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William Knox: The Life and Thought of an Eighteenth-Century Imperialist

by Leland J. Bellot

Colonial expert and pamphleteer William Knox has received attention in virtually every major study of the American Revolution, yet this is the first biography of Knox ever written. Knox is best known as undersecretary...


Memoirs of Pancho Villa

by Martín Luis Guzmán & Virginia H. Taylor

This is a tale that might be told around a campfire, night after night in the midst of a military campaign. The kinetic and garrulous Pancho Villa talking on and on about battles and men; bursting out with hearty,...


William Hickling Prescott: A Biography

by C. Harvey Gardiner & Allan Nevins

This biography of a distinguished historian and man of letters is the first study of William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) to be written by a historian who has worked with the very themes explored by Prescott....


Philip Freneau: Champion of Democracy

by Jacob Axelrad

Philip Freneau was a poet, editor, and mariner. A graduate of Princeton, he was the roommate of James Madison and a classmate of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Aaron Burr. When the colonies rebelled against England,...


Lucky Me!

by Jim Curson

In 1940 Sapper James (Jim) Curson set sail with his British unit- 251 Field Company, Royal Engineers and joined the fleet to India. His ship, The Empress of Asia was bombed and sank off the coast of Singapore....


The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

by Myra MacPherson

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century...


A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir

by Elena Gorokhova

Elena Gorokhova’s A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by. Elena’s country is no longer the majestic...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated...


Famous and Infamous Londoners

by Peter de Loriol

A compilation of thoroughly researched true stories of Londoners through the ages, well known and little known alike - their lives, loves, pastimes and crimes. Their stories weave a tapestry of London through...


Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy

by Carlos Eire

In his 2003 National Book Award–winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as...


Going Home To Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969

by David Eisenhower & Julie Nixon Eisenhower

When President Dwight Eisenhower left Washington, D.C., at the end of his second term, he retired to a farm in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that he had bought a decade earlier. Living on the farm with...


Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock

by Wesley B. Turner

One of the most enduring legacies of the War of 1812 was the creation of heroes and heroines. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock. Its striking how a British general whose military role...


My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy

by Nora Titone

The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar:...


Reluctant Pioneer: How I Survived Five Years in the Canadian Bush

by Thomas Osborne & Roy Macgregor

In the 1870s in Ontario's Muskoka, teenager Thomas Osborne endured starvation, freezing, accidents with axes and boats, and narrow escapes from wolves and bears. Decades later, after moving to the United States,...


The Secret of the Blue Trunk

by Lise Dion & Liedewij Hawke

In 1940 Armande Martel, a young nun from Quebec, is arrested by the Germans at her religious order in Brittany. She is sent as a POW to Buchenwald where she barely survives. After the war, she leaves religious...


Trotsky: Eternal Revolutionary

by Dmitri Volkogonov

Together with Lenin, Trotsky was the most charismatic and dominating figure of the Russian revolution. A dynamic public speaker, a brilliant organizer and theorist, he was largely responsible for advocating...


The Five of Hearts

by Patricia O'Toole

The Five of Hearts, who first gathered in Washington in the Gilded Age, included Henry Adams, historian and scion of America's first political dynasty; his wife, Clover, gifted photographer and tragic victim...


Hitler's Spy Chief

by Richard Bassett

Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) 18 months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fuhrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler...


The Horror of Love

by Lisa Hilton

'I've given up everything - my friends, my family, my country, & he simply roared with laughter, and then of course so did I' - Nancy Mitford. THE HORROR OF LOVE is a story about two people - Nancy Mitford and...


Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters

by Diane Jacobs

For readers of the historical works of Robert K. Massie, David McCulough, and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters.

 

“Never sisters loved each other better than...