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The Fires of Jubilee

by Stephen B. Oates

The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces...


Mistress of the Vatican

by Eleanor Herman

Eleanor Herman, the talented author of the New York Times bestselling Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen goes behind the sacred doors of the Catholic Church in Mistress of the Vatican, a scintillating biography...


Becoming Charlemagne

by Jeff Sypeck

On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on the brow of a Germanic king named Karl. With one gesture, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever...


The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin

Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise...


The Forgotten Man

by Amity Shlaes

In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and...


Montcalm and Wolfe

by Roch Carrier

The national bestseller that tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham

In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking a farmer’s...


Vietnam Wars 1945-1990

by Marilyn Young

The first book to give equal weight to the Vietnamese and American sides of the Vietnam war.


Brave Battalion

by Mark Zuehlke

Brave Battalion presents the story of four Canadian Highland regiments that were banded together as the 16th Battalion. Ninety years after the end of WWI, this work honours those soldiers and makes their stories...


Rescuing Canada's Right

by Tasha Kheiriddin & Adam Daifallah

Canadians everywhere are asking: what's wrong with the Conservative Party? The Liberal Party of Canada has held power for 70 of the past 100 years—a feat unrivaled by any other political party in the Western...


Waterloo

by Andrew Roberts

June 18, 1815, was one of the most momentous days in world history, marking the end of twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. On the bloody battlefield of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon...


The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes

by Mark Urban

History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's...


The Rescue Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2006

by Edward Dolnick

In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime...


Holding Back the Sea

by Christopher Hallowell

Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and...


Life in a Medieval Castle

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies

From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of this definitive classic on medieval castles, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

“Castles are crumbly...


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2010

 

“So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn” – People

 

“A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress...


Lincoln's Men

by Daniel Mark Epstein

“An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page.”

Charleston Post & Courier

 

Lincoln’s Men by Daniel Mark Epstein offers a fascinating close-up view of the Abraham...


Outposts

by Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great....


The Fracture Zone

by Simon Winchester

A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come

The vast and mountainous area that makes...


Waking Giant

by David S. Reynolds

Waking Giant is a brilliant, definitive history of America’s vibrant and tumultuous rise during the Jacksonian era from David S. Reynolds, the Bancroft Prize-winning author of Walt Whitman’s America. Casting...


For the Thrill of It

by Simon Baatz

It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were...