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Great Soul

by Joseph Lelyveld

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments—his success in seizing India’s imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass...


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...


The Investigation: a true story

by Torkel S Wächter & Martin Chalmers

THE INVESTIGATION provides an insight into the way in which Hitler's first months in power affect a German-Jewish civil servant's family in Hamburg. The narrative is based on authentic local government documents...


Die Ermittlung: eine wahre Geschichte

by Torkel S Wächter & Paul Berf

DIE ERMITTLUNG vermittelt, wie Hitlers erste Monate an der Macht eine deutsch-jüdische Beamtenfamilie in Hamburg beeinflussen. Die Geschichte basiert auf authentischen Dokumenten sowie privaten Briefen und...


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...


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...