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The Junak King: Life as a British Prisoner of War 1941-1945

by Sydney Litherland

Sydney Litherland was among the 30,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers taken prisoner by the Germans at the Fall of Crete in June 1941. This book documents in fascinating and historically important detail...


Coventry Murders

by Vanessa Morgan

This chilling collection of thirteen murder cases delves into the villainous deeds that have taken place in Coventry during its long history. Among those featured are the murder of an uncle by his niece in 1831,...


Arctic Airmen: The RAF in Spitsbergen and North Russia, 1942

by Ernest Schofield & Roy Conyers Nesbit

In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian...


Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

by Brandon Haught

Before William Jennings Bryan successfully prosecuted John Scopes in the infamous "Scopes Monkey Trial," he was a prominent antievolution agitator in Florida.

In Going Ape, Brandon Haught tells the riveting story...


The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power

by Max Boot

Reviewed and debated everywhere, this book has become a key volume in the case for a new policy of interventionism


A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior

by Mark A. Bradley

Duncan Chaplain Lee was an unlikely traitor. A Rhodes Scholar, patriot, and descendent of one of America’s most distinguished families, he was also a communist sympathizer who used his position as aid to intelligence...


Alex's Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany¿and a Grandson¿s Journey of Love and Remembrance

by Martin Goldsmith

A tale of the ill-fated voyage of the St. Louis to Auschwitz and a grandson's memorial seventy years later.


Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object

by Johannes Fabian & Matti Bunzl

Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind....


Sources of Indian Traditions: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

by Rachel Fell McDermott, Leonard A. Gordon & Ainslee Embree

For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their first pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations....


The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History

by Dudjom, Gyurme Dorje & Matthew Kapstein

Written by a great modern Nyingma master, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism covers in detail and depth both the fundamental teachings and the history of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest school....


The Voice that Remembers: One Woman's Historic Fight to Free Tibet

by Joy Blakeslee, Adhe Tapontsang & Dalai Lama

When Adhe Tapontsang--or Ama (Mother) Adhe, as she is affectionately known--left Tibet in 1987, she was allowed to do so on the condition that she remain silent about her twenty-seven years in Chinese prisons....


A Half Century of Conflict: France and England in North America, Volume I

by Francis Parkman

Historian, critic, and horticulturist Francis Parkman was renowned for his analytical acuity and narrative skill. In A Half Century of Conflict: France and England in North America, Volume 1, Parkman dissects...


The Road from Versailles

by Munro Price

What becomes of leaders when absolute power is wrested from their hands? How does dramatic political change affect once-absolute monarchs? In acclaimed historian Munro Price’s powerful new book, he confronts...


On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century

by Sherrilyn Ifill

Nearly 5,000 black Americans were lynched between 1890 and 1960. Over forty years later, Sherrilyn Ifill's On the Courthouse Lawn examines the numerous ways that this racial trauma still resounds across the...


Storming Caesar's Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty

by Annelise Orleck

The inspirational and little-known story of welfare mothers in Las Vegas, America's Sin City, who crafted an original response to poverty-from the ground up

In Storming Caesars Palace, historian Annelise Orleck...


The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma: Analysing the 1942 Colonial Disaster

by Michael D. Leigh

The string of military defeats during 1942 marked the end of British hegemony in Southeast Asia, finally destroying the myth of British imperial invincibility. The Japanese attack on Burma led to a hurried and...


Yanagi: The Secret Underwater Trade Between Germany and Japan 1942-1954

by Mark Felton

This fascinating book examines the exchange of information and goods by underwater means between Germany and Japan during the second half of WW2. Known as 'Yanagi' this trade was a high priority to both Axis...


Bomb Alley: Falkland Islands 1982 - Aboard HMS Antrim at War

by David Yates

This is the untold story of the Falklands War as experienced by a below-decks seaman on one of the most important ships to be despatched to the South Atlantic. It is a no-holds-barred account as seen through...


The Battle of Albuera 1811: Glorious Fields of Grief'

by Michael Olive & Richard Partridge

On 16 May 1811 a combined British, Portuguese and Spanish force commanded by the British general Beresford met the French army under Soult at Albuera in southern Spain. What followed was one of the bloodiest...


Eighth Army in Italy 1943-45: The Long Hard Slog

by Richard Doherty

Eighth Army, Britain's most famous field army of the twentieth century, landed in Italy in September 1943 and fought continously until the defeat of the Germans in early-May 1945. This book studies the experience...