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Alexander

by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

Dodge here vividly reconstructs every major battle of Alexander's brilliant military career.

Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842 – 1909) was an American officer and military historian. He fought as a Union officer...


Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives...


This Has Happened

by Piera Sonnino, Ann Goldstein, David Denby & Mary Doria Russell

Five years after her return home from Auschwitz, Piera Sonnino found the courage to tell the story of the extermination of her parents, three brothers, and two sisters by the Nazis. Discovered in 2005 in Italy...


'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...


Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend

by Christo Brand & Barbara Jones

Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid. Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose...


The John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle: Macdonald at 200 / John A. Macdonald

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall

This 2-book bundle presents both an insightful biography of Canada's first prime minister and series of essays examining his legacy and ideas from a modern perspective.


The Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama

by Simon Wickham-Smith

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...


The Darwin Effect: Its Influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism

by Dr. Jerry Bergman

A doctor in the Auschwitz camp, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, wrote that Nazi doctors hoped studying twins would solve the problem of faster reproduction of superior races by advancing “one step in the search to unlock...


William Lyon Mackenzie King: Dreams and Shadows

by lian goodall

A fascinating glimpse into the world of the man who was Canadas longest serving prime minister and one of the international scenes most important figures during the Second World War.


Samuel de Champlain

by Francine Legaré & Jonathan Kaplansky

Through his fierce defense of New France to those in power in France, Chaplain ensured the birth of the country that today is Canada. He is undisputedly the Father of New France.


John Franklin

by John Wilson

Franklins exploration of Canadas arctic seacoast in 1845 ended in the demise of him and his crew, but the search for clues to their fate helped open up the North.


Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Second Edition

by Christopher Redmond

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


Henry Hudson: New World Voyager

by Edward Butts

Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the...


An Exemplary Whig: Edward Kent and the Whig Disposition in American Politics and Law

by David M. Gold

An Exemplary Whig examines the life and thought of Edward Kent, a nineteenth-century state political leader and judge and Maine's quintessential Whig. It reveals Kent's characteristically conservative Whig aversion...


Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter

by Diana Souhami

Alice Keppel, the married lover of Queen Victoria's eldest son and great-grandmother to Camilla Parker-Bowles, was a key figure in Edwardian society. Hers was the acceptable face of adultery. Discretion was...


Spectacle

by Pamela Newkirk

2016 NAACP Image Award Winner

An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice,...


The Life Of Stonewall Jackson

by John Esten Cooke

From Bull Run (Manassas), where Thomas Jackson earned his famous nickname, to tragedy at Chancellorsville, The Life of Stonewall Jackson is the story of how the unassuming Virginian became General Robert E....


Joan of Arc

by Helen Castor

From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before.

Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping...


Water to the Angels

by Les Standiford

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined...


Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan

Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

PEN Literary Award Finalist

New York Times Notable Book

Washington Post Notable Book

Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

The...