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The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1963

by Barbara W. Tuchman

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s...


The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228

by Dick Couch

With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military

training in the world.

What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What...


The Untold History of the United States

by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick

A companion to Oliver Stone’s ten-part Showtime documentary series in the tradition of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States, this cutting-edge and provocative book challenges the status...


Last of the Ten Fighter Boys

by Jimmy Corbin

In 1940, against the backdrop of the Battle of Britain, 66 Squadron's commanding officier, Squadron Leader Athol Forbes, asked ten of his pilots to record their experiences of flying one of the greatest aerial...


Life and Adventures 1776-1801: Text Classics

by John Nicol & Tim Flannery

First published in 1822, this is the extraordinary story of John Nicol, a sailor who circled the globe twice, fought Napoleon's navy, was in Hawaii just after Cook's death, and went to Port Jackson on a Second...


The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

by Curtis Wilkie

“Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.”

—Douglas Brinkley

 

The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the...


The Wallace Book

by Edward Cowan

Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, Wallace initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation's freedom and independence. This title investigates what is known of the medieval warrior's...


What Killed Jane Austen?: And Other Medical Mysteries

by George Biro & Jim Leavesley

Was Winston Churchill fit to rule? Why was Marie Antoinette's wedding night a let down? What really cost Napoleon his victory at Waterloo? What killed Jane Austen? The intriguing nature of Jane Austen's demise...


Portrait of a  Turkish Family

by Irfan Orga & Ates Orga

Irfan Orga was born into a prosperous family in the twilight of the Ottoman Empire. His mother was a beauty, married at thirteen, who lived in the seclusion of a harem, as befitted a Turkish woman of her class....


The Mammoth Book of How it Happened in Britain

by John E E Lewis

From Julius Caesar's arrival in 55bc to the dawn of the third millennium, here are 300 accounts of exciting and important moments from first hand sources. Featuring snapshots of wartime, political and social...


Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly...


Mercenaries: Soldiers of Fortune, from Ancient Greece to Today#s Private Military Companies

by Michael Lee Col Lanning

SOLDIERS OF $$

Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country....


The Greatest Generation

by Tom Brokaw

"In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning...


Mythology

by Edith Hamilton, Aphrodite Trust & Apollo Trust

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various...


Sturmgeschütze - Amoured Assault Guns

by Bob Carruthers

The Sturmgeschütz rumbling forward into action is one of the iconic images of World War II. As mobile assault guns, the StuGs were essentially designed as infantry support weapons, but they also proved themselves...


Eastern Front: Encirclement and Escape by German Forces

by Bob Carruthers

"A war is not lost until you consider it lost." Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein The ferocious battles for survival fought by trapped German forces in Russia have become synonymous with that most terrible...


Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath

by Mimi Alford

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. After just three days on the job,...


Twilight of the Gods

by Thorolf Hillblad

Few new personal accounts by Waffen-SS soldiers appear in English; even fewer originate from the multitude of non-German European volunteers who formed such an important proportion of this service's manpower....


The Finishing School

by Dick Couch

In America's new war, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, including the Navy SEALs, specially trained warriors who operate with precision, swiftness, and lethal force. In the constantly...


Red Tails: The Tuskegee Airmen and Operation Halyard:  An All-New Update for The Forgotten500:  A Penguin eSpecial from NAL Caliber