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JFK in the Senate

by John T. Shaw

Before John F. Kennedy became a legendary young president he was the junior senator from Massachusetts. The Senate was where JFK's presidential ambitions were born and first realized. In the first book to deal...


The Argumentative Indian

by Amartya Sen

A Nobel Laureate offers a dazzling new book about his native country

India is a country with many distinct traditions, widely divergent customs, vastly different convictions, and a veritable feast of viewpoints....


Politicians, the Press, and Propaganda: Lord Northcliffe and the Great War, 1914-1921

by J. Lee Thompson

Politicians, the Press and Propaganda represents the most recent and most extensive research on Alfred Harmsworth (Lord Northcliffe), one of the "press lords" who influenced British politics and policy during...


George B. McClellan and Civil War History: In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman

by Thomas J Rowland

Perhaps no other Union commander's legacy in the Civil War has been the subject of as much controversy as George B. McClellan's. Since the midpoint of this century, however, he has emerged as the complex general...


Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin

by Kerry A. Trask

Fire Within explores what Walt Whitman called the "interior history" of the Civil War-the war waged and witnessed by common people. Through diaries, letters, and newspaper articles, Kerry Trask weaves together...


North, South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World

by Marsha C. Bol

Vibrant photographs and moving quotes give tangible expression to a rich heritage of Native American beliefs and customs, and demonstrate how Native groups maintain viable cultures within modern-day America....


Strange but True Facts About the Civil War

by Patrick M. Reynolds

Here in an entertaining illustrated format are hundreds of little-known facts about the always-fascinating Civil War.


The A to Z of Belarus

by Vitali Silitski & Jan Zaprudnik

The A to Z of Belarus-through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and...


Building the Continental Empire: American Expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War

by William Earl Weeks

A new, succinct history of American expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War, showing how an aggressive foreign policy went hand in hand with the rise of nationalism.


The School of Arizona Dranes: Gospel Music Pioneer

by Timothy Dodge

Arizona Dranes (1889-1963) was a true musical innovator whose recordings made for the Okeh label during the years 1926-1928 helped lay the foundations for what would soon be known as gospel music. The School...


The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

by Ted Barris

One night in 1944, eighty airmen escaped a German POW compound in Poland. The event became known as "The Great Escape." Ted Barris writes of the planners, task leaders, and key players in the escape attempt,...


The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times

by Charles Royster

From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme...


The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-first Century

by David Fromkin

How did we get here?

David Fromkin provides arresting and dramatic answers to the questions we ask ourselves as we approach the new millennium. He maps and illuminates the paths by which humanity came to its...


Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

by Douglas L. Wilson

Abraham Lincoln's remarkable emergence from the rural Midwest and his rise to the presidency have been the stuff of romance and legend. But as Douglas L. Wilson shows us in Honor's Voice, Lincoln's transformation...


Thucydides

by Walter Robert Connor

This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories. Moving beyond...


Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

by S. Frederick Starr

In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments...


Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

by Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

During the fourth century A.D., theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. Not only was the truth about God at stake, but also the authority of church...


Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate

During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the U.S. government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three...


The War Game: Studies of the New Civilian Militarists

by Irving Louis Horowitz & Howard G. Schneiderman

With particular emphasis on military policy, this book raises questions about the role of civilians in the making of public policy. This edition includes a thoughtful new introduction by Howard G. Schneiderman,...


Special Forces: A Guided Tour of U.S. Army Special Forces

by Tom Clancy & John Gresham

They are sent to the world's hot spots-on covert missions fraught with danger. They are called on to perform at the peak of their physical and mental capabilities, primed for combat and surveillance, yet ready...