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The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War

by Alexander Waugh

The House of Wittgenstein is the grand saga of a brilliant and tragic Viennese family whose members included a famous philosopher and the world's greatest one-handed classical pianist.

The Wittgenstein family...


Nicholas and Alexandra

by Robert K. Massie

The story of the love that ended an empire

In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the...


The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe

by John Rabe

The Good Man of Nanking is a crucial document for understanding one of World War II's most horrific incidents of genocide, one which the Japanese have steadfastly refused to acknowledge.  It is also the moving...


REAGAN: What Was He Really Like?

by Curtis Patrick

Intimate stories by real hard-working, unpretentious, selfless people, all thrown into a milieu; a simmering stewpot of diverse young men & women, all working for a common goal-to help Ronald Reagan succeed,...


Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911

by Malvina Shanklin Harlan, Linda Przybyszewski & Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Like Abigail Adams, Malvina Shanklin Harlan witnessed—and gently influenced—national history from the unique perspective of a political leader’s wife. Her husband, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan...


The Corsican: The Virtual Diary of Napoleon Bonaparte

by R.M. Johnston

Napoleon's Diary? Napoleon didn't keep a diary-that's what makes this book so interesting We know that Napoleon Bonaparte did not keep a diary. But what if he had? What would it look like? American historian,...


The Code of Love: An Astonishing True Tale of Secrets, Love, and War

by Andro Linklater

For fifty years, Pamela Kirrage longed to unlock the secrets of her husband’s encrypted war diary. She was on the verge of giving up when she at last found a mathematician who became as obsessed with learning...


Lilla's Feast: One Woman's True Story of Love and War in the Orient

by Frances Osborne

At the end of her life, Frances Osborne’s one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother Lilla was as elegant as ever–all fitted black lace and sparkling-white diamonds. To her great-grandchildren, Lilla was both...


CORNERSTONES Portraits of Four Eminent Victorians

by Lytton Strachey

"The history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it." So wrote Lytton Strachey in 1922; but he added, "Human beings are too important to be treated as mere symptoms of the past."...


MORGAN'S WAR: Volume 2 - Recollections of a Rebel Reefer

by James Morgan

MORGAN'S WAR The Civil War as seen through the diaries of a brother and sister-one who had to fight it, and one who had to stay home and live it. Volume 1 - Sarah Fowler Morgan: A Confederate Girl's Diary Volume...


MORGAN'S WAR: Volume 1 - A Confederate Girl's Diary

by Sarah Morgan

MORGAN'S WAR The Civil War as seen through the diaries of a brother and sister-one who had to fight it, and one who had to stay home and live it. Volume 1 - Sarah Fowler Morgan: A Confederate Girl's Diary Volume...


SEX LIFE OF AN EMPEROR: The Many Loves of Napoleon Bonaparte

by Frederic Masson

The Women Who Conquered a Conqueror. Napoleon Bonaparte's adventures in the boudoir makes for fascinating reading; Masson presents his hero as a man who was by turns passionate, peremptory, magnanimous, and...


The Civil War Journal of Private Heyward Emmell, Ambulance and Infantry Corps: A Very Disagreeable War

by Jim Malcolm

The Civil War Journal of Private Heyward Emmel is a primary source documenting one man's experiences on the front line of the American Civil War. For three years, first as an infantryman in the 7th Regiment,...


'We Are Going to Pick Potatoes': Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story

by Irene Levin Berman

This book tells of growing up Jewish in Norway during and after WWII. As a young child, the author escaped from the Nazis to neutral Sweden with her immediate family. The author's identity as a Norwegian and...


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...


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...


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...


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.