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Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 4-6

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers books four to six of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading for history...


Mike Filey's Toronto Sketches, Books 1-3

by Mike Filey

This special collection gathers the first three volumes of the Toronto Sketches series, a fascinating compendium of Mike Filey's columns about the people and history of Toronto. These are essential reading for...


Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians

by Stephen Dando-Collins

The true story behind the events in 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300

The action-filled movie 300 focused on Ancient Greece's epic battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas led 300 Spartans...


In the Valley of the Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China

by Helen Roberts Thomas & Katherine P. Granfield

A China-born daughter of American Episcopal missionaries tells a story of China that is little-known to both Chinese and Americans in this robust memoir. What were Americans doing in China in the 1920s and 30s,...


Drowning in the Desert: A JAG's Search for Justice in Iraq

by Vivian H. Gembara & Deborah A. Gembara

Several people are waiting to greet Captain Vivian Gembara when she returns home after a year-long tour of duty in Iraq--her grateful fiancŠ and two officers dispatched from headquarters to retrieve "the file."...


Kitty's War: The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton

by Janet Butler

The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton Kitty’s War is based upon the previously unpublished war diaries of Great War army nurse Sister Kit McNaughton. Kit and historian Janet Butler grew up in...


Naked in Da Nang: A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam

by Mike Jackson & Tara Dixon-Engel

FACs (forward air controllers) in Vietnam flew low and slow, searching for signs of an elusive enemy. Often they trolled themselves as bait for the NVA troops to try to shoot down. When a friendly unit made...


Slave Wives of Nehalem

by Garry Gitzen

Indian Stories from Nehalem Valley, Oregon. Originally published in 1933.


Road of 10,000 Pains: The Destruction of the 2nd NVA Division by the U.S. Marines, 1967

by Otto J. Lehrack & Alfred M. Gray

“Oh, yes,” a retired NVA officer matter-of-factly declared to former U.S. Marine Otto J. Lehrack. “In the Que Son Valley in 1967, we killed more Americans than at any time or place during the war.” Road...


The Buck Stops Here: The 28 Toughest Presidential Decisions and How They Changed History

by Thomas J. Craughwell & Edwin Kiester Jr

The Buck Stops Here consists of twenty-eight engrossing accounts of the most important United States presidential decisions in history. They range from the abolition of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation...


Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II

by Phil Nordyke

Hailing from the big cities and small towns of America, these young men came together to serve their country and the greater good. Preparing for war, they came of age in what arguably became the best parachute...


On Lynchings

by Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Three pamphlets by a civil rights pioneer chronicle some of the most regrettable incidents in American history. Wells's meticulous research and documentation of crimes from the 1890s offer priceless historical...


The Nightless City: Geisha and Courtesan Life in Old Tokyo

by J. E. de Becker

This unsurpassed study from 100 years ago ventured into Tokyo's red-light district to survey geisha and courtesan life and offer meticulous descriptions of training, dress, social hierarchy, and erotic practices....


Undercover Tales of World War II

by William B. Breuer

Critical acclaim for William B. Breuer

"A first-class historian." --The Wall Street Journal

Vendetta!

"A wealth of insights."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

Unexplained Mysteries of World War II

"Anyone interested...


Triumph of Hope: From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel

by Ruth Elias & Margot Bettauer Dembo

Triumph of Hope From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel

Now available in English, here is the award-winning and internationally acclaimed testament of a Jewish woman who was taken to Auschwitz while several...


Failures of the Presidents: From the Whiskey Rebellion and War of 1812 to the Bay of Pigs and War in Iraq

by Thomas J. Craughwell & M. William Phelps

What were they thinking?

 

• In an effort to put an end to Britain and France’s policy of seizing American ships and sailors, Thomas Jefferson calls for an embargo.

The Result: 30,000 sailors put out of...


To Be a U.S. Air Force Pilot

by Henry Holden

To Be A U.S. Air Force Pilot details every step of training for those with the skill and daring to "cross into the blue" as an elite U.S. Air Force pilot. The book traces the growth of aspiring young recruits,...


The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

by Steven Pressfield

“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and...


Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine And the First American Ship It Sank in WWII

by Michael Mair & Joy Waldron

In November 1944, the U.S. Navy fleet lay at anchor deep in the Pacific Ocean, when the oiler USS Mississinewa exploded. Japan’s secret weapon, the Kaiten—a manned suicide submarine—had succeeded in its...


The Battle of the Bulge

by John R. Bruning

Among the most famous battles that American forces fought in World War II, the Battle of the Bulge helped define the U.S. soldier in the “Good War.” The sheer scale of destruction--with almost as many American...