vol. II: From the Revolution to the Civil War, 1765-1865

by Richard Hofstadter

Volume II gathers documents from the period of the Revolution through the Jacksonian era, up to the Civil War and the Emancipation. To fit both Colonial and Early National courses, documents covering 1765-1776...