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Report from Ground Zero

by Dennis Smith

The tragic events of September 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a...


The Will to Meaning: Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy

by Viktor E Frankl

Holocaust survivor Viktor E. Frankl converted the horrors he experienced in a German concentration camp into the pioneering philosophy he called logotherapy. Unlike Freud's "will to pleasure" and Adler's "will...


Everything You Need to Know About Latino History

by Himilce Novas

The popular primer to Latino life and culture-updated for 2008

Latinos represent the fastest-growing ethnic population in the United States. In an accessible and entertaining question-and-answer format, this...


Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

by Mike Royko

This is the story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss...


Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

by Patrick Hunt

The world’s greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations

Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise...


When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age

by Justin Kaplan

In this marvelous anecdotal history, Justin Kaplan--Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Mark Twain--vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone age.

Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins...


Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

by Stephen Budiansky

Sir Francis Walsingham’s official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England’s first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant,...


Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

by R. A. Scotti

In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius...


The Bloody Shirt: Terror After the Civil War

by Stephen Budiansky

A gripping look at terrorist violence during the Reconstruction era

Between 1867, when the defeated South was forced to establish new state governments that fully represented both black and white citizens, and...


Company Aytch

by Samuel R. Watkins

Among the plethora of books about the Civil War Company Aytch stands out for its uniquely personal view of the events as related by a most engaging writer--a man with Twain-like talents who served as a foot...


Class 11: My Story Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class

by T. J. Waters

A gripping insider?s look at the post-9/11 CIA

In the weeks following the attacks of 9/11, the Central Intelligence Agency received over 150,000 résumés from people wanting to serve their nation. T. J. Waters...


Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism toAl-Qaeda

by Robert Wallace

Who's spying on you? And how are they doing it?

Spycraft offers an unprecedented look at the CIA's most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible.

Written by the former director of the CIA's...


Empires of Trust: How Rome Built--and America Is Building--a New World

by Thomas F. Madden

An acclaimed historian offers an optimistic view of the future of the United States in the light of Roman history

Maybe the end of the American ascendancy is not upon us. Maybe the U.S. will continue to dominate...


Ominous Parallels

by Leonard Peikoff

Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured...


God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers: A True Civil War Christmas Story

by James McIvor

In the tradition of the bestselling Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, the true story of a Civil War Christmas miracle

In the waning days of 1862, Union and Confederate troops set up...


Captain Alatriste

by Arturo Perez-Reverte & Margaret Sayers Peden

The novels of Arturo Pérez-Reverte have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as “the master of the intellectual thriller” (Chicago Tribune). His books have been published in fifty...


The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park

by Sinclair McKay

A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II

Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret...


The Speckled Monster

by Jennifer Lee Carrell

The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox.  After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing...


Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

by Joshua S. Goldstein

Everyone knows: wars are getting worse, more civilians are dying, and peacemaking achieves nothing, right? Wrong.

Despite all the bad-news headlines, peacekeeping is working. Fewer wars are starting, more are...


Chang and Eng

by Darin Strauss

In this stunning novel, Darin Strauss combines fiction with astonishing fact to tell the story of history’s most famous twins. Born in Siam in 1811—on a squalid houseboat on the Mekong River—Chang and...